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White Noise: A Singular Collection Heads to Bonhams

The late British entrepreneur, businessman and motorcyclist Robert White has left a rather special legacy of the sort any gentleman of taste would be proud to own.
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A Win for Wally at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Monaco-based Wally yachts have long been the most stylish craft at sea. Now they’re also among the fastest. The stunning Wally Wally 45m Saudade just crushed the competition at the 2016 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta...
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Way of the Wasp: Celebrating 70 Years of Vespa 

Enrico Piaggio, son of Piaggio founder Rinaldo Piaggio decided to address the problem with a new mode of transport: a cheap, reasonably zippy contraption much more suitable to everyday civilian life...
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Arachnophilia: The Fiat Spider, Then & Now

In 2017 Fiat plans to bring the Spider back to the U.S. after several decades absence in the form of the spiffy new 124.
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Get Shot: The One-Off Aston Lagonda Shooting Brake

Shooting brakes, the bespoke sports cars converted into the most gentlemanly of country house conveyances, have always held a special fascination for us. Aston Martin versions are the most famous...
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Hell for Leather: The Mercedes-Benz W196

When Mercedes-Benz showed up to the 1954 French Grand Prix with their new W196, the competition knew they were Holborned...What had them in a tizzy was the car’s new "Monza" streamlined closed-wheel aluminum body, and one look said Benz had already won.
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Ton Up, Visor Down

These days people toss about the term “café racer” without really knowing what it means or where it came from. Apart from being a genre of especially cool motorbike, it comes from a very specific time and place – the iconic Ace Café in North west London...
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Pop Goes the Bentley: the Legendary Sir Peter Blake Pimps a Ride

If you’re interested in art and design but have never heard of Sir Peter Blake, we can only attribute it to a faulty education. Blake is quite simply a living legend.
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Motos to Go: A Grand Prix Racer’s Collection

A super-cool collection of motorbikes belonging to Giuseppe Visenzi, former Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer and founder of famed moto accessories company, GIVI, will be auctioned off at Bonhams...