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  1. Rudolf Diesel designed his namesake engine in 1897 to operate on peanut oil, a clean, renewable power source. But makers of petroleum-derived diesel fuel cornered the market early—Mercedes first put...
  2. Because of its appetite for fuel and its relatively ample form, the Cadillac Escalade became a finely appointed moving target for those concerned about the environmental and political costs of...
  3. 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Though a quintessential piece of midcentury Americana now, the space-age-looking Corvette must have seemed as exotic as rocket science in 1953, when Chevrolet...
  4. Thirty-six years after founding his eponymous furniture company in his native Mexico, Alfonso Marina is overseeing a growth spurt. The 61-year-old designer’s daughters, Lucia and Isabel, recently...
  5. Arguably the most rideable superbike, the GSX-R750 from Suzuki sometimes gets forgotten as riders move up from their 600cc sport bikes to the ultimate performers: the liter-bike class. But it would...
  6. The McLaren F1 became an instant classic when it rolled into the automotive world in 1993. Its innovative carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and peculiar three-seat configuration, which placed the driver...
  7. Through his luxuriously long—and immensely popular—documentaries, Ken Burns has shaped our collective knowledge of jazz, the Civil War, national parks, and other thoroughly American subjects. This...
  8. McLaren Automotive is no stranger to success. In the last decade of Formula 1 competition, the British manufacturer, best known for its racing achievements, has failed to make the World Constructors...
  9. Bob Siragusa hesitated for several days before contacting well-known jewelry designer Michael Beaudry, who at the time was preparing to launch a new watchmaking venture. Siragusa, a veteran of the...
  10. THE GIFT A 97-percent-complete composite dinosaur skeleton of Maiasaura peeblesorum, or "good mother lizard." $500,000 Deep in the Badlands of northwestern Montana lies a rock body, the Two Medicine...

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