Beautifully Designed, Notable Homes in Palm Springs

Cruising through the desert city with Buick, where comparisons between houses and cars can be drawn

When discussing the many places that automotive designers mine for inspiration, none seems to come up so frequently as Palm Springs. The small desert city has a giant reputation in the design world—mainly known for its many striking mid-century modern homes and civic buildings. From Richard Neutra‘s Kaufmann House, Albert Frey‘s Frey House II, to John Lautner’s Arthur Elrod House, these homes defined an era. …

Notes: Sunrise to Sunset GT

The first time behind the wheel of a McLaren is a euphoric adventure

West Hollywood’s Sunset GT is an ambitious gathering of ludicrous machinery in the heart of a town where ludicrous is the name of the game. Every second Sunday morning (from 9AM to 11AM), Sunset Plaza is full of supercars, hypercars, classics and more—and too many auto enthusiasts to count. I’ve been to countless car meet-ups, but today would be different. Rolling over and checking the time, …

Test Drive: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Immediately recognizable, but now with more power

There are only a handful of vehicles that have achieved eternal pop-culture status thanks to their distinctive, immediately recognizable design—and a name that stays on the tip of almost anyone’s tongue. In this class you have legends like the Mustang, Camaro, 911, Testarossa, and Countach, to name a few. They are verified icons, hallmarks of 20th century design and they’ve each spawned entire subcultures. But, there’s …