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15-acre crystal clear lagoon to be built in Orlando

A resort and 15-acre crystal clear lagoon is being planned for Orlando’s Lake Nona development, the Tavistock Development Company said. The company said crews will break ground on the Lake Nona Resort on Lake Nona’s southern shore next year. It’s expected to open in 2020. The eight-story resort will feature 250 rooms, 80 condominium units, a spa and a beach …

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Wheels of Fortune: Vehicles That Are the Best Investments Today

With those auctions (and several others) now completed, the market is ready for its latest review—and things are looking up. According to leading collectors and experts, the period of doom and gloom appears to be over, assuming you follow some rules and know what to look for. The collector-car world was on edge this summer, and with good reason. After …

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Introducing the New Titanium and Ceramic White Hawk Collection from Bell & Ross

The Bell & Ross BR-X1 was first released in 2014 in the form of the Skeleton Chronograph, and then a year later the ChronographTourbillon. The X1 range, like the recently issued X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor, comes from the “Experimental” line. Bell & Ross takes the familiar square-cased watches from the BR-01 along with the BR-03 from the “Instruments” line, but adds skeltonization, and/or greater complication to the mix. This …

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The perfect holiday present: a kids’ book that teaches rocket science

To many, rocket science may seem like an impenetrable concept that’s just too difficult to understand, but a new book argues otherwise, aiming to break down the basic concepts behind spaceflight — to children. The new book is appropriately titled Rocket Science, and it was written by Andrew Rader, an aerospace engineer at SpaceX, as well as an avid author and …

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This $4,000 Blended Whisky from 1971 Is Good to the Last Drop

The story of The Last Drop Distillers sounds almost like a movie plot. Two titans of the spirits industry who created some of the world’s most iconic brands (among them Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Chivas Regal 18 Year Old, and Baileys Irish Cream), find retirement doesn’t suit them, so they team up to pursue their true passion —seeking out fantastically rare casks …

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Water sports park planned for Lake Nona

A new water sports park is being planned for Orlando’s Lake Nona development, the Tavistock Group said Monday. (Photo via Tavistock Development Co.) Nona Adventure Park will feature a solar-powered water ski and wakeboard cable park, an inflatable aqua park, a climbing tower with a ropes course and climbing walls, the Bahamas-based private investment organization said.   Company officials said …

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Corvette unleashes the 2019 ZR1: The most powerful ‘Vette ever

Today, Chevrolet officially pulled the sheet off of the Corvette ZR1 ZR1, the most powerful ‘Vette ever produced. Confirming what was revealed in the latest issue of Car and Driver this week, the monster machine advances Corvette’s supercharging legacy with a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque. This is thanks to a more efficient intercooled supercharger system, …

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Plans to Build BMW Version of McLaren Super Series Shelved

According to Automobile, as recently as this past Summer, BMW was working with McLaren on producing a BMW version of the next-gen McLaren Super Series model. The BMW version would have seen the Super Series model wrapped in BMW bodywork and interior, with bespoke cylinder heads for the V8 engine part of the hybrid powertrain. BMW M head Frank Van Meel …

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SEMA 2017: BMW M3 30 Years American Edition

2018 BMW M3 “30 Years American Edition” celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the M3 in the US with a one of a kind (1/1) design created by BMW Group Designworks, built through BMW Individual. The BMW M3 is one of the most recognized vehicles in the automotive industry, spanning a long history of success that seems to have no boundaries, …

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A Pen Fit for A Viking: Graf von Faber-Castell’s Pen of the Year 2017

Graf von Faber-Castell’s Pen of the Year 2017. For centuries, the mere sight of a Viking longboat on the horizon was enough to strike fear into the hearts of entire populaces. Violent tendencies aside, the Scandinavian seafaring warriors were notorious in ancient Europe for their passion, legendary craftsmanship, and obsession with the world’s finest treasures —all qualities they share with …

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