The 2014 Automotive Achievement Awards
In a lot of ways these are tough times for die-hard car fans. As the 21st century wears on, the types of machines we grew up idolizing—big, fast, angular, tire-shredding beasts that guzzle fuel and spit out tarmac are fewer and fewer. But as hybrids, crossovers and—heaven forbid—self-driving machines take up more and more of the spotlight, it might seem as though the era of the glorious automobile is coming to a close. But we’re here to say that this is definitely not the case.
The Remote Luxury Weekend: Winter road tripping in the 2014 VW Touareg
The skies are slate grey and there’s a light snow falling as we set out for the County, the temperature hovering around freezing. I hit the starter button and the diesel thrums to life under the Touareg’s hood. It’s November, just pushing on winter, the perfect time for a weekend getaway. The destination: the Drake Hotel’s newest outpost in Wellington, Prince Edward County, a quick 90-minute drive from Toronto and surrounded by galleries, wineries and a growing number of farm-to-table restaurants. The mode of transport: VW’s newest Touareg SUV.
Wearable Tech: Style Decoded
You’ve got a nice collection of accessories: beautiful leather shoes, belts to match them, a bunch of raw-silk ties and a drawer full of statement socks. They’re fashionable, sure, but what do they actually do? The latest crop of smart accessories not only add a dash of tech-savvy style to your look, they also offer everything from GPS navigation to workout advice…
Three Ways to Love Your Car
More than status, more than identity, more than anything else, cars represent freedom and possibility. And adrenaline and joy and even fear. They are vehicles for experience and adventure. While we will always admire a well-made automobile, in the end, it’s not really about the car, it’s what you choose to do with it that matters. Here are three experiences you need to choose as soon as possible.
We Terrorize Wine Country in the Jaguar F-Type R
The Jaguar F-Type coupe is the car of the moment. Sexy, fast and now with AWD.
The BMW M3: A Retrospective
As BMW’s new M3 (and M4) hit the roads, we take a day to track test them against their predecessors.
The Best 4K Tech
Just when you thought your state-of-the-art 1080p HDTV had the best quality money can buy, a new video format has […]
The Smart Home
18 amazing ways to smart-ify your home.