Rory FH Smith

By Rory FH Smith | 03 Mar 2021

Inside the ever-expanding world of expedition yachts

When Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain on the first expedition to circumnavigate the world on 20 September 1519, he did so in bleak surroundings. His fleet consisted of five vessels, carrying sup... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 01 Mar 2021

Sweden's Polestar 2 squares up to Silicon Valley

Until now, Elon Musk has had it easy. When the electric car baron launched the Model S in 2013, Musk enjoyed a good five years occupying the luxury electric car market without even a sniff of competit... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 23 Feb 2021

Detours and fine dining: the history of the Michelin Guide

In 1900, brothers André and Édouard Michelin were scratching their heads trying to think up a solution to a familiar business problem. Their fledgling eponymous tyre company had been running for 11 ... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 24 Dec 2020

King of the off-road: a retrospective on 50 years of the Range Rover

In the 1950s and ’60s, Land Rovers were simple. Created to help tend the land, work hard and go anywhere, the boxy, bug-eyed beast was a familiar and much-loved face the world over. With its arm... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 28 Sep 2020

To restore, or restomod: that is the question. We explore the restomoding phenomenon with Thornley Kelham

  Classic car ownership has always required patience, persistence and a penchant for getting your hands dirty, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. ‘Restomod’ classic... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 07 Apr 2020

The rise of Ferrari: Tempus takes a look behind the legend

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  When the hammer fell on lot #247 at the prestigious Monterey Classic Car Auction in California on Saturday 25 August 2018, motori... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 19 Feb 2020

Ian Warhurst shares how the Bloodhound LSR’s quest to break the land speed record could inspire a new generation of engineers

Many people have unhealthy obsessions. While some are partial to their favourite tipple, others prefer to smoke, spend or do all of the above. But for Yorkshire-based businessman Ian Warhurst, his obs... Read More