• Thursday 28th May, 2015

Affordable Electric Cars?


"Car manufacturers the world over are finally waking up to the almost indisputable fact that to make their business futures sustainable, they will be forced to explore not only hybrid technology, but also full plug-in electric solutions.It has been "

George Barris: Imagineer of America’s Future


"George Barris was one of the original individuals who created the Kustom car and hot rod revolution in postwar America. Born in Chicago in 1928, it was in California that the Barris flair for futuristic tweaks and the unbounded imagination that "

Hail the Mazda RX-3


"There's a lot of people who can't get enough of this boxy Japanese saloon from the 1970s. We think it has something to do with the simplicity of the three box form, which perhaps found its purest expression in these "

Saab Sonett – Rare as Hen’s Teeth


"Of all the obscure cars from Scandinavia, the Saab Sonett is the most pretty and the most frustratingly elusive. As I remember there was a Sonnett 3 in a Top Trumps card game in the 1970s, but we at Influx towers "

How to Look Cool in a Car…

Cars Culture

"It's hard to refute the assertion that Jean Paul Belmondo looked damn cool in Jean Luc Godard's 1965 road movie Pierrot Le Fou. The film is is one of those obscure but influential pieces of New Wave cinema that is scarcely "

Got Wood?


"Over the weekend we had the good fortune to stumble upon some amazing ancient footage from the earliest days of American motorsport, thanks to a very interesting blogsite the Jockey Journal. Imagine the noise and the reverberation of those incredible "

Amarok: VW’s sexy new pickup


"OK, 'Sexy' and 'pickup' might not be two words that you would naturally put together (unless you're a plaid-wearing good old boy from Oklahoma that is), but we are immediately impressed wit the first official images of the new veedub "

Art Car Parades


"More reasons to believe that cars are not only works of art in themselves, but a legitimate subject for artists who might normally not give a hoot about the beauty of industrially-wrought movement.Walk the Plank’s illuminated Art Car "

Porsche: Stuttgart vs Shepherds Bush


"There's something ridiculous about a scenario when journos gather round like piranhas waiting to strip the meat off a car that, for whatever reason, has been found to the distaste of the head Piranha of the pack (otherwise known as "

Toleman: F1’s Last Romantics

Cars People

"Small, unfashionable, short of money – Toleman racing was the the last of its kind to become a force in Grand Prix racing.This was the team that took Ayrton Senna into Formula 1 for the first time and for whom he "

Will Plug-in Hybrids Undermine the Grid?


"US wires are buzzing (no pun intended) with an improbable angst over whether or not the next generation of Plug-In hybrids will put disastrous strain on the already over-stretched US national grid.The 2010 Fisker Karma (pictured) and the 2011 Chevrolet Volt "