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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 "

Around the World in a Jeep

Cars Culture

"[gallery link="file"] One of the greatest adventures you can have on four wheels is getting off road, travelling as the bison travels, and heading out across country. In this world of regulation, hijack, political and economic strife, it seems "

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 "

Culture – Audi in the Ads

Cars Culture

" Audi is one of the Automotive brands out there that has always been highly skilled at representing itself. That strap line is probably one of the most instantly recognisable in the history of advertising, and has encapsulated Audi's technologically-focussed ethos "

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 "

‘Old Banger’ – a Love Story

Cars Culture

" Got to thinking the other day that most of the time on British roads it’s pointless having a ridiculously fast car. Having hundreds of frisky ponies under the bonnet certainly gets you places with panache, resonance, and a certain "

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 "