• Friday 22nd May, 2015

American Metal: Detroit Dinosaurs

Cars People

"All classic machinery immediately offers two things; a glimpse into yesteryear and the chance to submerge yourself into escapism.As a non-American, the allure of American metal stems from growing up watching US hit TV shows and movies. It didn’"

American Metal: Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Cars

"For the epitome of modern American Muscle you need look no further than the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.There are a brace of these beasts caged in dark steel containers fast approaching our shores as we go to press. Their "

The Goob

Culture

"On May 29 The Goob is due to hit cinemas.What is the Goob? Not sure. We haven't seen the film yet.But director Guy Myhill has assembled a cast of little known, striking looking actors and has focussed on our "

Ducati Tracker by Earle Motors

Bikes

"I've always wondered why you don't see many customised Ducati Monsters.They've always seemed to me a worthy custom platform – though my altogether absent mechanical skills doesn't make me the best commentator on anything technical.But when I stumbled across "

J.G. Ballard: The Shepperton Shaman

People Culture

"It was six years ago this April we lost that great writer, thinker and mythologist of the near future, J.G. Ballard.Ballard had a complex relationship with the automobile. You can see this most famously in his 1973 novel Crash, "

Car Crush: The Saab 900 Turbo Cabrio

Cars

"In our feature article ‘The Quiet Collaborator’ (Influx April Edition) we refer to the Saab 90 as a classic of the Oeuvre, and so it was.But when you close your eyes and picture the perfect Saab, the Classic Saab, we’"

Mercedes, Pininfarina and Camargue

Cars

"We're currently a bit obsessed by this strange, beautiful creature.If you look at it a little more sideways askance - it brings to mind the ride of a generic baddie in a Hollywood TV movie. Look at it. Can't "

Phillip Glass Digs BMW R69

Bikes Culture

"Phillip Glass loved his BMW motorcycles. Whether there's a musical metaphor in there we don't know – but it emerged yesterday that the post-modernist composer and musician spent a lot of time on the back of an R69 BMW, which he "

Buick, Julian Cope & Jayne Mansfield

Cars Culture

"The other day, we picked up a copy of Julian Cope's debut Novel 131.If you've never heard of the freakoid musical visionary and former frontman of postpunk combo 'The Teardrop Explodes', Julian Cope (below) strides like the proverbial colossus across "

Tazio Nuvolari: the man who knew no fear

People

"Nuvolari's racing record speaks for itself. Highlights: 26 Grands Prix. 2 Targo Florio. 2 Mille Miglia. 2 Le Mans 24 Hours.But this tip of a very large iceberg, though, doesn't really get across how important this maestro of European motorsport was to Italy during "