Hail the Mazda RX-3


" There's a lot of people who can't get enough of this boxy Japanese saloon from the 1970s. We think it has something to do with the simplicity of the three box form, which perhaps found its purest expression in these "

Saab Sonett – Rare as Hen’s Teeth


" Of all the obscure cars from Scandinavia, the Saab Sonett is the most pretty and the most frustratingly elusive. As I remember there was a Sonnett 3 in a Top Trumps card game in the 1970s, but we at Influx towers "

How to Look Cool in a Car…

Cars Culture

" It's hard to refute the assertion that Jean Paul Belmondo looked damn cool in Jean Luc Godard's 1965 road movie Pierrot Le Fou. The film is is one of those obscure but influential pieces of New Wave cinema that is scarcely "

Got Wood?


" Over the weekend we had the good fortune to stumble upon some amazing ancient footage from the earliest days of American motorsport, thanks to a very interesting blogsite the Jockey Journal. Imagine the noise and the reverberation of those incredible "

Amarok: VW’s sexy new pickup


" OK, 'Sexy' and 'pickup' might not be two words that you would naturally put together (unless you're a plaid-wearing good old boy from Oklahoma that is), but we are immediately impressed wit the first official images of the new veedub "

Art Car Parades


" More reasons to believe that cars are not only works of art in themselves, but a legitimate subject for artists who might normally not give a hoot about the beauty of industrially-wrought movement. Walk the Plank’s illuminated Art Car "

Influx Social

Porsche: Stuttgart vs Shepherds Bush


" There's something ridiculous about a scenario when journos gather round like piranhas waiting to strip the meat off a car that, for whatever reason, has been found to the distaste of the head Piranha of the pack (otherwise known as "

Toleman: F1’s Last Romantics

Cars People

" Small, unfashionable, short of money – Toleman racing was the the last of its kind to become a force in Grand Prix racing. This was the team that took Ayrton Senna into Formula 1 for the first time and for whom he "

Will Plug-in Hybrids Undermine the Grid?


" US wires are buzzing (no pun intended) with an improbable angst over whether or not the next generation of Plug-In hybrids will put disastrous strain on the already over-stretched US national grid. The 2010 Fisker Karma (pictured) and the 2011 Chevrolet Volt "

Try This At Home!


" It's not beyond the ken of reason to expect that many of you reading this are fully inflused with the digital revoluion. petrolheads as well as extreme sportsers of every hue have long sought a way to capture in moving "

24 Hours of LeMons


" In the western states of America, with more space and cheaper fuel than the rest of us, a bunch of good old boys have been carrying on a nice little alternative endurance series that owes more to banger and stock "

Mechanicity: A German Romance


"Remember how the original Mercedes-Benz A-class famously fell over in the ‘elk test’? Or how all the original Audi TTs had to be dragged back to the factory in Ingolstadt to cure their high-speed handling ‘idiosyncrasies’? Or Daimler’s disastrous "

Influx Top Ten German Cars of All Time


"10 Ruf CTR Yellowbird Poster child for insane German tuning industry. Beat the Ferrari F40 to first production car with 200MPH top end. 'Nuff said. 9 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 6.9 [caption id="attachment_8859" align="alignnone" width="1000"] The most outrageous S-class borrowed the 6.9-litre engine "

Deutschland über alles!

Cars People

" Paul Anderson: BMW 1502 Paul Anderson lives in the Pembrokeshire resort town of Tenby and works for clothing company Howies. When he’s not surfing and tinkering with his pretty little 1976 Beemer, that is. “The Marks & Spencer taupe colour matches "