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The Weekend Is All About The Pits

The Weekend Is All About The Pits

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jul 2015
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We read a lot about cars, and when reviewing historical racing books we often sink into photos of how the pits used to look. Far more casual, with—depending on the era—a number of dangerous-looking details, the pit lane used to be a place you could hang out during a race. How things have changed.

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Remember When Good Car Stereos Were Aftermarket?

Remember When Good Car Stereos Were Aftermarket?

By Michael Banovsky / 17 Jul 2015
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The best car stereo I’ve heard was the first version made for the Audi A8 by Bang & Olufsen. I heard the system in 2009, and it blew me away—and that’s not something I say lightly. I’m a big fan of listening to great music, loud, in the car. For people like me, however, things used to be much different.

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Step Into The Studio

Step Into The Studio

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Jul 2015

When automotive styling studios began to prove their worth after the Second World War, every automaker tried to not only hire the best designers they could find, but also to keep future creations hidden from prying eyes. These days, decades after the curtains have been lifted on numerous old cars and concepts, we’re now able to have a look into how automaker styling studios used to look.

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Vacationing The Vintage Way

Vacationing The Vintage Way

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Jul 2015
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In much of the U.S., today is a holiday in advance of the 4th of July, and we’ll be hitting the open road in search of, well, something fun to do this weekend. Being the old advertisement junkies that we are, a quick browse through our archives shows that the world of travel seemed much more simple back in the day.

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The Art And Design Of Classic Helmets

The Art And Design Of Classic Helmets

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Jun 2015
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If you’re like most enthusiasts who enjoy watching or participating in racing, you’re no doubt already picking out your favorite drivers and riders from afar by their helmet designs. Today’s Vintage Friday is in appreciation for those helmet designs we love and, frankly, wish would return to motorsport.

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What’s On The Inside Always Matters

What’s On The Inside Always Matters

By Michael Banovsky / 19 Jun 2015
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Much—perhaps too much—writing about classic cars focuses on exterior styling. Yes, the Ferrari 250 GTO and Jaguar E-Type are lovely creatures to behold, but as an enthusiastic driver, the inside of a car matters far more to me than what’s on the outside. And the more modern cars get, well, the less I tend to like its interior! Do you feel the same?

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The Joys of Spectating Tastefully

The Joys of Spectating Tastefully

By Michael Banovsky / 5 Jun 2015
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This weekend is my “home” Formula 1 race in Montreal, Canada, an event I attended yearly for the longest time with my dad. Why am I telling you this? Because even though I can wrangle press passes to just about anything, I think it’s much more fun to be a spectator.

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It’s Important to Earn Your Stripes

It’s Important to Earn Your Stripes

By Michael Banovsky / 29 May 2015
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I prefer my vehicles on the modest side of subdued, and picked the grey metallic—grigio—paint when ordering my 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth. At the time, the only one available with the options I wanted also had black side stripes—which I had the dealer remove. Why? I don’t deserve stripes, and you may not, either.

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Inspiration for Driving More Slowly This Weekend

Inspiration for Driving More Slowly This Weekend

By Jacopo Villa / 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.

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How Has Ayrton Senna Inspired You?

How Has Ayrton Senna Inspired You?

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 May 2015
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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?

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