"The 2CV was famously conceived by Citroën President Pierre Boulanger to drag the French farming population into the modern era - but in introducing this car he unwittingly created one of the most enduring archetypes of global car culture. "
"There’s a book you can get called ‘Robert Opron: L’Automobile Et L’Art’. We haven’t read it because it’s incredibly hard to find and will set you back nearly £200 - but if you Google around you "
"When you glance back to the art being made in Europe around the time of the May ’68 student riots, there’s often a desire to connect the Molotov ministrations that were occurring on the streets to the palpable sense of "
"We don't know how to define it. But there's something distinct about French car culture. It's encoded in the machinery that is made, designed and consumed in France, too. Here are five objects that put clear water between the culture "
"The birth of the scooter coincided precisely with the post-war boom in the consumer economy. And along with the industrial boom came an explosion in what used to be called 'Commercial Art'. This was the age of the Ad Man. "
"The 125cc Vespa T5 was arguably the last sports Vespa developed and produced by Piaggio, the creators of the Vespa scooter. Launched in 1985 the T5 can trace its roots back to the first Vespa Gran Sport 150 (GS) of 1955, which was "
" What does the scooter mean to you? It depends of course on your perspective. For some, the small displacement, step through scooter (with a skirt) is redolent of mid-century modernism, evoking the smells of Soho coffee bars and the texture "
"Whatever your scooter preference - the long, sleek slimness of the Lambretta or the relatively substantial, reliable and zippy Vespa profile - the same artist-designer can be credited with coming up with the scooter formula. It was the end of "
"No other vehicle has mobilised a youth culture like the humble motor scooter. And this little machine didn't just do it the once. It did it three times. Go on, think about it… Yeah ok, so there were young rockers, "
"There are occasions when sitting in my Tesla Model S that I recall the Talking Heads song, Once in a Lifetime. “And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile, And you may ask yourself, well...how "
"In case you were wondering. We don't know what the ‘S’ stands for. The ‘P’, however, definitely stands for 'performance'. The '90' refers to the kilowatts put out by the electric motors. The ‘D’ denotes 'dual motor' (there's an "
"Should Elon Musk really be compared to the likes of Steve Jobs, Howard Hughes and Henry Ford? Like Jobs he makes innovative physical things that challenge and disrupt established markets. Like Hughes he’s a mega rich industrialist and aviator "
"The Tesla P90DL has rewritten the rulebook. Without an engine, without a fuel tank. Without noise, vibration or metal-on-metal resonance. Tesla has redefined for us what it means to drive. And we don’t only WANT one at a "