Techno Philia

Bikes

"This is an extraordinary time for motorcycling and an extraordinary time to be a motorcyclist. The horizon has shifted and a new era of automation has arrived – where the once raw, mechanical simplicity of a bike (two wheels, engine, seat) "

Analogue Eye Candy

Cars Culture

"[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] The glossy car magazines are awash with too perfect images. The super hi-def imagery that accompanies every automotive launch, editorial story, and TV slot leaves too little mystery. Digital renderings make even the most workaday "

Geneva Salon Roundup

Cars

" I'm not the greatest lover of motor shows. They’re all titillation and no consummation. I’ve never really understood their appeal in the same way I don’t get strip clubs. Just looking at cars is the same as "

Ming Thein’s Lego GTO

Culture

" While the Geneva Salon goes mental for a succession of hybrid concepts in supercar packages, we were delighting in the technical exactitide of this beautiful recreation of the Ferrari 250 GTO in Lego form. Malaysian theoretical physicist, photojournalist and Lego-kinky craftsman "

Witness the Phatness

Cars

" It occurred to us whilst discussing the finer points of car design recently that if you had do define one thing that appealed to you about a certain sort of car and had to ascribe an adjective to it, that "

Calder and the CSL

Cars

" Now I know we might be accused of becoming a little obsessed with the rakish lines of the BMW CSL of late, and that we also bang on a little about the relationship between art and the car. But indulge "

Our Favourite Lamborghinis

Cars

" Lamborghini have produced some of the most hardcore cars ever to grace the streets. The overt machismo of the designs aren't to everyone's taste. But you can't help but admire the definition of automotive exotic. Here are a few of "

Retro Karting in the Spotlight

Cars

" The Race Retro show has been getting better and better over the years, with everything the tweedy obsessive of all things automotive and old could wish for. This year as well as the usual gems from the history of British "

Mantaray by Dean Jeffries

Cars

" The holy grail of the hot rod generation was to be able to fabricate beautiful car bodies in steel and other materials. Many of the kids who became Hot Rod building legends had honed their fabrication skills in the hot "

Ferrari’s 1967 Can-Am Beauty

Cars

"[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] The Canadian-American challenge was a spectacular formula. Running from 1966 until the oil crisis of '74 scuppered the fun, there were no limits on engine size, aerodynamics or aspiration. Along with Group B rally, which came "

Las Vegas Car Culture, 1958

Cars Culture

" Regular Influx devotees will realise that we spend a righteous amount of time scouring the World Wide Web for vintage images that reflect car culture down the ages in order to share their beauty. It's an addictive, time-consuming pursuit but "

The Art of the Car (dboard)

Cars Culture

" [gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Italy-based British artist Chris Gilmour has to be one of the most meticulous cardboard engineers in the world. His renderings of everything from a ’32 Ford Hotrod to the classic Cinquecento – and from a Vespa scooter "

Crowd Sourced Cars?

Cars

" It has worked for software and t-shirts, but could 'crowd sourcing' work for something as tangible as a motor car? Massachusetts based enterprise Local Motors would certainly like us to think so. In case you've never heard of it before "