Charles Banks co-owns Napa’s Screaming Eagle Winery and is a member of CSI Capital Advisory Board, a wealth management firm.
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.
Just as it did with the Ferrari that participated in our Car of the Year competition, mechanical misfortune plagued this Dino 206 SP—the fourth of 18 that Ferrari built—during its highest-profile
It has been more than 10 years since the first time I jumped out of an airplane, but I still recall every detail of the 60-second free fall that preceded my pulling the rip cord.
The birth of Aston Martin’s expressive and explosive DBS was an interesting, maybe even high-risk, delivery. Well into the production process of the DBS, Ford Motor Co.
The three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 400 (www.piaggio.com) might look odd, but you will appreciate its design on a wet or twisty road.
The Gift A rebuilt and fully restored Zagato-bodied supercharged racecar of the type that once dominated European open-road competitions.
The Gift One of the fewer than 99 coupes that are bound for the United States. — High-speed-driving lessons on the Balocco test track near Turin, Italy.
Blasting through puddles at 187 mph on the main runway at Alhorn flugplatz in northern Germany, Porsche’s 2008 911 GT2 spits out a rooster tail taller than Miss Budweiser’s.
Prepare to remove your hat at the sight of the Ducati Desmosedici RR (www.ducati.com) —if you do not want it blown off.
Maserati has loosed from its Modena stables the long-awaited GranTurismo, and it is a formidable machine.
Checkered flags fluttered, TV cameras rolled, onlookers waved, and
ancient motors revved, as the procession of vehicles, the likes of which rarely
While competing in its third
Grand Prix motor racing season in 1987, Aprilia won its first title, at the
The GT-R is to sushi and soy
sauce what the Corvette is to apple pie and vanilla ice cream. Originally sold
"This is not just a show car,"
proclaims Alfred DiMora, founder and CEO of DiMora Motorcar, a boutique
Appearing like a 911 coupe captured through a
wide-angle lens, the Panamera is Porsche’s answer to Mercedes-Benz’s highly
successful four-door, four-passenger CLS.
At various times in the previous
century, Rapide—an exotic and evocative word—has denoted a fabric and plywood
Victory Motorcycles has introduced an impressive array of big American
cruisers over the past decade; the Hammer, Vegas, and Kingpin bikes each
Ferrari’s recently retired Formula One champ Michael Schumacher was back
behind the wheel of an F/1 racer, leaving trails of rubber as he slid the car