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  1. Spanish watch collector Franc Vila creates timepieces that he hopes will inspire in others the same sense of wonder he felt at age 6, as he examined his father’s automatic sport watch for the first...
  2. As I short-shift out of the Porsche Curves toward the start-finish straight at Le Mans, I uncork a lifelong fantasy: to drive under the Dunlop Tire bridge—the most famous photo prop in motorsports—...
  3. Military Procurement Not everyone has the same idea of what constitutes standard military-issue equipment. Consider France’s naval air service, which, during the 1950s, commissioned a watch from none...
  4. The accomplishments of Bavar­ian Motor Works–known better as BMW–become that much more impressive when you consider that some car companies struggle to produce a merely competent version of just one...
  5. Its exhaust note turns heads even before the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder comes into view—quickly—as a razor-sharp, sculpted wedge in aluminum and composite that defines the modern sports car. Without...
  6. The stretched ladybug shape of the Porsche 911, drawn so perfectly by Butzi Porsche, has been with us for 43 years. Four dozen versions of the car have evolved as coupes and cabriolets, targas and...
  7. Patterned after m-wearing BMWs and AMG-badged Mercedes-Benz cars, V-Series Cadillacs pack more performance than the average Caddy. In building the STS-V, the hot rod version of its stately STS sedan...
  8. When Matt Chambers, owner and president of Confederate Motorcycles in Abita Springs, La., unveiled the new Hellcat G2 at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota last August, he surprised himself...
  9. Automotive archives are littered with immortal initials. Everyone from Mercedes in the 1920s to Jaguar in the ’30s to Crosley in the ’50s to Chevrolet and—if you will pardon the mention—Excalibur in...
  10. 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. That is...

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