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Highlights from the 2021 Chicago Auto Show

Highlights from the 2021 Chicago Auto Show

The first big auto show of the year is on in Chicago. The 2021 Chicago Auto Show, which normally happens in February, runs for 5 days (down from 10) from July 15 to July 19. and is about half the size. I ran through a quick preview today, and it’s easy to call out the...
Kingston Custom on Building Air-Cooled BMWs

Kingston Custom on Building Air-Cooled BMWs

After a 230-plus trophy career racing motocross Dirk Oehlerking changed the format of his passion for motorcycles—he went from racing them to customizing them. Since 1985, when he became the German champion and went to the World Cup in Spain, he’s built Harleys,...
Dave Mucci and the Art of Custom Motorcycle-Building

Dave Mucci and the Art of Custom Motorcycle-Building

Pre-COVID, we had ridden close to 2,000 rugged miles through Vietnam, from dense cities, choked on crazed scooter riders, to pastoral rice fields sprinkled with farm animals. Our group—which included custom motorcycle builder Dave Mucci—spent two weeks hurling a fleet...
Making Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire

Making Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire

LET’S DO SOMETHING we’d all love to right about now—jump five years into the future. It’s now 2025. There’s been five years of aggressive—and I mean tear the thing down and rebuild it aggressive—innovation in the world of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Some...
Daniel Simon is Transforming the Way We Drive

Daniel Simon is Transforming the Way We Drive

It’s sunny, low 70s, in the Del Rey neighborhood of West Los Angeles. A new office compound is under construction—one of many new developments aimed at making room for the tech, startup, and media companies that are flocking to the area, what’s being referred to as...
Berlin’s Creatives Take Us Behind the Scenes

Berlin’s Creatives Take Us Behind the Scenes

Somehow Berlin escaped us. Sitting patiently at the top of our to-visit list, it seemed to always slide further down the calendar. Despite countless friends, colleagues, and music, design, and culture fans raving about trips there, be it for vacation or work, we just...