Issues

Endlich 18

Finally turning 18 is always something great. Strictly speaking, we should now have shed our puberty and also have grown up journalistically. Of age and mature. This also applies to our articles about the BMW Z4, the McLaren F1 GTR or the very young BMW i8. And because the world belongs to all 18-ye…

La pensée sauvage

If our lives go according to plan, we'll be happy. Didn't I? Well, yeah. When everything is predictable, there is no room for spontaneity. Which brings us to Claude Lévi-Strauss and his work »La pensée sauvage« (»Wild Thinking«). In it, the French ethnologist compares the rational engineer with the …

Sticking to It

Sticking to it? Sure, we know what that means. But we wanted to delve deeper, to penetrate to the core of stick-to-it-ive-ness as a philosophy – even as a way of life. That might even entice us to examine our own paradigms and behaviors and to discover the joy of experimentation. We asked some dyed-…

24

When the world is in danger, there are always a few guys you can call: James Bond and Jason Bourne, for example. Or Jack Bauer. 24 hours should be enough time for him. No idle, always pushing the envelope. Okay, unfortunately he only saves the world in the series, but there he saves with virtuoso cl…

Diese 3 Sekunden

The now is in a hurry. What we feel as the present does not remain with us even for the duration of one breath. All the more consciously one should experience it. For example in conversations with Clint Eastwood, “Switch reloaded” star Martina Hill, Noel Gallagher or Prince Pi. Very much in the pres…

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When it comes to the question of all questions, the question about the universe and all the rest, the answer is simple: 42. At least that's what Douglas Adams thinks. The rebel, idealist and lateral thinker. Who has shown his readers a surreal change of perspective and exuberant silliness. The stori…

Heat

Admittedly, with this title we have adapted to the outside temperatures. But lukewarm is something anyone can do. It's also simply boring somehow. So better hot and passionate.That's why we accompany two brothers with their 1-series BMWs through energetic London, take a look at the “Roaring 70s” of …

Save the Cat

What makes a good story? A likable main character. Says US film producer Blake Snyder. And this likability is best created through deeds rather than words. For example, by having the hero save a cat. We take that as inspiration for the everyday life of the male species and meet Hugh Jackman in a Fer…

Night on Earth

When the curtain of the night rises from the stage, the play can begin. Because with the night we not only leave the day behind us, but also everyday life. Because the night stimulates and inspires. Even us. The result are stories like from a film by Jim Jarmusch: about the Ford GT40 MkII by Graham …

So, it’s all good. Finally!

Man is not perfect. But it is just this fact that makes things really interesting. Because it is his imperfection that sends man, curiously and creatively, searching for something new. That sounded just like something we would like to do, so we went and took a closer look at the cult of compulsory h…

Easy Riders

Born to be wild! Our Easy Riders are essentially wild dogs and cool guys, who convince with their own values, attitudes and life style. People who are not easily irritated. Not by modern times anyway. These are guys like Walter Röhrl, who drove the rally of his life in Kenya in 1979, or Steve McQuee…

Grace under Pressure

What is courage? Let’s ask Ernest Hemingway: “Courage is grace under pressure.” Sounds good. We would like to add that courage is somehow always an attribute for men. Robert Redford, for example. Or Porsche factory driver Mark Webber. And certainly, photographer Alberto Venzago, who spent five years…

Outside the Box!

Out of the comfort zone, into the unknown. Think outside the box and leave the beaten path. And where in the world can you do that best? We think New York is the best place for it. Frank Sinatra sings about it, and Matthew Shultz from Cage the Elephant thinks so too. And everyone else who thinks the…

Forever Young

Young and crisp - and that forever and ever. Unfortunately this is a pipe dream. It would also be kind of boring, wouldn't it? In any case, we think that this issue should be about things that are timelessly exciting. About people, ideas, being on the road and the experiences associated with it. Jus…

Always on the Move

The revolution will not be televised, the revolution is here! And we’re in the middle of it. Always on the move, never resting. Seen thusly, we dedicate this issue to those who are always changing, but somehow manage to always stay authentic. Like the author Wladimir Kaminer, the skateboard artist K…

Family Affairs

The family is an open concept, which we interpret here in the sense of pluralized forms of life in a modern and playful way. This includes all living variants. How does all this fit into a car culture magazine? We are not quite sure either. But on the family holidays to Italy, everyone has always fi…