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Beautiful Things Happen When BMW Looks Back

Beautiful Things Happen When BMW Looks Back

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Aug 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

Apart from the Z8, BMW isn’t really known for being nostalgic. After all, this is a company that has a proud heritage of being technologically advanced, not rooted in the past. So it’s with great pleasure that we look back at BMW’s recent string of concept cars that are a beautiful homage to its past.

If The Shoe Fits, It Must Be A BMW M Coupe

If The Shoe Fits, It Must Be A BMW M Coupe

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Aug 2015 / 20 Comments Read More

“The times when I’m not bored is when I’m flying, when I’m flying my hang glider, when I’m racing the M Coupe—because all of a sudden the world moves up to my speed.” Airline pilot Alex McCulloch is a great judge of what it means to travel quickly and effortlessly through the air, and so his choice of a BMW M Coupe is telling.

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You’ll Hear The Growler From A Mile Away

You’ll Hear The Growler From A Mile Away

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Aug 2015 / 25 Comments Read More

What began as indifference quickly morphed into an obsession. It also turned owner Alex Bermudez from a water-cooled Porsche driver into one who describes his 964-based “hot rod” The Growler as “unapologetically raw”—and just the thing for slaying tight mountain passes.

This Marlboro-Themed Porsche 911 Is Unfiltered

This Marlboro-Themed Porsche 911 Is Unfiltered

By Andrew Schneider / 31 Jul 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

There is a moment in every automotive enthusiast’s life they will never forget. Sure, from a young age, we are all interested in automobiles, but I’m talking about that one moment where you know it’s a done deal. You would do anything for a moment behind the wheel, again. Pressing the pedal farther and farther, until you’re at seven grand and can’t hear a damn thing. The incredible Porsche 911 you see here was my moment.

A Volkswagen Beetle Reborn To Keep Up With Modern Life

A Volkswagen Beetle Reborn To Keep Up With Modern Life

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jul 2015 / 23 Comments Read More

Volkswagen Beeltes are different from most cars. They never seem to go away, and yet, we’re sure that years of service have relegated most to the scrap heap—leaving fewer survivors each year. This fully restored 1956 oval window example, owned by Nicola in Bergamo, was recently tracked down by photographer Christian Baumann. What’s so special about it?

Racing Through Mexico In A Porsche 914 GT

Racing Through Mexico In A Porsche 914 GT

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2015
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The Rally Historico Transpeninsular started in Tijuana and ended in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and I entered it in a 1973 Porsche 914 GT—a car I decided to build for the race. With my co-pilot Jim Burke, we did about 1,100 miles over three days—and what a drive it was.

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Looking Back At A Forgotten Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Supercar

Looking Back At A Forgotten Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Supercar

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jul 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

Mercedes-Benz's return to motor-racing in the late 1980s proved to be very successful, very quickly. Encouraged by its on-track exploits, the engineers at Stuttgart set out to construct a road-legal counterpart to the C11. The result, which was unveiled at the 1991 Frankfurt International Motor Show, was the C112.

A Humble Start With A Humble Trabant

A Humble Start With A Humble Trabant

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Jul 2015
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So there I was, moving to the countryside away from a village in which I was born and raised. There, we lived close to the railway station, but not anymore. I needed transportation, I like cycling a lot—but not during the winter or through rainstorms. I had some money, and I found myself a nice little green car—a 1967 Trabant 601 S Deluxe. It was to be my first car.

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Three Rational Reasons To Lust After the Mercedes-Benz W111

Three Rational Reasons To Lust After the Mercedes-Benz W111

By Máté Boér / 23 Jun 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

In 1957, Mercedes-Benz decided to use a single platform for its new big saloon and two-door models, due to the large development engineering and development costs. As it turns out, with the W111-series sedans, coupes, and convertibles, it created one of the best-ever model lineups offered by the brand.

Green with Envy: A 911 Built for B-Roads

Green with Envy: A 911 Built for B-Roads

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Jun 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

Built for the fast, flowing B-Roads that follow Europe’s contours, this Porsche 911 is perhaps not that different than the canyon-carving ones found in California. But with photography by Vincent Perraud, it brings this well-prepared sports car to life. Yes, we’re just a bit envious.

A BMW M1 That Will Always Rewind To The ‘80s

A BMW M1 That Will Always Rewind To The ‘80s

By Joel Clark / 18 Jun 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

With Le Mans fresh in our minds, it was only fitting that I focus on a brute built for that race in this look at another speed icon. Le Mans is such an iconic event that it, obviously, creates a challenge in picking just one example. And the BASF-sponsored, Sauber-entered BMW M1 is it.

The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘Pagoda’ Was Shaped by Form and Function

The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘Pagoda’ Was Shaped by Form and Function

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jun 2015 / 30 Comments Read More

As an architect, Monti has a unique perspective on his beloved family heirloom, a Mercedes-Benz 280 SL. In the family for 30 years, you’d be safe in assuming its crisp lines and form-follows-function details have influenced his take on buildings. But first: did you know its roof was designed to be used as a photographer’s perch?