• Sunday 29th March, 2015

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 "

The Strange (Morris) Traveller

Cars

"Some of you may recognise John Issac from this scandalous shot taken this weekend at the Bellyboard World Championships at Cornwall's Chapel Porth beach. John is a legendary Cornubian classicist. He is a lover of old cars, old surfboards, and "

Car Art: A Dirty Imagination

Cars People

"Artist Scott Wade has taken the mischievous art of scrawling on shockingly filthy rear windows to another level. In an inspired series of dirty doodles he has come up with a cool way to keep the neighbours envious: turnAccording "

Two Strokes and a Scandal

Bikes

"Anyone who has had the nerve-jangling, adrenalin inducing pleasure of twisting a fiery two stroke-driven bike through the power band will attest to the fact that the noble and threatened form is far superior to the relatively plodding four stroke."

911 Sports Classic: Retro Sex

Cars

"The Carrera RS in white was always our favourite 911. When the days when all Porsches were wheezing snarling, back-happy brutes, the ducktail that was included in the early models was an apparently crude but supposedly effective aerodynamic solution.You don't "

Fashion, Cars & Girls

Cars Culture

" Good looking girls have always been used to sell cars. But with the launch this week of Mito Jeans, the fields are confused. As well as raising money for Charity, the new brand of skin-tight denim modelled delectably by Alfa's "

Camaro SS: ’69 Indy Pace Car

Cars

"Now we might be accused of being a little obsessed at Influx towers with the year 1969. But dammit, it seems that so much cultural products of that very special year remains continually interesting, and spangled with the elusive stardust that "

Banned Car Ads: Censorship 101

Cars

"The whys and wherefores of car advertising are pretty arcane. Who knows what motivates the censors? We picked six of our faves. This one is superb. In a phallic kind of way. Mature petrolheads would have run out and bought "

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 chassisThe 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 "