• Wednesday 4th March, 2015

Car Crush: Rover x BRM

"Gas Turbines — A much maligned power source. Sounding like the wheezings of a deadly dragon and producing freaky vehicles that used too much fuel – we are glad that some madcap engineers wanted to try them in racing cars. This snoop-nosed "

Ford Consul Capri

Cars

"It might have looked like a spaceship  - particularly when compared to Ford UK’s standard issue cars of the time like the Anglia - but this first edition of a Ford car to carry the Capri moniker was as "

Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France

"We were gobsmacked by the beauty of this rare and precious Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour De France'. The first of the 250 Berlinettas rolled out of the factory in March 1956, and were the first real iteration of the genius combination of race-worthy "

Ford Transit Supervan 1

Cars

"There's something deliciously audacious about the very idea of a Mk 1 Ford Transit with an F1 engine installed. And look at the first edition of Ford’s promotional Transit. It looks every bit of the burly 1970s monster that it "

Porsche: the sum of its parts

Cars

"Came across this amazing 'teardown' video on the venerable and inspirational Le Container recently. It's magic being able to see the frightening amount of moving parts that goes into making the magical 'simplicity' that is the Porsche 911. Without peeking into "

Spirit of the Seventies

Cars

"Something strange happened in the early seventies. In fact, quite a lot of strange things happened in that part of a weird decade. But in the motoring industry – it just so happened that some of the most creatively imagined, outrageously "

Concept Corner: Chrysler Diablo

Cars

"It's a while since we ran a Jetsons inspired American land-yacht. Here's one of the best. The Chrysler Diablo is the result of an unholy match between Detroit and styling house Ghia - via the famous penmanship of designer Virgil "

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

Bikes Culture

"It had to happen. The most influential motorbike film is getting its sequel.  It might be over forty years since Bruce Brown's totemic flick opened the world's eyes to the life-enhancing beauty of motorcycle racing - but that doesn't mean "

American Motorcycle Girls

Bikes

"It's amazing, really that there are still so many associations between the words 'biker' and 'girls'. Do an online image search and see what you come up with. Pretty predictable really. It's all Back Street Heroes. The equation with boys, "

Concept Corner: Citroën M35

"Sometimes it strikes you how innovative Citroën was as a company. The M35 is one of the most striking concepts in a long list of bold vehicle designs. The M35 was derived from the Ami 8 – and came equipped with "

Banacek – Loss Adjuster Hero

Cars People

"A recent run in with a loss adjuster put me in mind of that greatest of all claims investigators, Banacek, and his eclectic motor collection. With the ten percent skim from the cash he saved the insurance moguls this cool "

The Importance of being Shelby

Cars People

"Words: Charles Bamber Looking at publicity shots of Carroll Shelby from the 1950s, with Stetson and crooked smile in place, you could be forgiven for thinking him the lead man in a classic John Ford Western. In fact Shelby’s "