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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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What’s Wrong With a People’s Car?

What’s Wrong With a People’s Car?

By Michael Banovsky / 24 Apr 2015
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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?

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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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