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A Free Barn-Find GTI, a Quarter-Inch Socket, and Determination

A Free Barn-Find GTI, a Quarter-Inch Socket, and Determination

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Oct 2014
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The plan was always to do everything myself because I didn't have a big pile of money! I dread even thinking about the amount of hours, blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into this. I’ve resprayed panels, learned how to weld, and now have good mechanical knowledge. I can't express enough how much joy I get out of this car, it really has been my life for the past six years...

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A Selection of Classic Germans on eBay

A Selection of Classic Germans on eBay

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Oct 2014

Commonality and exceptions are everywhere. Although the following vehicles may seem wildly different from one another they are alike in two respects: All of them were produced at least a quarter of a century ago wearing the badges of German manufacturers.

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Would You Drive a Classic Car Converted to an Electric?

Would You Drive a Classic Car Converted to an Electric?

By Yoav Gilad / 19 Jun 2014
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Electric cars seem to be the future, if you believe Mr. Elon Musk and Tesla anyway. But if you prefer driving classic cars would substituting an electric drivetrain be sacrilege? Obviously this ruins a car's originality, but what if you have a body and chassis lacking a drive train?

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Why the Karmann Ghia Type 34 Is Collectable

Why the Karmann Ghia Type 34 Is Collectable

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Jun 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

The Collector is a weekly series produced in association with Gear Patrol.

The Type 34 is stately and is certainly more rare than the Karmann Ghia Type 14. But it's also far roomier than the Type 14 with more luggage space, as well. In contrast to what you might expect, the Type 34 is actually faster than the Type 14 too! You see, the Type 34 was fitted with a 1.5L engine, whilst its sibling made do with a smaller engine until 1967.

Vintage VW Bus Photos Have Us Longing for the Road

Vintage VW Bus Photos Have Us Longing for the Road

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 May 2014
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The VW Bus may not be the most luxurious camper, it may not have invented the breed, nor is it the biggest, most spacious land-yacht. But it's a simple, flexible, and efficient home that you can take anywhere. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the VW Camper is that it looks as equally at home camping at the foot of the Alps as it does in vast, deserted American canyons.

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Volkswagen Started a Good "Thing"

Volkswagen Started a Good

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Feb 2014
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Whether you think the VW Thing, or Type 181 as it was known in Germany, was an expensive joke (they cost nearly as much as a Chevrolet Camaro at the time) or a fun, bohemian runabout there's no arguing with their wonderful brochure art. The VW stands in sharp, metallic contrast to the hand-drawn sketches that compose the vast majority of lifestyle imagery in the brochure.

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A Snapshot of the VW Beetle Assembly Line

A Snapshot of the VW Beetle Assembly Line

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Jan 2014
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Punch-buggy black-and-white! Millions of Beetles were built during its production run. And although production of "The People's Car" finally ended in Puebla, Mexico on July 30th, 2003, we can still reminisce and enjoy these shots of the round, geometric Bugs and their stampings being assembled. Think of just how many people have enjoyed these cars!

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Five Favorite Tailgating Classics

Five Favorite Tailgating Classics

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Oct 2013
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Football season is in full swing and there's no better time than now to turn your SUV or wagon into a mobile restaurant and table dedicated to your favorite team. In anticipation of the scheduled battles of your favorite teams, we’ve assembled some of our favorite vintage cars that are perfect for tailgating and are bound to get your essentials to the stadium in style.

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Seven Cars for the Best Fall Driving

Seven Cars for the Best Fall Driving

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Oct 2013
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The beauty of fall can inspire a weekend road trip, an unforgettable afternoon drive, or a short scenic detour during a regularly scheduled errand run. Which car to drive is the lingering question among enthusiasts. We selected the best automobiles to give you a perfect fall driving experience for any mood or agenda.

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Beetle Commercials & Print Ads Changed the Nature of Advertising

Beetle Commercials & Print Ads Changed the Nature of Advertising

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Sep 2013

In 1999, the "Think Small" Volkswagen Beetle advertising campaign created by New York ad agency DDB, was ranked as the best advertising campaign of the 20th century by Ad Age, in a survey of U.S. advertisements. DDB not only boosted sales for Volkswagen with this campaign but they built brand loyalty and changed the nature of advertising itself.

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Seven Vintage Cars for College Freshmen

Seven Vintage Cars for College Freshmen

By Sean Lorentzen / 26 Aug 2013
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Summer’s coming to an end, and with it there comes a new wave of bright-eyed new college freshmen ready to start new and exciting lives. Most will arrive to campus in boring old econoboxes, but what about the gearhead student? What can he or she do to get to class reliably but also sate those fossil-fueled passions?

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