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King of the Mountain

Culture

" It's a pretty obscure movie, but King of the Mountain remains one of our favourite car flicks out there. The film, directed by Noel Nosseck, focusses on a real life scene of the late seventies in which street racers would "

Five Easy Pieces

Culture

" We think we have stumbled on a contender for Road Movie no1. Jack Nicholson's brilliant perfromance in Five Easy Pieces has to rate as one of the best portrayals of the road-dwelling drifter we have ever seen. It's easy to "

Bagheera Love

Cars Culture

"  When I was growing up a neighbour had a Matra Simca Bagheera. This neighbour was a vaguely bohemian PE teacher - a strange combo of things if ever there was one. Our neighbour's Bagheera had been named after the "

The Influx Minizine is Here!

Culture

"[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Our baby has been delivered. The Influx minizine, still hot off the press, reads, looks, feels and even smells great. But we would say that, wouldn’t we? But, trust us on this. The zine "

Goodwood Revival

Cars Culture

" Today the word “extreme” has very fixed connotations: danger, excitement, even borderline ridiculous. But when you think about it, the people that make this festival what it is are true Automotive extremists. The lengths to which those involved will go "

Sex Savages on Wheels!

Bikes Culture

"Now that we've got your attention, I would just like to say that I never really understood why bikers had a culture until I owned a real bike. Until I scored it, my RD350 LC, in 1986, I had messed about "

Dickie Davies Digs the Escort

Cars People Culture

" We've been a little obsessive about paying homage to ITV's brilliant World of Sport magazine show, which graced many a wintry British saturday afternoon from the late sixties to the mid eighties. It was in the heart of the seventies, "

Show Girls

Culture

" With the Paris car show looming in the headlights, we thought it timely to devote a daily post to our occasional study of automotive marketing. One the the great and enduring perennials of any car industry event is, of course, "

Arcade Fire

Culture

"If you were a child in the 1980s, you will remember Outrun. The fact that are reading this is probably in large part because of Outrun. It's easy, of course, to overstate cultural influences, and to tease a thread out "

Neo Rod Culture

Cars Culture

" Sometimes as a European, it's hard to empathise with what turns people on about classic hot rods. The history of rise and rise of the stripped down DIY form is so essentially American, you get the feeling to be turned "

Jean Luc Godard and the Auto-Dystopia

People Culture

"Quintessential French filmmaker? Perhaps. Unbearably pretentious? Depends. Petrolhead? At times.The controversial French director Jean Luc Godard’s work is shot through with ambiguities. One of the most visible is the precarious relationship that exists in his films with cars "

Paris, Texas

People Culture

" With complete good fortune we at Influx towers recently found the DVD of the beautiful Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas, in the stack of discs at the back of the office. Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard Paris, "

Shinya Kimura

People Culture

" Portrait via www.chabottengineering.com The Japanese are blessed with a long tradition of rigorous craftsmanship. From calligraphy and type design to silk printing and sword making – there are centuries old ways of doing things that put process as far "