North Coast 500

Cars Culture

"By now you will have heard of the North Coast 500. Scotland’s answer to Route 66, a 500-mile circular drive from Inverness, taking in some of the countries finest coastline. Images abound of deserted windswept beaches, majestic lochside castles, and above "

Renault Turbo


"Put on those rose-tinted glasses and think back to the glory days of turbocharged Renault cars competing on the track and tearing it up on the roads. The company was the first to win in Formula One using a turbocharged "

The Originals


"Having an idea is one thing. Turning it into reality is, however, apt to be somewhat more challenging. But for anyone or anything that succeeds in breaking new ground, enduring fame is assured. Or is it? We look at four "

Vauxhall Cavalier

Cars Culture

"We called it Charles the First because it was a Cavalier. These days it’s the sort of vehicular relic you see slumped in the corner of a field at a provincial car boot sale, boot open to reveal old "

Bugatti Veyron


"The Bugatti Veyron was an unashamed loss-making attempt to be the first road car to get over 1000PS, and it wasn't easy. Crashes in testing, massive issues with getting enough cooling to various hot bits and a look that wouldn't "

Your first time


"Your first time is always a memorable experience. You feel like you’re finally becoming an adult. It’s pretty damn scary but the overall sense of freedom is incredible. My first time was with a black 2002 Renault Clio. We’"

Influx Social

The Motorbike Test


"Growing up, I was surrounded by motorbikes all the time and from a very young age; my Mum would take me to local egg runs where there’d be convoys of biker after biker all donning their leather waistcoats and "

Alvis Lives On


"Are you sick and tired of SUVs here there and everywhere? Do many of today's cars with their 'samey' looks leave you cold? Are you a lover of seriously 'old-school' motors? You know, the kind of characterful vehicles that were "

July Calendar Car – Lotus


"Throughout July, lucky owners of a 2019 Influx Calendar enjoyed this incredibly rare Series 1 Elise 190, with a carbon-fibre body. The car was arranged by Elisa Artioli herself, as she came over to the UK to help us with the calendar shoot "

All-New BMW 8-Series Convertible


"When the initial BMW 8-series showed up, it made a massive impact with its impressive wedge shape. It didn't look like any other BMW of the time and has been well-liked ever since. This BMW 8-series is a different kettle "