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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.

 

One Man’s Alpine Awakening

One Man’s Alpine Awakening

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Jul 2015 / 17 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.

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Building Your Dream Is A Beautiful Thing

Building Your Dream Is A Beautiful Thing

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Jul 2015 / 58 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?

Freedom on Four Wheels: “La Poderosa” Lives for the Wild

Freedom on Four Wheels: “La Poderosa” Lives for the Wild

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Jun 2015 / 11 Comments Read More

“This Land Rover is very simple. The idea behind the vehicle is to go as many places as possible, using as few resources as possible,” photographer Sean Reagan says. He, Mittie Roger, and their Land Rover Defender “la poderosa” are on an adventure—with no end in sight.

L’art Novo: Bugatti’s Glorious past Is Alive at Garage Novo

L’art Novo: Bugatti’s Glorious past Is Alive at Garage Novo

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Jun 2015 / 26 Comments Read More

“I never try and understand why we do this, it’s just natural,” says Jean Novo, “and driving a Bugatti is as natural as driving a modern car, for me it is exactly the same.” What began as the fascinating sight of Bugatti cars thundering around the streets of Paris, Henri Novo became determined to work for the famed French automaker. Now, his son Jean keeps the family business running—as well as a number of very special Bugatti models.

Spirit Lake Motorcycle Creations are True to the Spirit

Spirit Lake Motorcycle Creations are True to the Spirit

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 May 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

What began as building motorcycles in his kitchen became a full-time gig for Brian Sloma. After listing one of his creations on Craigslist, and things just spiralled from there. “You see a car for nothing but a car,” says Brian Sloma, “…even if it has rims, is wrapped, and has wings—it’s still the same car. But you take a bike, you change the tank and the seat…what is it?”

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 / 29 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.

Fourteen Past Five: The Story of Jewel-Like Italian Sports Car

Fourteen Past Five: The Story of Jewel-Like Italian Sports Car

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 May 2015 / 17 Comments Read More

Inspired by the Parma-Poggio di Berceto, a road race that went past his family home, Fabrizio Lorenzoni desired from an early age to experience the same rush of speed that a racing driver does. With a Fiat 1100 by Stanguellini in the garage, few classics can give the same open air excitement as Lorenzoni’s unique machine.