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Lux Launch: The Mad Max Motorbike

As post-apocalyptic vehicular romps go, Mad Max has to be up there. Whether you look at the Mel Gibson version (before Tina Turner went tyrannical and the lost boys turned up) or the Tom Hardy reboot with its disgustingly good reviews, George Mill...

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Lux Lifestyle: Driving Lessons for Celebrities

So you’ve made it, you’ve hit the big time. It’s gotten to the point that people regularly recognise you as you walk down the street. Well, whether you enjoy the attention or not, you can’t argue that being a celebrity has its positives. When was ...

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Lux Feature: Spitfires Over Goodwood

Images by John M Gibbs

Flying in a Spitfire has to be on the bucket list of every gentleman of a certain age; a schoolboy dream that started with an Airfix model and ended with family commitments and a hefty mortgage.

The iconic fighter plane that...

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Lux News: The Hope Classic Rally

It’s near impossible to imagine classic cars without thinking of Britain alongside. The Bentley Boys made Mayfair their playground while Sir Stirling Moss is a legend in his own right. Even the marques – Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley, and Rolls-Ro...

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Lux Events: The Mille Miglia 2015

The Mille Miglia – three words that stir the blood of any classic car fanatic. The 1600km pan-Italia race is the world’s most important event of its kind and arguably the most beautiful. Starting in the idyllic town of Brescia nestled at the foot ...

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Lux Launch: The Porsche Boxster Spyder

Sports cars can get overcomplicated. Materials advanced enough to make NASA jealous crafted into some malicious, futuristic nightmare of a barely road-legal beast with as many exhausts as engine litres – when does it all get too much? Air conditio...

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Lux Feature: Hill On The Hill

The shock of black hair may have faded grey but there’s no mistaking Damon Hill. Almost 20 years since he was crowned Formula One champion, the affable Englishman still looks trim and ready to race.

I’ve joined Damon in West Sussex as part of the...

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Lux Feature: Maserati - Cars Laced With Passion

The only structure missing on the roads of Northern Ireland is a very long tunnel. Why? You need an enclosed space to fully appreciate the guttural roar of a Maserati GranCabrio MC Stradale.

There are four tailpipes blowing from its 454bhp V8 eng...

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Lux Lifestyle: Private Jets

In these modern times there is an almost endless possibility of ways to travel. Whether taking a superyacht around Caribbean islands or winding up the Alps in a supercar, the vehicles we travel in have become a statement of the lifestyle we lead. ...

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Lux Recommends: Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

Whether at home in the idyllic, winding roads of the Cotswolds or away winding up Alpine roads, nothing quite embraces the sun like cruising with the top down. All the better when that cruising can take you from 0-60 in the smallest push of the pe...

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Lux Launch: Special Edition BMW Cruise M-Bike

BMW and bicycles may not immediately strike as being a perfect match, however with over 60 years experience in making bicycles, BMW have proven to the world that their expertise stretches far further  than just the world of motorcars. The latest a...

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Lux News: The Classic Car Show James Bond Special

What makes James Bond? Espionage? Women? An all-too-often employed licence to kill? Ian Fleming’s 007 has been interpreted on the silver screen by no less than seven different actors, each with their own spin on the superspy. From Roger Moore’s ca...

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Lux Launch: Range Rover SVAutobiography

Simply put, there are no vehicles so intertwined with the British countryside than the Range Rover. Able to power up a mudslide in the rain when called upon, winding smoothly down sweeping country lanes when not, it’s one of the few luxury vehicle...

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Lux Experience: A Helicopter Tour of the Thames

There are worse ways to spend a Friday afternoon than a helicopter flight up the Thames. In fact I find it hard to recall many finer. Yet while the tourist aircraft that ply the waterways back and forth are certainly an experience, they sadly lack...

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Lux Launch: Rolls-Royce Inspired by Film

Rolls-Royce motorcars are arguably among the finest vehicles ever to be made. Powerful, sleek and sophisticated, they’re vehicles whose iconic silhouette and presence has inspired people around the world, capturing the attention of epicureans and ...

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Lux News: Burgess Yachts Turns 40

As one of the most recognised and influential superyacht authorities in the world, Burgess is this month celebrating their 40th birthday. It’s a milestone many in the industry will happily celebrate. It’s no understatement to say that Burgess has ...

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Lux News: De Roval collaborates with Rolls-Royce

Though the 90th anniversary of the Rolls Royce Phantom may have been and gone, it marked the beginning of an important relationship, a match between the marque and champagne maker De Roval. Although on paper the fine champagne and the British moto...

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Lux Events: Goodwood's 73rd Members' Meeting

Imagine one of those quaint vintage car rallies in the Cotswolds with eccentric old chaps discussing motors and racers from the good old glory days over a pint in a village pub. Now add in a full F1 track, a banquet hall and over £100 million wort...

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Lux Events: The 73rd Goodwood Members' Meeting

Goodwood is legendary in motorsport. The sprawling estate and the manor house at its centre go hand in hand with all forms of automotive competition, whether classic or modern performance. The Festival of Speed is possibly one of the most importan...

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Lux Launch: Jaguar's High-Wire XF

Jaguar know how to pull off a launch. Last year’s F-Type was even heralded with a fanfare that included its own film at Sundance. Yet this year the British marque is set to outdo themselves in the spectacle stakes.

High-wires are always a nerve-w...

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Lux Launch: The Rolls-Royce Nighthawk Bespoke

The name ‘Nighthawk’ might sound more like a forgotten superhero or an advanced military aircraft, but it’s one which Rolls-Royce has embraced, along with all its powerful and cutting-edge connotations. Based on the Phantom Drophead Coupe, the ico...

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Lux Feature: Life in the Fast Lane

On March 15th, the lights will turn green at the start of the Melbourne Grand Prix as the curtain raises on another nail-biting season of Formula 1 motor racing. Through all the hype, controversy and drama that accompanies every series, we can loo...

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The Road to Morocco

“I heard a story once — as a matter of fact, I’ve heard a lot of stories in my time.” This time however, rather than the sound of a tinny piano in the parlour downstairs, it begins with a vicious roar from one of 100 supercars lined up outside. We...

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McLaren, Black Swan Moments and the P1 GTR

The chances are that when you think of McLaren, the first thing that comes to mind is Formula 1. With Fernando Alonso in the driver’s seat, the marque is consistently making its presence felt in the constructor’s championship. But McLaren’s relati...

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The NetJets Concept

Luxury can mean many things to many people. Fine jewellery, expansive properties and secluded islands are among the first that spring to mind, but there is one more that is perhaps synonymous with luxurious aspirations - the private jet. However, ...

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The Fair Lady Yacht: Style and Elegance at Sea

Whilst yachting might instantly paint a picture of Caribbean Isles and vessels that are more on the futuristic side, there is something to be said about a yacht that has endured through time and retained the charm of a golden era. Such is the appe...

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Bentley's Power on Ice

The satellite navigation system in my Bentley Continental GT must be suffering a meltdown - a display on the carbon fibre dashboard claims we are parked in the middle of a lake. This particular V8 S is so luxuriously equipped that I half expect a ...

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The Discovery in Iceland

A land of fire and ice, where volcanoes with un-pronounceable names erupt without warning, where a winter's night lasts all day and where most of the roads are made from gravel. Sounds like a great place for a car launch, doesn't it?

Well, it doe...

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Piaggio Aero: Evolving the Business Jet

Trends in the aviation industry are frequently altering and adapting and this year will be no different. If we cast our minds back to just several decades ago, the act of taking flight was a privilege in itself. Over time, and with the invention o...

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Introducing Fraser Yachts

When envisioning yachting around the Caribbean or the Indian Ocean you would be excused if you think that one of the biggest challenges that may arise would be remembering to apply sun cream, however sometimes this simply isn’t the case. From purc...

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James Bond's DB10

Think of James Bond. Chances are you already have a clear picture in your mind of exactly what Britain’s favourite spy will look like. Forget Daniel Craig for a moment and focus on what every Bond has had in common, from the legendary Sean Connery...

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A Guide to Private Jet Airfields in London

In recent years London has steadily grown into Europe’s prime location for private aviation with almost 100,000 flights in 2013 and an expected increase on that number this year. The flight path between London and Paris has become one of the top t...

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The Mulsanne Speed in Miami

Orange Flame, Ghost White, Sequin Blue and Candy Red  - they might not do much to lift your spirits on a foggy day in London, but the paint options available for Bentley's  latest, fastest-ever four-door sure look the part when you see them shimme...

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The Aston Martin Lifestyle

Amongst the world’s finest marques, Aston Martin is known for superlative performance and style, from the iconic DB9 all the way through to the four door Rapide S. Each is an expression of pure engineering excellence, proven on the track time and ...

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The Bentley Grand Convertible

There’s nothing quite like cruising down country lanes with the top down, hearing the roar of the engine and the rush of the wind as you go along your way. There’s a certain freedom to it, the feel of the world zooming past a sensory experience in...

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The Range Rover Holland & Holland

As anyone that’s spent winter in the countryside knows, Britain’s more rural landscapes, whilst not the most treacherous in the world, aren’t the easiest to navigate in the rain, snow and ice. With shooting season calling for journeys to the more ...

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The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

There was a time when large gatherings of bikers would fill bystanders with fear and loathing, but in recent years motorcycling has been taken from the metaphorical 'tradesman's entrance' right around to the front door as an activity frequently en...

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The Porsche 911 Carerra GTS

Over 50 years ago, one car managed to reinvent what a sports car could be. It was a leap of faith, a design both audacious in its minimalist conception and inspired in its results. Designed by one of the most important functionalist designers of t...

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Tesla: Redefining the Car

Electric cars are the future. While that might have seemed like a sensationalist headline from a 1960s World Trade Fair, the fact is that today it’s a very concrete reality. Carbon emissions are almost as important to manufacturers as top speeds, ...

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The Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Monaco is a city-state renowned for its exclusivity. From the world-famous Casino Monte-Carlo to the Monaco Grand Prix, the city is a playground for the rich and famous, one which this month will welcome one of the most anticipated luxury events o...

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The Top Ten Concept Cars

Whether they are designed to include ridiculously fast engines or a futuristic aesthetic which makes them look like they’ve been wrenched from a science fiction film, concept cars are pioneering in their capabilities and features. They hold the pr...

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Jaguar's Heritage Lightweight E-Type

Though Jaguar Special Operations may be a name that seems more at home in the Expendables than part of one of Britain’s definitive marques, it is this exclusive division which is in charge of Jaguar’s most ambitious projects. It is the...

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Mercedes-Benz: 120 Years in Pole

There are many marques still around today which can claim to have influenced their industry in one way or another. Each of the great manufacturers has a handful of patents and innovations to their name, some of which were revolutionary. Yet few ha...

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SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014

The world of superyachts is one of uncompromising exclusivity, of creations which are considered by many as the pinnacle of excellence. Sleek silhouettes cruising through the blue waters of Mediterranean marinas by day, decks host to elegant cockt...

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Hampton Court Concours: Epitome of Elegance

Smooth lines, long silhouettes and a certain effortless elegance, the finest classic automobiles are as appealing today as the glamorous era from which they were born. Whether it’s the elongated sweep of a vintage Rolls-Royce or the iconic grill o...

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