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 "

Hot Rod Films

Cars Culture

"Fifties America was extremely adept at the production of moral panics. Call it the paranoia produced by Sputnik, the atom bomb and the rise of the Soviet Union. Call it an unholy obsession with the preservation of the chrome-clad economic "

Triumph Fury Prototype


"Giovanni Michelotti was a fascinating designer. And in his years drawing designs for the Triumph four-wheel department, he came up with a huge number of one-offs, test-beds, concepts and prototypes. And despite our being boringly obsessive about rare motors, Michelotti "

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 "

BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Homage’ R


"In case you missed this in the summer, here's BMW's latest concept. And we dig it. Beemer unveiled this at this year's Pebble Beach event - and by all accounts shone brightly in that famously star-studded firmament. The BMW 3.0 CSL "

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