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Rin Tanaka

People

" 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

People

" 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 "

PopBang Colour: The Art of Movement

People

"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 "

The Art of Scott Pommier

People

"Toronto-based photographer Scott Pommier began his photographic career pointing his lens at skateboarders. But more recently the biker culture of North America has found a pleasing home in his viewfinder. Scott's biker pictures document the new media-sussed generation of revhead "

Art Fitzpatrick: Original Mad Man

People Culture

"Art Fitzpatrick created in his work for the advertising campaigns of American car companies some of the key images of the chrome-clad dream of the American automobile. Influx caught up with an irrepressible artist who helped define the way that "

The Beauty of Detail

People

"Some of the most meticulous and highly skilled creatives working in the car industry are seldom name checked. They are the technical illustrators, the draughtsmen who detail the minute specifics of a vehicle's structure through every phase of its design, "

Steven Laurie & the Art of the Motor

People

" My work consists of designing and fabricating functional homebrew prototype machines, handheld power tools and site-specific installation projects. Crossing the traditional disciplines of performance art, kinetic sculpture and mark-making, I develop tradeshow style displays and tool demonstrations that pare down "

Hunter S Thompson’s Dying Dream

People

" I dreamed last night of bats screeching and red Chevy convertibles. And today I have the work of Hunter S Thompson on the brain. Perhaps it is all this talk of government subsidy for electric vehicles. Perhaps it is the "

Cassavetes, Alfas and Cool

Cars People

" Sometimes there is a strange serendipity to things. I recently came across strange and rough-round-the edges movie ‘Violent Four’, which was known variously as ‘Bandits in Rome’ and ‘Rome Like Chicago’. I am a sucker for gangster movies and I "

Norman Dewis – Jaguar Legend

People

"Norman Dewis is one of the true legends of the British motoring industry. During the course of almost 70 years in the business, 35 years of them as Jaguar's chief test engineer, Norman was responsible for the development of some of the "