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  1. It could be argued that the impending arrival of the 2005 Ford GT was guaranteed at 4 pm on June 19, 1966. If a checkered flag had not waved over the Ford GT Mark II, the new 500-hp supercar would...
  2. On a map, Turn Eight of Laguna Seca Raceway appears to be nothing more than a simple S-bend that can be disposed of with two quick flicks of the steering wheel. But when viewed in three dimensions...
  3. As contrasts go, this one was a doozy. In the green corner was the Napa Valley Reserve, 80 acres of natural splendor that could convert an atheist into a creationist. In the not-so-eco-conscious...
  4. When Luca Di Montezemolo took the reins at Ferrari in 1992, he declared an end to the marque’s tradition of building the world’s fastest hair shirts. Luca’s Ferraris would go like hell and provide...
  5. It was mating season in Oberstdorf, the brightly frescoed village in the south of Bavaria, and all over town the young folks were pulling on their lederhosen and hiking boots and packing lunches of...
  6. The F430 street car could be the best sports car of all time, so what does this make the Ferrari F430 Challenge track car? Certainly the most satisfying sports-racing car ever built for amateur...
  7. The public had yet to catch a glimpse of Speed, Style, and Beauty, the exhibit that ran from March through early July at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, before the controversy began. The MFA’s...
  8. Admittedly, the 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 and SL600 have aged more gracefully than any other automobile designed toward the end of the 1980s. But, after a dozen years, the stentorian SL is long...
  9. Concept cars always generate excitement, and none in this century has excited the public and press more than the Cadillac Sixteen. It is formal and elegant, quietly aggressive and state-of–the-art...
  10. THE GIFT A custom-designed library inspired by the Vanderbilts’ 19th-century Biltmore estate. The services of library consultant Kinsey Marable, and 10,000 books to fill the library. $7.3 million...

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