BMW Mille Miglia Coupe Concept


"This concept is now nearly 10 years old but will clearly remain timeless.  Developed by BMW to pay homage to the glory days of motorsport engineering excellence, it fuses history with cutting edge modernity to produce a piece of unique gothic "

Mike Hawthorn: style champ


"Mike Hawthorn knew how to dress.  But as well as being a sartorial stylist, the golden boy from the West Riding of Yorkshire who died tragically early in a crash in his hopped up MK2 Jaguar, was one of the "

Mad Max: Fury Road


"This really could be the car-chase movie to end all car-chase movies. George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road will be hitting screens here in the UK on 15 May. Petrol heads and Hollywood are currently stuck in an absurdly patronising boogie "

Nissan’s Le Mans Contender


"Images of Nissan's front wheel drive Le Mans prototype have been bouncing round the web since it aired at the Superbowl commercial break. And everyone knows how expensive that piece of advertising real estate is. Testament, that, to the importance "

Bike Crush: Kawasaki ZRX1200R


"We know. Stock bikes often suck. But there's a certain stocker from a few years back that, in its simplicity and straighforward brawn - has us all het up. Kawasaki's ZRX1200R is not only simple, muscular and to-the-point – it "

Triumph Dolomite Sprint


"All images: Leyland Press If you came to car consciousness any time between Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher's premierships, then the Dolomite Sprint will mean a lot to you. Born from a time of rancour an agitation on the shop "

Dirt Quake 2015 is coming!


"They said it might never happen again. And despite protestations to the contrary from INFLUX writer and Sideburn Editor Gary Inman – the riding fast, turning left world is due to descend on Kings Lynn once again this summer. As usual, "

Ferrari Knickers?


"No, we’ve not gone all Dada-ist this mad March.  It’s just that brand extension amongst the culture of hi-end automotive retail has reached ridiculous proportions. Bentley, in fact have a number of answers to the question 'what is "

Renault Espace F1


"Here's one of our favourite concepts of all time.  The Espace F1 was created in 1995 by French motorsport pioneers Matra to celebrate both the 10th anniversary of the Espace and Renault's involvement in Formula One racing. It might have looked "

Hodaka: Dirt Squirt


"Humour is missing from 'the industry'. In fact, while we're talking about the motorbike industry, you could just as well substitute any of them. Capitalism, by its very nature, lacks the propensity to take the mickey out of itself. But "

David Brown: A Very British Coachbuilder


"A quick survey of the Influx editorial archives will confirm our interest in, and coverage of, the great Continental European coachbuilders such as Pininfarina.  And rightly so. It’s worth remembering though that Britain was once home to a good "

Santa Pod ’67

Bikes Culture

"We've always had a soft spot for Santa Pod Raceway. So when we stumbled across these shots on The Selvedge Yard recently, we had to give you the heads up. RAF Podington had been disused since the 1950s - but "

Ken Okuyama Kode 9

Cars People

" Ken Kikoyuki Okuyama is a master of automotive penmanship. If you don't believe me - have a look at his most famous work. Yes - Okuyama-san is responsible, with employers Pininfarina, for the brutally outrageous pinnacle of Ferrari audacity - "