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Hart to Hart: Car Spotting

Cars Culture

"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 "

What’s your favourite BMW 3 Series?

Cars

"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 "

Evel Knievel London 1975

Bikes People Culture

"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 "

Porsche 911 RS 2.7 Carrera Sport Lightweight

Cars

"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 "

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, "

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 "