1976: Hunt vs Lauda

People

"The James Hunt versus Niki Lauda battle for the 1976 world championship elevated motor racing from the back pages to the front. Hunt was the tall, blond, good-looking British public schoolboy, who liked a ciggy and a beer and wore ‘sex-the "

All Hail The Wedge

Cars

"If any single design concept is synonymous with the 1970s it must be The Wedge. Redolent of an imagined space-age future, the design was conceived at the end of the 1960s by epoch making designers like Giugiaro and Gandini. It "

Car Crush No.5: Maserati A6G Zagato

Cars

" Sometimes a car stops you in its tracks through its sheer beauty. It happened this morning, and we had to share. This latest aesthetic epiphany occurred in the midst of a discussion about whether or not Zagato had made any "

James Hunt ‘Press Conference’, 1976

People

" They don't make them like James any more. He was legendarily chaotic. Before each race he was terrified at the prospect of crashing and burning and dying. He was a unrepentant smoker, drinker and party guy. But he could drive. "

Alfa Anniversary

Cars

" If you're even vaguely interested in car culture, you must have realised by now that Alfa Romeo has recently celebrated its Centenary. There's already been an acreage of coverage of stuff about the great marque, whose fortunes of late have "

Porsche Tapiro

Cars

" Fans of Giugiaro's Lotus Esprit like to imagine that all design roads from the sixties and the seventies lead to their beloved. But whether or not the evolution of car design would inevitably get the Esprit's wedge-like sleekness or not, "

Mini 1275 or Super Compact?

Cars

" We at Influx towers are in the middle of a practical car debate. Sometimes you need a little runabout. And we at Influx towers are in need of a runabout in the shape of a Mini 1275 GT. There are a "

Shinya Kimura

People Culture

" Portrait via www.chabottengineering.com The Japanese are blessed with a long tradition of rigorous craftsmanship. From calligraphy and type design to silk printing and sword making – there are centuries old ways of doing things that put process as far "

Hemi ‘Cuda!

Cars

" In the process of research for our forthcoming seventies edition, we came across what is definitely my favourite piece of American muscle. The 1970 'Hemi 'Cuda' was the top of the range sports version of Plymouth's workhouse the Barracuda, and was "

Firenza! Vauxhall Exotica

Cars

" At one level Britain in the early seventies must have been a pretty dreary place. There were power cuts. There was widespread industrial strife. The sixties were over, the Beatles had split and things looked bleak. And the usual array "

Japan Tweaks ‘Koreisha’ badges

Culture

" According to JNCB the Japanese government is bringing out a new Koreisha Mark- which is a badge that senior citizens are required to wear on their cars - to warn, presumably, the genral public of their elderly status. Apparently a "

Hedi Slimane’s Rolls Royce Corniche

Cars

"[gallery link="file"] Whilst in a particularly patriotic mood last week and putting together our Brit theme (this has nothing to do with the football, we should add), we stumbled across the beautiful shots of Hedi Slimane's 1985 Rolls Royce Corniche. "