"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 "
"By most media accounts the Alfa Romeo 4C doesn't live up to its much-hyped image. But we don't care. We spotted our first one on the street today. This is a heartbreaker of a car. If fact, the Alfa Romeo 4"
"pics By Michael Fordham/Influx Gary Inman, Dirt Quake organiser and editor, publisher and general kingpin of Sideburn Magazine told us a couple of years ago that he'd never do it again. We never believed him. And as the fifth "
"What is there to say about this Ferrari 750 Monza? It is a slice of mid-century art. It is a rare four-cylinder masterwork from Ferrari. It will set the auctioneers reeling when it comes under the hammer at RM Sotheby's Monterey "
" We love Wheels and Waves. It's the annual gathering in the Basque Country organised by the Southsiders MC. And it is where the cultures of motorcycles and the (sort of) surfing intersect. We've been documenting the rise and rise of "
"The Fiat Dino is the fruit of a match made in heaven. The late sixties was a heyday of edgy design. Some of the most interesting concepts of the period were produced in Turin around this time. These concepts are "
"Cool cats come in all sorts of flavours. And the very notion of cool floats and ebbs and flows and morphs over time. Mel Tormé here, for example, sometime in the mid-fifties in a tux and patent leather shoes, gathers "
"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 "