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I Drive New York

When you want to drive your vintage car, how far do you travel to get to it? Possibly into your garage or out to your driveway? For those vintage car enthusiasts in New York City that is the stuff of dreams. Owning a car in NYC is rare, and owning a vintage car is even rarer, but those who do are committed to the lifestyle. For these three owners, getting to their cars is almost a ritual in itself, and nothing brings more pleasure than slipping behind the wheel of a car that has as much personality and history as the city itself. Like many things in New York City, nothing comes easy, but the challenge makes it all the more worth it.

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Maxwell Rady
Maxwell Rady
3 years 3 months ago

I.Love.Tuesdays.

robert t mullane 3
robert t mullane 3
3 years 3 months ago
Y’know… when I was doing my grad work years @ Boston College, I owned a ’79 MGB-LE Limited Edition. These cars were indeed vintage, and despite the fact that owning a car is always a problem I kept mine there, and drove everywhere I needed to go. I had lots of places, too; like school, work, and the store; where I was expected on a daily basis. This ‘sports car’ was dependable regardless of what some people may think about MGs, or sports cars, in general. I had a great time driving, especially in summer, when I took girls to… Read more »
Rick Ladd
Rick Ladd
3 years 3 months ago

What are the odds? The first time I check out this site and it’s about guys with vintage cars in NYC! That’s Me! I have a vintage Triumph in Brooklyn, have to rent a garage a half hour away because I live in an old brownstone. ( No cars back then ) Driving a small British car in NYC is crazy but I love it!

Isaac DC
Isaac DC
3 years 3 months ago

This is my favorite Petrolicious video!!!! Thank you for your work guys! I love it! Looking forward to next tuesday! Thanks a lot!

ronaldo eduardo
ronaldo eduardo
3 years 3 months ago

Really nice video!

I live in Brazil and sometimes I complain that is hard to use a “normal” car in my city, I dont like even to dream about driving a vintage car here in a normal working day, but this video was really something to think about.

These guys have much more dificultties(?) than me to drive my old fiats at weekends, and only at weekends, in a city that doesn’t even compare to the size of new york.

keep the good work guys!

Randy Hartmann
Randy Hartmann
3 years 3 months ago
I worked for a major airline years ago. I was based in Detroit and then later in New York. I had a choice to move there so I didn’t have to commute to work from California in an Airbus A320. (Flight crews can live anywhere there is an airport!) I choose to live in San Diego and commute four times a month to my New York base because I couldn’t imagine driving my E28 M5 in New York traffic. I love New York because you really don’t need a car and I relished that lifestyle the few days I was… Read more »
Bertram Wooster
Bertram Wooster
3 years 3 months ago

Another GTV6 with a broken tach needle! I guess it’s not quite so WTF-y after all– and a beater Baja Bug looks like the perfect Manhattan DD!

motoring con brio
motoring con brio
3 years 3 months ago

“Manhattan DD” is an oxymoron for the people featured in this video. That concept simply does not exist.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
3 years 3 months ago
I watch lots of car videos on the Internet, but none are as cinematic as those on Petrolicious, this being one of the best examples of that. As to the theme of the video itself I completely empathise. Until recently I lived in London but kept the car out of town in Surrey. Everyone run in the car meant a 40-60 minute drive in my daily driver before I could even fire up the big V12. It meant that every trip had to be planned well in advance. Now I’ve moved to Surrey myself and the car lives at my… Read more »
Pedro Oliveira
Pedro Oliveira
3 years 3 months ago

As usual we got a fantastic video. Loved in particular the 911!
When I watch those videos the world becomes a better place.
Sometimes I forgot the luck I have for having a nice garage behind my house 😀

Keep up the good work guys!

Torstein
Torstein
3 years 3 months ago

This was a fantastic video!
I put it up there with your video featuring the Lusso-owner who only drove his Ferrari at nights.
Great!!

Ian Rose
Ian Rose
3 years 3 months ago

The only bad part of a Petrolicious video is that it comes to an end…when I would otherwise wish I could remain in its surreal world where life seems to slow down enough to actually be able to enjoy the mysterious, yet entirely real, connection of man and machine.

MrTooo
MrTooo
3 years 3 months ago

Is Raphael from Jalopnik? He seems familiar.

Josh Clason
Josh Clason
3 years 3 months ago

Yes, he is.

Ryan Hoyle
Ryan Hoyle
3 years 3 months ago

Finally that 911 you teased a while back on instagram! Cool piece, I like the different stories. Especially the first one about the only reason he’s in the car is because he wants to be in the car. great stuff once again.

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