" Francophilia is a common, if perhaps unexpected thing in these islands. Agincourt, Norman invasions, and centuries of general and endemic antipathy between France and Britain hasn’t diminished the reality that we have a grudging admiration for many things French. “"
"Strip away the guff, the fat, the decoration, the ego-toys, idiot-gadgets, marketing widgets, the extras, the unnecessary; leave only what is essential. Only then, unadulterated and pure, will you come close to a true experience, the experience of owning, of "
" The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, a roadster version of the epoch-making hypercar, launches this month. With only 100 up for grabs, even a €1.4 million base price won’t stop the global elite from grabbing the ultimate in alfresco driving. Like the "
"There are few races in the world as totemic as Le Mans. You can talk about iconography if you like, but it’s a hackneyed word. The 24 Heures Du Mans is without question the single most famous race in the "
" Not sure what it is we like about this poster from a Hot Wheels campaign from some time in the 1970s. I guess it must be that there was no such thing as political correctness, and balls out power could "
" Whilst scouring the web for images of Americana, I came across these amazing pictures of Graham hill-driven Turbine Indy car from around 1968 in the Life Photo Archive. In the race to produce an alternative to the internally combusted, piston-and-crankshaft model "
" The 1938 Phantom Corsair American heir Rust Heinz $24,000 to build - that’s $300,000 today - and he hoped to sell production versions for half that price. Unfortunately the ketchup king passed away shortly after this single prototype was made. As for "
" Not all the huge, gas guzzling trucks in America are destroying the planet all of the time. Take Keith Malloy's Ford F350 Superduty. Keith is part of a tightly knit California Ranch-raised family who not only care for and respect "
" Hitting the exact spot when Central California becomes Southern California south beyond Point Conception, you enter a completely different world. Something about the self-conscious, understated coolness of San Francisco morphs into almost an exhibitionist way of being. All of a "
" If any car is quintessentially Californian, then it is a traditional bucket-bodied hotrod. And it doesn't come much more traditional than Guido Brenner's stunning metalflaked ride. Guido built the car he calls 'the stinkin' hotrod Lincoln' from the ground up, "
" If anyone was in any doubt that the classic car scene was the most stable and developing of all automotive markets, the sale of a 1957 Testarossa this weekend for almost 2 million euros than the existing world record sale at auction. "
" There are millions of cool old cars on the road in San Francisco. It's the first thing you notice on the drive in from the airport. I had what my friend called "the cool car twitch" about me as I "
" Waiting to arrive in America, the country that probably created the dream of the open road. It's incredible what the word California evokes in the age of the credit crunch and the oil crisis. Hollywood icons riding around in Toyota "