December 1, 2014
This story appears in an edited version in the current Winter 2014 issue of Bonhams Magazine.
For the grandson of Porsche paterfamilias Ferdinand Porsche, F.A. Porsche, or Bützi, as he was called, good design was inherent. However, when he first designed what would become the 911, little did he know...
November 1, 2014
As everyone knows, West Africa has always faced challenges and now it’s being plagued by ebola. Sierra Leone, Liberia (two countries suffering the effects of past civil war), Guinea (a haven of relative peace) and now Mali (a country that just got back on its feet after war with Al Qaeda) are all affected.
These countries already have little except their rich culture and self-respect. Despite being some of the poorest on earth, the people are some of the happiest, quickest to smile and laugh, and most giving you’ll find anywhere.
We have a strong affinity for Africa, specifically the western, non-safari countries – what a lot of people refer to as “authentic Africa”, and the hour of need is...
October 20, 2014
A living legend, it’s a true privilege to have him participate in our exclusive “10 Questions” interview, complete with characteristic answers that are direct and succinct.
Where are you from and where do you now call home? Home is Juval Castle. (Editor: Perched above the Vinschgau Valley in South Tyrol in German-speaking northern Italy.)
June 22, 2014
This is the car that in 1954 led the pack in the legendary Mille Miglia, helped Ferrari dominate the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans, and obliterated the competition at the Silverstone Grand Prix.
Spellbound by its awesome power, the British, whose own Jaguar team – represented by human and mechanical legends Stirling Moss in a D-Type – was eaten alive by Ferrari, called the ferocious 4.9-liter car the “ Fearsome Four-Nine .” The French press called it “ Le Monstr
May 12, 2014
Picture the scene: On a lonely English country lane in the early 1920s, a motorcycle is speeding along at 100mph, at that time a shocking velocity associated with science fiction rather than reality. The gleaming bike slows to a stop in front of its creator, George Brough. Brough (rhymes with “rough”) is pleased. He shakes the rider’s hand and both turn to admire what could be called the world’s first super bike: the Brough Superior flagship model SS-100 ("SS" for Super Sports and 100 for the speed it was guaranteed to...