• Tuesday 21st April, 2015

Rebel Rousers: Bikesploitation 101

Culture

"[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFBf6g1mN6A[/youtube]If over-the-top voicovers had an Academy Awards, this guy would have a full trophy cabinet.And if Bikesploitation was a recognised genre, Rebel Rousers would be legend. But "

Go (Piaggio) Ape!

Culture

"If only we lived in a country were year-round utilisation of a vehicle like Piaggio's Ape Calessino was possible. But, alas, you'd really have to be a Roman to get away with it. Britain's roads, climate and attitude to style "

Banned Car Ads 2.0

Culture

"[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPrlYU_n14s[/youtube]It's beginning to get rather fun spotting auto ads that will never run. This gruesome tale from the twisted minds of the Norwegian Motorcycle Union sums up what hardcore "

Lancia Fulvia: Our 21st Favourite

Cars

"[gallery ids="6985,30713,37911"]After agonising for ages on wether the Lancia Fulvia Coupé should be in our top twenty list of all time Italian cars, we've decided to include it as our 21st favourite. Never let it be said that we "

Italian Motorcycles: Winds of Passion

Bikes

"Rich Beach explores the Italian penchant for two wheeled stylePassion. Italians have it in spades. In fact, where we are all made of 3/4 water, the Italians are 75% pure passion. Passion flows through everything they do, from throwing a dish "

The Scuderia Chronicles

Cars

"[gallery=67]Tony Dodgins on Ferrari's unique motorsport heritageFerrari is the most evocative name in Formula 1 and the most passionately supported team the world over.Ever present since the beginning of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 1950, Ferrari has won 15 "

Mille Miglia: A Fatal Attraction

Cars

"Ben Oliver on the road race that created Italian automotive passion in its own imageYou are a driver in the Mille Miglia in the 1950s. You have been racing for fourteen hours now, stopping only to take on fuel "

Homage to Zagato

Cars

"Though Zagato is one of the most controversial automotive styling houses of the twentieth century, we think you will enjoy some of the most interesting and beautiful of the carrozerria's creations.[gallery=65 link="file" columns="2"]"

An Italian Obsession in The Garden of England

Cars

" "People just like 500s. We drove down to Italy for the 500's anniversary _ everyone was smiling and waving"What is it that makes Italian cars so special? Liz Seabrook asked the question at the Italian Car Picnic at Honnington Gardens.["

Integrale: Everyman Supercar

Cars

"In 1987 Lancia launched in the first Delta Integrale a car that cost the same as a high-end Rover but could run down a Porsche 911. Speed freaks of that much maligned decade were afroth.The Integrale represented brilliant bang for bucks. "

The Honda Motra

Bikes

"Is it just me, or does the idea of going hang gliding equipped with only a rugged little bike like the Honda Motra seem strangely appealing? Produced just between the years of 1982-1983, the cool little tough roader was amazingly "