27 Nov
Small displacement odes to two-wheelers of the early 1900s

In the halcyon years of the fin de sicle, motorcycles were evolving from rough hewn bicycles with ad hoc clip-on engines attached to full on finished vehicles with a completed concept and big picture aesthetic. By the 1920s, bikes like Matchless, Motosacoche, Brough Superior, Clement, Royal, Monarch, Pope, Minerva, Reading-Standard, Thor etc had launched and [...]


16 Mar
Turbines, recycled wood from Venice canals & projection artwork: quite possibly the most innovative luxury EV ever

Sure it’s very early in the Auto Show season, but it would be hard to beat Pininfarina’s brilliant Cambiano concept. Moreso than most concept vehicles, the Cambiano is Pininfarina’s authoritative statement of purpose. One of the preeminent design houses on the planet, Carozzeria Pininfarina has crafted the Cambiano as a very definition of what it [...]


15 Jul
New England Boat & Motor Co. aims to revive a more stately seafaring era

There’s more than a couple things that were better in the 1920s, and most of them had to do with design. Cars, suits, motorcycles, hats, pontoon planes, dames. About the only thing that wasn’t better was the technology and the dancing (have you seen how they danced in the 20′s?). If I had my druthers, [...]

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