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Original Continental Will Make You Forget About Others

Original Continental Will Make You Forget About Others

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Aug 2014

This Connie was purchased by its first owner amidst the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and over the past fifty-two years has accrued fewer than 40,000 miles. Its Castilian Gold metallic paint, which, according to the seller, is "a lovely greenish-silverish-goldish" color, is mostly original too.

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Twenty-Five of the Best from Monterey

Twenty-Five of the Best from Monterey

By Yoav Gilad / 27 Aug 2014 / 11 Comments Read More

If you don't know that two weeks ago was Monterey Car Week, then you just haven't been paying attention. We've shared a few stories covered from different angles and frankly, the week is just a cavalcade of events showcasing amazing cars that, as my esteemed colleague Mr. Jonathan WC Mills explained, make you say, "Look at that!" But the one thing that we haven't really discussed is the sheer amount of people that show up...

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A First-Timer's Pilgrimage to Laguna Seca

A First-Timer's Pilgrimage to Laguna Seca

By Jonathan WC Mills / 25 Aug 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Full caveat, I've never been to Monterey Car Week. Nor, before this last week, to Laguna Seca. I realize this is a blot against my credentials as a lover of all things automotive, but I'm quite pleased to have scratched the event off my bucket list. I'm also happy to report that the week more than lived up to my expectations, in particular the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion...

Pebble Beach's Best in Show Winner Represents a Monumental Shift

Pebble Beach's Best in Show Winner Represents a Monumental Shift

By Yoav Gilad / 22 Aug 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

In many ways, this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was just like every year prior. The blue-blazer-wearing, straw-hatted crowd strolled in as classical music gently wafted over the audience and manicured lawn. The OEMs occupied the lower-level suites in the lodge that allowed their guests to sit in style and avoid sullying their Tod’s. The coffee was warm and unburned, landscape foggy grey, and cars buffed to perfection...

Slithering Serpent Powered by Eight Cylinders

Slithering Serpent Powered by Eight Cylinders

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Aug 2014

The Marti Report on this Grabber Blue snake breaks it down into a variety of numbers. For instance, it was one of 3,054 Torino Cobras built in 1971 and one of 316 with the 429 cubic-inch Cobra Jet stuffed under the hood. However, this Ford's big V8 is anything but broken down...

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Show Cars Aren't Limited to Monterey's Greens

Show Cars Aren't Limited to Monterey's Greens

By Yoav Gilad / 18 Aug 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

Last year, as I walked back to my car following the Pebble Beach Concours, having lost count of all the amazing cars I'd passed in the mulch-covered parking lots alone, it occurred to me that someone could easily spend the entirety of Monterey Car Week without attending a single event and still get their fill of an incredible range of cars.

Fresh Hardware Makes This Jeep Wagoneer Even Grander

Fresh Hardware Makes This Jeep Wagoneer Even Grander

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Aug 2014

This 1985 Grand Wagoneer might be newer and more spacious than the Willys we showcased last week, but it's every bit as much of a Jeep–with plenty of period luxury features. Of course, it has four-wheel drive to get it out of sticky spots with a 5.9-liter V8 gets the system spinning.

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Mustang Needs a New Rider

Mustang Needs a New Rider

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Aug 2014

All horses need care, including those made out of steel. And this Mustang has received plenty throughout its life. Its previous owner kept this restored 1969 Mach 1, powered by an R-code 428 cubic-inch Cobra Jet V8, healthy and free of rust.

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Is Holiday the Greatest Travel Magazine?

Is Holiday the Greatest Travel Magazine?

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Aug 2014
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Ted wanted to get America hooked on the idea that the world, and its experiences were there for us to discover. You just had to get out and see what was waiting for you. Holiday wasn’t counter culture, but it wasn’t mainstream either. It just reveled in idealized beauty, as its founding editor, J. Frank Beaman said in his dedication, “HOLIDAY is... for all of those who see 'go' signs on the horizon..."

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This Jeep Can Serve More Than Just a General Purpose

This Jeep Can Serve More Than Just a General Purpose

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Aug 2014

The Larry Shank story we shared about the Willys Jeep CJ-3B his father bought in 1952 made two things clear: the vehicle continues to be an integral part of his family and, with proper care, rough-and-tumble rigs like it can keep tackling the roads less traveled...

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Petrolisti Unite! Time to Rewrite a Foolish Law

Petrolisti Unite! Time to Rewrite a Foolish Law

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 6 Aug 2014 / 57 Comments Read More

For those of you who aren’t familiar, the United States has an almost blanket ban on importing all vehicles younger than twenty-five years old. Land of the free, my foot! With very few exceptions, you can’t just import a car from another part of the world until it has turned twenty-five years old. And it's about protectionism. But not about protecting occupants or even the environment.