By / 14 Jan 2015
Last week we featured the Caccavo family and their stable of BMW E28 5-series. And if nothing else, it just proves that there are still affordable, obtainable, AND desirable Bimmers from the ‘80s and ‘90s available. Of course, if your budget allows, there are also some even more amazing BMWs to suit your taste...
/ 13 Jan 2015
I had been searching for the kind of car that when I walk away from it and look back, I'd smile (and I still do that every time). Every guy from my class thinks I'm a fool when I park the BMW a kilometer from my school because the spaces are too tight and I'm afraid my doors will get dinged, but I wear it as a badge of honor.
Wojtek says his car elicits strong reactions from people. Classic cars always seem to, and he recounted a story to us from recent memory, where “… During refueling at a gas station a stranger came up…and said, thank you for improving my mood today. It is beautiful." He loves that his 300 can improve someone's day. But moreover, he says he loves the way the 300 makes him feel.
By / 7 Jan 2015
Before they sold twin-turbo twelve-cylinder retractable hardtop convertibles, Germany exported some great convertibles predestined to be today’s classics. The classic German convertible was never intended to set track records but to connect you with the outside in a tasteful driving experience...
/ 6 Jan 2015
I grew up driving tractors on a dairy farm, but the first car I drove on a regular basis, after I got my driver's license, was my parent's 1993 Mercedes 220E. It was very rusty, the suspension was worn, the exhaust was held up by a bit of wire and every gear change with the 4-speed automatic had a chance of breaking your back. But driving that car had left quite an impression on me.
When the Caccavos made the “$10,000 Rule,” Dean was on the hunt for a BMW E28 M5. He found a 1988 model for just under $9,500, snapped it up, and today, more than 200,000 miles later, it’s still his daily driver. Dean enjoyed the E28 platform so much that he eventually bought a 1987 535is for DonnaRae–for less than $10,000, of course.
Class. No matter which modern Mercedes-Benz car you choose, class comes standard. And there is a certain reason why: for many years now, all of the German marque's cars have been built with an extreme level of attention and thoroughness, which has also affected the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
What a magnificent car they built, right into a wall. Rule and popularity changes in the racing world quickly swung this purpose built production racer into obsolescence. When it finally went racing, it lost. A lot. Proving to be a costly mistake for its creators, the Motorsports division's budget was slashed, and at the time, the M1 was labeled a monumental failure.
/ 23 Dec 2014
My favorite drive is a yearly ritual. Annually, for the past six years, my son and I drive three hours to Limerock Race Park in Lakeville to attend the Historic festival. The drive through the Berkshires and eventually down Rt. 7 is great. It's great mostly because it's just me and Finn in our Porsche. But the road is twisty and undulates perfectly for the 911...
/ 19 Dec 2014
In conjunction with yesterday's Audi Sport Quattro feature, we wanted to share more information about these wonderful rally monsters. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that only 224 short-wheelbase homologation specials were ever built?
Underhood, a downsized 2,133cc five-cylinder engine was turbocharged to the tune of around 450 bhp in competition tune. A massive KKK turbocharger rated at 1.05 bar meant that the car’s engine displacement actually needed to be reduced in order to comply with FIA regulations. Even so, the Sport Quattro competed against cars in the 3,000 cc category.