| Nov 16, 2008
Forty-six years ago, when Sean Connery played his first hand of chemin de fer clad in a shawl-collar tuxedo as James Bond in "Dr. No," the world was a much different place. Dressing up for dinner was de rigueur, and high-tech meant a shortwave radio...
| Oct 6, 2008
| 3:26 PM
Pencils, clay knives and computer-imaging applications shape J Mays creations; something less tactile animates them. Perhaps no other automotive designer active today seeks out our heartstrings as doggedly or successfully as the 53-year-old Oklahoma...
| Nov 16, 2004
In a valley south of Ensenada, thousands of race fans wake at scraggly campsites to the sight of rising dust and feel of trembling earth. It's the all-day plane crash, as one racing legend has dubbed it — an off-road armada of 300 bikes, buggies,...
| Feb 28, 2008
Steve McQueen was one of many actors whose success bought a ticket to the race track. James Dean, James Garner, Paul Newman, Patrick Dempsey and others have a need for speed and a strong desire to attempt professional racing.
| Aug 29, 2007
| 11:08 AM
The Rocket III Classic Tourer is Triumph's latest entry into the cruiser market, and one thing's for sure: It's no hog. But at 751 pounds dry and nearly 2,300 cc, it is quite the heifer.
Power. Girth. Flash. Triumph's biggest and baddest is a real...
| Aug 15, 2007
For sale: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, 56,000-plus original miles, once owned by Steve McQueen, perfect condition, brown.
"It's not my favorite color," admits Mike Regalia, the Thousand Oaks auto restorer whose car is...
| Aug 3, 2007
Launched more than 50 years ago as a social gathering for the upper echelons of auto collecting and racing, the Pebble Beach weekend has evolved into an entire "holy week" for the motoring faithful.
With auto-related events spread out across the entire...
| Feb 8, 2009
The "Slumdog Millionaire" juggernaut continues as the drama dominated the British Academy Film Awards, winning seven Sunday evening.
"Slumdog," which revolves around an impoverished Indian teenager, won outstanding film, director for Danny Boyle, adapted...
| Jul 12, 2009
A Bright and Guilty Place
Murder, Corruption, and
L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
Doubleday: 270 pp., $25
Everything has its counterpart. For every piece of matter there is a like piece of antimatter, for every movie star there is or...
| Nov 8, 2010
Who doesn't love Steve McQueen?
Three decades after his death, McQueen still embodies qualities — effortless cool, dangerous masculinity, edgy charisma — that are coveted by men, embraced by women.
With his close-cropped sandy blond hair and...
| Nov 8, 2010
The Sand Pebbles
McQueen earned his only Oscar nomination for lead actor for this 1966 Robert Wise-directed epic in which he plays a sweet, but rebellious U.S. Navy machinist mate Jake Holman toiling aboard a gunboat in the Yangtze River in China in...
| Nov 8, 2009
For a writer, Enda Walsh has surprisingly little faith in words.
The 42-year old Irish dramatist's plays "The Walworth Farce" and "The New Electric Ballroom" have earned rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. But he insists that "words sort of get...