Cars: Objects of Desire

Cars

"The worlds of fashion and cars and bikes have always intertwined. Right from the early days of internal combustion, the car was seen as an accessory of style more than a purely utilitarian device.While the industrial revolution was motored "

New (Favourite) Porsche Turbo

Cars

"OK: so it goes without saying that the Porsche Turbo is probably the most iconic performance car brand in Automotive history. So, when the company releases a new edition of the Turbo, it's going to cause waves.The 2010 Turbo S, "

Now Maserati Rock Ice

Cars Culture

"Ok, so you're about to bin your Corolla, you can't get an extension to your mortgage to build that third bedroom you so desperately need, and you're working out how your favourite Premiership side is going to last the season "

Lockheed Martin MULE

Culture

"War: what is it good for? Absolutely Nothing. Unless, of course, you happen to own a technology company, that is. Then, the war-like future could well be bright.Sadly, it’s difficult to deny the fact that the military-industrial complex "

Porsche 909 Bergspyder

Cars

"Every manufacturer of performance cars is obsessed with power-weight ratio. You don't have to be a physics professor to realize why. If you take away the adornments of luxury and concentrate all efforts on optimizing performance you’ll give yourself "

LA Crash

Cars Culture

"No city in the world is more geared toward the motor car than Los Angeles.It's a commonplace to discuss the fact that the vast majority of Angelino interactions take place through the windows of a car; that no one "

Hip to Be Square?

Cars

"Sometimes sophisticated industrial processes are over-rated. Sure, we love the hand-wrought curve of fine steel wrapped around a frame and some rolling gear. But luscious curves  alone do not a cool motor make.The Americans, in particular, have always known "

We’re on Board with Jim Clark

People

"There's many that are claimed to be the greatest British driver who ever lived. It's a tough competition.Jackie Stewart might have been the most pugnacious whilst Sir Stirling Moss might have been the most preternaturally talented. Nigel Mansell could "

Joe Goode’s Car Calendar

People

"We at Influx towers are always looking at interesting ways of presenting stories of people and their cars.And in the daily hunt for things that inspire us, we recently stumbled upon Joe Goode's simple but lovely way of presenting "

Barn Finds and Sleeping Beauties

Cars

"It's the holy grail for every lover of old cars and every obsessive tinkerer with hopeless automotive projects. Finding that neglected vintage car in a dusty barn is something every petrolhead should aspire to.Rumours of Aladdin's caves containing many "

Classic Biker Fashion

Culture

"You'd have to have been living under a rock somewhere if you hadn't noticed the popularity of utility garments, particularly biker-friendly jackets, on our city's streets.It's nothing new. Non-bikers wear biker jackets, non surfers wear board shorts – the list "

Honda CRZ: Believe

Cars

"There has been rampant skepticism towards Honda's forthcoming CRZ Hybrid – mostly revolving around wether or not a truly sporty, exciting hybrid is a contradiction.But even if the CRZ's performance levels or fuel-efficiency will be  particularly noteworthy we are loving  "

Alfa Giulietta Cyber-Tease

Cars

"Many of you Alfaholics out there  will be aware of the forthcoming official unveiling at this year's Geneva International Motorshow.But in the lead up, Alfa Romeo is rolling out a 'virtual ownership' programme so you can get your vicarious "