Car Crush: Ferrari 250 LM

Cars

"We have posted the Ferrari 250 LM before. But please forgive us. In terms of pure, untrammelled, mechanical beauty this Ferrari cannot be beaten. For us this car epitomises the essence of what a Ferrari is and always should be. The "

California Instagram Blues

Cars Bikes Culture

"Life used to be simple. I had, after years of yearn, found an almost buddhist calm. Be clear, I wasn’t living a monastic existence: I’d acquired good stuff and plenty of it; got married; co-created a couple of "

The Desert Sled

Bikes

"What do you think of when you think of a Desert Sled? The idea is simple. It’s a motorbike that you can ride anywhere. Fast. And it doesn’t necessarily need to be in the desert. It just so "

Bud Ekins: King of California

Cars Bikes People

"He embodied Californian car and bike culture.  He jumped the fence in The Great Escape. He employed Evel Knievel. He invented the Baja 1000. He drove the Mustang in Bullitt’s chase.He taught Steve McQueen how to ride fast. Bud "

California Light

Cars Bikes Culture

"There's something about the light in California.  No matter what the time of day, it seems as if the roads, the desert and the ocean beckon you. The place doesn't exist, at least in our minds, without internal combustion. Whether "

Bike Crush: Harley Davidson XLCR 1000

Bikes

"We've never been Harley Heads here at Influx towers. That thumping noise. That vibration. That rough build quality. But of late we've been perving over Harley's vaguely caffed-out seventies lowrider the XLCR 1000. Nods to cafe racer styling aside, it was "

Miserocchi’s Masterpiece

People Culture

"Giulio Miserocchi can be credited with creating 'the driving shoe'. The Italian cobbler was based in the Piedmontese village of Domodossola - and it was there he would hand-sew what would become the first ever driving moccasin. This was back "

Lance Reventlow

Cars People

"Lance Reventlow was THE classic gentleman racer. And the British-born Danish-American aficionado of all things automotive was heir to both a Danish nobleman’s title and the vast Woolworth fortune by birth. Cary Grant was his stepfather. One of his "

Ford Focus RS

Cars

"It is hotly anticipated. It is looking beautiful (in that typical, utilitarian way). It is Ford's latest Focus RS. Launched this week is a new video series from Ford, which features Ken Block and Ford's head of product development travelling "

VW and Emissions

Cars

"Emissions. These figures were always nebulous. Take a look at yourself. Do you really, truly, understand what the relative density of a particular particulate, a particular noxious chemical, released per kilometre, per minute, per hour - actually means? And if "

Hot Rod Films

Cars Culture

"Fifties America was extremely adept at the production of moral panics. Call it the paranoia produced by Sputnik, the atom bomb and the rise of the Soviet Union. Call it an unholy obsession with the preservation of the chrome-clad economic "

Triumph Fury Prototype

Cars

"Giovanni Michelotti was a fascinating designer. And in his years drawing designs for the Triumph four-wheel department, he came up with a huge number of one-offs, test-beds, concepts and prototypes. And despite our being boringly obsessive about rare motors, Michelotti "