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
consider the 1934 Packard 12 to be the best car that the company ever
made. Raymond Dietrich designed the vehicle, giving it a raked back, wide cowl,
The term muscle scooter might sound self-contradictory,
In 1923, Walter Owen Bentley, founder of the car company that bears his name, determined that driving enthusiasts wanted a more potent version of the standard 3-liter Bentley.
Some men build cars that display a reminiscent fender flare here, an evocative shoulder swoop there, and maybe a grille that recalls an earlier decade, because they believe there is a future in re
Nearly a decade has passed since BMW paid £40 million (about $65 million) for the rights to the Rolls-Royce name, a silver hood ornament of a
The 16,000-square-foot workshop that houses Matt Hotch Designs is an oasis of calm in the rough section of Fullerton, Calif., a working-class city located about 20 miles south of Los Angeles.
With the notable exceptions of hearses and London taxicabs, everything on wheels
seems to travel better as an open carriage. Even ordinary, invisible coupes
Steve Saleen is obsessed with speed."Roll into the throttle," the former Bob Bondurant racing school instructor commands me as I navigate a makeshift test track, which consists of the public roads
The vehicle’s two tons of elegance lope flat and steady at 140 mph on the banked oval at the Toyota Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG), the automaker’s vehicle-testing facility near Phoenix.
‘‘Now throttle! Fool! Fool! Fool!” Driving instructor Thierry Bouillon erupts as I slide a Bentley Continental GT sideways around an icy hairpin turn.
The sun is shining, a breeze is blowing, and the top is down as I navigate a dark blue 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300D onto a scenic road overlooking Newport Beach in Southern California.
Don’t be deceived by its color-coordinated saddlebags or upright riding position: The $15,599 Yamaha FJR1300AE (www.yamaha-m
Harley-Davidson’s Screamin’ Eagle Road King embodies a paradoxical combination of rough-hewn attitude and couturelike individualism.
Big Dog, another company in America’s heartland—Wichita, Kan., in this case—also straddles the fence between pure custom and mass production.
American IronHorse Slammer
Even among Ferrari F430s and Porsche Turbos, a Brabus K8 (www.brabus-usa.com) will stand out like a rabid canine at the We
Kawasaki has been building big, 4-cylinder bikes for a long time, and all that experience and knowledge is apparent in the manufacturer’s latest flagship.