• Saturday 28th February, 2015

Michelotti & Austin Rover

Cars

" The 1972 Leyland-Crompton electric car prototype was a response to the Oil crisis by BL, with a Michelotti body on a Mini chassis The collaboration between the lesser known carrozzeria Michelotti and British Leyland goes back to the mid fifties. Like "

Mini Bikes

Bikes

"[gallery=63] In the whole panoply of titchy two wheelers, a rag tag coterie of machines that these days includes MX-style pit bikes, simple kids crossers and even full race-spec superbikes in miniature, the traditional lawnmower-engined, fat wheeled minis of the "

Five Favourite Engines

Cars

"There is an completely human quality to the beauty possessed by engines. It's obvious when you think about it. No matter how much Computer Aided Design and Digital Production techniques built into their realisation, they were conceived of in the "

The VW Transporter of Joseph Beuys

Cars

" We all know that the VW Transporter is one of the most iconic of iconic vehicles. Quite what that means to us decadent 21st century-wallahs is one thing. What it meant to the post war generation of Germany is another. "

One Day You’ll Own a Yamaha

Bikes

"      In the protean cultural mass that was the mid seventies, the Yamaha Moto Bike was a classic bit of corporate kidsploitation. In Dogtown the Z-Boys were riding pools in long white tube socks in the first skateboarding "

Dukes of Hazzard

Cars

" According to who you ask, the were anywhere between 250 and 350 1968-9 Dodge Chargers used in the filming of The Dukes of Hazzard. General Lee, as the redneck ride of bootlegging brother Bo & Luke Duke's muscle car was known, had "

Justified Homage to the Miura

Cars

" The much-acclaimed Lamborghini Miura Bible by Joe Sackey was first published by specialist motoring press Veloce in November 2008. However the entire first print run was sold out in less than four months, leaving a lot of people disappointed. Now reprinted, "

De Tomaso: More than Latin-American Union

Cars

" Latin Power crossed with American muscle. That's what De Tomaso, the brand that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is mostly known for. Mr Alejandro De Tomaso was aristocratic Argentinian through and through, Having moved to Modena from the "

Tron Legacy

Culture

" The long-awaited return of the world of Tron was unveiled recently at the Comic-Con exhibition in San Diego. The sequel is due to be released some time in 2010 – almost three decades after Jeff Bridges and company burned light cycles around "

The Road is Life!

Culture

" OK, despite the meteorological evidence out there, it is the height of summer. And the height of summer is the time of the Road Trip. For any dyed-in-the-wool lover of cars, there is no better way to pay homage to "

Top Ten Road Movies

Culture

"We think these are the best road movies ever made. Disagree? Then let us know... Two Lane Blacktop James Taylor (yes that one) and Dennis Wilson (from the Beach Boys) and a tricked out sleeper of a 55 Chevy. Put them "

Gonzo! Three tales from the road

Cars

" BUILT FOR SPEED Breathless to Bogota in a battered old Dodge. I never realised what a nutter she was. Sure, before we went to Colombia, I should have taken the hint. There was the midnight madness of a cross-London spank "

Road Trip Playlist

Culture

"These are our top 20 tunes for a roadtrip. What tunes make your long distance drives go a little quicker? Leave a comment and let us know... 1. Half Full Glass of Wine: Tame Impalas Driving Indie Blues Rock you'll recognise from "