Five Favourite Engines


"There is an completely human quality to the beauty possessed by engines. It's obvious when you think about it. No matter how much Computer Aided Design and Digital Production techniques built into their realisation, they were conceived of in the "

The VW Transporter of Joseph Beuys


" We all know that the VW Transporter is one of the most iconic of iconic vehicles. Quite what that means to us decadent 21st century-wallahs is one thing. What it meant to the post war generation of Germany is another. "

One Day You’ll Own a Yamaha


"      In the protean cultural mass that was the mid seventies, the Yamaha Moto Bike was a classic bit of corporate kidsploitation. In Dogtown the Z-Boys were riding pools in long white tube socks in the first skateboarding "

Dukes of Hazzard


" According to who you ask, the were anywhere between 250 and 350 1968-9 Dodge Chargers used in the filming of The Dukes of Hazzard. General Lee, as the redneck ride of bootlegging brother Bo & Luke Duke's muscle car was known, had "

Justified Homage to the Miura


" The much-acclaimed Lamborghini Miura Bible by Joe Sackey was first published by specialist motoring press Veloce in November 2008. However the entire first print run was sold out in less than four months, leaving a lot of people disappointed. Now reprinted, "

De Tomaso: More than Latin-American Union


" Latin Power crossed with American muscle. That's what De Tomaso, the brand that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is mostly known for. Mr Alejandro De Tomaso was aristocratic Argentinian through and through, Having moved to Modena from the "

Tron Legacy


" The long-awaited return of the world of Tron was unveiled recently at the Comic-Con exhibition in San Diego. The sequel is due to be released some time in 2010 – almost three decades after Jeff Bridges and company burned light cycles around "

The Road is Life!


" OK, despite the meteorological evidence out there, it is the height of summer. And the height of summer is the time of the Road Trip. For any dyed-in-the-wool lover of cars, there is no better way to pay homage to "

Influx Social

Top Ten Road Movies


"We think these are the best road movies ever made. Disagree? Then let us know... Two Lane Blacktop James Taylor (yes that one) and Dennis Wilson (from the Beach Boys) and a tricked out sleeper of a 55 Chevy. Put them "

Gonzo! Three tales from the road


" BUILT FOR SPEED Breathless to Bogota in a battered old Dodge. I never realised what a nutter she was. Sure, before we went to Colombia, I should have taken the hint. There was the midnight madness of a cross-London spank "

Road Trip Playlist


"These are our top 20 tunes for a roadtrip. What tunes make your long distance drives go a little quicker? Leave a comment and let us know... 1. Half Full Glass of Wine: Tame Impalas Driving Indie Blues Rock you'll recognise from "

Neal Cassady: Saint of the Holy Road


" After the second world war, things changed fast in America. Legions of middle-class families abandoned the big cities and built comfortable lives in the suburbs. Few individuals seem prepared to break the chrome-clad, dollar-stamped mould. But one that did was "

The Canterbury Conversion

Cars Culture

" Mickey Gibbons has only lived with his1971 Ford Transit MK1 Canterbury Conversion for two years - but already its personality is burned into his hearts and minds. "Her name is Susan, Mickey tells me as we prepare to pull away "

Jaguar XKSS & Steve McQueen

Cars People

" Sometimes we just want to run a picture because it's so damn cool. It goes without saying that the Jaguar XKSS, one of only 18 stripped down, road going examples of Le Mans-dominating D-Type, is cool. And of course, McQueen is "

The Ferrari 458 Italia


"When Ferrari make a press release announcing a new member of the family, the world listens. The gestation of a new Prancing Horse-badged car is riven with rumour and speculation. But there's one thing that always happens, no matter what "