"A TONGUE-TIP TASTE OF CLASSIC BIKING: SAN FRANCISCO STYLE “The thing is with modern bikes, is they’ve got no soul.” Rob, proprietor of the Ace Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission district, presides over one of the hubs of "
" It’s opening day here at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009. No matter how often you come to these verdant Sussex hills, and no matter how part of the annual motorsport circuit the event becomes, it keeps getting better. The "
"There’s been a lot of nonsense written and spoken about the world of extreme sports. Laden with the image of the bugged out adultescents redolent of the marketing campaigns for energy drinks, baggy b-boy denim and the idiotic language "
" Vauxhall will use this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to unveil the all-new, 325 horsepower Insignia VXR for the first time in the UK, and provide visitors with the chance to see two stunning historic concepts that have not been "
" Few enthusiasts of late sixties pop-culture wouldn't get all het up by the Deora. Suitably psychedelic in its Mattel Hot Wheels rendering, the tricked out Kustom surf wagon was penned by legendary designer Harry Bentley Bradley, and first came to "
" Not all the huge, gas guzzling trucks in America are destroying the planet all of the time. Take Keith Malloy's Ford F350 Superduty. Keith is part of a tightly knit California Ranch-raised family who not only care for and respect "
" If any car is quintessentially Californian, then it is a traditional bucket-bodied hotrod. And it doesn't come much more traditional than Guido Brenner's stunning metalflaked ride. Guido built the car he calls 'the stinkin' hotrod Lincoln' from the ground up, "
" Waiting to arrive in America, the country that probably created the dream of the open road. It's incredible what the word California evokes in the age of the credit crunch and the oil crisis. Hollywood icons riding around in Toyota "
" Australia's image, even deep here in the heart of the 21st century isn't really compatible with artful postmodernism. Nor is the motorbike itself particularly associated (in the UK at least) with the tendency to fetishise the object. Our biking tradition "
"The word California is sprinkled with stardust. It's a crucible of dreams for some, hell on earth for others. Whatever you feel about it personally, it's a place where the tectonic plates grind each upon each, creating untold energy that "
"Art Fitzpatrick created in his work for the advertising campaigns of American car companies some of the key images of the chrome-clad dream of the American automobile. Influx caught up with an irrepressible artist who helped define the way that "
" Ok, I know. A true café racer shouldn't have anything as pretentious as a French accent anywhere near it. And alright, I know as well that at least the engine on a true 'Caff' racer should have been milled in "
" Somewhere out there is a world where speed is just speed and cars are just cars. But I don't live in a world where that is true. Sometimes here at Influx towers we can twist ourselves into contortions trying to "