"It was six years ago this April we lost that great writer, thinker and mythologist of the near future, J.G. Ballard.Ballard had a complex relationship with the automobile. You can see this most famously in his 1973 novel Crash, "
"In our feature article ‘The Quiet Collaborator’ (Influx April Edition) we refer to the Saab 90 as a classic of the Oeuvre, and so it was.But when you close your eyes and picture the perfect Saab, the Classic Saab, we’"
"We're currently a bit obsessed by this strange, beautiful creature.If you look at it a little more sideways askance - it brings to mind the ride of a generic baddie in a Hollywood TV movie. Look at it. Can't "
"Phillip Glass loved his BMW motorcycles. Whether there's a musical metaphor in there we don't know – but it emerged yesterday that the post-modernist composer and musician spent a lot of time on the back of an R69 BMW, which he "
"Paul Newman was a Hollywood actor. But he was also racing driver.Many of you will have known that.But it might be a shock to discover that, from the time he first piloted a racing car in his mid "
"The other day, we picked up a copy of Julian Cope's debut Novel 131.If you've never heard of the freakoid musical visionary and former frontman of postpunk combo 'The Teardrop Explodes', Julian Cope (below) strides like the proverbial colossus across "
"Nuvolari's racing record speaks for itself. Highlights: 26 Grands Prix. 2 Targo Florio. 2 Mille Miglia. 2 Le Mans 24 Hours.But this tip of a very large iceberg, though, doesn't really get across how important this maestro of European motorsport was to Italy during "
"There are a number of racing machines that will forever be associated with Finland.The best of them are – like the nation that loves them – unruly, unpredictable and quick.For some the definitive Finnish machine might be Jarno Saarinen's Yamaha "
"Finnish rally maestro Hannu Mikkola was one of the legendary flying Finns who powered their way into motorsport lore during the Group B era at the wheel of the monstrous Audi Quattro S1 Sport. But as World Champion in 1983 and "
"Did you drive a Saab in the early 1980s and imagine you were travelling around in your own little piece of Swedish mechanosphere?If so, here’s some news, the chances are you were equally likely to be enjoying a "
"Toyota's Crown S60 may be the essential domestic Japanese platform. The family ride edition that ran in the early seventies was oddly Celica like but has been presented with a willing accumulation of middle aged spread.And it represents all "
"The cliché about Finnish people being good drivers seems to be true.Look at the statistics. As a country of a mere 5.5 million people, we have produced many drivers who have won world class races and several world championship titles."
"This concept is now nearly 10 years old but will clearly remain timeless. Developed by BMW to pay homage to the glory days of motorsport engineering excellence, it fuses history with cutting edge modernity to produce a piece of unique gothic "