Archive for March, 2010

Triumph, an old name with modern appeal

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

In the world of motorcycling Triumph is one of those names that reads like aristocracy. Like its car-manufacturing counterpart, the marque was very much at the forefront of the evolving history of motoring, building itself a legendary heritage in the process. The renaissance of this great old name is therefore every bit as important as the revival of the Bugatti brand was – all the more so because today Triumph once again makes some of the most beautiful bikes around.

A legendary marqueSome give us the advice never to look back, saying that in the world of business – motor vehicles included – there is no place for tradition or sentimentality. I disagree. Cars and bikes are not just functional machines that perform a function. They never have been and hopefully never will be. Instead, they form a surprisingly important part of our society, becoming the stuff of childhood dreams, the driver of many aspirational ambitions, the way by which we are measured in terms of success and above all an expression of our sense of style and personality.


Lancia Powerboat

Friday, March 12th, 2010

James Bond, eat your heart out!

Lancia Powerboat in Venice

Arriving at the unique setting of the Venice Film Festival is glamorous enough, but imagine how heads would turn if you made your way across the famous Venetian canals in this mysterious beast?

The Lancia Powerboat is just that – a gorgeous beast of a vessel that contains all the raw beauty of Italian styling and the pedigree of the Lancia marque wrapped up in one hell of a package. (more…)

Marrakech – Terracotta Town

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Morocco and wait for the inevitable assault on the senses; in the southern light colour is more vivid, flavours stronger and the world around you delightfully exotic. Forget about the tourists, luxury resort hotels and chic riads owned by the likes of Richard Branson – out here you can feel every bit the intrepid explorer. (more…)