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This Is Why Sir Stirling Moss’ Mille Miglia Record Is Unbeaten

This Is Why Sir Stirling Moss’ Mille Miglia Record Is Unbeaten

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 May 2015
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Every auto enthusiast has a dream race in the back of their heads, a race where you could throw together the best cars and drivers, and have them tackle the most challenging terrain imaginable. Over the course of history, it’s actually a rare occurrence to have these elements come together in a single event. The 1955 Mille Miglia is one such event. Let us explain.

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This Is Why The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Is Unbeaten

This Is Why The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Is Unbeaten

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 May 2015
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It’s both difficult to put a classic race car into a modern context and to talk about such weapons-grade machinery without delving into the small engineering details that make it great. Sometimes, however, a car like the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR requires your undivided attention as you learn about what makes it great. Its racing achievements are stuff of legend, and listed here. But first, why is this car so special?

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Sir Stirling Moss and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #722 are Unbeatable

Sir Stirling Moss and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #722 are Unbeatable

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 May 2015 / 27 Comments Read More

Few triumphs have inspired drivers like Sir Stirling Moss’ victory at the 1955 Mille Miglia. Then just 25 years old, driver Moss and co-driver Denis Jenkinson roared through 992 miles of Italian countryside in just 10 hours, 7 minutes, and 48 seconds. Average speed? 98.53miles per hour. Here, Moss tells the story of his victory in his own words.

Remembering the Moment Ayrton Senna First Made His Mark

Remembering the Moment Ayrton Senna First Made His Mark

By Samir Shirazi / 1 May 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

As an Ayrton Senna fan, I recently wondered when Senna was “known” for the first time. Yes, I know he raced in karts from a young age, and moved up through the ranks of Formula Ford 1600, Formula Ford 2000, and Formula 3 competition with lots of success. But many drivers have done the same. This story is about the race that shocked everyone in Formula 1 into asking the same question: “Who is this Ayrton Senna guy?”

Buying a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing”…in 1970

Buying a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing”…in 1970

By Simeone Museum / 16 Apr 2015 / 11 Comments Read More

Back in 1970, with no Internet or regular magazines with large selections of collector cars, we often scoured the Sunday New York Times. It had an old car section full of great stuff, and most of it was local in the Northeast.

I would read it religiously, but most of the cars were out of reach. There were plenty of Duesenbergs, but they were all over $50,000, and a medical student’s salary back then did not go very far. What other options did I have?

Three Classic Cars Loved by Hollywood Stars

Three Classic Cars Loved by Hollywood Stars

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Mar 2015

We’ve recently featured iconic cars made famous by Hollywood: the Back to the Future DeLorean, the Dukes Of Hazzard ‘General Lee’ Charger, and the very personable Volkswagen Beetle from The Love Bug. We may know and love the cars seen in Hollywood movies, but what do film stars actually choose...

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Jack Nicholson’s Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser Stands In

Jack Nicholson’s Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser Stands In

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Feb 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

It is superlative, a beacon of quality from the automobile’s darkest days, a car for people with money, real money—old money—a car for oligarchs and oil tycoons, for despots and kings. The King of rock and roll, Elvis himself, owned a 600. Whenever automotive journalists discuss the Grosser, its distinguished list of owners is never far behind...

Fine Seventies Mercedes on Hemmings Now

Fine Seventies Mercedes on Hemmings Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Feb 2015

Only Mercedes-Benz could make the 1970s look so good. While most North American car manufacturers would rather forget the malaise era, Mercedes-Benz steadily grew by offering memorable, well built cars. The company established itself as the leading luxury brand in the world...

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The Mercedes-Benz 280 is a Bulletproof Beauty

The Mercedes-Benz 280 is a Bulletproof Beauty

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Feb 2015 / 9 Comments Read More

Bernard Bredehorn's grandparents had a W116 280SE and he fondly remembers the mechanical noises and sensations he experienced while playing in the rear footwells. His experience with his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280S/8 however, was anything but easy going. Each time Bredehorn returned while on school holidays, he had to exhume it from the piles of junk sitting atop the neglected 280 just to work on it...

Classic Mercedes-Benz Is a Star in Poland

Classic Mercedes-Benz Is a Star in Poland

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 12 Jan 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

Wojtek says his car elicits strong reactions from people. Classic cars always seem to, and he recounted a story to us from recent memory, where “… During refueling at a gas station a stranger came up…and said, thank you for improving my mood today. It is beautiful." He loves that his 300 can improve someone's day. But moreover, he says he loves the way the 300 makes him feel.

Classic German Convertibles Under $50,000, Available Now

Classic German Convertibles Under $50,000, Available Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Jan 2015

Before they sold twin-turbo twelve-cylinder retractable hardtop convertibles, Germany exported some great convertibles predestined to be today’s classics. The classic German convertible was never intended to set track records but to connect you with the outside in a tasteful driving experience...

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