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Supercars, Super Humans

Cars People Culture

"Enzo Ferrari Il Commendatore was responsible for defining the facets, values and aesthetics of the supercar more than any other individual. Right from the very start of the Ferrari journey, the young Enzo was obsessed with the beauty of speed "

Dr. Oliver Sacks

Bikes People Culture

"In August last year the world lost one of its great thinkers in the neurologist Oliver Sacks. He was well known for his insightful and best-selling books, for being the real-life version of the character played by De Niro in "

The Magnum Ferrari

Cars People Culture

"If you were a friend of Thomas Magnum you’d probably have lent him money at some point. Even the famous Ferrari he drove was borrowed. But in this case life didn’t mirror art. In fact, Tom Selleck reversed "

Kojak’s Buick

Cars People Culture

"Who loves ya baby?! Anyone bought up with long, boring Sunday afternoons in the 1970s will recognise those four little words instantly. TV cop Kojak's catchphrase wasn't the only reason for the shows enduring appeal. Hollywood tough guy Telly Savalas's "

Ray Drea: Running in the Harley Family?

Bikes People

"That distinctive Harley styling had long remained a family affair. For fifty years Willie G Gibson (below) – a direct descendent of the Davidson founding partners - had his hand and eye on pretty much everything that came out of those "

Janis Joplin: Psychedelic Porsche

Cars People Culture

"Janis Joplin was a deeply committed, electrifying soul singer who took no prisoners and left everything on stage. She died at 27, failing like so many other sons and daughters of rock'n'roll, to negotiate the treacherous reef that exists out there "

Dean Moon

People Culture

"The entry in the Los Angeles Times on June 6th 1987 read thus: “Dean Moon, a drag racing pioneer and speed equipment manufacturer from Whittier, died Thursday at the La Hambra Convalescent Hospital of complications of a lengthy illness. He was 60.” "

Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans

People Culture

"We recently stumbled upon the trailer for the forthcoming documentary on the making of Steve McQueen's 1970 passion project Le Mans. If you're reading this you probably know a fair bit about the story. It was a madly complex production shot "

Salaff Cars

Cars People

" Carlos Salaff played a key role in Mazda’s Southern California design studio for close to a decade. He played a key role in the exterior design of the Mazda Ryuga, Nagare and Furai concept cars as well as production "

Bud Ekins: King of California

Cars Bikes People

"He embodied Californian car and bike culture.  He jumped the fence in The Great Escape. He employed Evel Knievel. He invented the Baja 1000. He drove the Mustang in Bullitt’s chase.He taught Steve McQueen how to ride fast. Bud "

Miserocchi’s Masterpiece

People Culture

"Giulio Miserocchi can be credited with creating 'the driving shoe'. The Italian cobbler was based in the Piedmontese village of Domodossola - and it was there he would hand-sew what would become the first ever driving moccasin. This was back "