VÉHICULE BLOG

  • Véhicule Magazine Presents: IMSA GP of Miami 1983

    In 1983, Miami came one step closer to becoming the United States' very own Monaco. It was nearly there—the waterfront, the climate and the wealth...
  • Juan Almeida's Submarine

    By Juan Almeida It was a bright sunny day when Jeff Soffer and his personal assistant Wayne appeared at the Fort. It wasn’t unusual for Jeff to v...
  • My Father the US Customs Agent, Part 2

    Perico In Paradise - A Miami Retrospective "Miami. What can I say? I'm from here. Born and raised, as many of you (my friends) know. I love Miami ...
  • You're Busted! My Father the US Customs Agent.

    "My parents were federal law enforcements agents (father, US Customs - mother, IRS) and were intimately involved in some of the highest profile cas...
  • The Stiltsville Fire 2021

    BISCAYNE BAY – The area of Stiltsville has been a defining feature of Station's area of responsibility since the 1930’s. Prior to 1992, there were ...
  • Ben Kramer's Apache 47' Powerboat vs. Haulover Inlet

    Véhicule Magazine presents Ben Kramer's Apache 47' race powerboat, freshly restored to its original state. After over a year of tireless work betw...
  • An Inside Look at the Death of Don Aronow

    NE 188th Street in Miami, aka Thunderboat Row   Don Aronow’s Mercedes-Benz at the scene of the crime   A sheet-metal exit wound on Aronow’s Merc...
  • Fort Apache Marina

    Fort Apache Marina was Thunderboat Row's legendary high-rise boat storage facility and waterfront bar and restaurant. Founded by Ben Kramer and hi...
  • Thunderboat Row: Miami’s Secret Boatbuilding Capital

    Northeast 188th Street—a once-unsuspecting plot of Florida swampland that followed the Miami dream. It started from nothing and quickly came to be...
  • The Mutiny Hotel: Miami’s Drug-Fueled, Real-Life “Paradise Lost”

    Everyone knows about the Mutiny Hotel. Even if they don’t know the name, they can picture it. In the 1970s and ‘80s, the Mutiny was the real-life v...
  • Véhicule Magazine: Modern Day Smuggling

    Excerpt from Border Security 2019. Full story in Véhicule 2020. While the current administration is focused on drugs and human traffic coming ...
  • The Story of Ben Kramer's Apache 47

    Véhicule Magazine talked to powerboat legend and race car driver Lorne L. about his Apache 47 – built and pre-owned by Ben Kramer – that is being ...