Stuart Leuthner

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The Sporting Life

Introduced in 2001, and described as a “true British sports car” the Aero 8 is the first entirely new car produced by the Morgan Motor Company in more than fifty years. Instantly recognizable by its distinctive swooping fenders, the aluminum-bodied car’s 4.8-liter V-8 engine produces 367 horsepower.

Rick Mazer joined the sports car fraternity in 1963. “I was going to high school and bought a Sabra displayed at the 1963 New York Automobile Show. I loved that car and have been hooked on two-seaters ever since.”  Sabras were the only cars manufactured in Israel. Named after a cactus (featured on the car’s badge) and native-born Israelis, Sabras featured a fiberglass body and power was provided by a rather anemic four-cylinder engine borrowed from the British Ford Consuls. Customers sharing Mazer’s enthusiasm were few and far between and only a limited number of the sport cars rolled off the assembly line before production ceased in 1970.

Mazer grew up in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. After graduating from MIT with degrees in economics and management, he worked for Lockheed, Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte & Touche. In 1992, he founded Mazer Group, a firm providing strategic and financial consulting services to food companies. Five years later, Mazer joined Ventura Foods serving first as executive president and later, CEO.  With headquarters in southern California, Ventura has production facilities in 11 locations, $2 billion in annual sales and over 2,400 employees. After retiring in 2009, Mazer moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and continues to serve on the board of several organizations, including the Culinary Institute of America.


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The Schlumpf Affair

The Alfa Romeo 8C was designed to compete in sports car races, specifically the Mille Miglia. Only ten 8Cs were built, five in 1935 and five, including this car, in 1936. Power is provided by an inline 8-cylinder 2.9 litre engine equipped with two superchargers. © C. Recoura
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Eli Wallach: An enthusiastic watch collector

Chronos Editor, Bert Kalisher, and Eli Wallach.
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I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America

Bel Geddes designing the Macy's Christmas Parade Punch and Judy float, 1926.
Photograph by unidentified photographer.
Image courtesy of the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation / Harry Ransom
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Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed

Porsche Type 356 Speedster 1600 Super, 1958,
Collection of Chad McQueen, Photograph © 2013
Peter Harholdt
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Rambler Ranch

One end of Terry Gale's AMC building. In the foreground, an AMX and three Javelins, AMC's interpretation of the "muscle car". Available with a powerful V8 engine, manual four-speed transmission and dealer installed performance accessories, the cars offered exceptional performance at a reasonable price.
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Omega anti-magnetic

The Seamaster Aqua Terra >15,000 gauss
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