It’s not exactly breaking news — we here at LIAS like to drive fast, and do so in very expensive vehicles. We also like nice stuff. Would we consider ourselves epicureans of the fine automotive life? Sure, why not. That’s why we can appreciate The Gentleman’s Guide to Racing — a project/website/collective headed by Michael [...]


22 Aug
Highly anticipated (camouflaged) track car laps Rolex races

While the ultra lux Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance may be this past weekend’s most renowned event, the entire week is stuffed with games and distractions for the stupendously wealthy. That includes the Gooding Auctions on Sunday, the Quail Gathering on Friday and perhaps the most entertaining of them all the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at the [...]


Remember when we talked about spending a day on the famous Paul Ricard Circuit with a 740 horsepower, $600,000 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive? Well this is the complete story of taking the Fastest EV in the world on a ex-Formula One track… The feeling is surreal. Does not compute. Syntax error. I’m already [...]


21 Jan
It's not just a day to hit the mountains

Happy Martin Luther King day everyone! America’s come a long way since the 60s in terms of race relations, but any trip to a Tea Party rally will show that we still have a long way to go. Don’t let the election of Barack Obama fool you in any way. In the honor of MLK [...]


Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is, in a single word, brutal. Unflinchingly, gorily, misanthropically, even gleefully brutal, to a point that a couple scenes were so ruthless they will churn your guts. Now I survived Irreversible, so that’s saying a lot. This observation is neither a complaint nor praise, but rather a (obvious?) comment on a [...]


8 Oct
Only 5 of the $585,000 track-ready race cars to be made

Mercedes-Benz and their AMG performance division have unveiled a limited edition 45th Anniversary GT3 edition of their halo SLS AMG supercar, an ode to the very first SL model. Only five of the track ready racecars will be produced for private collectors, at a cost of about $585,000 (€446,250). The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 “45th [...]


20 Sep
Dedicated to crafting quality apparel inspired by vintage speed

Champions Moto is known for building bikes adhering to the excellence of the vintage race bike design, yet powered by the performance of modern engines. Recently the company recruited Jason Bleick, former Vice President of Design for Quicksilver, to channel his love for vintage objects and classic motorcycles to design the Champions Moto So-Cal Speed [...]


4 Sep
American customizer's first fairing-added custom Harley

We’ve covered a bunch of American motorcycle customizer Roland Sands work before, including output like his Harley Davidson Café Sportster, and the Retro Custom 500 Helmets he made for Bell. His latest bike, the ‘Race-ster’, is notable because it’s the first time Sands is building a Harley with a fairing on it. The Race-ster lives [...]

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