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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 "

Daf Variomatic – 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 "

Even More Banned Car Ads

Cars 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 "