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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 Petrány / 23 Jun 2015 / 6 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.

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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 / 29 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?

The Best Seat In The House Is A Porsche 911 2.7 RS

The Best Seat In The House Is A Porsche 911 2.7 RS

By Jacopo Villa / 15 Jun 2015
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Can I enjoy the sight of hundreds of dead mosquitos on the front of a million dollar car? Unless these machines are used during events like the Mille Miglia, many owners won't take their prized possessions for a proper, bugs-on-the-front road trip: they’ve become, for many, too valuable to be driven. Today, though, it got quite the workout while following a classic car rally.

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Move Right When You See This IROC-Inspired Porsche 911

Move Right When You See This IROC-Inspired Porsche 911

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Jun 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

At first glance the Devonshire Inn may seem like any other motel panning for business along California’s SR14, but when the track at Willow Springs goes cold, the hotel’s once quiet parking lot quickly becomes overrun by the Porsche Owner’s Club. It was here amongst a sea of modern water-cooled Porsches that Mike Carlson’s rendition of an IROC Carrera first caught my attention.

Exotic, Toxic, and Intense: The Porsche 909 Bergspyder

Exotic, Toxic, and Intense: The Porsche 909 Bergspyder

By Michael Banovsky / 1 Jun 2015
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1968 is quite an action-packed year: Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission to space; 2001: A Space Odyssey debuts; Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated; Pierre Trudeau becomes the Canadian Prime Minister; Led Zeppelin debuts; Nixon is elected to lead the U.S.; and the "Mother of all demos"—a precursor to modern graphical computing—takes place. And then Porsche debuted the 909 Bergspyder.

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Spirit Lake Motorcycle Creations are True to the Spirit

Spirit Lake Motorcycle Creations are True to the Spirit

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 May 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

What began as building motorcycles in his kitchen became a full-time gig for Brian Sloma. After listing one of his creations on Craigslist, and things just spiralled from there. “You see a car for nothing but a car,” says Brian Sloma, “…even if it has rims, is wrapped, and has wings—it’s still the same car. But you take a bike, you change the tank and the seat…what is it?”

This Porsche 911 Is The Realization of a Dream

This Porsche 911 Is The Realization of a Dream

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 May 2015
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Hello everyone, my name is Aadjan van Holst from Northland, New Zealand, and this is the story of my old Porsche. I became interested in cars and motor racing at a very young age. I fell in love with the a Porsche 911 at age 10 when I saw a black Carrera outside my dad's workshop. The shape, the dimensions and the sound and the look of these cars was incredible to me. From that moment on I was hooked.

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