"The North of the 80s, the North of my coming of age felt like a giant oil-grey canvas and we stamped our youthful enthusiasm across it in a rainbow of defiance. Against a backdrop of the miners strike, soaring unemployment "
"Somewhere in the saturday evenings of the eighties, I was led to believe that cars could have soul. But the sort of soul that I imagined wasn't the cod-mystic, seventies-bred abstract quirkiness of Herbie. No sir. In the eighties, our "
"In 1966, 3-litre normally aspirated engine regulations were introduced to F1 with a 1.5-litre equivalency formula for anyone wanting to run a turbo instead. Nobody did. Until, that is, a decade later. The British Grand Prix of 1977 saw two highly significant "
" This ad for the tenth anniversary Datsun Z-car screams sells old-fashioned , mustached sex... [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWF-hH1nloo&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] And this will make you look at the Ford Sierra anew... [youtube]"
" Got to thinking the other day that most of the time on British roads it’s pointless having a ridiculously fast car. Having hundreds of frisky ponies under the bonnet certainly gets you places with panache, resonance, and a certain "
" Strange Cornubian happenings continue to emerge now that the bulk of we grockles have gone back upcountry to our landlocked hovels, chained to our TFTs dreaming of halcyon days of summertime surf. Last weekend the World Bellyboard Championships attracted the "
" This weekend at Silverstone there's an opportunity to check out some full blooded sportscar action. The Le Mans series is an evocative formula: an opportunity to get familiar with real endurance racing in advance of that inevitable pilgrimage to Circuit "
" Upon arrival at Aberdeen airport, two very established, very male motor journos and I were presented with a shining row of old Volvo estates. We were assigned one that was a year younger than me – an F reg. Thankfully being "
" Sometimes as a European, it's hard to empathise with what turns people on about classic hot rods. The history of rise and rise of the stripped down DIY form is so essentially American, you get the feeling to be turned "
"[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] It must be one of the automotive marketing world's greatest coups. Every week, we've been glimpsing the mechanical beauty that is the gull winged Mercedes SLS coupé by AMG set the pace as the F1 "
" The cult of Eye-Ear-Ton (correct pronunciation) Senna is a worthy one. Not only could even the uninitiated see his incredible driving talent just by watching a single GP performance, but the way he carried himself and the sensitivity he demonstrated "
" It could be the late surge of summer this September or the rapidly growing awareness of our own mortality here at Influx towers, but we've been seriously thinking of late that it might be the right time to by a "
" Now, we know how attached our biking brethren can get to their machine. And when you're on a world tour, the bond can get well, a little weird, frankly. So reaching out to this passionate community of bike lovers, the "