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Gorgeous Shelby GT350 Offers More Than Just a Wild Ride

Gorgeous Shelby GT350 Offers More Than Just a Wild Ride

By Ryan Connolly / 19 Dec 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Singh spent the better part of two years searching for the right GT350. Having grown up in the Malaise Era of automobiles, more commonly known as the 1980s, he spent his childhood poring over car magazines that would spend most of their type reminiscing about the “last great era” of the late 1960s. Fascinated by motorsport and the history surrounding it, he immediately grew fond of the GT350.

Culver City Native Carries on Thunder Alley Tradition

Culver City Native Carries on Thunder Alley Tradition

By Aaron McKenzie / 12 Dec 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Men such as Edelbrock, Iskendarian, and Guldstrand transformed a small stretch of South Jefferson Boulevard into “Thunder Alley,” in the process making Culver City synonymous with high performance. It was against this backdrop that Luis Loyola came of age, attending Culver City High at a time when public schools still boasted a wood shop, auto shop, and leather shop...

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Book Review: 50 Shades of Rust

Book Review: 50 Shades of Rust

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 12 Dec 2014
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Cotter writes about a wide swath of finds, from the more banal and ordinary to racecars and the truly collectable. All of these have one thing in common, and that is for one reason or another, they were discarded or forgotten sometime in their lives, only to be discovered years or decades later.

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Mercury Cyclone Squeezes Every Drop of Octane from Summer

Mercury Cyclone Squeezes Every Drop of Octane from Summer

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Dec 2014
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Always on the lookout for new projects, I stumbled over this Mercury Cyclone for sale (online) and jumped on the phone. I went to have a look and it was just awesome, I knew that it was the car for me. I hadn't seen one of these in this condition before. That and the fact that it's rare made it even more appealing, I really like going to car meets and being the only one with this model.

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My Chat With White Roof Radio

My Chat With White Roof Radio

By Afshin Behnia / 10 Dec 2014
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In addition to fun topics like the, ahem, reliability of vintage Alfa Romeos, misconception of price as a barrier to entry in classic cars, and the upcoming Alfa Romeo sedan, Alex made me reveal some of our plans for 2015 at Petrolicious that I think may interest you...

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I Can't Wrench: A Gearhead's Shameful Confession

I Can't Wrench: A Gearhead's Shameful Confession

By Alan Franklin / 8 Dec 2014 / 29 Comments Read More

I can't wrench. Or rather I'm not very good at it and don't particularly enjoy it. I sincerely admire those who are good at it, even more so those who aren't but do the work anyway, but it's just not my thing at all. A humiliating admission for this gearhead, especially considering my DIY, blue-collar Midwestern roots. Or is it? Well, yes—it is, at least partially. Sorry, Grandpa Pete...

Alvin Lustig was the Original Design Strategist

Alvin Lustig was the Original Design Strategist

By Andrew Chen / 3 Dec 2014

He had achieved so much in so little time, but as is the case with most masters, they’re taken away from us too soon. Lustig became blind at age 39 due to diabetes and passed away a year later. In just half a lifetime, Alvin Lustig pioneered the role of design strategist…

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This Corvette and Dick Guldstrand are of Another Era

This Corvette and Dick Guldstrand are of Another Era

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Dec 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

My heart sank as the V8 stubbornly ignored the eager crank of the starter motor. To make matters worse, after two or three vain attempts to get the engine going, even the battery started to wane a little.The beautiful moonlit curves of the rear quarter panels make it impossible to bear a grudge against this car, regardless of its numerous shortcomings. I marveled at its beauty and even took a couple photos before deciding to give it another go...

Saul Bass was a Modern Renaissance Man

Saul Bass was a Modern Renaissance Man

By Andrew Chen / 26 Nov 2014
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Very few people have had the ability to reach and affect the masses like American graphic designer Saul Bass. It’s likely that you’ve encountered his work without even knowing it. For starters, he created the opening credits of James Garner’s racing epic, Grand Prix, a film I’m certain most Petrolisti have seen...

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