Motoring with MINI

On the occasion of the brand’s 60th birthday, we had the opportunity to chat with Charlie Cooper, the grandson of the iconic entrepreneur, race car driver and creator of the first MINI Cooper.

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Cadillac XT6: The crossover you didn’t know you’d covet

An archipelago, situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence between Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, would appear to be an odd location for the press launch of a new luxury vehicle. And this is precisely where the fascination for an adventure-minded automotive journalist kicks in.

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Top of the Line: BMW X7 50i

As large SUVs in the luxury segment go, BMW has come rather late to the party. However, the marque’s new entry—the long-awaited X7—is going to be a mighty competitor in a field that was previously owned by Land Rover, Cadillac’s Escalade and, more lately, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

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Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away…
Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Wyoming USA Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com

Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away…

Interestingly, the all-terrain concept is not entirely new to Rolls-Royce. Back in the early 1900’s in the North African war theatre, the legendary Lawrence of Arabia is quoted as saying his fleet of nine modified Rolls-Royces are, “more valuable than rubies in the desert”.

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Up to the Mountains and Down to the Sea
The Lincoln Motor Company introduces the new Lincoln Nautilus, a midsize luxury SUV delivering a powerful turbocharged engine range and a suite of advanced technologies designed to give drivers greater confidence on the road.

Up to the Mountains and Down to the Sea

After putting Lincoln’s Navigator to the test last year, I was looking forward to getting behind the wheel of its smaller sibling, the Nautilus. The folks at Lincoln selected the scenic San Rafael Mountain region east of Santa Barbara as the location for our test drive. Beautifully winding roads along the Santa Ynez river valley offered great vistas and the nicest of scenery for us to snap some shots of the handsome Nautilus from all angles—and the odd selfie, of course.

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