Back before cars were invented, man still had the urge to pimp rides. Medieval knights bred their horses for size and strength, then decked them out in custom armor and choice fabrics, making them the Escalades of the Dark Ages. When ships became the preferred mode of transport during the Age of Discovery, dozens of designs and styles were created to fulfill every need. The most desirable of these ships was the caravel, a Portuguese ship renowned for her stylish lines and graceful maneuverability. All the big names in exploring, such as Vasco da Gama, Bartholomew Diaz and Ferdinand "Big Daddy" Magellan, flossed oceans by the caravel. In fact, Magellan's caravel was much-admired for its gold rudder... More >>>