"If you were a friend of Thomas Magnum, you’d probably have lent him money at some point. Even the famous Ferrari he drove was borrowed. But in this case, life didn’t mirror art. In fact, Tom Selleck, who "
"Who loves ya baby?! Anyone bought up with long, boring Sunday afternoons in the 1970s will recognise those four little words instantly. TV cop Kojak's catchphrase wasn't the only reason for the shows enduring appeal. Hollywood tough guy Telly Savalas's "
"That distinctive Harley styling had long remained a family affair. For fifty years Willie G Gibson (below) – a direct descendent of the Davidson founding partners - had his hand and eye on pretty much everything that came out of those "
"Brand loyalty is a curious thing. And with Yamaha, there are a few twists in the tale. I was obsessed with Barry Sheene as a kid - many of us of a certain vintage were. But the evil genius to "
"Janis Joplin was a deeply committed, electrifying soul singer who took no prisoners and left everything on stage. She died at 27, failing like so many other sons and daughters of rock'n'roll, to negotiate the treacherous reef that exists out there "
"I am American. My father is from Nebraska and my mother is from Kyushu. I grew up with Japanese culture in my daily life. In a way, it's very fitting that I am here in Japan working at Mooneyes - "
"The entry in the Los Angeles Times on June 6th 1987 read thus: “Dean Moon, a drag racing pioneer and speed equipment manufacturer from Whittier, died Thursday at the La Hambra Convalescent Hospital of complications of a lengthy illness. He was 60.” "
"We recently stumbled upon the trailer for the forthcoming documentary on the making of Steve McQueen's 1970 passion project Le Mans. If you're reading this you probably know a fair bit about the story. It was a madly complex production shot "
" Carlos Salaff played a key role in Mazda’s Southern California design studio for close to a decade. He played a key role in the exterior design of the Mazda Ryuga, Nagare and Furai concept cars as well as production "
"He embodied Californian car and bike culture. He jumped the fence in The Great Escape. He employed Evel Knievel. He invented the Baja 1000. He drove the Mustang in Bullitt’s chase.He taught Steve McQueen how to ride fast. Bud "
"Giulio Miserocchi can be credited with creating 'the driving shoe'. The Italian cobbler was based in the Piedmontese village of Domodossola - and it was there he would hand-sew what would become the first ever driving moccasin. This was back "
"Lance Reventlow was THE classic gentleman racer. And the British-born Danish-American aficionado of all things automotive was heir to both a Danish nobleman’s title and the vast Woolworth fortune by birth. Cary Grant was his stepfather. One of his "
"It's one of the weirder films Robert Redford ever made. But featuring, along with old Goldie Locks, characterful squirt Michael J Pollard and the beautiful, beguiling gat-toothed siren Lauren Hutton, it's worth a look. The plot is all over the "