With the advent of the R10, the turbo-diesel-powered prototype that is dominating the international Le Mans circuits, Audi’s R8 racecar recently went the way of the dodo.
In 1949, a fellow named Molt Taylor, working in Longview, Wash., built a flying car.
On October 14, 1947, when an Air Force captain named Chuck Yeager flew a rocket-propelled Bell XS-1 plane faster than Mach 1 (about 760 mph) over the town of Victorville, Calif., the accompanying
Subtle is not the adjective that will jump to the tongue when Oceanco introduces its 702 superyacht next summer.
During the last decade, the top two commercial aircraft manufacturers also have dominated the market for the largest corporate jets: Boeing, with its Boeing Business Jet (and BBJ2 and BBJ3 descend
The second Rolls-Royce model line to be built at the new Goodwood, England, factory will be a slightly modified version of the 100EX Centenary Experimental Car (pictured) that was first seen at th
The sleepy village of Monticello in New York, where life moves decidedly more slowly than it does 100 miles to the south in Manhattan, will begin to pick up the pace next summer, when it will beco
A diamond usually is coveted for its brilliant sparkle, the result of light reflecting off the dozens of precisely positioned facets that a diamond cutter has made.
Amanresorts was among the first luxury brands to establish accommodations on Turks and Caicos, the British West Indies islands on the Bahamas’ southeast fringe.
Even among the fortune-plagued Olympians, Bacchus was an unlucky god. His mother, a Theban princess, was struck by a thunderbolt from his father, Zeus.
Audemars Piguet initially delved into automotive-themed watches last year with the highly coveted, limited-edition Royal Oak Offshore Juan Pablo Montoya chronograph and the simpler but striking du
Next July, Ducati will introduce its ultimate street-legal offering: a true replica of the Desmosedici GP6 that is competing in the 2006 MotoGP World Championship.
A newly formed racing organization flies in the face of the belief that sports are not rocket science.
This latest two-car clique, this high-powered upgrading of a recently refreshed coupe and a gently elegant roadster, may be recorded as England’s most regal union since Victoria and Albert.
Renaissance artists frequently were called upon to conjure up images of creatures that they had never observed.
When the Tesla Roadster goes into production less than a year from now, it will come with a Lotus chassis, a $100,000 price tag, and a zero-to-60-mph time of four seconds.
The walls of Gruhn Guitars, George Gruhn’s shop in Nashville, Tenn., are lined with vintage electric, acoustic, and steel guitars, as well as mandolins, ukuleles, and violins, but on this busy mor
No sound of wheels or hoof-beat breaksThe silence of the summer day, As by the loveliest of all lakes I while the idle hours away.
It is the day before the 2006 Newport-to-Bermuda race, and any minute now we are going to cast off and put one of the racing yachts through its paces.
BMW was first, in 1996, with its made-in-America Z3 roadster, which, powered by a 4-cylinder engine dribbling out 138 hp, required nearly 10 seconds to reach freeway speed limits.
Custom clothing may enable the wearer to express his unique sense of style, but of the more than 100 custom shirts that Louis Bershad orders each year, the ones he relishes most are distinguished
An American Dream, Norman Mailer describes Las Vegas of 1965 as “a jeweled city on the horizon, spires rising in the night, but the jewels were diadems of electric and the spires were the neon of
In a field of broken stalks stands General Cigar president and chief operating officer Daniel Núnez.
Bending and welding metal into a chair that is as compelling to look at as it is comfortable to sit on is a relatively straightforward process, in Paul Freundt’s opinion, if you understand human p
C.F. Martin & Co.’s 1 millionth guitar suitably marks the milestone.
Every afternoon, live chamber music and the scents of jasmine and Darjeeling drift through the grand lobby of the Peninsula Hong Kong.
Irish history is inextricably intertwined with the British, and the Merrion hotel’s pedigree is no exception.
The members of black sabbath are better known for trashing hotel rooms than for decorating them, but in the Sorrento Hotel’s Music Suite, a poster signed by Ozzy Osbourne and his
When the Frank Gehry—designed Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao in 1997, this industrial hub in northern Spain suddenly became an international tourist destination.
In the 1930s, white-gowned Southern belles made their debuts into society by descending into the Jefferson Hotel’s rotunda while suspended from wires overhead.