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Buy This Ferrari and Enjoy the Ride

Buy This Ferrari and Enjoy the Ride

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Apr 2014

Tubi Style sports exhausts give performance a boost, but let’s be honest–they also boost the thrill of driving this Ferrari. Forza Service has been maintaining this 328 for over ten years, including the recent installation of new cam belts, so you know there aren’t any surprises that can be particular to Ferraris.

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Celebrate the Start of Spring with a Vintage Rally

Celebrate the Start of Spring with a Vintage Rally

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Apr 2014
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While the thought of running your classic over icy mountain passes might be too frightening for some to stomach, the organizers understand and are planning to host their seventh annual spring-time classic Franciacorta Historic on Saturday, April 12th. The cars are pre-1968 and include a restricted number of historic and collectable cars built before 1976.

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Bertone Will Not Be Saved By Turkish Truck Company, Karsan

Bertone Will Not Be Saved By Turkish Truck Company, Karsan

By Yoav Gilad / 4 Apr 2014
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Last week, we reported on Bertone's impending bankruptcy and the fact that they were actively seeking investors who may be able to save the company. On Monday, our hopes were bolstered that this storied company would remain afloat when a story surfaced in Hurriyet Daily News claiming that Karsan had bought the rights to the Bertone brand name and museum.

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This Convertible was Love at First Drive

This Convertible was Love at First Drive

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Apr 2014
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What the heck WAS this thing? I’d never heard of a Fiat, but I quickly fell in love with the wood dash, the big steering wheel and the gauges in Italian. The shifter felt very precise, and the little car just begged to run. I was in love! Of course, they hadn’t really thought about selling it and needed to "think about it," so I went home feeling dejected.

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Can the Desert Concorso Become a Top-Tier Concours?

Can the Desert Concorso Become a Top-Tier Concours?

By Yoav Gilad / 1 Apr 2014 Read More

The inaugural Desert Concorso was held this past weekend in Palm Desert, California, about two hours drive east from Los Angeles. There was an interesting mix of cars, and lovers of Italian machinery couldn't have been disappointed. It was a gorgeous, sunny day in the desert and walking on to the green you were immediately greeted by a fleet of Ferraris.

The Designer's Story: Marcello Gandini

The Designer's Story: Marcello Gandini

By Johni Parker / 31 Mar 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

When looking at Gandini’s career in retrospect, it is without question that he has one of the most impressive client lists of any car designer in history, including Alfa Romeo, BMW, Bugatti, Cizeta, Citroën, De Tomaso, Ferrari/Dino, Fiat, Iso Rivolta, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati, and Renault. Gandini is rightly celebrated as one of the world’s authorities on car design.

Book Review: Alfa Romeo Giulia

Book Review: Alfa Romeo Giulia

By Yoav Gilad / 28 Mar 2014
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As racer Andrea de Adamich says, "I didn't just race on the track; I also had my street GTA to tool around in." And while Alfas were certainly not cheap (they were priced similarly to Porsches and Jaguars), the fact that, as a fan, you could drive home from the races in a car that you just saw duking it out, must have been a thrilling treat.

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Buy This Fiat and Turn It into Your Weekend Racer

Buy This Fiat and Turn It into Your Weekend Racer

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Mar 2014
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While a decent seller in America, the X1/9 is rather uncommon today. This 1981 X1/9 for sale on eBay is characterized as a solid, functioning daily driver that would be a good “starter X” for someone wanting to learn about them or to drive without worrying about errant shopping carts or salty roads.

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Bertone Faces Bankruptcy

Bertone Faces Bankruptcy

By Johni Parker / 25 Mar 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Having recently celebrated its centenary, the car community is now troubled by the potential loss of the company, as Bertone enters bankruptcy proceedings. Since 2007 the firm has repeatedly been in financial turmoil, leading it to sell off its manufacturing plant to Fiat in 2009, and parts of its treasured concept car collection in 2011. Unless a buyer is found soon, the company will likely be dissolved.

The Lamborghini Urraco Battles Conservatism with Sheer Madness

The Lamborghini Urraco Battles Conservatism with Sheer Madness

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Mar 2014
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I was struck by a beauty in motion, a slightly blurred shot featuring the sharp profile of a car unknown to me, the Urraco. It looked potently evocative, the embodiment of speed, flight. In this superb shot it truly appeared to be moving at an impossible speed. It makes a statement—a statement for sheer madness, eccentricity, and flamboyance in design.

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Celebrate the End of Winter by Driving a Classic Ferrari

Celebrate the End of Winter by Driving a Classic Ferrari

By Markus Haub / 19 Mar 2014 / 12 Comments Read More

I turned the key one notch, my heartbeat quickened as the fuel pump hummed to life. Then I stepped on the gas pedal a few times to prime the carburetors and turned the ignition key completely. As always after a long slumber, the starter had a bit of trouble firing up the engine. But finally it began to groan and start. It smelled a bit, but it ran.

These Entry-Level Fiats Could be Your Ticket to Fun

These Entry-Level Fiats Could be Your Ticket to Fun

By Máté Boér / 17 Mar 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Cheap and enjoyable classics play an important role in vintage car culture: they allow almost anybody to experience the thrill of pure driving bliss. The Fiat 127 is a promising up-and-comer, bringing the experience of vintage car ownership to a wider audience. Better still, the 127 TrePorte Speciale was built to withstand daily driving and provide a thrill.