" 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 "
"www.stirlingmoss.com It’s early summer 1955. A 26 year old Stirling Moss is in the middle of the final section of the iconic Mille Miglia road race. He and his co-driver, legendary Motorsport journalist Denis Jenkinson, have been travelling at "
"Four Italian craftsmen who would define twentieth century automotive style. Illustrations by Current State //The Founding Father: Carlo Castagna// Castagna started out as an apprentice at the prestigious Mainetta and Orseniga workshops in Milan, which was one of the main "
" Artist Scott Wade has taken the mischievous art of scrawling on shockingly filthy rear windows to another level. In an inspired series of dirty doodles he has come up with a cool way to keep the neighbours envious: turn According "
" After the second world war, things changed fast in America. Legions of middle-class families abandoned the big cities and built comfortable lives in the suburbs. Few individuals seem prepared to break the chrome-clad, dollar-stamped mould. But one that did was "
" Sometimes we just want to run a picture because it's so damn cool. It goes without saying that the Jaguar XKSS, one of only 18 stripped down, road going examples of Le Mans-dominating D-Type, is cool. And of course, McQueen is "
" Skateboarding and petrol head-ism are two cultural spheres that seldom cross over (apart perhaps from when prepubescent playstation skaters crash into that incredible Pontiac Firebird that macks it down mainstreet in Skate). Interesting then, to see that legendary US skateborder "
"BEN OLIVER EXAMINES THE LEGEND THAT IS FANGIO My Mum recently found a dog-eared, postcard-sized, black and white photograph. It was of Juan-Manuel Fangio, standing next to one of his fifties Mercedes W196 Grand Prix cars. In the top left, "
" "It all started for me seeing Minis winning Monte Carlo Rallies in the sixties," Malcolm tells me. He goes on "It was the rally success combined with the glamourous people who owned them that captured my imagination." They call him "
" If you want to see a genuinely creative contemporary artist tapping into the history of American car culture, you could do a lot worse than to check out the work of Keith Weesner. Of all the brushmen currently carrying forward "
" There are so many car and bike culture books out there, it's hard to pick a single volume or a series of books that stand out. So many of them are written by experts with an almost blinkered view of "
" Steve McQueen was the coolest man that has ever lived. The fact is obvious, and is referenced constantly by the motoring press. But, until recently, I couldn't really get my head around what was so cool about the man. This "
"If British people were as good as Americans at romanticising their industrial past, then there would be paeans to Birmingham all over the pop charts. There aren’t many cities left in this great nation with a network of industrial "