85 Years of Rolex at Daytona International Speedway

A longtime partnership begetting plenty of historic car-racing moments

by Andrew Maness When Daytona International Speedway opened in 1959 a new era of American racing began. In 1962 that era gained its most grueling and prestigious race: the Rolex 24. This 24-hour endurance race is a star-studded event that demands the best of its competitors who are all aiming to add their name to the history books—leaving with a trophy in hand and a …

The Meteoric Rise of McLaren Automotive

How a young, small English company went up against auto icons—and succeeded

by Jason Harper These days, new car companies rarely succeed. For every Tesla, there are 10 would-be companies that never get beyond an initial press release. Five years ago, we test drove the first model from a brand new car manufacturer, McLaren Automotive. It was a supercar named the MP4-12C and in many ways—from the confusing name to the bland design—it was a dud. The …

Autodromo’s Group B Automatic Watches

Racing-inspired, retro timepieces in vibrant colorways

It’s hard to find a well-made automatic watch under $1000, let alone one that packs as much punch as Autodromo‘s latest: the Group B. Across three vibrant colors (and one black and white option), there’s a pronounced design that’s worth inspecting even further. Autodromo Founder and Creative Director Bradley Price drew inspiration from 1980s Group B rally racing cars—a romanticized period of technical innovation and …