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 "

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

Cars Culture

" 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 Social

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 "

BMW: Brand Royalty


"Every car company reflects and is a product of the times in which it operates. BMW perhaps more than any on the planet, has evoked the changing fortunes of the nation that gave it birth. We selected some of our "

Evolution of a Classic: The Porsche 911


"1963 911 by Barbara Hulanicki When the 911 first appeared at the Frankfurt show in the autumn of 1963, it was slated as a simply a better-handling, sportier replacement of the 356. Little did anyone realise that the 911 would become a symbol of all the "

Homage to the Nordschleife


"As long as you've got wheels and a license, it's open to you. Yes, you. But careful. You still have to play by the rules. For me, the car park at the Nordschliefe is as mad as the track. All "

Audi Quattro: The Power of Four


"If someone hadn't invented Group B rally at the start of the eighties, the times would have defined the form and it would have happened anyway. All of a sudden, what had been a relatively worthy, moustached and tweeded form "

Twin-Pot Dictatorships


"Although Germany is not synonymous with passionate success in biking or motorsport, the fact is that motorcycle knowledge, know-how and technology introduced by German companies has been exported to every corner of the planet. We gathered together fifteen of the "

The Art of Shusei Nagaoka

People Culture

" Remember orchestral disco music? Remember prog rock? Well, if not, let me clue you up. Both of these much-maligned forms was characterised by the wearing of outrageous costumes, the rocking of over-long solos and excessive hairdos. That, and a strange "