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Exotic, Toxic, and Intense: The Porsche 909 Bergspyder

Exotic, Toxic, and Intense: The Porsche 909 Bergspyder

By Michael Banovsky / 1 Jun 2015
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1968 is quite an action-packed year: Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission to space; 2001: A Space Odyssey debuts; Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated; Pierre Trudeau becomes the Canadian Prime Minister; Led Zeppelin debuts; Nixon is elected to lead the U.S.; and the "Mother of all demos"—a precursor to modern graphical computing—takes place. And then Porsche debuted the 909 Bergspyder.

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The Unlikely Story of How Porsche DNA Probably Ended Up On Your Car

The Unlikely Story of How Porsche DNA Probably Ended Up On Your Car

By James Kraus / 7 May 2015 / 17 Comments Read More

Porsche and the rear window wiper are inexorably linked in the annals of automotive history. And for good reason. While rear wipers were around as an accessory as far back as the 1940s, they never became commonplace. It wasn’t until a wealthy industrialist asked Porsche to fit a rear wiper to his 911 that the accessory really took off—in a most unlikely way.

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Help Me Find My next Classic Car!

Help Me Find My next Classic Car!

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Mar 2015
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Today, we’re trying something a bit different and we’re opening up the floor to a reader with his own dilemma. It’s on many enthusiasts’ minds: what should I buy? What are the pros and cons of each? Can I get help from other enthusiasts?? David B, of Canada, wrote in with an interesting question. What car should he buy?

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Air-Cooled Porsche from Hemmings Motor News

Air-Cooled Porsche from Hemmings Motor News

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Mar 2015

The air-cooled, rear-engine Porsche has become one of the greatest classic sports cars available to the masses. With a wide range of years and models to choose from, there are affordable options for anyone from the average enthusiast to the museum collector.

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Only the Air-cooled Need Apply

Only the Air-cooled Need Apply

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 3 Mar 2015 / 17 Comments Read More

Luftgekühlt II did not lack for rare Porsches. Highlights included uber-rare 964 3.8 RS; street and race-prepped 904s and 906s; a 1971 East African Safari 911; a 959, a 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight; the Petersen Automotive Museum's early 356 Continental Cabriolet; and a Le Mans-winning Kremer 935 driven into the event by good friend of Petrolicious, Bruce Meyer. This event was like being a kid in a candy story–that is, if that candy store is filled with Porsches.

Five 1970s Supercars We Love

Five 1970s Supercars We Love

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Feb 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

In the annals of automotive design, the 1970s is something less than a highlight. In the United States, we had a decade of cars that are now more valuable for their strength in a demolition derby than for their aesthetic or performance attributes. In Europe and Japan, however, a few exceptions to this decade of mediocrity managed to emerge, among them the the Lancia Stratos, the "Kenmeri" Nissan Skyline, and the Porsche 2.7 RS.

Book Review: The Porsche 924 Carrera

Book Review: The Porsche 924 Carrera

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 6 Feb 2015
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In 1981, a respected car magazine noted that the 924 Carrera GT was “a true road-going racing car. Make no mistake; this is a very serious motor car for serious drivers, truly reflecting its racing parentage”. A read of Smith’s book might make you a believer that the 924 Carreras are some forgotten stars.

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Driving Exciting New Cars Enhances Porsche 993's Appeal

Driving Exciting New Cars Enhances Porsche 993's Appeal

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Feb 2015
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Having actually worked at Porsche for six years (first in PR, then marketing), I have to attribute part of my love of old cars to my time there. But after twelve years of reviewing new cars, I was all about the latest technology, or the most up-to-date styling. Working at Porsche nurtured the other side of my automotive brain, introducing me to the ideas of continuity, heritage, and unbroken lineage.

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Three is Enough

Three is Enough

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Jan 2015
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A German sports car, Italian coupé, and British roadster, all of which are four-speed manuals and from the ‘60s before regulations began homogenizing car design. This is the common idea that unites my trio. The varied forms and driving experiences serve to highlight their similarities and differences...

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Grateful for Classic Cars and Bonding, Less so for Pokemon

Grateful for Classic Cars and Bonding, Less so for Pokemon

By Jonathan WC Mills / 14 Jan 2015 / 11 Comments Read More

As the year ended most of us took a moment to pause and reflect; looking backwards at expectations met... and missed. This is a function of being human, of course. However, the end of the calendar provided a moment to think and I couldn’t help but look back on what I consider the most significant aspect of my automotive year: my son’s budding interest in the hobby.