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  • Basem Wasef

    Basem Wasef’s enthusiasm for all things automotive can be traced back to childhood, where he sang “Happy Birthday” to his extensive collection of Matchbox cars. He has since written and photographed two coffee table books, Legendary Motorcycles and Legendary Race Cars, and lapped the globe countless times in search of two and four-wheeled exotica. Basem contributes to Popular Mechanics, Men’s Journal, and Wired, among others, and consults for ICON Aircraft. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter: @BasemWasef.

 

The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé

Extreme luxury—if you can find the room for it Read more...


Automatic Car Expert: The L.A. Driver Dictionary, P to Z

Still think "torque" is a movie from 2004 starring Ice Cube? Check out the final installment of our three-part L.A. Driver Dictionary Read more...

Pairs Great with Red: The Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

We found the perfect car for visiting Napa Valley Read more...

Elon Musk Releases Tesla Patents

The auto industry takes a cue from Silicon Valley and goes open source Read more...

Wristy Business: Pairing Watches to Luxury Cars

Eleven James is like Netflix for watches, making it possible to match your Rolex to your Range Rover Read more...

Orange is the New Black: Meet the Woman Behind McLaren’s Signature Hue

Designer Anna-Louise Clough keeps the supercar’s classic citrus color looking sweet year after year Read more...

The Anti-Bimmer BMW: This 1M Coupe’s Makeover Stole the Show

It’s hard to stand out in the car everyone and their mom has, but auto-whisperer Steven Dinan found the secret Read more...

Aston Martin on Ice: This Program Lets You Drift Luxury Cars On Purpose

Driving this car through ice and snow will make you feel cooler than James Bond – don’t worry, there are heated seats Read more...

Automatic Car Expert: The L.A. Driver Dictionary, E to O

Aren’t sure what electric steering has to do with electric vehicles? Check out the second of our three-part L.A. Driver Dictionary Read more...

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