Salaff Cars

Cars People

" Carlos Salaff played a key role in Mazda’s Southern California design studio for close to a decade. He played a key role in the exterior design of the Mazda Ryuga, Nagare and Furai concept cars as well as production "

Renault Turbo 2: Pop Goes Classic.


"  For those of us that were contemplating our O Levels in the mid 80s, the news that a 1984 Renault 5 can be auctioned as a classic car can bring on a nauseating rush of existential angst. I guess, along with "

Lego X Land Cruiser Update

" Back in the sunbathed summer months we brought you news of a LEGO Ideas project that we felt warranted some Influx support. That was the recreation, by modeller Matthew Inman, of the classic Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Series. The LEGO Ideas "

Car Crush: Ferrari 250 LM


"We have posted the Ferrari 250 LM before. But please forgive us. In terms of pure, untrammelled, mechanical beauty this Ferrari cannot be beaten. For us this car epitomises the essence of what a Ferrari is and always should be. The "

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 "

Bike Crush: Harley Davidson XLCR 1000


"We've never been Harley Heads here at Influx towers. That thumping noise. That vibration. That rough build quality. But of late we've been perving over Harley's vaguely caffed-out seventies lowrider the XLCR 1000. Nods to cafe racer styling aside, it was "

Miserocchi’s Masterpiece

People Culture

"Giulio Miserocchi can be credited with creating 'the driving shoe'. The Italian cobbler was based in the Piedmontese village of Domodossola - and it was there he would hand-sew what would become the first ever driving moccasin. This was back "

Lance Reventlow

Cars People

"Lance Reventlow was THE classic gentleman racer. And the British-born Danish-American aficionado of all things automotive was heir to both a Danish nobleman’s title and the vast Woolworth fortune by birth. Cary Grant was his stepfather. One of his "

Ford Focus RS


"It is hotly anticipated. It is looking beautiful (in that typical, utilitarian way). It is Ford's latest Focus RS. Launched this week is a new video series from Ford, which features Ken Block and Ford's head of product development travelling "

VW and Emissions


"Emissions. These figures were always nebulous. Take a look at yourself. Do you really, truly, understand what the relative density of a particular particulate, a particular noxious chemical, released per kilometre, per minute, per hour - actually means? And if "

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