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How to Create a Desert Sled

Bikes

"The Desert Sled.Three little words that evoke romance in many a motorcyclist's mind. You can't help but picture golden California sunsets, freedom, sex, love and Bud Ekins. But how do you get your bog-standard Triumph Bonneville into the right "

The Boss Mustang

Cars

"The Boss Mustang was the daddy Mustang.It might not be as pretty as the lighter ponies, but with 'Stang with extended everything, which was introduced in 1969, was the the star of the early seventies show.The longer, wider, beefier "

Syd Mead: Auto-Futurist

People Culture

"Syd Mead is a self-created industry.He deals in colour, line and imagination - and his vision of an automotive future has seen his work featured in films like Blade Runner, Tron and Johnny Mnemonic.But we just dig the "

Speedway Evolution

"A simple frame. Direct drive. Wide bars. Tiny tank.The fundamentals of a speedway bike have changed as little as the art of the oval itself.Here are nine bikes from nine decades.Can you spot the changes?[gallery link=""

Dirt Quake IV is HERE!

Bikes Culture

"In case you hadn't noticed, there's a lot to be said for the simple joy of racing a motorbike around an oval dirt track.While the noble sport of speedway may be the root of these things, the shale is "

Volcan 4×4

Cars

"OK, in a month when we've been fetishising old Land Rovers it's worth mentioning that other off-roaders are available.And Toyota's totemic Land Cruiser brand, as well as Nissan's boxy patrol contender, contain in their number some of the most "

Guy Martin x Triumph Speed Record Attempt

Bikes

"Triumph Motorcycles have confirmed their new land speed record attempt with greasy national treasure Guy MartinOur kid will be hitting the salt at Bonneville astride the Triumph Rocket III Streamliner, which is powered by two turbocharged, methanol-drinking 2.3 litre Triumph "

Lid Art

Bikes

"Not sure what to make of these.Lids are supposed to protect you. But it's nice if they look good too.We've always been a bit skeptical about anything 'statementy' with regards to the design of a crash helmet.But "

Jeff Koons: A Roadcar Named Desire

People Culture

"He’s probably the world’s most successful living artist (using dollars as a measure) and he’s got a major retrospective circling the globe that has just landed in the Guggenheim, Bilbao.Back in the early 1980s Jeff Koons "

Bike Crush: Yamaha XJR 1300

Bikes

"Ok, so we know the mainstream bike industry have been co-opting the custom scene for years now. Our Gary Inman, valued contrib, Sideburn supremo and Dirt Quake impresario, pointed out as much in our recent feature thread on the custom "

First Land Rover Overland

People

"No doubt many of us wish we had the time, money and TV good looks to do a Ewan McGregor (and his mate) and embark on a motorised mega trip to lands far away and adventures extreme.In 1955, when an "

James Coburn

People

"Of all the tough guys that Hollywood as ever produced, James Coburn was one of the toughest.And he of course had an incredible taste in cars. It’s common knowledge that soon-to-be-anointed supremo of mainstream UK car culture Chris "

Range Rover Velar

Cars

"Wait. Be still your angry keyboard. We know that the Range Rover didn’t have its official launch until June 1970.What now lies before us on a central London dealership forecourt is a piece of automotive archeology, a motorised missing "