• Monday 6th July, 2015

Gran Turismo Omologato

Cars

"Those Italians certainly know how to weave magic with words, eh?  Touring car  constructed for homologation' doesn't really have the same ring, does it? But no matter how you say it, the GTO badge has been applied to an interesting "

The Chimaera of Speed

Cars

"The perfect illustration (below) of the glorious absurdity of the very, very fast car. The Bugatti Veyron will do 253 miles per hour. But it can’t do 253 miles in an hour, because at that speed its fuel consumption is so "

Gatso Schmatso

People Culture

"It’s one of the most deflating feelings in the motoring world. No, strike that. In the universe. It’s ten in the morning on your local dual carriageway on a sunny Sunday. You’ve crammed the kids into the "

The Day Of Reckoning

Culture

"When the court usher said ‘I’d just like to make you aware you face disqualification today.’ I could feel the blood drain from my face like gin from an optic.This wasn’t the time, or place to blurt ‘"

Supersonic

Cars

"The land speed record is the ultimate answer to that age-old question: How fast will she go?It sounds so simple, when the essence of speed is distilled to just those five words.But they disguise so much of the "

The Bonneville Story

Cars

"If you were dropped blindfold in the middle of the great Salt Lake of Utah you could be forgiven for thinking you had arrived on another planet. The sun angles off its ancient surface and sends contusions of light that "

Vincent Black Shadow: Fantasy Ride

Bikes

"The Vincent Black Shadow is famous for a lot of reasons. Released in the late-40s, into an era of post-war austerity, it was groundbreaking, intimidating and fast enough to turn a pilot’s eyelids inside out. It made such "

Rosemeyer V Caracciola

Cars

"Man has always been fascinated by speed. The desire to be the fastest has inspired tales of great heroism as well as great tragedy.Perhaps the latter’s most poignant example was the fate that befell poor Bernd Rosemeyer as "

Hells Angels by Hunter Thompson

People Culture

""The hard core, the outlaw elite, were the Hell’s Angels… wearing the winged death’s-head on the back of their sleeveless jackets and packing their ‘mamas’ behind them on big ‘chopped hogs.’ They rode with a fine unwashed arrogance, "

Mystery Pininfarina Curvitude

Cars

"Every now and then we stumble upon an image that beguils as well as excites.Out of all the beautifully-rendered concept cars from the period of the late sixties and the early seventies, this is one of the most mysterious "

AMG, Fashion and Function

Culture

"There's nothing new in the fashion world working closely with car manufacturers. From the earliest days of the twentieth century the transient aesthetic of beauty has been used to sell cars, and cars have continually been used to sell clothes "

A New Lambo Super Veloce?

Cars

"We don't usually go in for adding speculation to the gargantuan gallery of whispers that is the global car industry, but having spotted these apparently leaked images of a new lightweight Lambo, we had to share. And the black and "

Cool Cat: Winter Transport on Steroids

Cars

"OK, so the snow is causing chaos all over the nation and even the most curmudgeonly of time-and motion obsessed bosses has to concede it might be time to close up shop for a day of sledging and hot chocolate "