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Book Review: Best in Show

Book Review: Best in Show

By Jacopo Villa / 23 Jan 2015
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A book on one-off Italian cars is always fun to read, but particularly when it’s an exceptional work of automotive non-fiction and photography. Best in Show is just such a book, covering twenty cars from Corrado Lopresto’s concours-winning collection in chronological order, from the early 1901 Isotta Fraschini to the 1973 DeTomaso Pantera II 7x Montella...

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This is the Secret Pureblood Alfa Romeo Lovers' Collection

This is the Secret Pureblood Alfa Romeo Lovers' Collection

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Jan 2015 / 12 Comments Read More

If you were just strolling down this tiny street in Milan’s industrialized outskirts, you wouldn't even notice it because it blends so easily with the old factories and buildings. If you were looking for indications along the road, just like you find in Arese, you would be lost somewhere, on some road, in the middle of nowhere, disoriented by the Milanese fog.

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He Built This Alfa Romeo Giulia, It Built His Career

He Built This Alfa Romeo Giulia, It Built His Career

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Jan 2015 / 15 Comments Read More

Most people use their job as a way to get a car. Dorian Valenzuela, however, is not most people: he used his 1970 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Super to land a job, in this case at Singer Vehicle Design, where he helps create that company's bespoke Porsche 911s.

The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer Visualized

The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer Visualized

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Jan 2015
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It's been a while since we first shared Holger Schubert's Ferrari 512 BBi, but as it's the new year, we wanted to reflect on some of our favorite stories. 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 387 of the first-generation 365BBs were ever built?

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Monza Rally Is a Legends Showcase

Monza Rally Is a Legends Showcase

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Dec 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

During the early years, the stages took place on dirt roads constructed especially for the event within the interior sections of the Autodrome. Later, cars would also compete on the asphalt paths of the Monza road circuit as well. Since the event's inception, many motorsport legends have competed here including Jean Alesi, Giancarlo Fisichella, Colin McRae, and Valentino Rossi.

What Classic Concept Car Should've Gone Into Production?

What Classic Concept Car Should've Gone Into Production?

By Yoav Gilad / 29 Dec 2014
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The Lancia Stratos Zero is a far cry from the production Stratos no matter how wild the Stratos corsa or stradale are. Still, the fact that the Stratos was put into production, in any form is incredible. Can you imagine anyone but the Italians putting a car like this into production? But how many other concepts didn't make it into production, in any form?

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Campari is a Champion of Modern Art and Aperitifs

Campari is a Champion of Modern Art and Aperitifs

By Andrew Chen / 26 Dec 2014

Italian liqueur-maker Campari is internationally famous for its popular aperitif, but it’s equally renowned for its love of modern design. The company has created some of the most iconic and timeless advertisement campaigns by working with the world’s best artists and designers for over 150 years.

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This Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider is a Family Jewel

This Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider is a Family Jewel

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Dec 2014
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Interest soon turned into a childhood obsession when my father dragged home a ‘71 1750 Spider as a salvaged wreck. I was overwhelmed with this roofless, [bent], red bullet. It was 1978, I was eleven years old and instant Alfa nut. I poured over the shinny Spider brochure on the coffee table and dreamed of one day owning an Alfa Romeo...

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Italian Coupés to Suit Most Tastes, Available Now

Italian Coupés to Suit Most Tastes, Available Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Dec 2014

For those thinking about buying a classic Italian coupe, there are options both extravagant and humble. There are Alfa Romeos, Fiats, and others that can be reasonably maintained and enjoyed. This week we’ve selected five Italian Coupes across the spectrum available now.

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The Fiat-Abarth Zagato is a Mille Miglia Marvel

The Fiat-Abarth Zagato is a Mille Miglia Marvel

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Dec 2014 / 13 Comments Read More

As an enthusiast who has run the modern Mille Miglia five times, Carl Gustav Magnusson didn’t have to think long about which car he wanted when he began planning his sixth run. In his previous five races, each driven with a different family member by his side, Magnusson had piloted a Fiat Abarth Zagato 750 GT Corsa, a car that more than makes up for its small stature by packing a whollop of pedigree, performance, and noise.

Driven by Design: Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato

Driven by Design: Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato

By Yoav Gilad / 15 Dec 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Based on the Fiat 600's floorpan, the Fiat-Abarth 750 GT Zagato "double bubble" was Abarth's aerodynamic, performance version of Fiat's diminutive coupe. It made its debut at the 1958 Torino Motor Show and went on sale the following year as a continuation of Abarth's 750 series. But this 750 was different as it was fitted with a 750cc Bialbero (DOHC) engine and featured an aluminum body styled by Zagato.

RM Auctions Ferrari Daytona Condo-Find Ready to Disco

RM Auctions Ferrari Daytona Condo-Find Ready to Disco

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Dec 2014 / 26 Comments Read More

Barn finds are the ultimate in automotive mythology. It is the equivalent of sitting in a tavern sometime in the seventeenth century and being handed a map by a rushed, shadowy figure. Should you spend days and weeks and months chasing buried treasure? We’ve all heard stories of barn finds: Bugattis sunken in lakes to avoid taxes, neglected racecars in sheds around the world...