VÉHICULE Presents: 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 and everything about it. I've been to mansion parties in Cocoplum and on Palm Island, I've hung out in the hoods of Goulds and Florida City, had a few visits to TGK and the Dade County Courthouse Lockup, and everywhere in between. I love every inch of space surrounded by the borders that create Miami Dade County. There is truly no other place like it. I'm friends with hoods and scofflaws, I'm also friends with many upstanding fellow Miamians who are of course on the straight and narrow. If you love Miami, I...

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VÉHICULE Presents: You're Busted! My Father the US Customs Agent.

Read about modern day smuggling operations in VÉHICULE."My parents were federal law enforcements agents (father, US Customs - mother, IRS) and were intimately involved in some of the highest profile cases that played out down here, which are now a critical part of Miami lore."  I was born and raised here. I love this city and it’s history, of which I had a unique lens to experience as a kid growing up. Christopher and I got to talking and I said I would start going through the tons of material I have from back in those days and begin digitizing and uploading it. A lot of this stuff can’t be looked up anywhere, which sucks for anyone who would be...

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VÉHICULE Presents: Betty Cook & KAAMA

Read about Betty Cook & friends in VÉHICULE. "Founded in 1976, the Kaama Racing Team consisted of Betty Cook as its owner and driver, John Connor as crew chief and throttleman, along with a number of navigators. The team ran four different hulls: a 36-foot Cigarette hull, a 38-foot Scarab, a 38-foot Cougar catamaran and a 38-foot Formula catamaran, all set up by John Connor. Over forty years later, Kaama is still regarded as one of the most successful offshore powerboat racing teams in history. Having started in well over 70 races, Betty Cook and her crew regularly beat out the competition, employing innovative engineering to gain the upper hand. This lead them to winning U.S. championships in 1978, 1979...

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VÉHICULE GELÄNDEWAGEN

Sometimes, the most chance encounters are the most fruitful. Christopher Kippenberger was approached with a proposition—an enticing one at that. The commission was from a longtime fan, and the task was clear: “Build me a truck that you would want for yourself.” This would become the restomod GELÄNDEWAGEN.This meant starting with something iconic. Something German, something with status, something with history and something that anyone could instantly identify. Enter the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. While the latest models were perfectly capable on and off-road, the majority of them had already been co-opted as suburban appliances. The solution was a classic G-Wagen, restored and modified to meet — and exceed — modern standards. Any worthwhile project is only as good as its starting point....

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VÉHICULE Marine 300R Super Flats

The 20-foot VÉHICULE Marine 300R Super Flat is propelled by a 300-horsepower V8, making it over three times as powerful as a standard flats-style boat, and is outfitted for on-water brutality. It combines pure presence with comfort, function and performance. It’s lightweight but not stripped out, with every precision-engineered surface, texture and material serving a purpose. Read more about the Super Flat's design on Wallpaper.  Read more about the 300R Super Flats in the VÉHICULE print edition. ORDER HERE

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