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The mid-90s – Top Marques

Culture

"It might seem strange to talk about another mag as part of an Influx edition, but there's no greater insight into the motoring world than a car sales magazine. At least it used to be, before the internet stole their "

Scene trends

Cars Culture

"As with any fashion, trends in the scene change quicker than most blokes change their underpants (no, turning them inside-out doesn’t count as ‘fresh’) and as we’re around halfway through the 2019 show season it was high time we "

North Coast 500

Culture

"By now you will have heard of the North Coast 500. Scotland’s answer to Route 66, a 500-mile circular drive from Inverness, taking in some of the countries finest coastline. Images abound of deserted windswept beaches, majestic lochside castles, and above "

Vauxhall Cavalier

Cars Culture

"We called it Charles the First because it was a Cavalier. These days it’s the sort of vehicular relic you see slumped in the corner of a field at a provincial car boot sale, boot open to reveal old "

Banger Rallies

Cars Culture

"The Banger Rally. For those of you still uninitiated, it’s essentially a stag do on wheels. But women are welcome, and drinking isn’t. At least for the driver. The basic premise is to obtain some kind of at-first-inappropriate "

P71 to Monaco

Cars Culture

"The grand tourer is a bit of an odd thing. Fast, yes. Luxurious, even more so. Front-engined, rear-wheel-drive configuration allowing for maximum sidewaysness around roundabouts to shred insanely expensive tyres, yes. But practical? Useful for a spot of real touring? "

PT19

Culture

"If there’s one thing that always provokes a positive emotional response on Influx, it’s nostalgia. The rose-tinted view of everything just being better back in the old days when life was fun, cars were mechanical, broke down a "

Players Classic – modified cars

Cars Culture

"Ouch. In recent years we've seen that phrase banded around quite a lot. It's a broad and annoying term that most petrol heads will have heard - or dare we say, maybe even uttered at one point or another during "

Bubblecars and Microcars

Cars Culture

"I’ll be totally honest and say that I didn’t know much about bubblecars before making this film. In fact, all I really knew was that they were something to with Messerschmitt the plane people, and possibly didn’t "

A Pye for design

Cars Bikes People Culture

"We couldn't help but chat bikes when we spoke to Mal Pye about his art, and it turns out he's a true motor fan, so we ended up ogling his four-wheeled work too. Influx: Hi Mal. Why cars and bikes? "