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KATHARINE ERWIN

Katharine Erwin

DOCUMENTARIES
CARS
FILMS
AUTO
CAR RACING
PAUL NEWMAN
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
Paul Newman appeared in 62 films and spent 50+ years as a respected and renowned actor, but his true joy was car racing. Newman the racer (and owner) is the subject of Adam Carolla's new documentary "Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman," a film...
MOTORSPORTS
MOTO GEAR
MOTORCYCLING
PIRELLI
SUPERCROSS
AMA Supercross
This past weekend, iconic Italian tire company Pirelli treated us to one of the greatest shows on earth: the AMA Supercross. Held at New Jersey's Metlife Stadium, the high-energy event is essentially a very entertaining dirt circus. Tens of thousands...
BIKES
CHARGE
MOUNTAIN BIKES
FAT BIKES
TEST RIDES
BIKE REVIEWS
Test Ride: Charge Cooker Maxi 2
Fat bikes are quickly becoming a staple in every cyclist's quiver. While the bikes have opened up winter riding to the masses, they aren't just for snow anymore. Many riders are finding themselves drawn to their fat bike no matter the season or terrain...
JACKETS
MOTORCYCLES
APPAREL
AETHER
ATTIRE
MOTORSPORTS
MOTO GEAR
MOTORCYCLING
Aether Horizon Motorcycle Jacket
Action apparel company Aether—whose ethos is to create the most durable, minimal and modern-minded gear—has just released one of the best motorcycle jackets we've had our hands on in some time. Aesthetically, the Horizon is much like Aether's jacket...
DESIGN
OUTDOORS
FITNESS
BACKPACKS
DRINKS
HYDRATION
WELLBEING
WEARABLES
Wearable Water: Active Hydration
Whether you are in a boat, a board, hiking a trail or pounding the pavement, staying hydrated while on the move—especially in the heat—is critical. Lugging around clunky bottles can be cumbersome and heavy, so we've searched for some of the best wearable...
AUSTIN
RACING
EXPERIENCES
FORMULA 1
CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
CAR RACING
MERCEDES AMG
A Full-Throttle Formula 1 Adventure
"OK, we are changing things a little," says Jean-Paul Libert, owner and founder of the Pirelli GP Experience. Fog has settled over the track and the rain is pouring down at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas and the Formula X cars...
HONDA
MOTORBIKES
MOTORSPORTS
2 WHEEL
POWERSPORTS
The Enthusiasm Behind Honda's Grom Bike
Honda is notorious for making cult bikes. From the NT650 to the CB series, they have consistently made reliable, fun and uncomplicated bikes, but most of these classics have reached cult status only after they were discontinued. The exception to...
LONDON
MOTORCYCLES
HELMETS
DEATH SPRAY COMPANY
JOE STRUMMER
SOUTH LONDON
MOTORSPORTS
Death Spray Custom's Racing Art
To call British artist David Gwyther—better known as Death Spray Custom—a gear-head is a gross understatement, as most of Gwyther's pieces move quite fast themselves. Whether he's hand-mixing iridescent paint for a gas tank or painstakingly painting...
OUTDOORS
FITNESS
WINTER
GEAR
SKIS
HESTRA
NORDIC SKIING
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS
FISCHER
Nordic Skiing: The Basics
As the Nordic World Championship draws to a close in Falun, Sweden, you don't have to have a designated Nordic center in your backyard to strap on your skis. Cross-country skiing is a versatile sport for the transitional seasons. From the traditional...
COMPETITIONS
AMERICAN EXPEDITION VEHICLE
JEEP WRANGLER
RALLIES
SAHARA DESERT
WOMAN WARRIORS
Amy Lerner on Training for the Rallye des Gazelles
Only stars light up the sky as we pull over to the roadside in the middle of the desert. We are here to meet Amy Lerner, a New Jersey housewife and mother of two turned American Expedition Vehicle (AEV) rally pilot, as she trains for this year's...
ART
INTERVIEWS
METAL
DOGS
ARTISTS
DETROIT
MANUFACTURING
SCULPTURES
WELDING
Interview: Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding
Detroit's Renaissance continues with creatives who blend art, design and trade. One such artist is Josh Welton, a Detroit native whose sculptures of cars, robots and animals are meticulously made by hand. He's worked in manufacturing since a young...
EVENTS
SKIING
CONNECTICUT
SNOW
WINTER SPORTS
JUMPFEST
SNOW SPORTS
SKI JUMPS
Salisbury, Connecticut's Jumpfest 2015
The Salisbury Winter Ski Association (SWSA, pronounced "swaa-sa") is a local club in Salisbury, Connecticut that teaches kids to ski jump. Now in its 89th year, SWSA is one of the last all-volunteer run clubs in the country. Every Sunday morning...
ACCESSORIES
BROOKLYN
HANDMADE
JEWELRY
MOTORBIKES
GEOMETRY
MORATORIUM
UNISEX
Moratorium Jewelry
Whether she’s riding her Ducati or looking after her one-year-old daughter (and South African mastiff), self-taught jewelry designer Jeanette Lai Thomas exudes dedication. Her brand Moratorium favors sleek, structural lines and geometric shapes with...
EQUIPMENT
GADGETS
INNOVATION
MOTORCYCLE RIDING
MOTORCYCLES
SAFETY
TECH FABRICS
Alpinestars' Wearable Airbag for Motorcyclists
Motorsports outfitter Alpinestars has reached another milestone in its illustrious 50-year history. After giving professional motorcycle racers and track riders the Tech-Air Race electronic airbag suit—which in essence inflates at the very moment...
ACCESSORIES
OUTERWEAR
SKIING
SNOW GEAR
SNOWBOARDING
WINTER
WOMEN'S WEAR
Winter Snow Essentials for Women
For those in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is here to stay (at least for the next few months) and while it may seem grim, it also means getting back to all your favorite cold weather activities. For many who are drawn to the mountains, skiing and...
SURFING
SWIMWEAR
ACTIVEWEAR
BIKINIS
CUSTOM
ETSY
INTERVIEWS
OUTDOORS
SPORTS
Custom-Made Acuarela Swimwear
We first met surfer and Acuarela Swimwear founder Linzy Smith on a choppy day on the Pacific side of the Baja coast. After an eventful session, she sat down on her towel and got to work sewing swimsuits while surrounded by other female surfers. This...
3D SCANNING
BIKE SAFETY
CUSTOM CLOTHING
HELMETS
TECHNOLOGY
MOTORBIKES
MOTORCYCLE GEAR
MOTORCYCLE RIDING
3D-Scanned Customized Protection by Bell Helmets
Bell Helmets, the all-American helmet company—has spent the last 60 years protecting racers and enthusiasts from head injuries. In various disciplines ranging from self-powered to gas-powered sports, Bell has positioned itself at the forefront of...
EDUCATION
MOTORCYCLE RIDING
MOTORCYCLES
NEW JERSEY
YAMAHA
COURSES
MOTORBIKES
SCHOOLS
TRAINING
The Yamaha Champions Riding School
On a cloudy morning in Millville, New Jersey, a group of men and women—who look like superheroes in full leather suits—gather around instructor Nick Ienatsch. "Clear your mind and have fun," he shouts. Ienatsch—who is the head instructor at The Yamaha...
BICYCLE DESIGN
CYCLING
GIANT
OUTDOORS
WOMEN-SPECIFIC
Liv Cycling: Ergonomics for Female Riders
Whether we like it or not, anatomy makes a difference—and the new woman-centric cycling brand Liv, created to satisfy the ever-growing number of female cyclists, is highly aware of this. Instead of making a "women's version"—which is essentially...
AUTO DESIGN
CARS
ELECTRIC CARS
LIME ROCK PARK
RACING
Electric Vehicle Sports Racer
"We are feeding it right now. It's hungry," says project manager and chief engineer of Electric Vehicle Sports Racer (EVSR) Charlie Greenhaus, referring to his electric racecar's appetite for a charge. Greenhaus, who founded EVSR, has spent over...
LEATHER
MOTORCYCLE GEAR
MOTORCYCLES
WOMEN'S STYLE
OUTERWEAR
Alpinestars Women's Renee Motorcycle Jacket
Finding a women's protective motorcycle jacket is not an easy task—and finding one that is both stylish and complementing to a woman's shape is near impossible. But the latest effort from Italian motorsports gear brand, Alpinestars, offers an answer...
AUTO DESIGN
AUTO SHOWS
CAR AUCTIONS
CARS
VINTAGE CARS
COLLECTABLES
NEW ENGLAND
Bonhams Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
Sunday, 1 June 2014, Bonhams Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction will be held in Greenwich, CT. Although this auction is not Bonham's most exclusive, it is the quaintest and dearest, and is a true highlight on any aficionado's calendar. This year...
LIME ROCK
MIDDLE EAST
MOTOR RACINGS
RACE CARS
SPEED SISTERS
DOCUMENTARIES
PALESTINE
Speed Sisters: The Middle East's All-Female Motor Racing Team
The Speed Sisters (aka Betty, Marah, Mona, Rhana and Noor) are the subject of a documentary by Amber Fares. The film—which is still in production—follows the lives of the Middle East's first all-female motor racing team, their struggles not only...
RED BULL
MOTOGP
MOTORCYCLES
RACING
2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas
Grand Prix motorcycle racing (aka MotoGP) is known to many worldwide as the greatest show on earth; showcasing the fastest road-racers, hitting speeds beyond 200 mph. The series—which travels to 18 race tracks in 14 countries over an eight-month...
CAR DESIGN
CAR RACING
CAR SHOWS
LAS VEGAS
LIGHTING
OFF-ROAD
The Mint 400, Las Vegas
This weekend, Las Vegas is going to be louder and dustier than ever, as this year's The Mint 400 (aka "The Great American Off-Road Race") rolls into town. The race—which started back in 1967 to promote the former Mint Hotel (now part of Binion's...
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