Car Crush: BMW CSL


"There's a late-eighties 5-Series Alpina Touring in green with amazingly unique alloys and cream leather interior that I keep seeing cruising around my hometown. I couldn't get the car out of my mind. I'd find myself in idle moments wandering "

Lotus Exige Scura


" ‘Scura’ means 'dark' in Italian. Phantom black, light and tricked out in all sorts of track-specific goodies, this could be the Lotus that every young hooligan desires. Contrasting high gloss ‘Phantom Black’ triple stripes run the length of the car "

Steve McQueen Style Tips


" OK, We know it's a bit of a cliché to bang on about how Steve McQueen was the coolest man that ever walked the face of the earth. But it's uncanny – the WWW keeps shoring up images that you can't "

Kevin Cyr: Alternative Americana

People Culture

" Brooklyn-based artist Kevin Cyr manages to infuse the beaten up old vehicles he draws with a real sense of emotion. Like careworn characters in a drama evolving along the highways of America, his subjects are tagged up Econolines and beat "

Motor Racing: The True National Sport?


"If you care at all about cars and you happen to be born of these Sceptered Isles, it's a little difficult not to feel a bit smug this week. As a nation of people passionate about their cars and motorsport, "

The Brawn Enigma


"In case you have been cast into a particularly opaque motorsport limbo this last week, you will know that Ross Brawn, 55 in November, has pulled off a stunning achievement. The team he created out of the ashes of Honda's withdrawal "

Sir Stirling Moss: The Knight of the Road


" It’s early summer 1955. A 26 year old Stirling Moss is in the middle of the final section of the iconic Mille Miglia road race. He and his co-driver, legendary Motorsport journalist Denis Jenkinson, have been travelling at "

Grass Roots Motorsport


"Photographs by Paul O'Connor. The Mental Breakdown How do you squeeze as much fun out of a quarter of a mile of motoring? It's obvious to someone like 42 year old Wayne Allman. Stick a custom made, Supercharged hemi in a "

Influx Social

The Dragster Chronicles


"Photographer Dom Romney has been one of the most interesting photographers to document the UK Drag Racing scene for the last few years. Though Drag racing in the UK has always been perceived as somewhat of a poor relation of "

Road-Race Crossovers: Our Top Ten


"Does racing really improve the breed? The phrase was applied to horses before it was used for cars, and it’s pretty hard now to see a link between the F1 thoroughbreds and the humble mules the rest of us "

Manx TT: Ten Things You (might not) Know


"1. The Isle of Man TT began in 1907, after a law was cleared in 1904 that allowed roads to be closed for the Gordon Bennett car trials. 2. When the race first started practice sessions used to take place in the early morning "

Racing Beauty


"Porsche 917 In its powder blue and orange Gulf livery, it dominated the imagination of fans of motor racing for an entire decade. It also happened to give Porsche their first outright wins of the 24 Heures Du Mans in 1970 and 1971. Superbly "

Hybrid Subaru Tourer


" Later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show Subaru will reveal its Hybrid Tourer Concept. It will feature key elements of the company’s ‘DNA’, notably a horizontally-opposed engine – in this instance the world’s first ‘boxer’ hybrid powerplant – and "

BMW 700: Poodle Friendly Motoring

Cars Culture

" Michelotti was a populist alright. The BMW 700 LS had all the everyman appeal of its Netherlandish cousin the DAF Variomatic, and resembled the Italian designer's Triumph project the Herald. First produced in 1959, the BMW 700 LS was one of the industrial "

Datsun 240Z Neo Retro Rendering


" Ok, so the yanks did well out of the reissue of their signature muscle cars. Neo retro rendering of classics have obviously got a big potential market out there. They tap into that dollar bill that presumes that the first-editions "

Typeface By Toyota


" iQ font - When driving becomes writing / Full making of from wireless on Vimeo. Toyota's artful marketing reaches new heights of sophistication. Reminds us, of course of our friend and auto-scriber Ian Cook, whose Popbang colour artwork predates either Toyota's "