"Maria Teresa De Filippis, a beautiful woman of noble birth, was born in Naples on November 11th, 1926. The daughter of an automotive engineer breathed in the smell of racing in her childhood, with her older brothers, Antonio and Giovanni, competing "
"Danni Bagnall: Pipey, how did you get into modifying cars? Pipey McGraw: I've always been into cars. As a kid, I loved old muscle cars; big, old, brash v8s and the like. On maybe my 12th or 13th birthday "
"INFLUX: Can you give us an overview of the Bowler and the UK Off Road racing scene? JON CHESTER: The UK Off Road scene is interesting, it’s changing all the time. There are some really active clubs and series "
"You have probably never heard of Stephane Peterhansel. But he is one of the greatest racing drivers of all time. Oh, and he's one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time too. In France, Rally Raid desert racing is "
"Japanese culture is all about exaggeration and amplification. Manga character Takumi Fujiwara from Initial D is the perfect example of this. The manga scene turned its gaze onto the Hashiriya street racing scene in the mid-nineties. Its founding hero was "
"My headmistress had a Saab 96. In orange. She was strange. An intellectual misfit. The sort of teacher you used to find in schools of the 1970s. A feminist when feminists were few and far between. Especially in East London. She "
"We were thinking about who has been most influential in the world of van life. Tough one to call. My thoughts turned naturally to - and then immediately away from - the Dutch importer Ben Pon and the VW Camper. "
"The Steve McQueen industry reached its peak a while ago. The talismanic actor, motorcycle racer, and general petrolhead's every grease and benzine related utterance or action has been pored over, analysed and fetishised by every channel, 'tube and feed on "
"There’s a book you can get called ‘Robert Opron: L’Automobile Et L’Art’. We haven’t read it because it’s incredibly hard to find and will set you back nearly £200 - but if you Google around you "
"When you glance back to the art being made in Europe around the time of the May ’68 student riots, there’s often a desire to connect the Molotov ministrations that were occurring on the streets to the palpable sense of "
" We love Wheels and Waves. It's the annual gathering in the Basque Country organised by the Southsiders MC. And it is where the cultures of motorcycles and the (sort of) surfing intersect. We've been documenting the rise and rise of "
"Cool cats come in all sorts of flavours. And the very notion of cool floats and ebbs and flows and morphs over time. Mel Tormé here, for example, sometime in the mid-fifties in a tux and patent leather shoes, gathers "
"Whatever your scooter preference - the long, sleek slimness of the Lambretta or the relatively substantial, reliable and zippy Vespa profile - the same artist-designer can be credited with coming up with the scooter formula. It was the end of "