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  1. Although Wes Selvidge has owned Sunken Treasure for a decade and has shown it at Lake Tahoe’s annual Wooden Boat Week for each of the last five years—winning the People’s Choice Award in 2003—he...
  2. The action of the chassis, the sound in your ears, and the feedback through the steering wheel make a ride aboard the Virtual GT racing simulator ( www.virtual-gt.com ) far more than just a video...
  3. Everyone agreed that the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was a lovely car with an intriguing history. “A Who’s Who of racing had driven it,” says Paul Russell, the auto restorer who revived the Alfa Romeo that...
  4. “Hublot,” Jean-Claude Biver declares with all of the vehemence that he can muster, “is like a sick man on his deathbed!” Then Biver, the new CEO of Hublot and an executive who has demonstrated an...
  5. Soon after Polish immigrant Sam Kwiat arrived on Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century, he began peddling loose diamonds and discovered his knack for identifying high-quality stones and...
  6. A wardrobe staple of Ivy Leaguers in the 1950s, the colorful and coarse Harris Tweed wool sport coat eventually lost its cachet when its popularity with the upper crust led to a deluge of lower-...
  7. Watches have become so large these days that Cartier (800.227.8437, www.cartier .com ) decided its most massive model, the 38 mm Pasha de Cartier, was looking underfed. While creating its new Pasha...
  8. George Bennett, an ambitious immigrant from Bandon, Ireland, arrived on Oregon’s southern coast in 1873. Within a year, he had settled in a small village at the mouth of the Coquille River and...
  9. The nebbiolo grape is the force behind Piedmont’s most revered reds, Barolo and Barbaresco, but Barbera, the region’s most widely grown grape, increasingly is the source of exceptional wines. The...
  10. There is something very fishy about Laurent Tourondel’s past and present. As a youth, the Frenchman worked in restaurant kitchens in his native country, often serving as a poissonier, or fish chef. “...

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