Petrolicious 2013 Year in Rearview
2013 marked our first full year of Petrolicious, and as we look back on it, we recognize what a year it has been! For all of us here at Petrolicious, 2013 was a year of inspiration. Whether it was cars, garages, events, or the people we met, 2013 inspired us to drive more, explore, finish our projects, and dream of cars yet to come.
Below we list some of our favorite film shoots and experiences of 2013.
Can you believe it has been less than a year since we peeked into Jack Olsen’s garage and rode along in his 911? Is there anything more inspirational than his garage created out of a humble two-car garage and on a budget?
Another garage that inspired us this year is the one that was built solely to showcase a car as a work of art and specifically this incredible Ferrari BB512
We had the opportunity to travel the world to see how vintage car culture thrives in unexpected places.
We received your submissions from nearly every corner of the world, including a Zaz in Russia and a Saab in Poland. We Petrolisti may not all speak the same language but in way we all do, and this common language is our love for vintage cars.
Along the way, we had the privilege to meet some incredible owners and their dedication their cars like Guy Newmark and his million-mile 356 and Randy Balingit-Hartmann and his nearly half-million-mile BMW E28 M5.
What could be more inspiring than three generations of the same family dedicated to the repair and restoration of vintage Bugattis? We were fortunate enough to see inside Garage Novo, outside of Paris. If this doesn’t make you want to get out and work on your project, we aren’t sure what will.
We got to ride in one of the two original vintage Ferrari police car through the rolling hills of Rimini, Italy, and we also had a great time with Manuel Leon Minassian and his Alfa Romeo Berlina, listening to so many of his stories and learning how his passion became an obsession.
2013 was a fantastic year and we are incredibly thankful for the owners of these cars, the people we have had a chance to meet, and our readers. Thank you for your help and support this year and for all the ways you have inspired us. Rest assured we won’t sit back in 2014, so here is to another fantastic year.
Happy New Year to our Petrolisti!