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The Goob

Culture

"On May 29 The Goob is due to hit cinemas.What is the Goob? Not sure. We haven't seen the film yet.But director Guy Myhill has assembled a cast of little known, striking looking actors and has focussed on our "

Ducati Tracker by Earle Motors

Bikes

"I've always wondered why you don't see many customised Ducati Monsters.They've always seemed to me a worthy custom platform – though my altogether absent mechanical skills doesn't make me the best commentator on anything technical.But when I stumbled across "

J.G. Ballard: The Shepperton Shaman

People Culture

"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, "

Car Crush: The Saab 900 Turbo Cabrio

Cars

"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’"

Mercedes, Pininfarina and Camargue

Cars

"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 Digs BMW R69

Bikes Culture

"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 "

Buick, Julian Cope & Jayne Mansfield

Cars Culture

"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 "

Tazio Nuvolari: the man who knew no fear

People

"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 "

Toyota Crown S60

Cars

"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 "

Concept Corner: BMW Concept Coupe Mille Miglia

Cars

"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 "

Mike Hawthorn: style champ

People

"Mike Hawthorn knew how to dress. But as well as being a sartorial stylist, the golden boy from the West Riding of Yorkshire who died tragically early in a crash in his hopped up MK2 Jaguar, was one of the "

Mad Max: Fury Road

Culture

"This really could be the car-chase movie to end all car-chase movies.George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road will be hitting screens here in the UK on 15 May.Petrol heads and Hollywood are currently stuck in an absurdly patronising boogie "