• Tuesday 24th March, 2015


Triumph Dolomite Sprint


"All images: Leyland PressIf you came to car consciousness any time between Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher's premierships, then the Dolomite Sprint will mean a lot to you.Born from a time of rancour an agitation on the shop "

Dirt Quake 2015 is coming!


"They said it might never happen again.And despite protestations to the contrary from INFLUX writer and Sideburn Editor Gary Inman – the riding fast, turning left world is due to descend on Kings Lynn once again this summer.As usual, "

Ferrari Knickers?


"No, we’ve not gone all Dada-ist this mad March. It’s just that brand extension amongst the culture of hi-end automotive retail has reached ridiculous proportions. Bentley, in fact have a number of answers to the question 'what is "

Renault Espace F1


"Here's one of our favourite concepts of all time. The Espace F1 was created in 1995 by French motorsport pioneers Matra to celebrate both the 10th anniversary of the Espace and Renault's involvement in Formula One racing.It might have looked "

Hodaka: Dirt Squirt


"Humour is missing from 'the industry'.In fact, while we're talking about the motorbike industry, you could just as well substitute any of them. Capitalism, by its very nature, lacks the propensity to take the mickey out of itself. But "

Boyhood: Linklater and the Pontiac GTO


"If you haven't seen Richard Linklater's Oscar-winning film, Boyhood, yet, you should.The film is brilliant - real achievement at many levels and for many reasons, but for members of this particular parish - the part played by the Pontiac "

1984: Honda NSR 500


"We've got a theory. The things you'll carry with you through your life, that will inspire you more than other things - will emerge from the years when you were at your height of youthful discovery - when the hormones "

Lotus Ford Cortina


" Funny how the shape of a car can cause a Proustian moment.Thing is with the Ford Cortina Lotus was that it chimed perfectly with a time when the A-Road riders sought desperately to differentiate themselves from the rest of "

Car Crush: Pegaso Z-102 Cabrio


"Sometimes we want to run pictures of a car just because we can.And here at the fag-end of February what better to lift your mood for the weekend of love than the Pegaso Cabrio?The design is a combo "

David Brown: A Very British Coachbuilder


"A quick survey of the Influx editorial archives will confirm our interest in, and coverage of, the great Continental European coachbuilders such as Pininfarina. And rightly so. It’s worth remembering though that Britain was once home to a good "

Car Crush: E-type Fixedhead Coupe


"This stunning example of a Jaguar E- type 3.8 Fixedhead Coupe goes under the hammer soon at the ‘Silverstone’ auctions. Its shiny-as-new look that belies its 52 years on the planet is partly due to the fact that it has spent the "

Santa Pod ’67

Bikes Culture

"We've always had a soft spot for Santa Pod Raceway.So when we stumbled across these shots on The Selvedge Yard recently, we had to give you the heads up.RAF Podington had been disused since the 1950s - but "

250 SWB Ferrari

"We think the 250 SWB Ferrari has by far the most appealing rear end in the panoply of car design.The SWB is a byword for the sort of purposeful attitude that epitomised the first two decades of the Maranello dream "