"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 "
"No other vehicle has mobilised a youth culture like the humble motor scooter. And this little machine didn't just do it the once. It did it three times. Go on, think about it… Yeah ok, so there were young rockers, "
"Should Elon Musk really be compared to the likes of Steve Jobs, Howard Hughes and Henry Ford? Like Jobs he makes innovative physical things that challenge and disrupt established markets. Like Hughes he’s a mega rich industrialist and aviator "
"‘John Zachary DeLorean, engineer, car maker and conman, born January 6 1925; died March 19 2005’ So read the Guardian obituary of that day. In Britain we remember him as the maker of the DeLorean - his eponymous, stainless steel, Belfast-born beast that tucked "
"pics Michael Fordham/Influx We stumbled upon this cool little shop recently specialising in pimped Monkey Bikes. Spymonkey is a one man operation run by Hiro-san in Shizuoka, just outside Tokyo. Hiro's idea is simple. Take a Monkey Bike and "
"We always loved the very idea of Tony Pond. The British rally driver, born in Hillingdon in 1946, always encapsulated a specific sort of blue collar derring-do – one that was very English and very of the period. Though he lacked the "
"Jordan: AKA Katie Price Few individuals are more associated with the excesses of the Max Power era than Jordan. We’re not sure whether she ever owned a Saxo, but she certainly graced covers, spreads and the bonnets and other "
"This festival malarky has gone a little bonkers. And none more so than Ferris Fest. Yes, this is a gathering dedicated the unlikely cult of the 1986 teen film by John Hughes, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Or is it that unlikely? "
"In 1974, Robert Pirsig finally published Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It had been rejected 121 times. It’s a classic of hip literature, though at the surface it seems pretty square. The book was not really about Zen Buddhism, "
"Speed Sisters, a documentary on a group of Palestinian women who have discovered a kind of transcendence through their love of street racing, is coming to your screens next month. Life on the occupied West Bank is no doubt tough, "
"Whatever you feel about José Mourinho, we reckon he’s a strange choice of brand ambassador for stalwart Brit brand Jaguar. Mourinho’s career has been characterised by huge sweeping statements of genius, followed by short bursts of practical proof "
"WARNING! If you suffer from life envy, please look away now. LA-based screenwriter Jack Olsen has probably the nicest automotive man-cave ever constructed. But not only that, he has a killer race prepped Frankenstein Porsche 911, he's a successful writer of "