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First Car, First Love: 1970 Porsche 914

First Car, First Love: 1970 Porsche 914

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Apr 2015
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I’ve always liked things with wheels—I really don't know why—trains, cars, bikes, I like it all. That changed eight years ago when my mom met my now-stepdad, who introduced me to European cars. When I met my stepdad, I thought Jaguars were just boring old man's cars… then I saw his 1963 Jaguar E-Type for the first time and all of that changed. That was when I first started to take an interest in European cars

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The Story of an Early MGB in a Fascinating Place

The Story of an Early MGB in a Fascinating Place

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Apr 2015
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This is an MGB Mk 1, Tartan red with a black interior and red piping, as-finished from the factory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire when it was built in February 1963. The MGB was only first shown to the public at exhibition in the summer of 1962, making this car an early example. The car and I live in Sarpsborg, in the southeastern part of Norway—a landscape that offers lots of nice roads for classic cars.

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Toyota 222D Group B Lives On As Homebuilt Estonian Rally Car

Toyota 222D Group B Lives On As Homebuilt Estonian Rally Car

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Apr 2015
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We found this particular Toyota MR2 in a barn in the Estonian countryside. We did some necessary work to it to get it running, competed in a few rallies, but then left it standing for 6 years. Last October, one of us had the idea to build a Group B-inspired rally car. One thing led to another, and soon we realized that we had this unused MR2 with some Group B roots: a version of the car was the basis for the Toyota 222D Group S rally car prototype.

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A Triumph Thunderbird Bluebird Brought Back from the Dead

A Triumph Thunderbird Bluebird Brought Back from the Dead

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Mar 2015
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It may not look like it now, but my ownership of this 1951 Triumph Thunderbird “Bluebird” started out disassembled in three Rubbermaid containers! I say my love of vehicles is genetic, inherited from my father, so like many of you when I saw a small Craigslist ad for the motorcycle indicating only a “matching frame and engine”, I knew exactly what I was in for.

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Trading up to a Range Rover Classic

Trading up to a Range Rover Classic

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Mar 2015
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I have loved cars since I was young. I grew up in the ’80s and a member of the Countach poster club, though a Porsche 911 Turbo by Ruf was a close second. My family got a Range Rover in the late ’80s and went through five or six as I grew up. I have always felt that the RR classic is one of the most beautiful trucks ever made, and as it turns out, a strange story led me to the one I drive now.

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How I Ended up with "Pop's" 1959 Cadillac

How I Ended up with

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Mar 2015
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Sean Mathis's grandfather, whom he called "Pop," originally bought this 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in California. It was the family car while Sean's  father was growing up but eventually the car fell out of use and was stashed away under a tarp in Pop's shop. Being the only car enthusiast in his family, Sean spent most of the next ten years trying to take ownership of the car...

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Driving Exciting New Cars Enhances Porsche 993's Appeal

Driving Exciting New Cars Enhances Porsche 993's Appeal

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Feb 2015
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Having actually worked at Porsche for six years (first in PR, then marketing), I have to attribute part of my love of old cars to my time there. But after twelve years of reviewing new cars, I was all about the latest technology, or the most up-to-date styling. Working at Porsche nurtured the other side of my automotive brain, introducing me to the ideas of continuity, heritage, and unbroken lineage.

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