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The 1975 Honda Civic CVCC Was a Spark in the Automotive Dark Ages

The 1975 Honda Civic CVCC Was a Spark in the Automotive Dark Ages

By Brian Garrity / 28 Jan 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

The 1970s were undoubtedly one of the bleakest times for car enthusiasts. And while one car could not single-handedly rescue the auto industry, an unlikely hero was able to provide just enough of a hopeful spark. It was a promise that the days of new, exciting cars would soon return despite this suffocating new reality. What was that unlikely hero?...

Hunting Passes in a Toyota and Renault

Hunting Passes in a Toyota and Renault

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Jan 2015
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For our first road trip featured on Pass Hunters, we encountered a beautiful classic car rally from the UK, with of course some cops doing speed controls in a small village. Now, we aim to hit the passes at their opening, because the roads are still deserted and bordered by huge walls of snow.

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The Iconic Mazda Miata Revived the Affordable Roadster

The Iconic Mazda Miata Revived the Affordable Roadster

By Ryan Connolly / 26 Jan 2015 / 14 Comments Read More

A quarter century ago, one might describe the everyman’s automotive landscape as a rather bleak place. While some of the wackiest and most delightfully nonsensical automobiles emerged during this era—poster children like the Testarossa, the LM002, and the Countach—these options were not exactly budget-friendly choices for your average Joe.

Affordable Japanese Classics for Sale Now

Affordable Japanese Classics for Sale Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Jan 2015

Japan has produced some great classics and thankfully, many of them are affordable. If you’re looking for a reliable daily driver that you can enjoy on weekend runs then there are options for you. Here are a few classics we found, available right now.

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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.

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 / 18 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.