Neal Cassady: Saint of the Holy Road

People

" After the second world war, things changed fast in America. Legions of middle-class families abandoned the big cities and built comfortable lives in the suburbs. Few individuals seem prepared to break the chrome-clad, dollar-stamped mould. But one that did was "

The Canterbury Conversion

Cars Culture

" Mickey Gibbons has only lived with his1971 Ford Transit MK1 Canterbury Conversion for two years - but already its personality is burned into his hearts and minds. "Her name is Susan, Mickey tells me as we prepare to pull away "

Jaguar XKSS & Steve McQueen

Cars People

" Sometimes we just want to run a picture because it's so damn cool. It goes without saying that the Jaguar XKSS, one of only 18 stripped down, road going examples of Le Mans-dominating D-Type, is cool. And of course, McQueen is "

The Ferrari 458 Italia

Cars

"When Ferrari make a press release announcing a new member of the family, the world listens. The gestation of a new Prancing Horse-badged car is riven with rumour and speculation. But there's one thing that always happens, no matter what "

IS-F Lexus for Humberside Police

Cars

" Let's face it. Every one of the nation's finest joined the police force so he or she can speed along on the blue light, breaking as many laws as the neenarr will allow. Come on, you know it's true. But "

Mark Gonzales: Skateboarding and Cars

People

" Skateboarding and petrol head-ism are two cultural spheres that seldom cross over (apart perhaps from when prepubescent playstation skaters crash into that incredible Pontiac Firebird that macks it down mainstreet in Skate). Interesting then, to see that legendary US skateborder "

Alfa Romeo Navajo by Bertone

Cars

" Of all the futuristic concepts generated by the venerable carrozeria of Bertone in the seventies, the Alfa Romeo Navajo is one of our favourites. The Navajo was ased on the mechanics of the venerable object of beauty that is the ,"

Steel Beauty

Cars

" Now don't get me wrong. We love cars and girls. We don't think we're being particularly anachronistc or sexist to say that the offset of a beautiful woman with a beautiful piece of automotive design can lead to pleasing aesthetic "

Influx Social

English Revolutionaries

Cars

" It occurred to us here at Influx towers that with the release of the new XJ imminent, that it is time to celebrate the passion for innovation and design in British cars. The XJ did after all, achieve its designation "

Honda RC-166: Hailwood’s Hornet

Bikes

" If you're a lover of the classic and a have an inbred desire for things mechanical, the Honda RC 166 is a thing of true, timeless beauty. The inline six 250 was winner of 10 out of 10 races in the 1966 World Championships series "

Bertone BAT Concept

Cars

" At the beginning of the fifties Alfa Romeo commissioned Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone to produce concept vehicles focussed on on the effects of drag on a vehicle. It was eight years after the war, Italy was starting to reconstruct and it "

The Eight Principles of the Classic

Cars

"There's a lot of misunderstanding about the word 'classic'. And for such a controversial word, petrol heads and general lovers of cars and bikes use the word perhaps more than any other. In a noble attempt to clarify our terms "

The Cooling of the Classics

Bikes Culture

"A TONGUE-TIP TASTE OF CLASSIC BIKING: SAN FRANCISCO STYLE “The thing is with modern bikes, is they’ve got no soul.” Rob, proprietor of the Ace Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission district, presides over one of the hubs of "

Fangio: The Classic Personified

People

"BEN OLIVER EXAMINES THE LEGEND THAT IS FANGIO My Mum recently found a dog-eared, postcard-sized, black and white photograph. It was of Juan-Manuel Fangio, standing next to one of his fifties Mercedes W196 Grand Prix cars. In the top left, "

Alfaholics: Guilia GTA Reborn

Cars

" Alfaholics, run by the Banks family, (Max, (below) his brother Andrew and father Richard), have for the last decade or so been the go-to people if you want to trade, restore or build a classic Alfa. And with race-bred factory "