Video: Petrolicious Alfa Giulia Super Ti

Want to spend 7 minutes feeling good about the world? Watch this superb new film from Petrolicious. It features one of the nicest guys you’ll ever see driving one of the nicest little Alfas you’ll ever see. It’s a car he built himself and he did such a good job that he ended up working for one of the best custom car builders in California – Singer Porsche. Sit back, pump up the volume and enjoy.

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Petrolicious – Lancia 037

Petrolicious has to run out of….. fuel at some stage, right? I mean, how many incredible different vehicle models can they actually get access to before they start repeating themselves? Hopefully the answer is “plenty more”. The owner of this car will be familiar to the avid Petroliciousisti. One of his cars was featured in an earlier video and it’s every bit as exotic as this one. I won’t tell you which one it is right now but the video’s at the end of this post. This video focuses on his Lancia 037 Group B. As he intimates in the […]

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Majesty – The Ferrari 250 GTO

Petrolicious has come a long way in a short time. They started with nice videos of passion-worthy, but very obtainable cars like the Datsun 510 and early Nissan Skyline. In just over a year, they’ve proved themselves worthy of being trusted to film one of the most valuable cars in the world today – a Ferrari 250 GTO. Well done, sirs!! The following is a feast for the eyes and especially for the ears. It’s a nice little history lesson, too, directly from the son of one of Ferrari’s own factory drivers. The driving footage and accompanying soundtrack from just […]

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Petrolicious features Saab Sonett II

Petrolicious makes some of my favourite online car films. You can imagine the anticipation, then, when I saw that this week’s film featured a Saab Sonett II. And it’s not any old Saab Sonett II (if there is such a thing). It’s a two-stroke Saab Sonett II, which is among the rarest of Swedes. Here’s the film…. —— To be honest, I was a little disappointed with this. Not with the car or the owner, of course, but with Petrolicious. They set such high standards, but I can’t help but feel they fell short with this one. The film’s too […]

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The Ringbrothers – Emphasis On Quality

It’s natural that people tend to be comfortable with what they know if it’s functional and does what they need it to do. There’s rarely a need to explore the finest quality product available unless you’re deeply interested in that certain something. I’d be quite happy with a watch, for example, but some people won’t settle for anything less than a Rolex or a TAG Heuer. I used to think that companies like Ford and Toyota built generic cars, companies like BMW and Mercedes built real quality and further down the road, Ferrari and Lamborghini built real exotic quality. To […]

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Petrolicious: Saab 900

Greetings from the road. I’m driving a black 1993 Saab 900 up the east coast of Australia right now, so sitting here and watching this video gave me some special pleasure. This is Petrolicious’ tribute to a very special Saab, owned by a very special guy. All concerned should be credited for a wonderful production. If I was to nitpick, I’d ask that they spend a little longer on the exhaust note, someone so wonderfully original to the 900. But that’s just me. They’ve done a great job and the car looks sensational. This movie has been out for a […]

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Petrolicious: Alfa Romeo 1900 SSZ

Given that my interest in Zagato-bodied cars is rising, the timing of this Petrolicious video couldn’t be better. It features none other than Andrea Zagato, the third generation to run the family business. He talks about Zagato’s styling and construction principles, as well as taking viewers for a ride in the absolutely beautiful Alfa Romeo 1900 SSZ. Tip – Andrea only speaks Italian, so make sure you hit the little button at the bottom to make the subtitles work. Enjoy. And thank your favourite deity for Petrolicious and their exquisite videos. —

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Petrolicious And The Most Beautiful Garage….. In The World

You’ve probably heard about or seen this garage already. I’ve seen photo-features on a few different websites over the years, but I’ve never seen film of either the garage or the car. Thankfully, Petrolicious is here to do the job right. The garage won a competition called Design Driven, sponsored by Maserati, back in 2009. It’s been shown as a car-centric living space in many photo shoots, but it seems to double as Holger Schubert’s design office in this video. What I love about this: The garage – It’s absolutely magnificent, combining function and beauty in one minimalist piece. The […]

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Petrolicious: The Hunter

Petrolicious is my new favourite website. It covers what I’d call modern vintage cars and it does it beautifully, with articles and beautifully shot videos that showcase why people love cars as well as the cars that they love. I love older cars. They’re so much more interesting than 95% of the new stuff because they were made at a time when car companies had real, distinct identities. Car companies today are being beaten into conformity by the relentless pursuit of safety, fuel economy, and of course, the most important economy of all – economy of scale. Modern cars with […]

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