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One goal and Four Honda CBXs Later

One goal and Four Honda CBXs Later

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Dec 2014
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I made a promise to myself never to crash a car on the street. After a few years I decided to up the challenge and include motorcycles on that promise. I first began riding a CBX while working as a salesman at a Honda/Kawasaki dealer. It was a demo '81 CBX. Smitten, I put 24k miles on it in a year and after quitting, I bought my own 1981 Honda CBX.

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The Toyota Sports 800 Is a Forefather of Fun

The Toyota Sports 800 Is a Forefather of Fun

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Nov 2014 / 16 Comments Read More

Start with the Lexus LFA and trace your way back through Toyota’s sports car lineage, pausing along the way to admire the Supra, the MR2, the AE86, the Celica, and the 2000GT. But don’t stop there: follow the Japanese carmaker’s family tree to the very root of its sports cars and you’ll find the Sports 800, known to its legions of fans as Yota-hachi.

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Driven by Design: Toyota Sports 800

Driven by Design: Toyota Sports 800

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Nov 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

One of the coolest features of the Sports 800 is the headlamp design that manages to straddle a surface transition and look quite good. It is a futuristic touch that made more traditional cars (AC Ace, any Ferrari to this point, etc…) immediately look dated. Additionally, the front of the 800 foreshadows the 2000GT to some extent.

These Datsun 240Zs Are Animals to Drive

These Datsun 240Zs Are Animals to Drive

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Nov 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

The only thing rarer than the sight of a Datsun 240Z in the English countryside is the sight of two 240Zs in the English countryside. Spend enough time on the backroads of Kent, however, and chances are Mel Streek and his son, Ollie, will scream past you in their pair of Z cars.

Buy an Acura NSX and Then Test-Drive It (4 of 4)

Buy an Acura NSX and Then Test-Drive It (4 of 4)

By Yoav Gilad / 7 Nov 2014 / 17 Comments Read More

I entered a tight right-hander and downshifted back to second as I swung the NSX towards the inside of the curve. And back onto the gas as the road straightened. Here on my own, I was more comfortable pushing the Acura than when my wife was riding shotgun. And the NSX obliged. I realized that I was dangerously close to being late. Now I had a real incentive to mash it.

The Acura NSX Is Faster because it's Better (3 of 4)

The Acura NSX Is Faster because it's Better (3 of 4)

By Yoav Gilad / 31 Oct 2014 / 12 Comments Read More

In order to avoid incriminating myself, I’m going to have to speak very generally about locations and routes so I hope you’ll forgive me. The following takes place in the plains, hills, canyons, and gulleys between Austin and Santa Fe. The speeds achieved were in no small part due to excellent sight lines as there is a relative lack of vegetation in this region.

"If You Have a Passion for Old Cars, We Are All the Same!"

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Oct 2014 / 12 Comments Read More

Sakoda-san took a break from fixing the window winder mechanism on the E-type and invited us into the fully stocked bar he’s constructed, complete with more memorabilia including framed pictures of himself with Stirling Moss and Jean Alesi. As we talked over coffee (served in delicate English tea-cups), Sakoda-san became very animated and retrieved old photo albums, books, and models from behind the counter to show us.

Taking A 3500 Mile Test Drive in an Acura NSX (1 of 4)

Taking A 3500 Mile Test Drive in an Acura NSX (1 of 4)

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Oct 2014 / 24 Comments Read More

What had I just done? The money was sent and gone. Last time, my research had been far more thorough and my actions much less impulsive. I was hooked before I read the end of the ad's second paragraph, but the fact that the seller was seemingly so forthcoming inspired confidence. Oh, and did I mention the car was across the US in Atlanta, Georgia?

Ford or Holden, Mate? Toyota. ‘60s Toyota.

Ford or Holden, Mate? Toyota. ‘60s Toyota.

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Oct 2014
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There are the aesthetic considerations obviously, but the most loveable aspect of this car is its position within the two-speed, traditionalist position of the Australian classic car psyche (Holden or Ford). It would take some time to really portray the dualist mindset that many Australian blokes have when it comes to classics from the 1960s and ‘70s... being "is it a Holden or a Ford?"

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Datsun 240Z Owner Left No Bolt Unsnapped

Datsun 240Z Owner Left No Bolt Unsnapped

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Oct 2014
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My friend called me, saying “You have to buy this car.” We drove about two hours up the road at 9pm. When I first saw it, I liked the uniqueness of the color and the fact that it was a first-year 240Z. The guy I bought it from was actually the original owner. The Datsun had 69,000 miles and was bone stock, I've done everything to this car minus painting it.

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