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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 "

Japan Tweaks ‘Koreisha’ badges

Culture

" According to JNCB the Japanese government is bringing out a new Koreisha Mark- which is a badge that senior citizens are required to wear on their cars - to warn, presumably, the genral public of their elderly status. Apparently a "

Grease is the Word

Culture

"1964: Boyhood dreams of Grease, rock & denim. In my dreams I was a British Biker. I was a mod-baiting, leather wearing fetishist of all things American. That was the look anyway. But it was only English Iron that would do "

The Driver

Cars Culture

" Last night we at Influx towers decided to dig out our fave car flick. It's been a while since we've seen it. Walter Hill's dark car chase movie The Driver is a stone cold classic. In fact, not only is "

Pink Ladies?

People Culture

"[gallery link="file"] Ok, so we can understand the undeniable quirk of a pink paintjob. Your cars reflect something about you and your self, and the same is true of a bespoke paintjob. Our good friend Sarah Bennett Baggs' 911 looked "

The Ultimate Man Cave?

Culture

" There's something extremely decadent about living with your motor. And when that motor is a steel grey Ferrari 512 BB, then not only is the decadence justified - it's also delicious. Imagine taking that young lady circa 1985, back to the pad "

Norse Gods

Cars Culture

"[gallery link="file" ids="14481,14482,14483,14484,14485,14486,14487,14488,14489,14490,14491,14492,14493"] Sometimes, to really understand a car, you have to see it in its native habitat. So if you’ve never really got Swedish cars, and never really understood why some people are so obsessed with them "

Why We Love the Festival of Speed

Cars Culture

" Ok, so it happens every year, but it's getting bigger and more interesting each upon each. Even the most jaded of motoring hacks will get a little bit excited at the prospect of the Goodwood festival of speed. There's no "

Summer = Utility

Cars Culture

" About this time of year, with the back-to-back bank holidays and the blossom hanging heavy on the boughs, even the most committed drivers among us begin to think of the beauty of sports utility. Despite the partly justified bad press "

The Art of Racing

Culture

" Stumbled across this really attractive line work over the weekend. Reminds us of what is often overlooked about the popularity of classic race bikes: their simplicity. Illustrator Gianmarco Magnini evokes the raw, purposefulness of a racing classic in the lines "