Michael Robinson

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Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Shopping

The 16 Best Motorcycles for Shorter Riders

Finding a motorcycle when you’re a particular size can be tasking. Since the majority of the market is built around the ‘average’ rider, finding a …

Shopping

How To Get The Most Out Of Attending Conferences And Events

Fall is nearly upon us and that means – conference season! To get the most out of the “must attend” or “attendance strongly recommended” events clogging every precious spare moment on your calendar, I tapped into organizers, speakers, attendees and sponsors in my network to get their suggestions on …

Business Development

The quest for the "Holy Grail" - billionaires line up for world's most expensive car

At 8pm on Saturday August 25, one of the greatest heavyweight contests in history will take place. It won't take place in a boxing ring or an …

Listen to the V8 Roar of the Mercedes-AMG GT3

Unlike the road-going version, the AMG GT race car doesn't have turbos to muffle it's V8 soundtrack.<p>This 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT3, originally raced by the WeatherTech Racing team, is coming up for sale via Gooding & Company. Unlike it's twin-turbo road-going counterpart, the GT3 car still uses AMG's …

Amusing Compilation of Photographers Reacting to the Incredible Speed of Isle of Man TT Motorcycles

Photographers, videographers and spectators along the course react to the incredible speed of the motorcycles racing during the Isle of Mann TT in a …

Isle of Man TT

Porsche sets best time in the first qualifying session at Le Mans

Porsche has left a strong impression after the first qualifying session on the Circuit des 24 Heures. In his very first lap, start driver Gianmaria …

An MBA in Wine Is a Shortcut Into the Booze Business

A year after Aimee Chang’s father invested in a 40-acre vineyard in Napa’s prestigious Pritchard Hill area in 2010, her family decided they wanted to …

The 9 Best Sleeping Bags, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Photo: Courtesy Columbia Pictures<p><i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like</i></i> …

Backpacking

Summer Eating List: 44 new and upcoming Chicago restaurants – from must-gos to field trips

Summer is a couple of weeks away, though you would be forgiven for assuming it’s already here, given the warmth of late May. Either way, it’s time once again for my annual Summer Eating List.<p>Inspired by those reading assignments teachers hand out at the end of the school year, my Summer Eating List …

Short Film Series: Isle of Man TT – Learn the Course

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>British<br>• Films<br>• Isle of Man TT<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Racing<p>If you’ve ever wanted to spend a lap aboard a superbike at the Isle of Man TT …

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

The 2019 Porsche GT3 RS Is The Exception To The Rules Of Physics

For those who say a Porsche 911 Carrera S, GTS, Turbo or Turbo S are simply <i>not enough</i>, there are the GT2 and GT3 models. They’re insane, overpowered, …

12 Things Dogs Shouldn’t Eat Under Any Circumstances

There are certain things that dog owners generally know are bad for their dogs — like chocolate and onions — but there are so many other foods that …

The best wine bars in Chicago

Best wine bars in Chicago<p>1<p>Bars, Gastropubs<p>Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar<p>Humboldt Park<p>The novella-length menu at this low-key alcove contains loving and …

Income Tax

These are the 6 best motorcycle racing movies ever made

Need a two-wheeled fix before the racing seasons really get going? We've got you covered with these film classics.<p>How can you fill the void before …

Motorcycle Racing

7 Wine Documentaries Worth Your Time

WATCHING MOVIES all week sounded like fun. Watching a week’s worth of wine documentaries: less so. As Jason Wise, director of the 2012 documentary “SOMM,” observed, “Wine is the thing that’s surrounded by a lot of action, but if you put in on a table it just sits there. Wine doesn’t do anything.” …

Documentaries

These millennial entrepreneurs think email is too slow for the startup world

There are two types of people in this world. Those who live at inbox zero, who frantically read, remove, and reply to emails the very instant they …

Entrepreneurship

Here's How Indian Motorcycles Plans to Continue Momentum in 2018

We spoke with the Indian Motorcycles marketing director who dropped some exciting hints about the future of the brand.<p>Indian Motorcycles<p>Indian …

Architect Morris Adjmi talks Chicago’s West Loop

The New York designer is preparing to make his mark on Chicago’s expanding western skyline<p>After designing the 30-story Landmark West Loop tower along the Eisenhower Expressway at the south edge of the neighborhood, the New York-based architect Morris Adjmi plans to make an even bigger splash in the …

Skyscrapers

Six Great Motorcycle Gift Ideas for Less Than $100

No one enjoys frantic, last-minute holiday shopping. After all, your in-laws just invited themselves to your Christmas party, and your cat just …

Powerbank

A Cream Cable Knit Sweater Is Your Winter Style Staple

Here's why you should snag the classic pullover.<p>Cable knit sweaters have long been a constant when it comes to dressing warm for cold weather. And rightfully so, too: The classic piece of knitwear keeps you just the right amount of warm. In a sophisticated cream (or off-white, or ecru) color, it's …

10 Inspirational Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read More Than Once

You'll uncover countless gems in these classics.<p>I'm fairly obsessed with reading. I read everything I can get my hands on. It's a habit that I developed early on. I used to be able to do one book per day but have since scaled it back to only two or three per week. As a prolific reader, I come …

Elon Musk is worth about $23 billion and has never taken a paycheck from Tesla — here's how the notorious workaholic and father of 5 spends his fortune

Elon Musk may be the world's richest rocket scientist.<p>The 47-year-old CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and cofounder of OpenAI has said he won't be happy until we've escaped Earth and colonized Mars. Luckily, he has the mind and the money to make it happen.<p>Despite a massive net worth hovering around $23.6 …

Los Angeles

The Best Jackets of 2018

Don’t leave home without a warm winter buddy.<p>Patagonia Micro Puff Hoodie ($299)<p>A few years ago, waterproof down and down blends were all the rage as brands worked to improve on the coveted high-loft, but moisture-averse, insulation. This year, companies are debuting a crop of jackets with new types …

Canada Goose Hybridge Sutton Parka

Built for high intensity activities in extreme weather, the new Hybridge Sutton Parka by Canada Goose is billed as the perfect blend of form and …

Driver Nails One Of The Most Insane Passes In Motorsport History To Win At Laguna Seca

Renger Van Der Zande took the win in today’s IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Laguna Seca in the best way possible: by recreating one …

The Every-Man's Race - Tracks

Most teams come in twos and threes. A father and son team with a bike strapped to their aging pickup. Maybe two friends going for a strong finish …

Helmets

The 4 Most Dangerous Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves When Starting a Business

Launching a business is one of the most exciting times of your life. It's also one of the riskiest if you're under these 4 illusions.<p>The rate of entrepreneurship continues to rise. There are 400 million entrepreneurs worldwide, bringing with them 700,000 new jobs.<p>27 million Americans are now …

With a 25-pound pack, Joe McConaughy breaks Appalachian Trail speed record

<b>By Katherine Arcement</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>Joe McConaughy is the kind of person to whom things come easily. In 2014, after setting out on the Pacific …