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Power Players

Three American originals. Unique machines: suborbital spacecraft,fighter jets and racing yachts.

PROVING THEIR METAL First we had the Bugatti Veyron watch from Parmigiani—coinciding with the...
When Tony Stone encounters a tea caddy—a decorative container that can fit in both hands and was...
Before saying yes to Suzanne Lovell last fall, Sam Kasten had turned down many offers from other...
GROUNDBREAKING EVENT When the British aristocracy invented elephant polo at the turn of the 20th...
Some passengers on the 20-seat planes that service St. Barts may be too concerned about a splash...
When cleopatra drank a pearl dissolved in vinegar, she did so, wrote Pliny, to impress Marc Antony...
TOUR DE FRANCE Drawn by breakthroughs in French painting technique, American artists visited Paris...
Despite an equally long history fermenting the fruits of the vine, Spain’s wine-producing regions...
The Turrent family, which established its business in 1880, grows more tobacco and produces more...
Standing before us, behind locked acrylic doors, is perhaps the most impressive collection of...
Ggiuseppe Ruo, manager of the Library Bar at London’s Lanesborough hotel, anticipates the question...
In his inaugural round at Doonbeg Golf Club four years ago, Buddy Darby recalls, Greg Norman lost...
Claude Jeanloz would like to display his vintage cuff link collection, but to show the entire...
Renaissance artists made frequent use of the Divine Proportion, a ratio of measurements that equals...
A genial, soft-spoken Frenchman, Bernard Richards may not strike you as a rebel, but his maverick...
Tailors Adriano Roberti and Juiliano Volontare established their Adrian Jules suit label in 1964 in...
In a covert gesture of affection in 1935, Wallis Simpson gave platinum cuff links bearing the...
In the 1930s, France’s Voisin and Delahaye carmakers produced some of the most stunning vehicles...
The stretched ladybug shape of the Porsche 911, drawn so perfectly by Butzi Porsche, has been with...
Three-quarters of a century after Ford installed a V-8 engine in its 1932 Roadster, a car that the...
Bentley’s Continental GT Convertible is much more than the third of the company’s triplets. The car...
While flying in the rear cockpit of the Collings Foundation’s F-4 Phantom fighter jet this spring,...
"Out of control at or below 10,000 feet: Eject.” Of all the warnings and cautions contained in the...
In 1995, Collings Foundation cofounder Bob Collings decided it was time to add an F-4 Phantom to...
Near the end of a day full of speeches by scientists, entrepreneurs, and government officials...
Zero Gravity Trainee astronauts become acquainted with weightlessness during parabolic flights, in...
Armadillo Aerospace, Mesquite, Texas The company is the brainchild of John Carmack, creator of the...
Chris Dickson, helmsman of the BMW Oracle America’s Cup team, keeps his hands steady on the carbon-...
When australia II beat Liberty in 1983 and wrested the America’s Cup from the trophy’s homeland for...
Robert Goldstein, president of the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, lives for his watches. More...