• Wednesday 4th March, 2015

Woody Guthrie: Car Song

Cars People Culture

"Stumbling across this highly amusing clip of the great Woody Guthrie, we were amazed at how perrenial the car fetish is. The great bard of the American dustbowl knew a bit about the road - and his little ditty in "

Golf: Simplicity in Design

Cars People

" It’s 1973, you’ve just turned 30 and you’ve been tasked with saving one of the world’s biggest motor manufacturers from ruin.  To pull this off your new design company, built on sports car success, is being asked to "

Golf R: Café Racer?


"images: Postfuel/Influx I’m seriously tempted to slip into motoring hack clichés about wolves and sheep when I get my first look at, and drive in, the new Golf R. We suppose the 'R' is meant to refer "

VW Golf: GTi love


"When I, the Golf GTi, first hit the scene in Frankfurt in ’75 I was pretty radical and, let me tell you, an instant hit.  I mean, a four-cylinder engine with fuel injection, 0-60 in 9 seconds, all packed into a small "

Car Crush: Pontiac Firebird


"It's not often we go all gooey over a bit of American Muscle. But this slick, black on black edit of a 1970 Pontiac Firebird by an outfit called Allspeed Customs makes us go all weak at the knees. According to "

INFLUX x Dirt Quake 3

Bikes People Culture

"Unless you've been living under a rock lately you will have noticed that there’s a new wave of bike culture happening. All over the planet a new generation of people are getting turned on to motorcycles - and many "

Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry

Bikes Culture

"image: Laurent Nivalle There's something about old European race circuits. They reek of history, panache and culture. And none is more redolent of these things than the Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry. The circuit, just a little bit to the south "

Honda Civic Type R


"It’s about time. But the Civic Type R is back. And boy don’t the company want you to know. It’s been, what, the best part of a decade since the last totemic, sporty issue from one of "

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Shooting Brake


"We must be locked into that Glastonbury state of mind. But in the process of noodling around thinking about car sand rock'n'roll and car culture, we found yet another amazing car owned by a member of The Who. This Rolls "

Dennis Hopper: Rebel Artist


"Dennis Hopper was a beautifully creative freak. So in many ways walking round the Hopper exhibition at London Royal Academy triggered loads of cultural memories. Hopper was perceived as just another actor - albeit one with hippie/countercultural proclivities - "

When Evel Kneivel came to town…


"Evel Kneivel has an almost mystical significance for many. We're not sure why. There's something in the period of time in which the mentalist motorbike jumper was operating in - could it have been an extended comedown from the sixties? "

Volvo p1800: Roger Daltrey


"OK, so Roger Daltrey had a series of interesting haircuts. He was also frontman of The Who - and as such was responsible for some of the most powerful rock music to come out of the British Isles in the "

Jody Scheckter x Tyrrell T34


"I wasn't sure why I was a little obsessed with Jody Scheckter as a kid. Until I recently looked at some pictures again of the Tyrrell T34. And his hair. The controversial Tyrrell T34 six wheeler didn't blaze a long-lived "