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It’s Fun Fighting With A Mean Little Scorpion

It’s Fun Fighting With A Mean Little Scorpion

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Jun 2015
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In my beautiful country, this small bully of a car is a real legend. On the way to Tolfa, an ancient village north of Rome, I can’t wait to meet Giancarlo, its owner, and our common friend Gian Pietro, a talented designer. To Giancarlo, I ask: why does an ex-racer who has driven many beasts over forty years keep only an Autobianchi A112 Abarth in his garage? I will find an answer.

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Revisiting the Ferrari P4/5, The Ultimate Modern Dream Car

Revisiting the Ferrari P4/5, The Ultimate Modern Dream Car

By Jacopo Villa / 24 Jun 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

The Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina is the ultimate modern dream car. It is something born out of pure technical ingenuity, creativity, and of course, passion. It is more than just a re-bodied Ferrari Enzo; it’s a completely new car with unique performance and design. Almost 10 years after its unveiling at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, it still looks like it came, yesterday, from outer space.

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Hunt for a Ferrari 250 “Testa Rossa” in the Novel Found

Hunt for a Ferrari 250 “Testa Rossa” in the Novel Found

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 May 2015
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In the world of classic cars, Ferrari sits at the top. From there—depending on who you ask, of course, the waters get murky. If you’re interested in cars that have changed the world, however, Ferrari may not be the top marque. For Greg Long, the search and capture of interesting cars sort of runs in the family, and there were so many stories to tell that only a novel would do. Here are three engaging excerpts from “Found”.

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Ferrari’s First-ever Race Car Comes out to Play

Ferrari’s First-ever Race Car Comes out to Play

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 May 2015
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Say “Ferrari” to most people and their eyes will sparkle with an image of a red sports car roaring through the scenery. Now, ask the same person where the first Ferrari debuted and the answer will likely be one of the big names—Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring—and he’d be wrong. Ever hear of a little place named Piacenza?

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What Makes the Alitalia Racing Livery so Compelling?

What Makes the Alitalia Racing Livery so Compelling?

By Joel Clark / 20 May 2015
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Speed Icons. Every motorsport fan has a favorite driver, a favorite team and a favorite car, but how many can mention a favorite racing car livery as easily? I can think of lots, and that’s why, in my regular series, I’ll be bringing you a collection of outstanding examples of motor racing liveries, both well-known and no.

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The Fiat 1100 Zagato is a Worthy Mille Miglia Contender

The Fiat 1100 Zagato is a Worthy Mille Miglia Contender

By Jacopo Villa / 15 May 2015
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Yes, the Fiat 1100 Zagato is a delight to drive. I had the opportunity to take the wheel in the days before the Mille Miglia, in the Zagato headquarters while they were loading it and in the roads around the Garda lake during the training of Scuderia Zagato in Sirmione. For the race, however, I’ll be co-driving this rare machine.

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Inspiration for Driving More Slowly This Weekend

Inspiration for Driving More Slowly This Weekend

By Jacopo Villa / 8 May 2015

When thinking about grand touring, I believe a lot of people imagine fast, two lane roads stretching on some delicious countryside scenario. I used to think so, too, but after touring in a 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Bertone in the outskirts of Brescia, I just changed my mind—sometimes, it’s better to take your time.

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Fourteen Past Five: The Story of Jewel-Like Italian Sports Car

Fourteen Past Five: The Story of Jewel-Like Italian Sports Car

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 May 2015 / 17 Comments Read More

Inspired by the Parma-Poggio di Berceto, a road race that went past his family home, Fabrizio Lorenzoni desired from an early age to experience the same rush of speed that a racing driver does. With a Fiat 1100 by Stanguellini in the garage, few classics can give the same open air excitement as Lorenzoni’s unique machine.

A Look at One of the World’s Most Beloved Ferraris

A Look at One of the World’s Most Beloved Ferraris

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Apr 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

There are many different ways to design and build a car, and, if we’re honest, most are quickly discarded after a few years for something newer, faster, and better-equipped. There are vehicles cherished for decades, of course, owned by enthusiasts loyal to some marques more than others. At the top of the classic car world, however, few are as universally loved as the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider.

This Fiat Jolly is An Occasion

This Fiat Jolly is An Occasion

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Apr 2015
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I'm 17 years old I’d like to share a few stories about my little classic car. My dad and I share it, but I can count the number of times I've seen him with it on one hand… Anyway, it's a 1958 Fiat 500 Jolly. We initially acquired it for use out in Sag Harbor, NY, but after we stopped going there, we brought it back home to Oklahoma City, where it lives.

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