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Vintage Friday

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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Vintage Air Travel is a Flight of Fancy

Vintage Air Travel is a Flight of Fancy

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Nov 2014
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As Thanksgiving, winter break, and the holidays approach many people will be forced to fly and we all know how cruel and uncomfortable flying is. In virtually every case, crossing vast distances and harsh weather make it a necessary evil. But years ago, not only was it cool, it was also comfortable and elegant.

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See Some Great Music

See Some Great Music

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Nov 2014
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In a time when a physical product was the norm, album art was just that – art. These imaginative creations, constrained to a fairly universal square canvas, gave the listener some sense of the personality that lay inside. Browse through, take in the essence of the era, and allow your mind to travel back to a period when you went out and bought your first album, in an actual store.

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These Vintage Horror Movie Posters are a Treat!

These Vintage Horror Movie Posters are a Treat!

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Oct 2014
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Why not grab some friends (or not, if you’re brave), snuggle up, and enjoy a couple vintage horror flicks! Though some might prove to be more humorous than terrifying, you’ll still be getting a break from contemporary, often sub-par films. Alas, a classic horror movie might not make you jump like the new stuff, but you can count on them being creepy.

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The Art of the Pin-Up

The Art of the Pin-Up

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Oct 2014
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Pin-up art's roots lay in post-Victorian England and began, according to some, as a positive affirmation of feminine beauty that rejected the shame associated with physicality during the Victorian period. Those who disagree point to the objectification of women and claim this work demeans them. Regardless of your opinion, there is no debate as to the mastery of the artists behind the work.

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The Speed and Motion of the Classic Motorcycle

The Speed and Motion of the Classic Motorcycle

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Oct 2014
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Motorcycle use exploded in the earlier part of the twentieth century. Spurring it on were talented designers and illustrators such as Messrs. Georges Hamel, Roger Pérot, and Max Ponty who worked for advertising firms. Almost invariably, their art captured the excitement of rushing through the wind with the rest of the world whizzing by at a standstill.

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Before Driving One, Familiarize Yourself with the First Skyline

Before Driving One, Familiarize Yourself with the First Skyline

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Sep 2014
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Before the 600hp monster that is the Nissan GT-R NISMO, the R32, the Hakosuka, even before Nissan and Prince merged, came the Prince Skyline in 1957. It sported a lowly 1.5L 60hp engine and looked to all the world like a slimmed-down General Motors knock-off. But in spite of its derivative appearance it showcased Japanese manufacturing prowess to the world...

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