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This is Italy's Oldest Concours

This is Italy's Oldest Concours

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Sep 2014 / 1 Comment Read More

The grounds of the Reggia di Venaria Reale, a royal palace originally built as a hunting castle in 1675 on the outskirts of Torino, Italy by the Duke of Savoy, played host to a very exclusive event over the weekend of September 5-7th. Thanks to the efforts of the Automotorclub Storico Italiano The Concorso D’Eleganza Per Automobili Parco Del Valentino was held for the second time since World War II.

Family Bonds Include VW and Lancia

Family Bonds Include VW and Lancia

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Sep 2014
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Ever since I was a kid, I have loved cars. Thinking back, it seems completely natural. I have found pictures of me as a two-year old surrounded by my toy cars, sitting in front of the television, on which my dad was watching Formula One. And that is how it went, every Sunday, for years and years. I would also read his car magazines, go with him to events, and ride along in every classic he owned.

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Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale is a Racing Statement

Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale is a Racing Statement

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Sep 2014 / 23 Comments Read More

Revived in 1988, today’s Carrera Panamericana is still dangerous, fast, grueling, and addictive, as driver Conrad Stevenson can attest. Stevenson got his first taste of the race in a friend’s Studebaker in 2001. After a couple more years of participating in friends’ cars, Stevenson decided it was time to build a car of his own, in this case a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale.

Driven by Design: Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

Driven by Design: Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

By Yoav Gilad / 29 Sep 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

It was fitting that the first prototype for the Sprint Speciale debuted in Torino in 1957. While the production version took another two years it was clearly influenced by the more production-aimed BAT 9. And while the BAT series was fantastic, almost like fantasy-sketches in appearance, they were successful in one place where the Sprint Speciale failed. One of a few failures, in fact...

Five Italian Two-Doors on eBay

Five Italian Two-Doors on eBay

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Sep 2014

The downside of progress is that advancements such as dual-clutch gearboxes have increasingly taken the place of traditional, engaging manual transmissions. Today, we present a selection of two-door cars created under the Italian flag with the three pedal signature of what seems to be a bygone era.

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What is the Greatest Pre-'90 Eight-Cylinder Engine?

What is the Greatest Pre-'90 Eight-Cylinder Engine?

By Yoav Gilad / 22 Sep 2014
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That Mr. Henry Ford revolutionized the auto industry is no big secret. But besides helping along America's love affair with the car, he also got us hooked on cheap V8 power beginning in 1932. Previously, Ford only built four-cylinders for its passenger cars but with the introduction of the Flathead, V8s went mainstream in the US...

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Driven by Design: Italdesign Aztec

Driven by Design: Italdesign Aztec

By Yoav Gilad / 19 Sep 2014 / 10 Comments Read More

Upon seeing an Italdesign Aztec, the first thing you notice is the split passenger compartment, and the passenger even gets a wheel like the driver’s steering wheel (it is actually a control console, not a true steering wheel)! Additionally, due to the separated compartments, communication was via electronic connection rather than simply verbal...

Lancia 037 Group B Represents Last Era of Racing Romance

Lancia 037 Group B Represents Last Era of Racing Romance

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Sep 2014 / 15 Comments Read More

“It’s not like [the 037] was just a sports car designed for people who wanted to go fast,” says Phil. “This was designed for a purpose, and I love things that were designed specifically for a purpose, like a tool–except it's a fast tool that scares the crap out of you.”

What is the Best Classic Car to Daily Drive?

What is the Best Classic Car to Daily Drive?

By Afshin Behnia / 15 Sep 2014
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Many folks think that classic cars are unsuitable for daily driving and perhaps if you own a Ferrari 625/250 TRC this is true. But isn't it a joy to drive your classic? And doesn't it make sense to maximize the feelings and fun you have when cruising or attacking canyons? I think it absolutely does.

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How do You Think Montezemolo's Departure Will Affect Ferrari?

How do You Think Montezemolo's Departure Will Affect Ferrari?

By Yoav Gilad / 10 Sep 2014
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Earlier today, Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo stepped down from his position leaving Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne to run the business. Montezemolo’s departure isn’t terribly shocking given his background (he resurrected Scuderia Ferrari after Mr. Enzo Ferrari’s passing in 1988) and the Scuderia’s poor Formula One results this season...

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Little Brown Box is Full of Alfa Goodness

Little Brown Box is Full of Alfa Goodness

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Sep 2014

This Alfasud's current owner, one of only three, describes it as being in "excellent condition." The Giugiaro-styled body has never been welded and the front and rear calipers–which are connected to inboard brakes–have recently been reconditioned. 

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