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Bertone BAT Concept

Cars

" At the beginning of the fifties Alfa Romeo commissioned Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone to produce concept vehicles focussed on on the effects of drag on a vehicle. It was eight years after the war, Italy was starting to reconstruct and it "

C’était un Rendezvous!

Cars

"Early on a Sunday morning in the sweltering high summer of 1976, filmmaker Claude Lelouch set out to document Paris in one hair raising, white-knuckle ride through the city. In the process he broke so many laws that after the film "

The Beauty of Yellow

Cars

" It's the colour of Scuderia Ferrari, added by Enzo Ferrari - the backdrop of the prancing horse shield and the colour of his beloved hometown of Modena. Despite the wrong-headed notion that any Ferrari that's not finished in Rosso Corsa "

Goodwood 2009

Cars Culture

" It’s opening day here at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009. No matter how often you come to these verdant Sussex hills, and no matter how part of the annual motorsport circuit the event becomes, it keeps getting better. The "

Gymkhana 2: Ken Block Buster

Culture

"There’s been a lot of nonsense written and spoken about the world of extreme sports. Laden with the image of the bugged out adultescents redolent of the marketing campaigns for energy drinks, baggy b-boy denim and the idiotic language "

Citroen GT: Fantasy to become Reality?

Cars

" Citroen came to London last week to show off their GT concept which had been designed for the new Grand Turismo ‘street circuit’ featured in Gran Turismo 5 – the new PLAYSTATION 3 driving game. The virtual-turned-reality supercar 'swapped pixels for Piccadilly' as "

Trabant: Communist Chic?

Cars

" Now we are all up for purity, simplicity and stripped-down functionality in our cars. We like to drive, after all, rather than sit in a cossetted virtual environment redolent of bubble economies and the ubiquitous pixel. But it's fairly difficult "

Hybrid Landrover On the Way?

Cars

" Any regular Influx reader will confirm that we in these offices love Land Rover. In fact, we are midway through an experiment to prove that despite environmental imperatives, practical considerations and spiralling running costs, a Discovery 3 is the most practical "

The Art of Keith Weesner

People

" If you want to see a genuinely creative contemporary artist tapping into the history of American car culture, you could do a lot worse than to check out the work of Keith Weesner. Of all the brushmen currently carrying forward "

Die-Cast Deora

Culture

" Few enthusiasts of late sixties pop-culture wouldn't get all het up by the Deora. Suitably psychedelic in its Mattel Hot Wheels rendering, the tricked out Kustom surf wagon was penned by legendary designer Harry Bentley Bradley, and first came to "

Ode to Leylandia

Cars

" With dole queues lengthening, a generally despised Labour government and revolution arising in Iran, It feels like 1979 all over again! What better time, then, for a bit of reminiscence back to the days of British Leyland and the cars that "

Nissan’s SM Simulacra

Cars

" The 216X concept was the first in a series of Nissan test-beds that were clearly influenced by inhouse Citroen designer Robert Opron’s Citroen SM, which hit the streets in 1970 after almost a decade of development from the starting point "

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