Close your eyes and imagine being strapped to the engine of your favourite fighter-jet. Complete with full afterburn. Then throw into this waking dream a guy dressed as Bandit, a guy in a Batman suit, fifty super and hypercars and at least three Bugatti Veyrons. All led into a game of cat ‘n mouse with […]
One of my favorite restaurants is New York staple, Balthazar. I go there too much. So they are nice to me. It holds a fascination for me above and beyond the untouchable customer service I receive. And most of this stems from the genius of conception which turned a leather factory into a $30M+ a […]
There’s something in the air in the south of France. Picasso knew it, Matisse knew it, and I have to say, I know it. It's been the riviera of choice for European playboys and playgirls since Roman times. And with good reason. After all, what’s not to love about temperate climes, beautiful seas, tasty food, […]
It's always with a sense of delighted anticipation that I get onto a Ducati. Like the little fat kid who’s been given a bag of sweeties all the pleasure center lights in my brain start to go off even before the experience begins.
I have to admit I’ve never really been one for speed limits imposed upon me by big brother. Set using arbitrary assumptions in the dark ages they seem to have very little meaning today except as tax-collection mechanisms. Carol Shelby testing the AC Cobra at 184 mph […]
I’m not really quite sure where to start to describe this smorgasbord of vicious indulgence. Around ten years ago a rather entertaining Glaswegian who was then the maitre’d at Soho House in New York engaged in a chat with your’s truly that resulted in a small gathering around […]
Of course that’s not to say I don’t appreciate the static eye candy provided by a beautiful machine at rest, or raise an eyebrow at the figures quoted for power, torque and all that other good stuff. The problem is it's all a bit like looking at a […]