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Take A Peek Into The Perks Of Becoming A Petrolicious Member

By Luna Bondesan
February 12, 2019
45 comments

Today we are thrilled to announce the pre-launch of Petrolicious Membership, an exclusive way to experience Petrolicious through brand-new film series, a collectible quarterly print publication, special event access, and more perks for members who share our enthusiasm for Driving Tastefully.

Whether it be a Tuesday film, an article on the site, participation in one of our rallies, or even an Instagram caption, our passion goes into everything we produce, but we’re only able to call this our job because you share this enthusiasm with us. It’s been an incredible six years, and we’re excited to take the next step with you.

One comment that we’ve heard often since we started is that you’d like us to go further; to make longer films, and to create new formats; to write stories on topics both beyond the typical classic car canon, and on its future. Your appetite and encouragement have inspired us to break new ground with our content for the Petrolicious Membership.

Don’t worry, the films and articles and photographs that you’ve been enjoying since the start won’t be going behind a paywall. We will continue to put out free Made to Drive films on Tuesdays, and free articles on the website—none of that’s changing. We’re simply adding more treats on top of what you’ve come to expect.

Pre-enrollment is now open for all levels of membership, and there are a bunch of perks for pre-enrolling. Full access launches in April when we’ll debut our new series and ship the first issue of the Drive Tastefully quarterly magazine.

FOUNDING MEMBERSHIP

During the pre-enrollment period only, we are also offering the chance to become a Founding Member.

Founding Members pay one fee up front and in return receive access to all Premium Member benefits without any annual fees, ever. In addition, Founding Members will receive an exclusive Founding Member Welcome Kit that includes a Founding Member grill badge and pin handmade in Italy by O.M.E.A.—the same company that designed and produced iconic badges for Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Lamborghini, among many others.

Visit the Membership page for teasers on the new films series and full membership details, including exclusive pre-enrollment perks. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to.

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gth452
gth452
3 years ago

Was thrilled to receive my founding member package the same day my 911 was ready to pick up from a full engine and transmission rebuild. Finishing touch was installing the grill badge and the Drive Tastefully hat on my increasingly weight-reduced head for some tasteful driving! Was not disappointed – pure art!

Mark Walker
Mark Walker
3 years ago

Having been an avid follower since the start, I’m stoked to be a founding member now. Might even need a slightly sportier companion for the 1966 Land Rover IIa in the garage. Guessing it might be a while before there’s an event here in New Zealand though so I have time…

McCobra
McCobra
3 years ago

Hi, tempting, yet do you have any plans for activities in France? Paris?

ovm1968
ovm1968
3 years ago

Hello Afshin, congratulations for your work, I am now a founding member, pls do let me know when you are in Switzerland to invite you for a ride in our mountains.

Cheers,
Olivier

Byron E. Riginos
Byron E. Riginos
3 years ago

Hello from Athens, Greece, I opted in the minute I received your email notice.
I have been following Petrolicious since your beginning and I love 💗 it.
I just returned from a lifetime experience in the XXII Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. Great story 👍🏁
All the best, Byron

Ed Moses
Ed Moses
3 years ago

I am in and looking forward to getting out with our little FIAT 850 and FFRR – thanks for the chance to join and another hat badge.

Alex Antunes
Alex Antunes
3 years ago

Thank you, I’m in!

gth452
gth452
3 years ago

Afshin,
Thank you for making a personal passion – stories and cars – waiting for me every Tuesday night after work. I have a number of cars and one thing they must have is a STORY. I signed up as a Founding Member as soon as I saw the opportunity! Can’t wait for this to start!

Paul Steel
Paul Steel
3 years ago

Being here from day 1 (I was userid Steely before but somehow my id got revoked with an email change) I kind of feel like a founding member already, I would love to join as a founding member but $599 is a lot to spend from so far away in the U.K. but the offer is tempting, especially with the magazine which I can only anticipate will be high quality like the usual content. And that grille badge looks nice.. Will you guys be planning any special events in the U.K.?
I assume the offer is open world-wide for shipping and magazine etc.?

John Holland
John Holland
3 years ago
Reply to  Paul Steel

Paul – While not ‘official’ (as I obviously want to get full permission from Petrolicious) I am planning to hold an event at The Picturehouse Cinema in Stratford-in-Avon (or at Bicester Heritage) where UK Petrolistas can come along an meet, eat (canapes and drinks) and watch a selection of Petrolicious films by marque (e.g. Ferrari, Aston, BMW etc). There is good parking in front of the cinema and adjacent and we will have some of the cars featured in the UK films. Hopefully, also a live skype link to Ashfin Behnia / some of the Team in the US who will take questions etc. I am sure you will agree the films would look, sound and feel amazing on a full size cinema screen and a great opportunity for UK Petrolistas to meet. Happy to liaise with you on any of this if you are interested.

Paul Steel
Paul Steel
3 years ago
Reply to  Paul Steel

Sounds like a great idea John, please do keep me informed.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago
Reply to  Paul Steel

John,
Shhhh…we’re planning something very similar in the UK! Let’s join forces. I’ll email you directly.
Cheers,
Afshin

JB21
JB21
3 years ago

I wish I could afford to join…

Sotiris Papamatthaiou
Sotiris Papamatthaiou
3 years ago

How many pages (roughly) will be the magazine?

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago

About 200.

kurt_leuridan@hotmail.com
kurt_leuridan@hotmail.com
3 years ago

Picture

kurt_leuridan@hotmail.com
kurt_leuridan@hotmail.com
3 years ago

Hello from Belgium !
So proud to be a founding member of Petrolicious.
Keep up the good work.
Kurt L

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago

Thank you so much, Kurt! Love the garage!

Sergio Brasesco
Sergio Brasesco
3 years ago

joined yesterday and am looking forward to whatever you have in store for us!
my first red head as she arrived 2 1/2 years ago

John Holland
John Holland
3 years ago

Hurrah and Huzzah for Petrolicious and Mr & Mrs Behnia and the PetroTeam. I’ve just signed-up and recommend more Englishmen and Britishers to do likewise. There is only one standard and only one Petrolicious and I will place the metal badge on my little giulietta spider with pride !

bbroumandyahoo-com
bbroumandyahoo-com
3 years ago

Forgot to show off my baby!

bbroumandyahoo-com
bbroumandyahoo-com
3 years ago

Afshin! My Persian brotha from another motha! I’m so excited for you and Petrolicious. What a great idea, I’ve been watching you guys for years. Awesome content, I can’t wait to be a Founding Member. Thanks again for sharing the love.

Steffen Ingwersen
Steffen Ingwersen
3 years ago

After all these years of reading and watching your wonderful content I actually consider signing up for the founding members plan. I even feel like it’s a bargain considering the printed quarterly magazine alone. Also, since all my cars are stickered up I can’t resist the grill badge.
However, I’m wondering if the plan also includes the international shipping of the magazine and if there are any events planned in central Europe / Germany. If so, what can we expect?

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago

Hi Steffen,
Thanks for the kind words!
Yes, we ship internationally. In fact, the magazine is printed in Italy.
The membership price includes all shipping.
Cheers.

Michael Maddalena
Michael Maddalena
3 years ago

I’m in as a Founding Member. I owe it to you, Afshin, for all of the great content you have given the community over the past 6 years.

Sebastian Sergio Malara (jeby)
Sebastian Sergio Malara (jeby)
3 years ago

Hi, will the “exclusive events” happening also somewhere close to Italy? Can you share some example?
Thank you!

P.S.: I’m going soon for a visit of the “secret” underground workshops of the Alfa Romeo Museum, is this something you can consider as exclusive events? Visiting famous workshops and so on? Do you need something from down there? 🙂

Dennis White
Dennis White
3 years ago

Despite my belief in that old Groucho Marx adage that I wouldn’t want to be a member of a club that would have me as a member, I’m in!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago
Reply to  Dennis White

Dennis, as always, thanks so much for your support! Cheers.

Zizou
Zizou
3 years ago

Can you share with us what is meant by “exclusive events”?

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago
Reply to  Zizou

Hi Zizou,
Petrolicious exclusive events includes rallies, meet ups, car shows, film screenings, and other social gatherings. We’re taking our rallies and events international and excited to announce all the great drives we’ll be doing throughout the year!

Girt Allerton
Girt Allerton
3 years ago

Hope we get to play on our Eastern Coast….

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago
Reply to  Girt Allerton

Absolutely! Membership is open to residents of most countries.

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer
3 years ago

Hello Afshin,
I’m closing in on my first Alfa Romeo. The Founding Member fee will impact the budget. I’m going to try to do the right thing here, any advice??

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago
Reply to  Bill Meyer

My advice is always the same in these situations: get both! 😉

sashanice
sashanice
3 years ago

Dear Mr Behnia and Team, I’d like to take a moment and thank you for your hard work in the past three years since I have discovered Petrolicious. Since then I have shared your passion among my family and friends. Your content is simply stunning which makes my heart beat faster every time I watch Made to Drive, read an article or enjoy your photography. I would like to also say thank you to Ted Gushue (who I found out about back when Ted was full time at Petrolicious) is an incredible personable individual and ready to answer every single question on any topic even I have never met him in person but only through Instagram. These moments inspired me to finally find and own a beautiful 2002 E46 M3 that I can share the pure joy of this machine with my son who is only ten month old but once he grows up a bit older it will be a blast. Finally, after seeing news about the launch of the Petrolicious Membership without a single minute to spare I said: “YES!” and became a Founding Member as I am sure many others did for similar reasons and more. Thank you and I can’t wait to go for a ride along with you on this journey!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago
Reply to  sashanice

Thank you so much for the kind words and for your membership!
Congratulations on the E46 M3 purchase, I simply LOVE that S54 engine! I miss my Laguna Seca Blue M Coupe. Enjoy it!

Tim Archer
Tim Archer
3 years ago

Do you need an East coast correspondent? If so I am a founding member in a flash!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim Archer

Drop me an email, Tim: afshin.behnia.com

Girt Allerton
Girt Allerton
3 years ago

Joined as a Founding Member and looking forward to whats ahead. Hopefully; Drive, Wrench and Repeat. Thanks Guys.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago
Reply to  Girt Allerton

Thank you, Girt! You’re going to enjoy it!

Iris K
Iris K
3 years ago

Does this include a ride in your Giulietta? (^_^)/

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago
Reply to  Iris K

Drop by the office and we’ll go to lunch in the Giulietta!

Paul Bilek
Paul Bilek
3 years ago

Joined as a Founder today. Keep up the great work guys!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years ago
Reply to  Paul Bilek

Thank you, Paul!

Paul Bilek
Paul Bilek
3 years ago
Reply to  Paul Bilek

Since everyone’s adding a pic of their car, here’s mine. It’s not a classic yet, but I’m looking for another as well…