"[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW4t_0Y84mY[/youtube] The title of the film might sound like that of some strange B&W Open University physics lecture off the telly in the 1970s, but it's actually "
" We've heard a lot about how the relatively humble 924/944 series were the cars that in the late seventies/early eighties saved Porsche from financial wrack and ruin. But for some reason we've never really understood their appeal. Until, that is, "
" Collectors worldwide are all a-quiver with news that later this this year Bonhams, the auctioneer, will offer Steve McQueen’s 1971 Husqvarna 400 for sale – along with a trunkful of racing trophies the actor and self-confessed racer-bum accumulated over the years. Hosted "
" Lancia's ECV (Experimental Composite Vehicle) was a prototype Group S rally car that was supposed to replace the Lancia Delta S4 in WRC's 1988 season. Sadly, and as we often lament, Group B as well as Group S cars were banned "
"The truck driver glances at his greasy wing mirror and drifts into the outside lane of the autostrada, making ground on the dawdling transporter in front. Elephant racing – as it is known in here in Italy. A blue flash to "
"Lambda (1927) The Lambda was groundbreaking and radical. There was unitary construction when most other cars were ladder-framed with a coach built body. It had independent front suspension and all-round brakes – as well as a highly sophisticated V4 engine. A milestone "
"My uncle used to own a Lancia Stratos. Except he didn’t. For years I bragged in countless schoolyard corners that my uncle owned what was at the time undoubtedly one of a handful of coolest cars in the world. "
"Affordable classic is a term of which we’ve always been a little skeptical. It’s a bit of a cliché. If a car is truly a classic, in the objective measure of the term, then surely it will command "
"Car companies die. Like the great lost cities and civilizations of antiquity, what once seemed vast, vibrant and permanent can soon end up as ruins. While I don’t mean to compare Lancia to ancient Rome, I think they’re "
" On the day that the world finally gets to read journalists' first hand accounts of what the new British supercar is actually like to drive (see Influx writer Ben Oliver's splendid account of hanging with the MP4 12C and Jenson "
" We're not averse to the joys of drifting. We can dig the appeal. As the FIA outcast rebel motorsport, full of counterintuitive weighted rear ends, welded diffs and an aesthetic of smoke and sideways-ness that rubs the old guard fundamentally "
" You wouldn't have thought that this sort of thing existed. he film has got to be at least fifty years old and yet the camera is spookily steady. The great Juan Miguel Fangio handles the beastly, thin-booted Maserati on the "
" image via The Always Gentleman Car companies obviously spend a hell of a lot of money on ad campaigns. As close watchers of the various ways that car makers seek constantly to reinvent themselves we were of course excited about "