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  1. San Onofre in South Orange County, Calif., is an ideal break for novice surfers because of its mostly gentle and consistent waves. Occasionally, however, the spot—located just up the shore from a...
  2. Several times a week, on clear, cloudless days, Martin Cutler peers down and chuckles at the phalanxes of cars and trucks choking the highways ringing greater Boston. If Cutler, an ophthalmologist,...
  3. Enduring, traditional, practical. By its very definition, the word classic defies the fleeting fancies of fashion, a realm driven by ever-changing and often recycled trends. The simple, approachable...
  4. If the marine world is the least explored region of our planet, then underwater caves represent Earth’s final frontier—which begins to explain why I’m standing in the middle of a Mexican jungle...
  5. Time can be a nemesis, even occasionally for those who spend their professional lives mastering it. Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier, for instance, recently discovered that time was not on its...
  6. One of the world’s most formidable ultraperformance sedans is Cadillac’s CTS- V , a 556 hp supercharged sledgehammer that claims to be the fastest four-door around the Nürburgring and goes from zero...
  7. By the time Detlev von Platen joined Porsche in 1997 (and two years later established its French division), the brand had long ago earned a zealous following with the 911, a sports car that has been...
  8. The cars featured on the following pages are among the world’s rarest, each considered a treasure for collectors persistent or fortunate enough to get their hands on one. However, as one of our...
  9. When a young inventor named Alfred Dunhill inherited his father’s saddlery business in 1893, he recognized that horses were about to become obsolete and that automobiles represented the future of...
  10. The Brooklands, the new high-performance coupe from Bentley, is mechanical eye candy. The vehicle’s namesake is a defunct and dilapidated racing circuit just southwest of London that is decaying at...

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