VÉHICULE BLOG

  • Véhicule Presents: The Untold Story of Italian Cigarette Smuggling Part 1

    The blue hulls were particular types of boats, which Neapolitan crime used to smuggle cigarettes, the "blondes" as they were called in Naples. The...
  • Don Aronow: King of Offshore Powerboating

    With the help of two veteran boatbuilders, Don quickly transformed his young company into a true force to be reckoned with, largely by following his creed that the only way to market boats properly was to have them win races…
  • Don Aronow: The Formative Years

    Donald Joel Aronow was born on March 3, 1927 and grew up in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn back when the borough was largely farmland. He grew up rich, but that didn’t last…
  • Juan Almeida of Netflix's Operation Odessa on Véhicule Magazine

    Fort Apache was nothing short of addictive. It was magnetic. Even if you didn’t own a boat, you would be drawn in by the lifestyle and the indispu...
  • Véhicule Magazine Presents: The Bicycle Club

    These days, The Bicycle Hotel and Casino is a respected Los Angeles-area staple. With considerably more than 100,000 square feet containing aroun...
  • 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...