Reminiscing can take your mind to far off destinations while simultaneously recreating the same emotions you felt while in that exact moment. After attending the recent SoCal Vintage BMW car show, it got us thinking about one of our favorite BMWs from this past year––the BMW E9 CSL race car.
/ 16 Oct 2013
John Zhang is a freelance automotive photographer based in Los Angeles, California. With a diverse portfolio, he has covered everything from classic to contemporary cars. His work has been featured in magazines, catalogs, and car culture websites. In our interview with him, we got some insight into his process and philosophies.
/ 14 Oct 2013
There are many tuners, racers, and resto-mods flooding our roadways today. Big engines, new wheels, body enhancements...the list goes on. Luckily, there are some cars that received certain amounts of special attention from the factories and therefore simply shouldn’t be messed with. Which cars do you consider to pure to corrupt?
/ 9 Oct 2013
We all aspire to own a supercar or prestigious classic someday, but most will find a classic daily driver to give them enough of that driver’s experience they’ve been looking for. Performance, heritage, and design are all key factors when choosing the right classic car, and there are some on the market priced too well to pass up. Which one does it for you?
/ 9 Oct 2013
The 1980s was an interesting decade for car enthusiasts. This side of the Atlantic, American-malaise-era cars like the Ford EXP, Dodge Omni, and Chevrolet Corvette C4 rolled out of showrooms and into bumper-car traffic. They were handicapped by restrictive emissions and half-baked “the future is now” corporate marketing concepts.
/ 3 Oct 2013
Petrolicious loves opening emails to discover what our readers are driving. With examples like Josh Wilson’s 1972 BMW 2002, we continue to open each of your submissions as if gifts waiting under a Christmas tree. Exhibiting the three C’s (clean, classy and contemporary) delightfully, Josh’s 2002 makes us green with round-tail envy.
/ 17 Sep 2013
Occasionally Camilo swaps out his stock hood for a chalkboard hood that he bought from a junkyard for $60 and refinished with chalkboard paint. When the chalkboard hood is installed, Camilo takes the car and parks it in downtown Palo Alto, leaving loose pieces of chalk on the hood, which people use to write messages and draw pictures.
Bob Murphy is a bit of a legend among BMW 2002 Tii enthusiasts, but his car might be even more of a legend. Bob outfitted the meticulously maintained 1974 BMW 2002 Tii with some of the best and most rare parts from two rare 2002 models: the 2002 Turbo and the Alpina A4S. After all this time and work, it shocked the community when, in 2008, Bob put his 2002 up for sale after 33 years of ownership and with only 26,326 miles on the odometer.
/ 10 Sep 2013
To correspond with today's video, Airhead Revival, which features the rebuild of a beautiful BMW R75/5, we designed a downloadable wallpaper for you to enjoy.
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Josh Withers is no stranger to BMW airheads. After building his own 1973 BMW Cafe, Josh was commissioned to build one in a similar vein for someone he never met, except through countless phone calls and emails. After two years of obsessing over every detail of this 1972 BMW R75/5, Josh completed the project and finally met what he considers his modern-day "pen pal". Josh, a photographer by day, spent many hours through nights and weekends breathing life back into this airhead that was considered dead. Like many who currently have or had a project of their own, Josh gives us insight into what keeps him obsessing, creating, and building. Ride tastefully.