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  1. After scoring a double victory in this year’s Formula 1 championship, taking home both the driver’s and constructor’s trophies, Ferrari has decided to celebrate by making carbon ceramic disc brakes...
  2. Bimota’s newly released DB6R is being hailed as the “more aggressive version of the successful naked Delirio” by the Italian motorcycle company. The DB6R is likely to be even more agile as it’s...
  3. The Item. This original, 40-by-60-inch promotional poster for Forbidden Planet shows the 1956 film’s real star, Robby the Robot, carrying a supine Anne Francis. Considered one of the best science-...
  4. More Bucks, More Bang. The Bentley Continental GT—our 2004 Car of the Year winner—may be a bit long in the tooth compared to the rest of this field, but the fresh, new Continental GT Speed edition is...
  5. Tradition permeates the history of Laphroaig as thoroughly as peat smoke does the distillery’s whiskies. This sense of tradition, from the beginning, has taken the form of a certain stubbornness—as...
  6. Swiss watches served as a kind of appetizer during Pascal Raffy’s childhood in Lebanon. Before the family’s Sunday dinners, Raffy’s grandfather would show off pieces from his collection to Raffy and...
  7. If a tie’s pattern does not readily identify it as one of Italo Ferretti’s designs, then its construction should. Ferretti, a 64-year-old tie maker from Silvi Marina, Italy, has been producing...
  8. In Japan, as in the United States, companies have been printing baseball cards for about as long as teams have been playing the sport. Japan has had professional baseball since the Great Japan Tokyo...
  9. Lawrence Yerkes heals ailing books. The master bookbinder treats important and valuable volumes that have been traumatized by fires, floods, and the accumulated insults of advanced age. On a morning...
  10. The process of distilling Scotch whisky has not changed since the first drops trickled out of a bootlegger’s kettle in the mid-17th century. The only significant refinements in whisky production have...

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