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AMG, Fashion and Function

Culture

" There's nothing new in the fashion world working closely with car manufacturers. From the earliest days of the twentieth century the transient aesthetic of beauty has been used to sell cars, and cars have continually been used to sell clothes "

How to Look Cool in a Car…

Cars Culture

" It's hard to refute the assertion that Jean Paul Belmondo looked damn cool in Jean Luc Godard's 1965 road movie Pierrot Le Fou. The film is is one of those obscure but influential pieces of New Wave cinema that is scarcely "

Art Car Parades

Culture

" More reasons to believe that cars are not only works of art in themselves, but a legitimate subject for artists who might normally not give a hoot about the beauty of industrially-wrought movement. Walk the Plank’s illuminated Art Car "

Try This At Home!

Culture

" It's not beyond the ken of reason to expect that many of you reading this are fully inflused with the digital revoluion. petrolheads as well as extreme sportsers of every hue have long sought a way to capture in moving "

The Art of Shusei Nagaoka

People Culture

" Remember orchestral disco music? Remember prog rock? Well, if not, let me clue you up. Both of these much-maligned forms was characterised by the wearing of outrageous costumes, the rocking of over-long solos and excessive hairdos. That, and a strange "

Un-Virtual Driving Reality

Culture

" OK, we know that culture is awash with all things retro. It seems that anything vaguely 'eighties' is acceptable once again. But, from the wackier edges of car and game culture comes this proposal that takes the virtual out of "

New Book on the Cult of Café Racer

Bikes Culture

" Of all the publishing houses dedicated to culture of cars and bikes, Veloce is surely the most prolific. This time, they've come up with something no bike obsessive and consumer of culture will be able to resist. Alastair Walker's book "

Kevin Cyr: Alternative Americana

People Culture

" Brooklyn-based artist Kevin Cyr manages to infuse the beaten up old vehicles he draws with a real sense of emotion. Like careworn characters in a drama evolving along the highways of America, his subjects are tagged up Econolines and beat "

BMW 700: Poodle Friendly Motoring

Cars Culture

" Michelotti was a populist alright. The BMW 700 LS had all the everyman appeal of its Netherlandish cousin the DAF Variomatic, and resembled the Italian designer's Triumph project the Herald. First produced in 1959, the BMW 700 LS was one of the industrial "

Typeface By Toyota

Culture

" iQ font - When driving becomes writing / Full making of from wireless on Vimeo. Toyota's artful marketing reaches new heights of sophistication. Reminds us, of course of our friend and auto-scriber Ian Cook, whose Popbang colour artwork predates either Toyota's "

A Daf (t) idea?

Culture

" In all the kooky ideas of sixties automotive culture, the DAF Variomatic transmission system is surely one of the most sedate and strangely agreeable. Using system of pulleys and belts, the variomatic fitted to Daf's little family runabouts was an "

New Motorcycle Speed Record

Culture

" Fresh in from the Salt Flats at Bonneville Utah comes this staggering piece of footage of the new Land Speed Record for two wheelers of 367.382 mph. Pilot Chris Carr and the BUB Racing team took their Streamliner Seven to the "