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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.

 

The Howmet TX: Rethink Everything

The Howmet TX: Rethink Everything

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Sep 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

What sounds like a fighter jet and is faster than a Ferrari? Ladies and gentlemen, meet the incredible Howmet TX, an experimental race car that is the only turbine-powered car to actually win a race. Built by a talented team of engineers in 1968 using little time and just $10,000, the first Howmet was very much a moon shot.

Living The 86 Life

Living The 86 Life

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Aug 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

What happens when your passion bleeds into your day job? For Antonio Alvendia, the choice of this particular Toyota coupe says a lot about who he is—both on and off the clock. “I don’t have two of the same car, I have five of the same car… I’m just kind of a victim of a good deal,” he says.

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If The Shoe Fits, It Must Be A BMW M Coupe

If The Shoe Fits, It Must Be A BMW M Coupe

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Aug 2015 / 20 Comments Read More

“The times when I’m not bored is when I’m flying, when I’m flying my hang glider, when I’m racing the M Coupe—because all of a sudden the world moves up to my speed.” Airline pilot Alex McCulloch is a great judge of what it means to travel quickly and effortlessly through the air, and so his choice of a BMW M Coupe is telling.

The Lamborghini Miura Is Still Untamed

The Lamborghini Miura Is Still Untamed

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Aug 2015 / 31 Comments Read More

“I think it’s the car that put Lamborghini on the map,” says Dennis Varni, and we’d have to agree. Owner of a stunning Miura P400 S since 1979, Varni is an enthusiast with varied tastes, from Bonneville Salt Flats racers to a Fiat Topolino. But the Miura…the Miura is in a league of its own. It’s also something that he’d lusted after since he first laid eyes upon one.

You’ll Hear The Growler From A Mile Away

You’ll Hear The Growler From A Mile Away

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Aug 2015 / 25 Comments Read More

What began as indifference quickly morphed into an obsession. It also turned owner Alex Bermudez from a water-cooled Porsche driver into one who describes his 964-based “hot rod” The Growler as “unapologetically raw”—and just the thing for slaying tight mountain passes.

One Man’s Alpine Awakening

One Man’s Alpine Awakening

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Jul 2015 / 19 Comments Read More

What would it take for you to follow a dream? Impossibly small, light, fast, and loud, Alpine sports cars have excelled at just about every form of motorsport they were entered in, but especially rally, and hillclimb competition. The cars are unlike anything else—and are just the thing to inspire a man to restore them…many of them.

The Nissan Bluebird is a Little Beast

The Nissan Bluebird is a Little Beast

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jul 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

Saying that a car is able to get under one’s skin sounds like an exaggeration, but Nissan enthusiast Troy Ermish has more than a little appreciation for the 510. Ermish says that his love for the model comes down to one similarity between him and his cars: they’re tough.

Building Your Dream Is A Beautiful Thing

Building Your Dream Is A Beautiful Thing

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Jul 2015 / 62 Comments Read More

“I wanted to experience what they experienced, and I didn’t know any other way to do it except by trying to build a car like they had,” says Peter Giacobbi, builder and owner of this incredible 1959 Ferrari 250 TR recreation.

Made for Mulsanne: A Very Special Jaguar C-Type

Made for Mulsanne: A Very Special Jaguar C-Type

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

“If you had told me when I was 16 years old that someone would throw me the keys to their works Lightweight Le Mans Jaguar C-Type, I would have told you that you were absolutely crazy…but that’s exactly what happened,” says David Swig, an RM Sotheby’s car specialist.

These Chevrolet Impalas are a Lifelong Obsession

These Chevrolet Impalas are a Lifelong Obsession

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Jun 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

“How can you spend 12 hours out there and work on those things all day?” Don Rogers’ wife will sometimes ask, to which he replies, “The day just flew by…I don’t know what happened.” With a love for the iconic Chevrolet Impala, Rogers’ garage is filled with two, both ’64 models. One is a hardtop, the other a convertible. What makes Rogers a bit different from most enthusiasts, however, is that he does all of the work on his cars himself.

The Triple Nickel is More Than a Motorcycle

The Triple Nickel is More Than a Motorcycle

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jun 2015 / 10 Comments Read More

London isn’t your typical vintage motorcycle racer, and her steed, a Honda CB160, is not a typical vintage motorcycle. Sold for just one year, the tiny, jewel-like Japanese bike isn’t the easiest to find parts for…but that matters little to London. “I didn’t know that I was the only girl riding…I just knew I wanted to ride,” she says.

The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘Pagoda’ Was Shaped by Form and Function

The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘Pagoda’ Was Shaped by Form and Function

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jun 2015 / 30 Comments Read More

As an architect, Monti has a unique perspective on his beloved family heirloom, a Mercedes-Benz 280 SL. In the family for 30 years, you’d be safe in assuming its crisp lines and form-follows-function details have influenced his take on buildings. But first: did you know its roof was designed to be used as a photographer’s perch?