Lines and Redlines
The X5 driving school at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, S.C., offers a unique experience: an actual opportunity to drive an SUV off-road.
On Nov. 19, 1987, a month after the Black Monday stock market crash, a Christie’s auctioneer named Robert Brooks auctioned off a 1930 Bugatti Type 41 Royale for a world-record $10 million.
“Is that a Langlitz?”
Just before the engine turns over, I like to close my eyes, blocking out any distractions so that I can fully absorb the sound and feel of the mechanical energy that follows.
They race to few cheers before grandstands containing only a scattering of spectators—just friends and families. Speed Channel does not televise their heats and finals.
The patriarch is moving out, community assets have been divided, and it is all over but the garage sale as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Bentley Motors end their 71-year marriage.
One of the more poignant moments in American cinema occurs in the 1987 classic Tin Men, when aluminum siding salesman Danny DeVito tells his wife, Barbara Hershey, about the importance of driving
Formula One fans are used to seeing Michael Schumacher, Ferrari’s championship driver, zooming through turns and blasting down straightaways in a fluidly sculpted, bright red F/1 race car.
Ettore bugatti is long dead, but the brand name that he created will not rest in peace.