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Has your car helped you get out of a traffic ticket?

 Has your car helped you get out of a traffic ticket?

By Afshin Behnia / 23 Mar 2015
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In 2010, I had planned a “romantic” road trip with Kika up to Big Sur, San Francisco, and the Sonoma wine country. I put romantic in quotes because I also had an ulterior motive: to go to the Monterey car week. But a chance encounter with a California Highway Patrol officer on the way to Big Sur meant that our romantic road trip may not have happened…

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Pininfarina Celebrates 85 Years by Returning to Its Tailor-made Roots

Pininfarina Celebrates 85 Years by Returning to Its Tailor-made Roots

By Jennifer Clark / 18 Mar 2015 / 9 Comments Read More

Paolo Pininfarina has a task most people would envy: sifting through his family’s famous back catalogue, an 85-year archive of mostly perfect designs for Lancia, Nash, Cadillac, Alfa Romeo (and almost every Ferrari built since the 1950s!) to pick 50 automobiles to put on display in Turin this summer for the company’s anniversary bash.

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In Photos: The Outstanding Maserati Ghibli Spyder

In Photos: The Outstanding Maserati Ghibli Spyder

By Jacopo Villa / 11 Mar 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

What does it take to leave the house early enough to watch worms wiggle out of bed? When your photographer mentions a Maserati Ghibli Spyder, well, it’s a good idea to clear your calendar and head out to experience one of the finest classic Italian sports cars.

A Look at the Rare and Racy Nardi-Danese 6C

A Look at the Rare and Racy Nardi-Danese 6C

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 10 Mar 2015 Read More

With a career spent rubbing shoulders with Ferrari, Lancia, and other great marques, Enrico Nardi found himself driving and engineering iconic Italian cars. Using his own ideas, however, Nardi was able to create this stunning race car years before his company would turn to steering wheels and performance accessories.

The Nardi-Danese 6C 2500 Has a Legendary Lineage

The Nardi-Danese 6C 2500 Has a Legendary Lineage

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Mar 2015 / 21 Comments Read More

Upon examination, DeLuna discovered that this old race car was a Nardi-Danese 6C 2500, one of only three ever made. As you might suspect, the “Nardi” in the marque’s name owes its presence to one Enrico Nardi, who would go on to prominence for his beautiful steering wheels but who first made his mark in the car world as a test driver and engineer at Lancia and for Scuderia Ferrari.

Lamborghini’s Founder Was a Man Obsessed with Purposeful Perfection

Lamborghini’s Founder Was a Man Obsessed with Purposeful Perfection

By Ryan Connolly / 9 Mar 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

Ferruccio Lamborghini was a blue-collar visionary, the type of man who all Petrolisti aspire to be. He built fast cars, made a bunch of money, and never even needed to incur a dime of student loan debt to do so. Ferruccio Lamborghini's lasting legacy stems from his work as a supercar builder, but despite his name adorning the rumps of Miuras and Aventadors from Bogota to Beijing, Lamborghini Automobili was simply the cherry on top of Ferruccio’s empire.

This Exhibit Showcases the Art of Italian Motorcycles

This Exhibit Showcases the Art of Italian Motorcycles

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Mar 2015
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Stuart Parr is a man who knows what he likes, and fortunately, he is now sharing it with the rest of us. An international renaissance man, Parr has his hands in artist management, design, and film production, pursuits which have enabled him to indulge his exquisite taste in motorcycles.

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Alfa Romeo at Its Very Best: the Alfetta 158/159

Alfa Romeo at Its Very Best: the Alfetta 158/159

By Jacopo Villa / 5 Mar 2015
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Hard as it may be for young Petrolisti to believe, Alfa Romeo once sat atop the world of Formula 1 racing. Back in the days when "sex was safe and motor racing was dangerous," this Milanese automaker briefly overcame its underdog status and became a source of headaches for its European rivals, taking home Formula 1 championships in 1950 and 1951.

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Gianni Lancia Was a Brave Man, a Leader, an Innovator

Gianni Lancia Was a Brave Man, a Leader, an Innovator

By Jacopo Villa / 5 Mar 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

In just two frenetic years in the 1950s, Lancia laid the foundation for its racing success. Characterized by unique design but marked by misfortune, Gianni Lancia's dreams were but the first glimpse of what would become one of the most successful companies in Italian automotive history.

A Visit to the Official Alfa Romeo Historic Club

A Visit to the Official Alfa Romeo Historic Club

By Jacopo Villa / 2 Mar 2015 / 17 Comments Read More

Sometimes Jacopo Villa's work is just an excuse for him to get close to wonderful things. He works as a full time automotive journalist, and there's no better excuse to experience great cars and have fun, all while being exactly where his boss tells him to be. His work–if we're still calling it that–recently took him on a visit to the official Alfa Romeo historic club, Scuderia Del Portello, where, among other things, he got an up-close look at an array of special Alfas.

What's the One That Got Away?

What's the One That Got Away?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 2 Mar 2015
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Unless you’re Jay Leno, you just can’t buy every car you covet, nor can you keep every car that comes into your possession. Sometimes, the lack of time, money, or space (or all three) conspire such that a car cannot be purchased, or has to be sold. Sometimes, they just get away... What car do you wish you had never sold, or wished you had purchased, but let slip through your fingers?

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Simplicity Led to the Fiat 500’s Unintentional Charm

Simplicity Led to the Fiat 500’s Unintentional Charm

By Ronald Ahrens / 25 Feb 2015
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The original Fiat 500, Italy’s first people’s car, was produced from 1936 to 1955. As The New York Times explained, it was “lovingly dubbed by Italians 'Topolino,' or Mickey Mouse, for its toy-store looks and roller-skate wheels.” And yet, as Ronald Ahrens writes, the 500 somehow transcended its quotidian duties, running in track events, hillclimbs, endurance rallies, and would go on to serve as Karl Abarth's platform for fame and riches.

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