1981 March 811: Formula Vice

Brought to you by Jaeger-LeCoultre http://www.petrolicious.com/jaeger-lecoultre_polaris In this week’s Made to Drive installment we are in Florida with Petrolicious’ friend and vintage motorsport enthusiast, John Campion. Joining his collection recently, this 1981 March 811 Formula 1 car represents a different era of top-level racing, wherein one could buy an engine and build a chassis to compete without spending hundreds of millions of manufacturer dollars. Though this sinister black sword of a racing car wasn’t on the same pace as that year’s world championship contenders, the Guinness-sponsored machine driven by Irishman Derek Daly was still ferociously quick in an absolute sense, and it’s a treat to see it in action on a race track so many decades later on. Watch John interview 2017 Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver Of The Year and Sexton trophy winner, Jordan Dempsey: https://youtu.be/h45cBGl4DPU See the photoshoot and further info on the March 811 here: http://petro.li/March811 Drive Tastefully® http://Petrolicious.com http://facebook.com/Petrolicious

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1994 Audi RS2: Strap Into The Snow Wagon

Title: 1994 Audi RS2: Strap Into The Snow Wagon YouTube text: Like last week’s installment in our Made to Drive series, we are back in France, only this time at much higher elevation as we power slide through the snowy roads of the Courchevel ski resort perched high in the Alps. With his skis affixed atop and a preference for counter-steering, Mark Birch is using his 1994 RS2 exactly as intended. Sure-footed Quattro paired with a classic Audi turbo five under the hood is a recipe for the ultimate snow day as far as we’re concerned, and though it never received any motorsport attention, it sure does a good job of aping its WRC relatives as it carves sideways ruts into the churned-up powder behind it. See the photoshoot and further info on this ’94 Audi RS2 here: http://petro.li/AudiRS2 Drive Tastefully® http://Petrolicious.com http://facebook.com/Petrolicious

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1970 Subaru 360: A Toy Van For The Street

It’s not a shrunken Type 2 VW, but rather an adorable little import built in Japan in an era long before Subaru started to earn its modern granola-crunching and power-sliding fanbase. Sun-soaked Arizona is an altogether alien terrain if you’re arriving from Japan, and as far as U.S. cities go, Greater Phoenix is not wanting for space—certainly not when compared to the tightly-packed streets of Japan’s metropolitan hubs—and a tiny van with an even smaller motor is no way to experience these wide-open desert highways if your version of the American Southwest requires a V8. But traversing the ramps and right angles around the city? This little UFO is quite handy indeed. The Subaru 360 Van is an efficient use of of space and it gets the kind of excellent mileage you’d expect from a barebones and mostly utilitarian machine, and yet its value lies more in its charm than its function. See the photoshoot and read more about this 1970 Subaru 360 here: http://petro.li/Subaru360 Drive Tastefully® http://Petrolicious.com http://facebook.com/Petrolicious

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1975 VAZ-2103: A Soviet Time Machine

An automobile that was produced in numbers well into the tens of millions doesn’t seem so unique, but what if one of those cars hadn’t been touched for more than forty years before its rediscovery? That’s the story behind this Soviet-era survivor that shows just under 150 kilometers on the clock, and it’s all original despite the Curtain coming down decades ago. It’s a time capsule from an altogether different history than most of the cars in our Made to Drive series, and though it’s not a sporting machine by any means, the VAZ-2103 “Zhiguli” is still one of the most significant cars ever built. Let the proud owner of this 1975 example tell you why. See the photoshoot and further info on the VAZ-2103 here: http://petro.li/VAZ Drive Tastefully® http://Petrolicious.com http://facebook.com/Petrolicious

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1972 Alfa Romeo Alfetta: Verde Pino

Brought to you by Jaeger-LeCoultre http://www.petrolicious.com/jaeger-lecoultre_polaris In this week’s Made to Drive installment we are visiting France to spend an afternoon with a young couple infatuated with vintage Alfa Romeos. They currently own two with plans for more, but it was this 1972 Alfetta and its striking factory color of Verde Pino that began the momentum. It’s a unique mixture of a stylish but practical small sedan combined with Italian sporting heritage, and though it isn’t the most well-known from the marque’s impressive lineup in the early 1970s it is a notable piece of their history. In the case of Tristan and Manon, his wife to be, the Alfetta is now part of their family, and it will be starting a new legacy. See the photoshoot and further info on the ’72 Alfetta here: http://petro.li/Alfetta Drive Tastefully® http://Petrolicious.com http://facebook.com/Petrolicious

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Porsche 959: A Supercar Years Ahead Of Its Time

Brought to you by Jaeger-LeCoultre http://www.petrolicious.com/jaeger-lecoultre_polaris This week we head a few hours north of our Los Angeles HQ to catch up with Bruce Canepa and one his Porsche 959. It’s one of the rarest cars to wear the company’s crest, but he’s certainly no stranger to the thing—after spending over a decade trying to find the legal loopholes necessary to put one on the road in the United States, one tends to form a bond, become familiar. The 959 has been duly lauded for decades as one of the most advanced and ambitious supercars ever produced, but beyond all that it may have also saved the beloved 911 by showing the world what could be achieved with a rear-engine design. See the photoshoot and read more here: http://petro.li/CanepaPorsche959 Drive Tastefully® http://Petrolicious.com http://facebook.com/Petrolicious

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1991 Jaguar XJR-15: Britain’s Fervent Feline

In this week’s Made to Drive episode we fold ourselves into the cockpit of Jasbir Dhillon’s 1991 Jaguar XJR-15 to experience one of the rarest and rawest supercars built in the 20th century. Aimed at transferring the Le Mans-winning XJR experience to the road, just 53 examples of the XJR-15 were produced with the help of Tom Walkinshaw under the banner of Jaguar Sport, and only 27 were optioned for road use. Powered by a beautifully shrill six-liter V12, it’s a lesser known but no less sexy staple of 1990s supercardom, and one of the finest examples of a “race car for the road,” of any decade. See the photoshoot and further info here: http://petro.li/JaguarXJR-15 Drive Tastefully® http://Petrolicious.com http://facebook.com/Petrolicious

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