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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 "

Rin Tanaka

People

" There are so many car and bike culture books out there, it's hard to pick a single volume or a series of books that stand out. So many of them are written by experts with an almost blinkered view of "

Retro Hot Wheels

Cars

" Not sure what it is we like about this poster from a Hot Wheels campaign from some time in the 1970s. I guess it must be that there was no such thing as political correctness, and balls out power could "

Gas Turbine Technology

Cars

" Whilst scouring the web for images of Americana, I came across these amazing pictures of Graham hill-driven Turbine Indy car from around 1968 in the Life Photo Archive. In the race to produce an alternative to the internally combusted, piston-and-crankshaft model "

Phantom Corsair

Cars

" The 1938 Phantom Corsair American heir Rust Heinz $24,000 to build - that’s $300,000 today - and he hoped to sell production versions for half that price. Unfortunately the ketchup king passed away shortly after this single prototype was made. As for "

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