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THIS WEEK'S NEWS ON WHEELS

This Week In Motoring: September 15, 2014

This Week In Motoring: The new Batmobile caught on camera, Ferrari loses its chairman, Honda’s dream of a collision-free world and more.

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The Week's Best Writing

In Case You Missed It: September 7 – September 14

Our best articles from the past week. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: how to dry age meat, a warbird pilot, hiking Seoul’s Woo-Myun Mountain, a complete guide to camping stoves, a deadline for GP’s contest submissions and more.

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What To See, Read and Hear

This Week in Culture: September 12, 2014

This Week in Culture: the Ray Rice scandal thickens, a new game from the makers of Halo takes some criticism, student debt, questionable DJ trends, the Apple Watch and more.

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Reminder: Show Us Your Hiking Trail Contest Ends Next Friday

REMINDER: The GP Day Hiking Photography Contest is underway until Friday, September 19 at 5 p.m. Read on for our entry criteria and a breakdown of the grand prize.

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The Week's Best Writing

In Case You Missed It: September 1 – September 7

Our best articles from the past week. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: history of B-52 Stratofortress, the Red Bull Global Rallycross, an interview with kiteboarding’s Aaron Hadlow, the GoTenna and more.

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Cream of the Cropless

Tasting Notes: Gluten-Free Beer Shootout

From the Archives: Like beer but can’t tolerate the gluten? There’s hope yet, with these 10 gluten-free beers (well, some of them, anyway).

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Contest: Show Us Your Favorite Hiking Trail, Win a Daypack Stuffed with Gear

ATTENTION: We’re rounding up stories and photography from the best hiking trails in America, and we need your help.

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Surf’s Up: 5 Great All-Around Surfboards

From the Archives: Choosing a surfboard is no simple matter. There are lots of factors to consider, like the shape of the board, the size, rocker and rails, tails and fins. There are eggs and fish — and we’re not talking about breakfast options. The ideal board for beginners is long, wide and thick since it’s stable for both paddling and for taking off on a wave. Here are five that fit that description to a T.

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This Week's News On Wheels

This Week In Motoring: September 2, 2014

This Week in Motoring: a whale of a plane, the Uber/Lyft wars, one man’s reunion with his vintage Porsche, a commemorative Land Cruiser and more.

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The Week's Best Writing

In Case You Missed It: August 24 – August 31

Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: 72 hours exploring Portugal’s capital, great Ready-To-Eat camping meals, the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach and the first extreme athlete to base jump from flat ground.

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Our inbox overfloweth

Letters to GP: August 2014

We read all of your letters. Here’s the proof.

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An Intro to Spanish Butchering

Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain

From the Archives: Any book that introduces “a sharp implement, a capacity to witness death, and a good amount of blood” as self-evident truths in the business of slaughtering pigs has our attention. Jeffrey Weiss’s new book, Charcutería: The Soul of Spain, is much more than spectacle: it’s an authoritative resource on Spanish butchering and meat-curing techniques, complete with recipes for traditional Spanish dishes, handsome photography and anecdotes from the author’s personal experience.

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The Bear Essentials

An Everyman’s Guide to Survival Gear

From the Archives: You never know when things might take a turn for the worse. Match up to your skill level and ensure you’ve got the right basic survival gear with our survey.

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This Week In Motoring: August 25, 2014

This Week in Motoring: new tire tech from Michelin, Bentley’s new design direction, pitching to female car buyers, a rare Range Rover goes up for sale and much more.

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In Case You Missed It: August 17 – 24

Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: hunt burgers in LA, watch Brad O’Neal base jump off a dirt bike, the history of the Jeep Wagoneer and more.

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Summer’s End? Not so Fast. 6 Beers We’ve Been Drinking This Summer

From the Archives: Summer’s end may be nigh, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to let go of those last lazy Saturdays. Stir back the grill’s smoldering embers and and crack open a cold one — any of these six will do just nicely.

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Racing across Costa Rica

Conquering La Ruta de Los Conquistadores: The Film

From the Archives: Nearly a year after his training began, Dirk Shaw completed the final mission in The Road to La Ruta: 193 miles, 5 mountain ranges, and 23,000 feet of elevation gain. La Ruta de Los Conquistadores. This video captures the journey.

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Meet this year's hottest new shooters

The New Camera Class of 2014: DSLR Alternatives

From the Archives: In just a few short years the world of photography has been turned upside down, and the advent of the iPhone and other innovations like mirrorless cameras has created a dizzying array of options. We take a look at the latest new class of cameras, none of them DSLRs, but all capable and unique in their own right.

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Rolex? Omega.

The Watches of James Bond

There’s a bit of dialogue in Casino Royale, the 2006 reboot of the James Bond movie franchise, when Vesper Lynd thinks she has Bond figured out, right down to his watch:

“Rolex?” she asks.
“Omega”, Bond replies.
“Beautiful”, Lynd assesses.

Those three words sum up 50 years of Bond and his wristwatches.

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Big guns for those haulin' runs

5 Great 7-Passenger SUVs

It’s no longer enough for a big SUV to transport seven; it has to look good and feel good (for both driver and passengers) while doing it. Our intrepid Octane crew drove five of the best seven-passenger SUVs out there and found a flavor for just about anyone. While none of these five SUVs are perfect, each is grand in its own right by virtue of style, quality and utility.

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The Week's Best Writing

In Case You Missed It: August 10 – 17

Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: from learning how to make absinthe cocktails to our latest timekeeping series on affordable watches.

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Hook, Line and Sinker

The Fishing Issue

“All Americans believe that they are born fishermen,” Steinbeck wrote. “For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight.” We love our mothers and the soft light reflected by the moon — and at the risk of sounding presumptuous, we like to think we were born to fish. Our relationship with the sport is rooted in a primordial struggle of man versus nature, of course, but that just scratches the surface. We like the quiet time. We like packing a cooler of beer. We like the rods and reels and lures. Sometimes we like eating the damn things and other times we like throwing them back. We’re 50/50 on bucket hats. In the spirit of this great American pastime, Steinbeck’s “piscatorial religion”, we’ve put together the Fishing Issue, a collection of stories that take us from an airboat in the Florida Everglades to the Verrazano-Narrows in Brooklyn to the docks of Seattle’s Foster Island.

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A Fly Fishing Legend

30 Minutes With: Lefty Kreh

From the Archives: Lefty Kreh is one hell of a fisherman. He’s lots of other things, too: retired outdoor editor of the Baltimore Sun, accomplished photographer, prolific author, father and grandfather, teller of stories, entertainer, absolute legend as a fly caster. It seems, though, that all of these things orbit around the first one. We sat down with him to hear about his 32nd book, common casting mistakes, how he was introduced to the sport, and much, much more.

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$14 Well Spent

Check Up on Your Summer Movie List

From the Archives: Summer is movie season, and in a chaotic era of remakes, reboots, trilogies, and $14 movie tickets, it’s nice to have a guide. We’ve gathered a mix of big names, indies that aren’t disastrous or unbearably depressing, and some sneaky under-the-radar flicks, all of which should be worth your while. Oh, and we threw the rest at the bottom for you to stream after a long day at the pool.

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THE Italian Stallion

The Ferrari Issue

A prancing black horse against a yellow backdrop: it’s the conspicuous emblem of Ferrari. Sealed permanently into everything from pop culture to motorsport, Ferrari can at times feel overwrought — its marketing includes branded tchotchkes and amusement parks — but at its soul it’s still the performance automaker from Maranello that Enzo built. And if there’s ever been a brand more associated with a singular color, we can’t think of one more yoked than Ferrari Red. To honor the glory of the brand, we’ve assembled an entire issue of Ferrari, ranging from vintage to modern, V8 to V12, race to hobby. Owning one might be a far-off dream, but it’s certainly a dream worth visiting often. Slide in, buckle up and read on.

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A grand vision and a noble idea

America, The Once and Future King of Watchmaking?

From the Archives: A century or more ago, watchmaking in the United States was the equal of any in the world. Unfortunately, in the intervening years that industry has largely gone away. Yet there are those who would like to see the industry and its uniquely American timepieces return, people who believe “Made in the USA” should be a label as valuable — and meaningful — on a watch dial as “Swiss Made” is today. Could such a thing happen?

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Grand Touring, Family Style

Behind The Wheel of the Ferrari FF

From the Archives: One of Ferrari’s most recent offerings, the Ferrari FF, makes use of the brand’s V12 staple, albeit in its most powerful form ever in a roadgoing car — but the FF also makes a noticeable departure from Ferrari Grand Tourers of the past through polarizing style, all-wheel-drive, practical (yes, practical) seating for four and enough cargo room to hit the road for more than a day. We got the behind the wheel with family in tow.

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The Week's Best Writing

In Case You Missed It: August 3 – 10

Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: from learning how to make absinthe drinks to our latest timekeeping series on affordable watches.

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The Magnum Opus of Grilling

How to Make the Man Steak

From the Archives: Comprised of the sirloin with all of its various muscles intact (including the tenderloin), the Man Steak is a beautiful thing to behold. Tom Mylan, owner of The Meat Hook, a whole animal butcher shop in Brooklyn, NY, shares a recipe for one from his cookbook.

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Essentials for a quicky with mother nature

Kit: The Perfect Day Pack

From the Archives: Most day hikes require a peanut butter sandwich, a water bottle and maybe some bug spray. But for the weekend warrior who wants to crush in one day what most people stroll in three, there are a few indispensables. Here are our favorite necessities and extravagances for spending a day burning through some miles on the trail.