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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 "

Rebel Rousers: Bikesploitation 101

Culture

"[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFBf6g1mN6A[/youtube] If over-the-top voicovers had an Academy Awards, this guy would have a full trophy cabinet. And if Bikesploitation was a recognised genre, Rebel Rousers would be legend. But "

Go (Piaggio) Ape!

Culture

" If only we lived in a country were year-round utilisation of a vehicle like Piaggio's Ape Calessino was possible. But, alas, you'd really have to be a Roman to get away with it. Britain's roads, climate and attitude to style "

Banned Car Ads 2.0

Culture

"It's beginning to get rather fun spotting auto ads that will never run. This gruesome tale from the twisted minds of the Norwegian Motorcycle Union sums up what hardcore bikers believe to be their dehumanisation at the hands of bike-hating "

Fashion, Cars & Girls

Cars Culture

" Good looking girls have always been used to sell cars. But with the launch this week of Mito Jeans, the fields are confused. As well as raising money for Charity, the new brand of skin-tight denim modelled delectably by Alfa's "

Tron Legacy

Culture

" The long-awaited return of the world of Tron was unveiled recently at the Comic-Con exhibition in San Diego. The sequel is due to be released some time in 2010 – almost three decades after Jeff Bridges and company burned light cycles around "

The Road is Life!

Culture

" OK, despite the meteorological evidence out there, it is the height of summer. And the height of summer is the time of the Road Trip. For any dyed-in-the-wool lover of cars, there is no better way to pay homage to "

Top Ten Road Movies

Culture

"We think these are the best road movies ever made. Disagree? Then let us know... Two Lane Blacktop James Taylor (yes that one) and Dennis Wilson (from the Beach Boys) and a tricked out sleeper of a 55 Chevy. Put them "