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Vintage Friday

Remembering Your Very First “Car”

Remembering Your Very First “Car”

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Apr 2015
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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…

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Vintage Friday: Old School Danger

Vintage Friday: Old School Danger

By Michael Banovsky / 3 Apr 2015
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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.

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Are Old Tuner Cars Ever Cool?

Are Old Tuner Cars Ever Cool?

By Michael Banovsky / 27 Mar 2015
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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.

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Vintage Friday: Remembering Packard

Vintage Friday: Remembering Packard

By Michael Banovsky / 20 Mar 2015
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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...

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Proof That Concept Cars Were Made to Be Driven

Proof That Concept Cars Were Made to Be Driven

By Michael Banovsky / 13 Mar 2015
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For today’s Vintage Friday post, I was inspired by the recent sightings of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 “driving” around San Francisco. The reaction must have been much the same throughout history—but especially in the ‘60s and ‘70s—as concept cars were generally one-off, drivable cars.

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Don't Go for the View...

Don't Go for the View...

By Jonathan WC Mills / 14 Feb 2015
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There is a long history of making out in cars. I did it. Perhaps you did, too? It's certainly been a staple of Hollywood films for fifty years and, I'd argue, one of the main reasons teenagers desire a license and a car in the first place...

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Vintage Friday Stuck in the Snowstorm

Vintage Friday Stuck in the Snowstorm

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Jan 2015
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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.

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Blades of Glory: Vintage Men's Grooming Ads

Blades of Glory: Vintage Men's Grooming Ads

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jan 2015
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Sleek lines, good grip, hugs every turn and curve. No, we’re not talking about a speedy roadster; we’re talking about the ways razors and blades have been described and advertised for decades. Shave ads have a long and interesting history in the United States, one that intersects with the road. Perhaps you remember the Burma Shave billboards that dotting our nation’s highways?

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Vintage Dance Moves For This Year’s Holiday Parties

Vintage Dance Moves For This Year’s Holiday Parties

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Dec 2014

'Tis the season of twinkling lights, bells, hot cocoa, and holiday parties. You know what’s about to happen because it happens every year: someone grabs your hand, pulls you to the dance floor, and won’t let you leave until you shake what your mama gave you.

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Holiday Wishes and Vintage Advertisements

Holiday Wishes and Vintage Advertisements

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Dec 2014
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It's Christmas Eve and by now, you’ve responded to party invitations, your travel plans are officially booked, your tree is decorated, and the presents are chosen, bought, and wrapped. We hope you enjoy these vintage advertisements and take a few moments for yourself to relish the small details that make them stand the test of time.

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Ski Season is Here! Let's Hit the Slopes!

Ski Season is Here! Let's Hit the Slopes!

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Nov 2014
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Let’s hit the slopes! Right now, Arctic air is rushing down the Canadian Rockies towards the American Midwest and East. This is good news because if you have an alpine fixation like us, you probably can’t wait until the unofficial start of winter and ski season. However, depending on where you live, or where you’re willing to travel, November 27th, Thanksgiving day, marks ski season's opening.

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