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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 / 16 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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Review: MOMO: 50 Years

Review: MOMO: 50 Years

By Jacopo Villa / 3 Apr 2015
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Designed by racers, for racers with no compromise in quality and comfort, MOMO steering wheels, seats, and wheels used extensively in motorsport. The book MOMO: 50 years is a remarkable work of acknowledgment through written and photographic documentation of the history of the company through its products, close relationship with Formula 1 drivers, and a behind-the-scenes look at who made the company successful.

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This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is a V12 Keepsake

This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is a V12 Keepsake

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Mar 2015 / 31 Comments Read More

It’s quite rare to see a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” pressed into daily service, racking up nearly 40,000 miles in the process. Lange’s dad passed the car onto him at 30—much earlier than promised, so that his son could enjoy the car.

“It just puts a big smile on my face, getting behind the wheel and driving this car,” he says. “But when I first got the car, it scared me. A lot.” With more power and less grip than he was used to, he had to learn how to operate the 12-cylinder “Daytona.”

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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