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Lifelong Memory of MGA becomes Reality

Lifelong Memory of MGA becomes Reality

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Apr 2014
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I walked through the front door, and right there on that showroom floor was the most beautiful mechanical creation I had ever seen–a brand new MGA roadster in stunning British Racing Green. It was love at first sight for me, and the image of that beautiful little roadster remains burned into the back of my brain to this day.

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He Found his Dad's Porsche 993, Sold Years Earlier, Online

He Found his Dad's Porsche 993, Sold Years Earlier, Online

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Apr 2014
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Five years had passed and still I thought about it and how I'd like to buy it back. Then one day I was browsing cars online and I saw this Speed Yellow 993 that looked remarkably similar to my dad's.  I immediately called the guy, asked a few questions about the car, and scheduled an appointment to look at it. Then I called my dad.

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Stars Align, Buick Riviera Crosses the Pacific

Stars Align, Buick Riviera Crosses the Pacific

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Apr 2014
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After attending the inaugural Australian ROA (Riviera Owners Association) Meet in Coffs Harbour in 2010 I fell in love with the first gen Riviera. I'd admired them before but the stars were aligned, I'd sold my '66 Riviera, the Aussie Dollar was very strong and the idea of a new project was very appealing. My idea was to get a bit of a roughy that needed restoration and do it as a mild custom.

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This Classic Datsun Found Its Owner

This Classic Datsun Found Its Owner

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Apr 2014
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The funny thing is that I was actually completely set on buying a Datsun 510 and had been looking around for the perfect one for close to a year. My father cut out an ad in the local newspaper (I know right, not craigslist?) and advertising this 1000. I did a little research and knew it was something special, it had spent half its life in Steveston (about five minutes away from me).

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This Convertible was Love at First Drive

This Convertible was Love at First Drive

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Apr 2014
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What the heck WAS this thing? I’d never heard of a Fiat, but I quickly fell in love with the wood dash, the big steering wheel and the gauges in Italian. The shifter felt very precise, and the little car just begged to run. I was in love! Of course, they hadn’t really thought about selling it and needed to "think about it," so I went home feeling dejected.

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This Saab Makes Us Wish Winter Was Here A Bit Longer

This Saab Makes Us Wish Winter Was Here A Bit Longer

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Apr 2014
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The timing was right for Andrew to purchase this 95 as he recently retired from working as the airport manager at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage. This Saab has a Ford V4 engine, four-speed shifter on the column, front wheel drive (great for Alaskan winter driving), free-wheeling carried over from early Saab two-stroke days, and a third seat in the rear for carrying children.

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Friendly Citroën Makes Everybody Smile

Friendly Citroën Makes Everybody Smile

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Mar 2014
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This thing isn’t exotic, it isn’t fast, it isn’t worth much but it makes me and everybody who sees it smile. This particular car was built in France for the Belgian market in January 1972, painted Bleu Camargue and was available in ’72 and ’73. It has an aircooled 602cc 2-cylinder boxer engine that produces around 32hp. You don't really want to know its 0-100 km/h time. 

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Father and Son Porsche 911 Nut-and-Bolt Rebuild

Father and Son Porsche 911 Nut-and-Bolt Rebuild

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Mar 2014
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They tried to give the car a classic look without making extreme modifications to the body and compromising the car's distinctive ‘impact bumper’ look. And they bought it because the car has a lot of character with the unmistakable sound of an air-cooled flat-six engine and the weight distribution of a hammer - characteristics which make it much more fun to drive.

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The Lamborghini Urraco Battles Conservatism with Sheer Madness

The Lamborghini Urraco Battles Conservatism with Sheer Madness

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Mar 2014
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I was struck by a beauty in motion, a slightly blurred shot featuring the sharp profile of a car unknown to me, the Urraco. It looked potently evocative, the embodiment of speed, flight. In this superb shot it truly appeared to be moving at an impossible speed. It makes a statement—a statement for sheer madness, eccentricity, and flamboyance in design.

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These BMW M3s Are a Dream Near the Ocean or Climbing Mountains

These BMW M3s Are a Dream Near the Ocean or Climbing Mountains

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Mar 2014
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Once the transfer documents were signed and the car fueled up, Manuel and his wife hit the road back to Spain. They cut south through Bavaria, Switzerland, the French Alps then on to the Spanish Pyrenees eventually winding up in Cadiz on Spain's sunny southern coast. Finally, they and the Cecotto boarded a ferry to the Canary Islands.

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Driving an Upside-Down Alfa Romeo is Thrilling

Driving an Upside-Down Alfa Romeo is Thrilling

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Mar 2014
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Kirby proudly states that he’s “not interested in cars; I’m in the category of obsessed. I like to think I just popped out into the world wearing a Formula 1 t-shirt making car noises, and I’d honestly say the reality wasn’t too dissimilar to that.” His dad is a car nut too, so even as a youngster pushed around in a pram, Kirby attended club events, Aussie V8 Supercar races, and car shows.

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This VW Type 3 is a Car You Didn't Know You Wanted

This VW Type 3 is a Car You Didn't Know You Wanted

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Mar 2014
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The bug really bit when I saw my first VW Type 3. I didn’t even know they existed; I had to ask my dad what it was. From that moment I had to have one. When I saw this one for sale I hadn’t even looked at any other cars, I just took a deep breath and dove in. I bid and won it, sight unseen, on eBay and we drove the car 1000km (~600mi) back to Sydney the day I bought it.

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