Dean Moon

People Culture

"The entry in the Los Angeles Times on June 6th 1987 read thus: “Dean Moon, a drag racing pioneer and speed equipment manufacturer from Whittier, died Thursday at the La Hambra Convalescent Hospital of complications of a lengthy illness. He was 60.” "

Toyota Crown


"At Mooneyes Yokohama last year custom Crowns were some of the stars of the show. With their Celica-like face, burly presence and otherworldly styling, the early seventies manifestation of Toyota's domestic luxury sedan is one of the most appealing and "

California Instagram Blues

Cars Bikes Culture

"Life used to be simple. I had, after years of yearn, found an almost buddhist calm. Be clear, I wasn’t living a monastic existence: I’d acquired good stuff and plenty of it; got married; co-created a couple of "

The Desert Sled


"What do you think of when you think of a Desert Sled? The idea is simple. It’s a motorbike that you can ride anywhere. Fast. And it doesn’t necessarily need to be in the desert. It just so "

Bud Ekins: King of California

Cars Bikes People

"He embodied Californian car and bike culture.  He jumped the fence in The Great Escape. He employed Evel Knievel. He invented the Baja 1000. He drove the Mustang in Bullitt’s chase.He taught Steve McQueen how to ride fast. Bud "

California Light

Cars Bikes Culture

"There's something about the light in California.  No matter what the time of day, it seems as if the roads, the desert and the ocean beckon you. The place doesn't exist, at least in our minds, without internal combustion. Whether "

Whatever Happened to Von Dutch?


"Kenny ‘Von Dutch’ Howard, small scale, multi talented craftsman working out of makeshift, jerry rigged workshops becomes ‘’ a million dollar multi- national fashion brand. He hated us all. And we love the myth he created. It’s the "

In with the Hot Rod Crowd

Cars People Culture

" The Vintage Hot Rod Association isn’t just a club, it’s so much more than that. In America in the 1940s, the beat generation spoke of being “in”. Although almost indefinable, that does go some way to explain the "

Hot Rodding: The British Way

Cars Culture

"The hot rod story. So it goes. Dry lake beds. Endless deserts. Hopped up Southern California jalopies. Timing associations. Engineer boots, pocket tees, chinos and heavy selvedge. A miasma of Americana. All those GIs returned from the war with a "

The Mongrel

Cars People Culture

"photography Michael Fordham/influx Harley Peters is 22 years old. But the car that is at the centre of his life has components that were manufactured before his granddad was born. "It started with my old man really," he tells me "

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