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HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE
of coffee, this will make two regular sized cups. If you don’t have a scale, 1 heaped teaspoon of ground coffee weighs about 5 grams, and 1 cup of water is about 240g / 240ml. So use 8 teaspoons of coffee to 2.5 cups of water. You will want to grind your beans coarse, so it looks like sea salt. STEP 3 - Brew Pour in your coarse ground coffee. Tare (zero) your scale. Set your timer for 4 minutes, and pour water all over the coffee grounds, making sure they all get wet. Use water at a temperature of 200F/95C, or a minute off boil. If you use boil- ing water, your coffee will taste bitter. Set the lid on the top of the French press, but don’t plunge
the filter yet. Wait for 4 minutes. STEP 4 - STIR & PLUNGE
After 4 minutes have passed, remove the lid and use a spoon to break the crust that has formed on top of the coffee. You will notice that the grounds fall to the bottom of the French press. Put the lid back on, and gently press the plunger down. STEP 5 - DRINK! That’s it. Serve immediately and drink up! The coffee underneath the plunger will continue to extract, so if you are making a large pot, pour the coffee into another serving vessel or it will over- extract and become bitter. SUMMARY This method of brewing coffee has been used for over a hundred years, and is very popular world- wide. It’s also many people’s first introduction to ‘good coffee’, as it is simple and effective. I highly recommend trying each of the Vicarious Coffees using this method, the different flavour profiles will really shine through!
Making a great cup of coffee is easy, and if you follow our guide, you’ll be consistently making great coffee every time. One of the simplest methods to make coffee at home is the French Press. It’s a forgiving brew method that always makes a great cup, even if the measurements aren’t perfect. And the metal filter allows fine particulates and oils through, creating a rich body. WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Vicarious Garage Time Fuel (i.e. some great
coffee) A Kettle A Coffee Grinder
A French Press A Scale / Timer STEP 1 - PREHEAT THE FRENCH PRESS
Boil the kettle, and partially fill the French press with boiling water. This will ensure that you won’t lose much temperature during brewing. Discard the water after 1 minute.
STEP 2 - WEIGH AND GRIND YOUR COFFEE
Use a ratio of about 15:1 (water to coffee) depending on taste. So 560g/ml of water to 40g
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EDITOR IN CHIEF “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein
I am not ready to let go of the past. At least when it comes to using fossil fuels to power the vehi- cles that I love, it’s asking a lot of me to move on. You see, I grew up in the first heyday of perfor- mance automobiles, that mad race for perfor- mance and style in the 60’s and 70’s. Names like Plymouth Barracuda, Ford Shelby Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac GTO were iconic, not to mention all that was happening in Europe with Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, BMW and Aston Martin among others. And I have continued to bask in the glow of burning petroleum to what many experts now consider the true golden era of automobile technology; the performance and supercars of today. So it’s hard for me to change. But the reality is, change is coming. Automakers are currently working overtime to try and convince the world that electricity is the way of the future. We are told it’s clean, has little impact on the environment and should be acces- sible to everyone on their own terms and time- frame. No more going to the pump, just plug-in at home and wake up in the morning ready to go. And for those of us who love performance, well it’s hard to argue with the sub two and three second 0-100 km/h times of today’s electric supercars like the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. But the reality of the current 21st Century power grid is that producing electricity isn’t as clean as they would have us believe. Plus, North America is still a long way from being able to provide the power needed to charge all of the vehicles enter- ing the market, while at the same time keep the lights of our cities burning bright.
So what is the answer?
Though I am far from being an expert on this subject, it seems to me, and to many who know much more about this than I do, the future will be a combination of numerous power options. Cleaner petroleum based fuel, electricity, hydro- gen, and additional ways to keep us mobile that haven’t even be discovered yet, are all part of a better time to come. And that’s a very good thing, because it allows us to enjoy performance in all of its forms, while learning to embrace change at a pace that makes sense for the world. In this issue of Vicarious, we delve into the juxta- position powering today’s vehicles and embrace all with the passion they deserve. West Coast Editor Dan Heyman takes us to Whistler, BC on Highway 99 in the Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD, a true homage to the glory of rear- wheel drive supercars. Matt Bubbers counters with his interview of Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann on the electric future of the Italian automaker at a drive event for the new Huracán Tecnica in Valencia, Spain. If ever a supercar automaker exemplified change, Lamborghini is it. Of course, we have all of the typical storylines including our Featured Car, Truck and Motorcycle, the latest sports cars from Porsche and Ferrari, a new BMW EV scooter, incredible Discovered stories, the newest gear and a very special inter- view with Canadian Motorsports racing driver Robert Wickens. As always, this issue of Vicarious is a page turner and we look forward to sharing it with you. Enjoy!
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“I don’t like nostalgia unless it’s mine” – Lou Reed
I n the late summer of 1985, two incredibly pivotal things happened in my life. The first was that the movie Back to the Future debuted in theatres. Seven-year old Matt was already a fully-fledged ‘car-guy’ in training but I had never before been exposed to that wedge-shaped hunk of Northern Irish stainless steel known as the DeLorean. The fact that it was a time-machine was secondary: it was the gullwing doors, the matte-silver texture of its skin, the pixelated rear lights and those incredible, finned, cast wheels that captured my attention. The scene where Doc Brown remotely heats up those rears via a brake-stand (before sending Einstein one minute into the future)! Well, I saw “some serious shit” right there and it’s stayed with me ever since. Around the same time, one of our neighbours had been cast as a contestant on the game show Jackpot . Apparently the shooting location of the show had been relocated to Toronto and some local talent were given their shot to have Mike Darow crown them King or Queen of the Hill. After a full-week of play, our neighbour was indeed crowned the “King”, answering all of the riddles that were thrown at him, and he drove home with his grand prize and parked it in front of our house: it was a Hyundai Pony. Surprisingly, that one left a mark, too. The 1985 Hyundai Pony 1400 GLS was a rear- wheel-drive, five-door hatch. It was the first
Korean import to hit Canadian soil and, while my neighbour had his, it was never sold to our geographic neighbours to the south. As a car, it was arguably garbage and had probably already started rusting on our street. But there was something about its design that struck a chord. It was cheap, chintzy and bloated beyond any sporting intents, sure. But something about it was familiar and strangely appealing… It would take some time in libraries with my nose buried in various books and auto-rags to make the connection but I’d eventually learn that Giorgetto Giugiaro and the design house Italdesign was my missing link. Fast forward thirty-seven years and it would seem that those two cars, and their underlying design language, left a mark on some others, too. Hyundai’s N Vision 74 looks like it tossed my memories into a Mr. Fusion and blended up a neo-nostalgic concoction that is indeed – and once again – “some serious shit”. A quick peruse online will tell you that this car is being universally gushed over. And not because it’s a rolling test bed for hydrogen fuel-cell technology (although that’s definitely cool), or because it has bonkers power numbers (670 horsepower, 664 pound-feet of torque). People care because it’s gorgeous. And it’s gorgeous because of our memories. Even if one of them is of a Hyundai Pony.
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ANT ANSTEAD Ant Anstead is best known for hosting car-centric television shows. His versatility and natural on-camera presence has allowed him to host car, travel, engineering, homes and art TV shows, and to date he has hosted 16 different TV shows and is currently working on five more. For many years, Anstead built bespoke cars and one-off pieces of art for elite clients and collectors all over the world. As his reputation grew, he attracted the attention of various televi- sion networks. The British native co-hosted For the Love of Cars in 2013 and moved to the United States in 2017 to host Wheeler Dealers, the number one most distributed show on The Discovery Channel. He recently announced five new televi- sion shows in the works for 2021, including two collaborations with HGTV’s “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathon Scott. MARK HACKING Mark Hacking is an award-winning editor/writer/photographer with over 25 years’ experience working with leading publica- tions around the world. His byline has appeared in Architectural Digest, Azure, Departures, enRoute, Forza, The Globe and Mail, Intersection, Luxury Magazine, Montecristo, NUVO, Robb Report and the Toronto Star. Mark has also competed in a range of motorsports over the past 20 years. In 2011, he raced at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the factory Aston Martin team. In 2013, he became the first journalist to race in the Ferrari Challenge and finished third in class. In 2019, he was the first journalist to race in the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy, the first-ever all-electric production car race series. KYRA SACDALAN Kyra is an editor & journalist by day, and a PR & marketing wiz by night - with a passion for people, places and things. Someone coined the term ‘cultural Bloodhound,’ which is a title she wears with pride. From discovering haikyos in Japan on a dual sport to exploring the booming culinary scene of Baja; or racing go-karts in Verona to doing donuts at an Ikea in Russia with a professional drifter or documenting the Dakar Rally; the list goes on and with every new experience and interesting idea, she’s ready to say yes.
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MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS ENJOYING LIFE IN DEATH VALLEY
Story Jeff Wilson I Photography Jeff Wilson & Kristin Thorogood
O n July 10, 1913, the thermometer in Furnace Creek reached 57 degrees Celsius (134 F). The summertime average consistently hits 45, at which point heat stroke isn’t far off for most folks. When that happens, blood flow to the skin slows, preventing the human body from cooling itself with sweat, internal cells deteriorate, and eventually organ failure occurs as the body essen- tially cooks itself. Without immediate treatment, survival is highly unlikely.
ety as the hottest spot in North America.
Of course, the desert is a place of wicked extremes and even wrapped like a giant burrito inside two sleeping bags each rated for sub-zero temperatures, my badly chapped lips struggled to cover my chattering teeth while I fought for sleep – and warmth. During our late-winter excursion, we never actually saw temps dip below freezing, but it was cold enough in my tent at night to make me doubt the location’s dubious climate claims. My eyes, nose and scalp itched with grit from the relentless dust and sand blown around during the day, but not once did I regret the decision to visit this place.
This is Death Valley, and it’s aptly named.
Situated along the California-Nevada state line, this unlikely National Park makes up the northern part of the Mojave Desert, and it’s gained notori-
much of the team. Having a posh respite on a back-country adventure seems a bit like cheat- ing, but spec’d with night vision, off-road skid plates, all-terrain Goodyears and the optional 5.7L V8, this three-row SUV proved to be surprisingly well-suited to the desert. Plus, with gas prices in the Valley topping $2.37 per litre at the time, the Wrangler 392’s thirsty engine would’ve been even costlier to feed. Death Valley spans more than 3.4 million acres, 93% of which is designated as protected wilder- ness. Near the centre is the trading post of Stovepipe Wells that serves an opportunity to stock up on fuel, water and provisions, and impor- tantly for our team, a chance for a quick shower before heading back into wilderness. Stovepipe Wells attracts tourists passing through the park, enabling comfortable accommodations and meals before taking tours of the nearby Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, or other day trips and hikes around the area. Our group sought more isolated areas that Death Valley has to offer, like Racetrack Playa, a dried- up lake, resembling the sort of place you’d want to sprint open-wheeled machines around its central, rocky outcrop (appropriately named the Grandstand). Despite some tire track evidence to the contrary, today motorized vehicles aren’t permitted on the Playa, allowing those on foot to enjoy its unique attraction. It’s also the loca- tion of a bizarre scenario where rocks the size of rugby balls move across the smooth, dried 19
Having grown up in Southern Ontario, the desert has always fascinated me, with its flora and fauna completely differ- ent from the comparatively lush region at home. I never grow tired of the desert’s rugged, geological beauty, as if Mother Nature has scrubbed away all her make-up, exposing her real, spectacular self.
With my brother and a small group of friends, we set off for a week-long back-country camp- ing trip to collect some of that beauty for a few video projects we had on the go. Death Valley and its surroundings promised incredible diversity in both visuals and experiences, and it delivered beyond expectation. The Jeep Wrangler 392 I was supposed to be driv- ing came back in need of repairs from its previ- ous adventure so the folks at Jeep found me a last minute Grand Cherokee L to tackle the rough desert terrain instead. It was quickly dubbed the White Rhino and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed by the switch given my plans to kick up immense clouds of dust from the Wrangler’s 35-inch tires and send that big V8’s ferocious bellow reverberating off the canyon walls. But the fancier Jeep quickly grew on me for its cooled, massaging seats, killer McIntosh sound system, and mostly for its enormous cargo space, filled with camera gear and personal luggage for
at sunset, its fluid peaks and valleys looking more like golden velvet than sand, and it was no less spectacular the next morning at sunrise as I emerged from my tent. While my brother rode the journey on a BMW F 850 GS Adventure, we were also supported by my buddy’s Jeep Wrangler built into an awesome overlander. Replete with winch, larger tires and a lift, he’s added a roof-top iKamper, and jammed in everything needed for a self-sufficient life in the wilderness, including a refrigerator, solar panels and the essentials to make perfect coffee every morning. Thankfully, this Wrangler is also built to address eventualities that crop up on trips to places where self-sufficiency is key. The White Rhino inexpli- cably depleted its battery during our night at the
lakebed by some unseen force. The mystery was only recently solved when it was discovered that during rare bouts of rain in the winter months, sheets of ice can form on the playa, dragging the rocks as they melt.
The hour-long drive to Racetrack Playa will test the mettle of both driver and machine as the road’s obsti- nate washboard threatens to shake everything apart. The Jeep’s air suspension did its best to isolate us from the cacophony, but the jacked-up off-road setting automati- cally lowers when 60 km/h is topped proving to be an annoy- ance when speed smooths out the ride.
Leaving the Playa, we passed a spectacular crater from a subterranean explosion and carried on south past Badwater Basin (the lowest point in North America at 86 m below sea level), both attractions teeming with tourists. Ditching the paved road and crowds, we picked a sandy route that continues south through the open desert, culminating at the spectacular Ibex Dunes at the lower edge of the park. While other dunes outside the Death Valley allow off-highway machines to churn through the sand, Ibex is reserved for foot traffic to preserve its ecological importance. It’s a photographer’s dream, especially as we arrived
dunes to the point where not even a jumpstart could rouse it again. With the nearest town more than an hour away and roadside assistance unable to make the trek to our location either, the battery re-conditioner on board the Wrangler proved a godsend. Finally, after losing nearly half a day slow-charging, the White Rhino was alive again and our convoy headed to its next adventure.
The loose gravel-and-rock surface is barely wide enough for our Jeeps to avoid plunging over the edge several times, and those with a fear of heights will want to think carefully before setting out here. But the views are well worth it, and wind- ing between the narrow canyon walls is unlike any driving experience I’ve had before, rating as one of the highlights of the trip. The sheer range of scenery and experiences within Death Valley will surprise most first-time visitors, but the area surrounding the park is every bit as remarkable. Our group made a point of spending time at the Alabama Hills Recreation Area nestled between Death Valley and Sequoia National Park. A playground of rounded hills and boulders, Alabama Hills is intended for all sorts of uses from horseback or ATV riders to hikers. The views are astonishing and the nearby town of Lone Pine has all the amenities needed to set up adventurers for camping, too. The capabilities of our Jeeps and the BMW meant we could venture far enough up the mountain to pick a camp site
Titus Canyon has a steep, narrow, 43 km trail that’s frequently closed from snow, mud or flash floods, and it more closely resembles a pioneer mule path than a place you’d want to drive. Starting outside Beatty, Nevada, it runs up over a mountain pass before winding into the stun- ning canyon below, and it doesn’t take long for our team to understand why travel is only permitted in one direction.
dour inaccessible to those unwilling to take on its challenges and discomforts. Visitors need to respect the very real dangers of the terrain and climate there, but with careful planning and the proper vehicle, it’s a place that can provide an unri- valed experience for a well-prepared adventurer.
inaccessible to most, and affording an unrivaled vista of the valley below and Sierra Nevada moun- tains beyond; just the spot for a steak dinner over an open fire. Death Valley has earned its sinister name with good reason, but it’s a place full of natural splen-
RESOURCES BEFORE YOU GO: Death Valley National Park | https://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm Alabama Hills Recreation Area | https://www.blm.gov/visit/alabama-hills
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FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM Vancouver is unique in so many ways to the rest of Canada. A large port city that offers easy access to the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, requiring only a slight detour around Vancouver Island, it highlights a coastal ambiance that is world-renowned for its west coast splendour and ethnic diversity. All this set against the western edge of the majestic Canadian Rockies and it’s no wonder this is considered one of North Americas premier cities to explore. The Fairmont Pacific Rim is located on the shores of Vancouver Harbour and just steps away from all of the action. Gastown and English Bay Beach are within easy walking distance, or take a short drive across Lions Gate Bridge and explore the wonders of Stanley Park and it’s many walking and cycling paths, or benches with great views of the city. Exceptional golfing, museums, shopping and more are never far from this sophisticated waterfront hotel.
Rooms offer a modern west coast theme with wood accents throughout, muted tones on the walls and thick carpeting. Sizes range from stan- dard Guest Rooms to Fairmont Gold and Suites. The look is contemporary, but the feel is easy living as the views from floor-to-ceiling windows look out towards the harbour or the hotel’s exclu- sive outdoor pool area. All feature Stearns & Foster bedding, marble baths and surround audio for the TV. Casual dining takes place at Oakridge x Pac Rim Patio where Chef Damon Campbell’s food truck is on full display. Fine dining, with a Pacific Northwest flare, happens at Botanist restaurant and there is always the option of dining at the Lobby Lounge and Raw Bar. Additional amenities at the Fairmont Pacific Rim include a full-service Willow Stream Spa, fitness center and poolside cabanas. 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada www.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver/
EMIRATES ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY RESORT & SPA A meandering 3.5 hour drive from Sea Cliff Bridge in Australia, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is a step into nature that transcends the extraordinary. Occupying just one percent of a 7,000 sq. acre nature reserve, kangaroos, koalas and guests coexist in peaceful harmony under the graceful slopes of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Villas are the only guest rooms available at the resort. Ranging in size from one-three bedrooms, all feature a double-sided fireplace, private heated pool and king-size beds. Wood floors and accents, natural tones of green, white and beige help ground the open beam, high vaulted ceilings and rustic minimalist décor theme. Floor to ceil- ing windows allow light to flood the rooms and
provide an excellent frame through which to view the mountains. Each villa is equipped with binoc- ulars to bring the outside view in a little closer. There is much to see on the resort and no better vantage point than from the saddle on a horseback adventure. Mountain bikes are another option for those looking to combine exercise and nature’s best. Wolgan by Bentley restaurant is located in the main lodge. It serves a gourmet fine dining experience under the new direction of Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt. Additional options include the Country Kitchen highlighting regional menu items, plus the Valley Bar and Terrace Lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, open fireplace and expansive veranda. 2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, Australia www.oneandonlyresorts.com/wolgan-valley
LE GERMAIN HOTEL MONTREAL Montreal resides on the shores of the St. Lawrence River looking every bit as regal as you would expect for a city originally founded in 1642 on the triple peaks of hilly Mont Royale. Walk a few blocks in the downtown core and it strikes you how the changes in elevation have played their part in forming the streets and riverside walk- ways. Cross over to Park Jean-Drapeau, home of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada since 1978, and the view back takes on even more depth. Montreal is a city that lingers in your mind and quickly becomes a place to return to as often as possible. At the heart of it all, just a short walk from Park du Mont-Royal, resides Le Germain Hotel Montreal. It is close to all the action on Saint Catherine Street, but far enough away to allow for evening respite from the constant din of crowd noise, especially during F1 race weekend. It feels as though Montreal never sleeps, so a short stroll up to the hotel is a great way to walk off dinner and take a moment to get away from the beauti- ful busyness of downtown.
Step into the front lounge and there is an instant sense of calm and relaxation. Bar le Flâneur is located on the main floor, immediately to the right of check-in and provides an ideal setting to enjoy oysters, a glass of champagne or one of many local beers and cocktails. Buffet breakfast and main dining occurs in Le Boulevardier Restaurant which takes its inspiration from French bras- sieres, offering the best locally sourced fresh ingredients and perfect French wine pairings. Just a few steps away, elevators take guests to their rooms overlooking the city, with a view towards McCord Museum from the front facing windows. Room are decorated in a modern take on the 60’s and range in size from The Classic to various suite sizes including the Apartment Suite. Many highlight egg-shaped clear suspended lounge chairs and there is even the Round Bed room for that added 60’s vibe. 2050 Mansfield Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada www.germainhotels.com/en/ le-germain-hotel/montreal
AMANGIRI Las Vegas, Nevada is just a short but spectacu- lar 4 hour drive from Amangiri located in Canyon Point, Utah. With rental cars available in abun- dance as you exit McCarran International Airport, the route passes Valley of Fire State Park, St. George city and Zion National Park all while skirt- ing the northern edge of Grand Canyon National Park. This practically shouts, “Your driving adven- ture awaits!” Arriving at Amangiri, one of two Aman resorts in the USA, you quickly realize that while it may have seemed impossible to one-up the drive in, this spectacular resort has somehow found a way to do just that. Derived from the Sanskrit language, “Aman” means peace and “giri” means mountain. It befits the resort situated in a protected valley in the heart of the Grand Circle. Rooms range in size from the 1,000 sq. ft Mesa View and Desert View suites to the palatial
Amangiri Suite at 3,457 sq. ft and 3,734 sq. ft Girijalla Suite. The larger suites feature private lap pools and all highlight exceptional views of the picturesque Utah backcountry. A natural colour palette merges with the desert landscape as white stone floors, concrete walls and natural wood set the tone. American Southwest cuisine is served in a casual open kitchen setting, or privately at Camp Sarika Restaurant. Hiking, horseback riding, early morn- ing hot air balloon rides, rock climbing and kayak- ing on Lake Powell are just some of the activities available. At the end of your day, a 25,000 sq. ft spa offers massage, scrubs, wraps and floatation therapy in tune with the healing powers of the Navajo.
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