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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Video: Porsche 968 ClubSport

I was watching a Harry’s Garage video last night and it prompted me to the fact that I hadn’t put together my video for my Porsche 968 CS yet. Bad me! OK, I’m no Harry Metcalfe when it comes to enthusiastic presentation. I have to get a little more comfortable in front of a camera. But here it is: my Porsche 968 CS. The video goes for about 8 minutes and I hope you enjoy it. Apologies in advance for the rattly audio during the driving sequence. It’s my GoPro housing. I need to find a solution for that. —— […]

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Video: Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale Shows Everything Alfa Romeo Should Be

This might just be the best video Petrolicious has ever made. The car is an Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale from 1965 and it was built especially for the La Carrera Panamericana race through Mexico. There’s plenty of driving footage to see and it’s a wonder to behold. In fact, it’s so wonderful it makes you wish there was no owner’s story to tell. Just give me more driving!! For me, this video sums up the soul of Alfa Romeo. I hope he calls in the stylists and the engineers and says “This is your brief. Do this for a modern […]

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Jay Leno And The Lancia Fulvia Sport (Zagato)

Jay Leno gets all sorts of cool stuff coming through his garage. Most of it he owns, but occasionally he brings in someone else’s car to show it off. Such is the case with this Lancia Fulvia Sport. The video is around 25 minutes long and provides a great overview to the Fulvia, albeit with the alternate Zagato body. For those unfamiliar, this is basically the same as my Fulvia, but Lancia had Zagato build some bodies for them until 1972. This is one of those cars. Mine is the regular coupe made by Lancia itself (they made a sedan […]

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Farewell, My Little Italian Buddy – Alfasud Sprint

I’ve had Gavin’s 1982 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint Veloce parked in my front yard for the last few months. The best part of the deal is that I had his OK to drive it once or twice a week – just to keep it lubricated, of course 🙂 The car left our humble abode this afternoon. It’s heading back to Melbourne tomorrow and it’ll either be sold or restored a little more. I wanted a keepsake so I whipped out my iPhone this afternoon and shot a quick video walk-around of the car in the fading light. I had an […]

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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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Weekend Video – Living The Porsche

This is a long one – just over one hour – so set aside some sofa time with your favourite beverage and a few biscuits. Living The Porsche is essentially a long-form advertisement for Autohaus Hamilton, a Porsche specialist workshop in Sydney, Australia. But describing it that way and failing to give you more would be a huge injustice to what is a fantastic Porsche film. Porsche is a company dedicated to racing and most of their cars have been built with racing in mind. They’re engineered in such a way that nearly every Porsche model is a potential racer […]

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Weekend Video: Porsche 356 Made By Hand

If you’ve been on a tour of a modern car factory, this old video about Porsche is going to make you giggle. If you’ve got even a basic awareness of modern health and safety protocols, it’ll blow your mind. Either way, it’s super-interesting and a great look into quality car building in yesterday’s world. This is a video tour showing the build process for the Porsche 356. Think Megafactories, 1950’s style. While everything’s basically done by hand there are still some extraordinary machines and the commitment to quality is evident throughout.

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Ken Block vs Ken Box

I think we might have just learned exactly when you should quit what was once a good thing. Ken Block has released his Gymkhana 6 video, continuing a five year tradition of entertaining driving, copious amounts of tyre smoke and unabashed pre-Christmas product promotion. Here it is: — What do you think? I can remember when Block’s videos were jaw-dropping and even quite funny. Personally speaking, this one felt like The Godfather III – it’s watchable, but not even close to the films that came before it. When the TV show Happy Days was in its waning years a few […]

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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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