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  1. Like fingernails running down a chalkboard, Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” screeches from the speakers of the classroom’s plasma-screen television. Nobody gonna take my car / I’m gonna race it to the...
  2. For many, the indelible image of the Vespa involves a shapely ingenue, her tresses flowing in the spring air, zipping through the roundabouts of a European capital aboard the charming two-wheeler...
  3. 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...
  4. A few years ago, as Hermès watchmakers in Switzerland were hard at work developing the innovative Nomade travel timepiece, a call came from Jean-Louis Dumas-Hermès, the company’s chairman and CEO in...
  5. Visually and mechanically, Aston Martin’s new and striking DB9 seems to offer no compelling reason for its purchase over the apparently similar, somewhat senior, yet still extraordinary Vanquish...
  6. Four years ago, 33-year-old Stefan Ihnen, a movement development engineer at IWC in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, faced the most daunting technical challenge of his career: creating the company’s first...
  7. Nicolas Hayek did something that every serious watch collector only fantasizes about: He ordered the reproduction of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s most coveted creation, the so-called Marie-Antoinette...
  8. The balance and handling that enabled Donzi’s 38 ZR raceboat to win seven American Power Boat Association (APBA) championships have trickled down to the more family-friendly production version of the...
  9. “Give me the luxuries of lifeand I will willingly do without the necessities,” wrote Frank Lloyd Wright in his 1932 autobiography. Vernon Swaback, principal of the Scottsdale, Ariz., architectural...
  10. 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...

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