Saleen's all-American S7. Also, the new Mini: an economy car for the automotive elite. Plus, the new Bugatti Veyron, a Y2K turbine superbike, a grand touring hovercraft, & the SEAmobile personal sub.
Do not, implores Tom DeVesto, call it retro.
Whenever cigar smokers gather, a frequent debate is whether the United States can grow cigar tobacco. End the argument now; the answer is yes.
Imagine what it’s like to bob through the canals of Venice and drink in the sights, sounds, and smells of the city in a floating Mercedes-Benz.
For over 60 years, the Bugatti brand has been riddled with false starts: In 1939, World War II halted production of the cars; in 1947, the death of Ettore Bugatti, the company’s founder, rattled t
If the notion of riding a 460-pound motorcycle powered by a turbine engine that lifts 10,000-pound helicopters seems implausible, ask Jay Leno what it’s like; he’s one of the few riders who has ex
The offerings of brand-name exotic carmakers disappoint Xeno III designer Nick Pugh.
On the gray water of Venice’s Grand Canal, gondolas bob, speedboats slash, and a lone 1953 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing sputters along the waterway at 7 mph.
The 21st century has arrived, and science has yet to deliver the personal jet packs that have for so long populated the hackneyed predictions of futurists.
The Hindenburg disaster notwithstanding, the zeppelin was not an ill-conceived airship.
Recently, several Disney executives took a ride off Catalina Island in a SEAmobile, a two-person, 15-foot submarine.
Today, most manufacturers of sports and luxury automobiles offer a host of options aimed at buyers who want to extract even higher performance from their new cars (or simply be secure in the notio
In March 2000, a consultant invested in a Silicon Valley Internet venture fund, lured by the potentially lucrative perk of becoming a limited partner.
Brioni is best known for its impeccably tailored suits, but it’s possible to go from the boardroom to the bedroom without sacrificing any sartorial style in the transition.
Although Mark Holowesko’s new boat has yet to be delivered, he already can picture an October blue-sky day in the Bahamas.
For the past three years, Bob Hannah has been selling million-dollar vintage planes, including a P-51 Mustang, a P-38 Lightning, and a Supermarine Spitfire.
The unmarked, tan-colored brick building housing Athletes’ Performance, a $10 million high-tech fitness center that opened last year, blends anonymously into the rest of the Arizona State Universi
Two hours and 30-some dishes into the lavish meal, the kitchen door opens and the chef emerges.
Given the choice, I’ll take a mountain trail over a StairMaster any day, and when it comes to aromatherapy, I much prefer tramping through a lush meadow of wildflowers to a eucalyptus wrap.
“Shiny gold is for peasants!” declares Roman jeweler Massimo Maria Melis. To illustrate his point, he hands me a heavy gold chain set with a patinated ancient Roman coin.
Only one name is always mentioned in the same breath as “best” when discussing West In-dian Colonial furniture—Michael Connors.
Italian kitchens are joining the ranks of Italian sports cars, with sleek designs that incorporate luxurious materials and innovative details.
In the courtyard of the elegant Bacara resort 15 miles north of Santa Barbara, three new Saleen S7s sit side by side.
At first, Carl Dietz didn’t notice his pursuer.
A business card can say more about you than just your name, title, and contact information. “People are not thinking of them just as their cards.
Proving that good things do indeed come in small packages, BMW’s Q6.S mountain bike (www.bmwusa.com) doesn’t require an X5 SUV to transport it
Lotus Arts de Vivre (www.lotusartsdevivre.com) blends ancient Far Eastern and Asian art with modern function and sensibility to creat
Barbara Butler may understand more than most about the likes and dislikes of children.
Doug Mccain’s frustration with his wine cellar’s traditional storage racks threatened to grow as large as his 3,000-bottle collection.
Although it’s easy to imagine agent 007, trapped on a remote mountaintop, unscrewing the cap of Breitling’s Emergency and extending the antenna to call for a pickup, the watch is not a high-tech f
In the world of Michelin three-star restaurants, there is much distinction, but little surprise.
Streets filled with pantomimists, clarinet players, and bead-draped women give credence to the notion that New Orleans is more of a stage than a city.
In 1986 I was asked to do a book on the Queen Mother’s various gardens, in the course of which I visited her Scottish home, the Castle of Mey, to photograph its grounds.
This past year, BMW 7 Series owners were introduced to iDrive, which, by means of a dial on the center console and a monitor on the dashboard, seemingly controls every one of the car’s functions w
Like many owners of this car, Frank Eimont didn’t take a test-drive before purchasing it.
Few living artists are as much in demand as Suzanne Rohr, a Swiss painter whose works are sold long before she lifts her brush.