"Your car was born in the 1970s. Car-nerds will argue about this, but the seventies mark the start of the modern era for the motor car. The economic and energy crises of the decade shook the car-world hard. It had "
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" 1970 Plymouth Superbird A few more muscle cars trickled out in ’71, but the Superbird’s massive rear wing marks the literal high-point of muscle car design, and also its swan-song. 1971 Lamborghini Countach concept Why are all the best supercars – McLaren F1, "
"Chris Ryan Chris Ryan is Cornish based surfer, musician and collector of offbeat vehicles. His Beach Buggy is a creation from the early 70s - with fibreglass frame strapped onto a ’61 beetle chassis. The motor is your standard 1500 VW job. ""
"Look, I’m a stick in the mud. Not only that, I’m inconsistent. On one hand, bullets of nervous sweat pop up on my forehead the minute my home Wi-Fi hiccups, on the other I dream of all electronics, "
"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 "
"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 "
" 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 "
" 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. "
" 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 "
" 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, "
" 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 "
" 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 "