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Name and Shame

Culture

"Giving a Japanese product a western name is sometimes thought to add cachet; the danger is you end up with a random selection of Janglish words that only add ridicule to an otherwise blameless model. Here are some of our "

AMC: Shakin’ dat (American) Ass

Cars Culture

" The American Motor Company, which came up with the highly attractive AMX GT concept in 1968, the shooting brake-style lines of which informed a generation of nearly-classic, never-quite-made-it American motors, was always troubled company. Why? It tried to bring innovative concepts "

Friday Lunchtime Semiotics

Bikes Culture

"We're becoming a little obsessed with deconstructing the way cars are marketed and advertised. It's clear to us that by studying the way cars are represented by the hipsters in slick haircuts is the best way to tease out stuff "

Cool Caravans?

Culture

"Caravans get a bad press, particularly from people whose passion is motoring. When you look at it objectively, they should be a good idea. You get to experience the freedom of the open road without having to spend appalling nights "

Gangster Lean

Cars Culture

"Everyone loves a gangster movie. And there can't have been many gangster flicks that didn't feature a healthy garage full of bad-boy motors. Right from the beginning of the movie industry cars have been icons loaded with meaning. When representing "

Glamour Wrought in Steel

Cars Culture

" One of the perfect things about classic cars is that unlike the human body, or a loved one's face, they retain the glamour they were born with. That glamour may oscillate in intensity, and the nature of that glamour alter "

Cool Cars, Cool Music

Culture

" OK we’re on a mission. It’s a geeky, music and car obsessed mission. The mission is to find the coolest album cover ever that has a car on the cover. There are of course absolutely thousands of artists "

Death Race 2000

Cars Culture

" In America the automobile was always an icon of liberty. And from the very earliest days of motoring the American road trip itself is a sort of sacred pilgrimage where technological progress and the freedom of the open road were "

English Iron – Class Mobility

Cars Culture

"The cars we drive often say as much about our class as they do about our personality. We took a look at three undeniable classics that captured the essence of a particular class in their own times. British through and "