By / 8 May 2015
When thinking about grand touring, I believe a lot of people imagine fast, two lane roads stretching on some delicious countryside scenario. I used to think so, too, but after touring in a 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Bertone in the outskirts of Brescia, I just changed my mind—sometimes, it’s better to take your time.
/ 1 May 2015
Today marks the 21st anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death, and every year we take time to remember a man who inspired millions of people around the world with his fiery skill, generous philanthropy, and single-minded determination to cross the finish line first. How has Ayrton Senna inspired you?
/ 24 Apr 2015
Inexpensive to buy, own, and maintain, inexpensive vehicles have put millions of people on the road—especially in the wake of the Second World War. Now that many former economy-minded runabouts are classics, does it really matter that they began life several rungs down the ladder from sports cars?
/ 17 Apr 2015
Even though the Petrolicious HQ is located under the eternal sunshine of the California sun, we have lived all over the world and truly miss watching the seasons change right before our eyes. Months of anticipation lead, inevitably, to one moment: your first springtime drive. Where will you go?
/ 10 Apr 2015
Some of us have been lucky enough to own our very own car before earning our driver’s licenses—with our feet taking the place of an engine. We’re not sure if bombing around the back yard and driveway on our very own race car better-prepared us for the years of driving ahead, or if we were sometimes a bit too reckless with the gap given to our siblings’ ankles…
/ 3 Apr 2015
Our Weekend Playlist series is becoming well-read, and submissions in the comments are often exceptional. This week, Vintage Friday and the playlist have something in common: danger. Stunt driving, powerful cars, feats of engineering, and, of course—speed—the world seems like a far more tame place these days.
/ 27 Mar 2015
These firms may not be making headlines today, but in the ‘80s, their often extensive modifications to luxury and exotic vehicles became a worldwide phenomenon. Wild body kits. Wild paint jobs. Wild new features. Car magazines were full of fantastic interpretations of what an exotic could become, but then the world seemed to turn on these (often) garish beasts.
/ 20 Mar 2015
Today marks the anniversary of James Ward Packard’s death, and I thought it fitting to appreciate some of the timeless designs to come from his family’s company, Packard. Founded by James and his brother William Doud in 1899, Packard was founded with a simple goal: to build the best horseless carriages. Over the years, this led to hundreds of innovations that we still enjoy today...
/ 30 Jan 2015
There is no reason your ride must hibernate for the Winter. Empty, snowy parking lots allow one of Winter's thrills: donuts! You can also hide behind your car in case an impromptu snowball fight breaks out. There is something beautiful about letting our cars, objects of beauty, out into the elements to see what they can do, and further, what we do with them.