An Italian actor who rose to prominence in the 1960's, Marcello Mastroianni became a star within Italian cinema in the 1950's after a stint in the theater, when he caught the attention of Federico Fellini. Mastroianni acted in some of Fellini's biggest movies, including La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2.
/ 31 Oct 2014
The 250F was Maserati's factory entry into Formula One racing, where they competed against the likes of Mercedes and Ferrari during the 2500cc Grand Prix Formula years of 1954-60. Just twenty-six examples were built, and notable 250F piloti in period include Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, and Sir Stirling Moss.
/ 5 Sep 2014
This year marks Maserati’s 100th anniversary and in celebration of their heritage they launched a poster series celebrating their greatest sporting successes. Alas, the series is closing with the fifth and last release of this limited edition collection of prints, never published before.
By / 25 Aug 2014
Just because a car hasn't been restored doesn't mean it hasn't been cared for. This 1970 Quattroporte's body and interior have survived since the Nixon administration. However, its engine has been given new parts–necessities after nearly four and a half decades.
With every hour that ticked by, the excitement and anticipation grew, until the carrier arrived to transport the car to Cernobbio. After it was loaded and the truck's large tailgate closed, at that moment, every worker who spent so much time and attention on the car watched it leave, just hoping it would impress the jury, and win a prize.
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.
We're all affected differently. Some people fall in love because their dad or uncle had one. Others fall in love out of necessity, constant breakdowns requiring them to work on their car. For Mr. Frank Mandarano a tour through the Maserati factory in 1971 was enough for him to be smitten. He bought his first Maserati a few years later, a red 3500GT, which promptly broke the day after he bought it.
/ 29 Nov 2013
From our Instagram photos posted over the past month or so, we've selected a few of our favorites and some of the most popular to share. You can follow us @PetroliciousCo to get a glimpse behind the scenes of our film and photo shoots, sneak peeks of upcoming video subjects, and keep up to date with our daily automotive adventures.
/ 5 Aug 2013
This year on August 16–17 on the northerly coast of the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, a mere five miles from its southern cliffs and the grand Pebble Beach golf course, dozens of the world’s rarest and most desirable classic cars will go under the gavel. Here is a handful of our favorites.