Daniel Ricciardo Experiences LA Car Culture – Donut Media

Ever wondered what an F1 driver get’s up to on their summer break? Well Daniel Ricciardo heads to L.A with a bunch of his mates, hooks up with Donut Media and cruises Southern California’s streets sampling what the mecca of car culture has to offer.

Taking in the whole city – Dan and his mates cross LA from East to West, starting off in DTLA where they go big pimping in some rad low riders, drool over Bruce Meyer’s incredible car collection and finish off blasting the canyon roads in some ass twitching super cars.

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Petrolicious’ Latest Video – This Porsche 912 is Fully Committed

John Benton is definitely a Porsche guy with an unmatched passion for the Porsche 912. Supporting the underdog and the often overlooked little brother of the 911 – Benton Performance, John’s shop tunes and restores 912’s into road ripping machines with unparalleled 912 performance.

His love for the Stuttgart marque is clear to see and in particular the dedication he has for his own Porsche 912 which is the star of the show – “That car isn’t just me, it’s all the people I’ve interacted with to get to this place,” says John Benton. “I bought this car at 23 years old, I didn’t have all the answers…My car is the result of all those little journeys, here and there…”

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The Porsche 912 – Perfectly Imperfect – Petrolicious

Antoine Gaslais searched the classifieds for years trying to find his perfect Porsche 912 – originally after the engine blowing up 25 miles into it’s first road trip outside of Paris, the longed for purchase felt like a mistake – not any more.

The Bahama yellow 912 is a time capsule of 1967 and is by no means a trailer queen…

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Jimmy’s Iced Coffee

Jimmy’s Iced Coffee has become a staple moring ritual for me – it tastes like liquid gold, however I buy into the brand as much as I do the taste. Jim Cregan, the man behind Jimmy’s Iced Coffee is hugely creative and inspirational. After upping sticks and travelling around Oz in a converted truck, Jimmy got hooked on Iced Coffee, once he returned to the UK his addiction wasn’t satisfied by what was on offer in the UK so he set about unleashing his own iced coffee onto the unsuspecting UK coffee drinker.

Not only is Jim a entrepreneur but he is a car guy as well and owns a truly badass 73 Ford F100 pickup and also a Mercedes Wagon. Watch his story of how he found his american truck and go support the brand and a brand not settling for the norm. #KYCU
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Dare to Be Different – Datsun 240z

This is an oldie but a goodie from the one and only Petrolicious. The Datsun 240z is a car currently getting some serious notoriety – seen as an affordable classic the iconic Japanese sports coupe is winning fans left right and centre around the world. Prices are on the rise but they’re still under appreciated.

Owner of this very badass 240z – Dave Sholz shares his connection with the Japanese classic, some say it is the Japanese answer to the 911, one thing that is true is that the 240z is fast becoming a cult classic. This is one to be turned up ear drum beating level and truly appreciated.

Oilers Car Club

So the Oilers Car Club are a cool bunch of car crazy hot rod guys and gals. The Race of Gentlemen celebrates all things classic hot rods and motorcycles, established by the Oilers the beach hooning event has quickly become a must see spectacle for any self respecting car guy. Oiler – Meldon Van Riper Stultz III speaks about how The Race of Gentlemen came about, the Oilers Car Club and generally gives an insight into his view on the world.

Steve Marino’s video edit captures the essence of what it means to be an Oiler and gets under the skin of the resurrected car club.

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This Nissan Fairlady 240Z Is An Otaku’s Dream Car – Petrolicious

This Nissan Fairlady 240Z Is An Otaku’s Dream Car – Petrolicious is a constant source of automotive video porn and their feature of one of Japans most prolific exports is nothing short of the high storytelling standards we have come to love.

The 240z is fast becoming a sought after classic and an alternative to the astronomical prices that European, especially Porsche, sports car are commanding. There is no doubting the badass appeal the 240z and this latest Petrolicious edit is fit for it’s subject.

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The Go Anywhere Porsche 356

Car ownership and being an enthusiast is about enjoying your machine however you see fit whether or not that is worshipping your show car trailer queen, building your dream ride in your garage or abusing your track munching race car. However, those opinions are not always shared throughout the car loving world, so when Petrolicious dropped their latest video edit the timers were set for the barrage of keyboard warriors to launch their opionions and wall of abuse.

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California Cruising

Now, this is slightly off piste to the run of the mill event coverage or car feature – this is more of a nostalgic journal entry from a recent trip. My Girlfriend and I visited California for a 3 week road trip, it’s something we have wanted to do for a while and in all honesty it’s been my dream trip ever since visiting with my folks as an unappreciative spotty teenager 12 years ago. We covered some 2000 miles, had the time of our lives but still left knowing that the Golden State had much more to give.

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