"TV series of the 1970s and 1980s are ripe for car spotting. And these productions don't get any more tantalising for car spotters than the jokey, schlockey grinfest that was Hart to Hart. Yes, there's a Ferrari Dino and a "
"You know the score. The last few years world wide there has been a cross-fertilisation of the skate and surf aesthetic with the new DIY wave of custom bike culture. Manifestations of this unexpected twist in pop-culture’s timeline have "
"It all began in 1975. Like many trends in the motoring industry of that era, the 1973 oil crisis made demand for a small, light, efficient car that could claim the middle ground and make a new benchmark for BMW in terms "
"On Bank holiday Monday at the end of May 1975, Evel Knievel appeared in London's Wembley Stadium. 40 years have passed since this totemic point in London pop culture – and looking at the home-made cine film footage we found, it's a window "
"For me, this 1973 911 RS Lightweight represents the essence of Porsche. It was 1973. Porsche had achieved unheard-of dominance at Le Mans. There was an oil crisis that meant that sports cars were required to be fleet footed and stripped down. They "
"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 "
"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 "
"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, "
"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 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 "
"Paul Newman was a Hollywood actor. But he was also racing driver. Many of you will have known that. But it might be a shock to discover that, from the time he first piloted a racing car in his mid "
"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 "
"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 "