Phillip Glass Digs BMW R69

Bikes Culture

"Phillip Glass loved his BMW motorcycles. Whether there's a musical metaphor in there we don't know – but it emerged yesterday that the post-modernist composer and musician spent a lot of time on the back of an R69 BMW, which he "

Buick, Julian Cope & Jayne Mansfield

Cars Culture

"The other day, we picked up a copy of Julian Cope's debut Novel 131.If you've never heard of the freakoid musical visionary and former frontman of postpunk combo 'The Teardrop Explodes', Julian Cope (below) strides like the proverbial colossus across "

Tazio Nuvolari: the man who knew no fear

People

"Nuvolari's racing record speaks for itself. Highlights: 26 Grands Prix. 2 Targo Florio. 2 Mille Miglia. 2 Le Mans 24 Hours.But this tip of a very large iceberg, though, doesn't really get across how important this maestro of European motorsport was to Italy during "

Peugeot 205 T16 Group B

Cars

"There are a number of racing machines that will forever be associated with Finland.The best of them are – like the nation that loves them – unruly, unpredictable and quick.For some the definitive Finnish machine might be Jarno Saarinen's Yamaha "

Six Questions: Hannu Mikkola

Cars People

"Finnish rally maestro Hannu Mikkola was one of the legendary flying Finns who powered their way into motorsport lore during the Group B era at the wheel of the monstrous Audi Quattro S1 Sport. But as World Champion in 1983 and "

Toyota Crown S60

Cars

"Toyota's Crown S60 may be the essential domestic Japanese platform. The family ride edition that ran in the early seventies was oddly Celica like but has been presented with a willing accumulation of middle aged spread.And it represents all "

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Finland’s Glory

Cars

"The cliché about Finnish people being good drivers seems to be true.Look at the statistics. As a country of a mere 5.5 million people, we have produced many drivers who have won world class races and several world championship titles."

Concept Corner: BMW Concept Coupe Mille Miglia

Cars

"This concept is now nearly 10 years old but will clearly remain timeless. Developed by BMW to pay homage to the glory days of motorsport engineering excellence, it fuses history with cutting edge modernity to produce a piece of unique gothic "

Mike Hawthorn: style champ

People

"Mike Hawthorn knew how to dress. But as well as being a sartorial stylist, the golden boy from the West Riding of Yorkshire who died tragically early in a crash in his hopped up MK2 Jaguar, was one of the "

Mad Max: Fury Road

Culture

"This really could be the car-chase movie to end all car-chase movies.George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road will be hitting screens here in the UK on 15 May.Petrol heads and Hollywood are currently stuck in an absurdly patronising boogie "

Nissan’s Le Mans Contender

Cars

"Images of Nissan's front wheel drive Le Mans prototype have been bouncing round the web since it aired at the Superbowl commercial break.And everyone knows how expensive that piece of advertising real estate is.Testament, that, to the importance "

Bike Crush: Kawasaki ZRX1200R

Bikes

"We know. Stock bikes often suck.But there's a certain stocker from a few years back that, in its simplicity and straighforward brawn - has us all het up.Kawasaki's ZRX1200R is not only simple, muscular and to-the-point – it "

Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Cars

"All images: Leyland PressIf you came to car consciousness any time between Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher's premierships, then the Dolomite Sprint will mean a lot to you.Born from a time of rancour an agitation on the shop "

Dirt Quake 2015 is coming!

Bikes

"They said it might never happen again.And despite protestations to the contrary from INFLUX writer and Sideburn Editor Gary Inman – the riding fast, turning left world is due to descend on Kings Lynn once again this summer.As usual, "