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Phil Hill, 1961

People

" It's amazing to think, with the current controversy raging about team orders and corporate shenanigans seeping into the noble Scuderia's image, that in the first year of Ferrari's entry into the rear engined, 1500cc Formula One, they were so gentlemanly "

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, "

1976: Hunt vs Lauda

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"The James Hunt versus Niki Lauda battle for the 1976 world championship elevated motor racing from the back pages to the front. Hunt was the tall, blond, good-looking British public schoolboy, who liked a ciggy and a beer and wore ‘sex-the "

James Hunt ‘Press Conference’, 1976

People

" They don't make them like James any more. He was legendarily chaotic. Before each race he was terrified at the prospect of crashing and burning and dying. He was a unrepentant smoker, drinker and party guy. But he could drive. "

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 "

Senna’s NSX Masterclass

Cars People

" In 1991 the launch of Honda's NSX had a tectonic effect on the world of supercars. Japan's first pretender to the throne of track bred, street-legal speed was light and preternaturally responsive - but was also rigorously reliable and easy to "

Guzman’s Third

Bikes People

" NYC based lensmen Cicero deGuzman JR knows how to train a lens on a motorbike. We recieved word from Cicero this morning, informing us that the 3rd dispatch from his grease-caked world has been published. Unfortunately we couldn't make it "

Heroes of the National Sport

People

"Britain’s 10 world champions Mike Hawthorn [gallery=128]                         Mike Hawthorn, from Mexborough in Yorkshire, will forever have the distinction of being Britain’s first F1 world champion. Hawthorn was "

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 Flying Finns

People

"The first Finnish sportsman to be dubbed ‘The Flying Finn’ actually used foot power rather than horsepower. It was a fellow called Hannes Kolehmainen, also known as ‘Smiling Hannes’ who won three gold medals at the 1912 Olympics in neighbouring Stockholm. "

James Lovelock: Petrolhead Icon?

People

"James Lovelock, the ninety one year old maverick environmental scientist is doing the media rounds this week with a series of lectures and media appearances. It may be overstating the fact to say that the creator of the Gaia Hypothesis "

Art of Andrew Bush: Vector Portraits

People Culture

"[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] LA based artist Andrew Bush graduated from Yale University with an MFA in Photography in 1982 and has been pursuing the Vector Portraits series since he moved to Los Angeles in 1989. For this series of photos "