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Vintage car enthusiasts are different. For us, cars are part of our character.

They may have influenced our childhood, played a role in how we met our significant other, or became an integral part of our family history. Petrolicious cinematic short films explore the special connections between people and machines, and we strive to inspire a new generation of enthusiasts through these human stories.

 

Father and Son Make Peerless Racing Duo

Father and Son Make Peerless Racing Duo

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Jul 2014 / 24 Comments Read More

When Mr. Paul Cressey hits the track at Laguna Seca for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (aka The Monterey Historics) in his 1959 Peerless GT, he faces plenty of tough competition. For Paul, however, that competition is especially personal, including as it does his father, Ron, who is known for running his own 1959 Corvette in the same race.

The Ferrari 330 P4 Is One Sexy Beast

The Ferrari 330 P4 Is One Sexy Beast

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Jul 2014 / 32 Comments Read More

As much as any other car, the Ferrari 330 P4 is the embodiment and culmination of an entire era of racing. With its low-slung stance and voluptuous lines, it is also among the most visually stunning cars ever produced. Combine these factors and the word “icon” slips to the tip of one’s tongue.

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Son Takes Chrysler New Yorker Rally Car to the Next Stage

Son Takes Chrysler New Yorker Rally Car to the Next Stage

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Jul 2014 / 13 Comments Read More

After some searching for a rally car, Jake Auerbach and his father settled upon a 1951 Chrysler New Yorker, a car which had previously run the famed La Carrera Panamericana race in Mexico and the Pike's Peak Hill Climb in Colorado. They began adding their own miles to the car's odometer, running the New York-to-Vancouver leg of the Trans-America Challenge in 2012 in addition to numerous other events. This father-and-son team covered more than 10,000 competition miles together.. They never, however, managed to win any of the events they entered together. In 2012, Jonathan Auerbach died at the age of 70. Shortly after, Jake entered the first rally he'd ever run without his dad. He won.

He Built the Outlaw Porsche 356 That He Wanted

He Built the Outlaw Porsche 356 That He Wanted

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jun 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

Having owned a long line of vintage 356s, Jack was ready to try something different when, in 1994, he came across this Continental in Hood River, Oregon. Once he got it back to his garage in Texas, he set about transforming the car into a 356 of his own. Purists may scowl, but Jack finally has the Porsche he always wanted.

Shelby-Powered Tiger Leads this Euro Rally Lineup

Shelby-Powered Tiger Leads this Euro Rally Lineup

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Jun 2014 / 17 Comments Read More

As a kid growing up near Detroit, Mr. Hans Abrahams was surrounded by American muscle cars. His father, however, hailed from Britain and introduced young Hans to the world of 1960s European Rally Championships. Hans’s cars now include a Canadian-built 1967 Volvo 123 GT, a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mark I-A, and a 1965 MG B, and when he cranks the ignition on these cars, you’ll abandon just about every notion you have about staid Volvo family-haulers and dowdy British sports cars.

This 1973 Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS Is a Race Car for the Street

This 1973 Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS Is a Race Car for the Street

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Jun 2014 / 13 Comments Read More

Over the past 40 years, the Carrera RS has earned a reputation as the greatest dual-purpose Porsche ever produced, the very essence of balanced quickness. In 1973, however, the RS was not certified for importation into the United States. And yet, somehow, four of these cars snuck across the border into the US. One of them, serial number 1309, ended up in the hands of famed race car driver and Porsche distributor Vasek Polek and now makes its home with Mr. Mark Haddawy, who seldom misses a chance to sling it through the canyons near his home in Los Angeles.

The M1 Is BMW's Solitary Supercar

The M1 Is BMW's Solitary Supercar

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 May 2014 / 16 Comments Read More

“Fine, we’ll do it ourselves.”

If this isn’t stamped somewhere on the BMW M1, it surely should be. The car was originally conceived as a joint Lamborghini-BMW project that would produce a race car with enough street units to meet homologation rules for Group 4 racing. Trouble was, Lamborghini found itself in financial straits and the fellows up in Munich were thus left to finish the M1 on their own. What resulted was a Giugiaro-designed, mid-engined marvel that ended up being the fastest production car of its time.

This is the Winningest Ferrari Ever

This is the Winningest Ferrari Ever

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 May 2014 / 24 Comments Read More

Would you care to guess what the most winning Ferrari chassis in history is? It's not an ex-Formula One car and it isn't an Indy racer. It is, most likely, chassis number #0672, this 625/250 TRC. After a few races, Mr. John von Neumann ordered the first 250TR engine (#0750TR) and had Mr. Richie Ginther shoehorn the big V-12 into the diminutive TRC and created a legend.

This Porsche Is Forgotten Only by Those Who Don't Know

This Porsche Is Forgotten Only by Those Who Don't Know

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 May 2014 / 14 Comments Read More

Even though he'd been looking for a 911 (and has since owned several), he has completely fall for its light, quick manner and very predictable, solid handling. And while he doesn't consider the Porsche beautiful, Jack does think it looks "interesting" and loves the rarity. It may not be as popular as the 911, but this 914-6 ensures that the model, far from forgotten, will grow in prestige.

Driving This Ferrari GTO Is a Certain Kind of Ecstasy

Driving This Ferrari GTO Is a Certain Kind of Ecstasy

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Apr 2014 / 56 Comments Read More

Using hyperbole to describe the 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO is unnecessary. The car speaks for itself. It is one of the last (of thirty-six) Ferrari GTOs ever built. This particular one, chassis #5571, was the first of the Series II bodies. It is equipped with a 3.0L V-12 producing about 300 horsepower and it completed multiple endurance races, winning its class in the 1964 Daytona Continental 2000km, Sebring 12 hour, and Nassau TT.

Chevelle Siblings Bring High-Desert Satisfaction

Chevelle Siblings Bring High-Desert Satisfaction

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Apr 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

As a youngster pumping high-octane gasoline for local muscle car owners in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley during the 1960s, Mark Lundquist could only dream of owning a 1965 Chevrolet Malibu Super Sport (SS). As if to make up for lost time, however, Mark now has four Chevy SS cars (as well as a beastly “standard” 1968 Camaro) of varying vintages parked in a Joshua Tree, California, garage that inspires envy in every guest who drops in. And yes, this collection includes a ’65 Malibu SS.