Manx TT: Ten Things You (might not) Know

Bikes

"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

Cars

"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

Cars

" 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

Cars

" 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

Culture

" 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 "

Mclaren’s MP4-12C Online

Cars

" Anyone with even a passing interest in cars can't help but have noticed that the MP4-12C Mclaren's new road car project and replacement for the near mythical super-steed the F1 has hit media portals with full effect. The "

A Daf (t) idea?

Culture

" In all the kooky ideas of sixties automotive culture, the DAF Variomatic transmission system is surely one of the most sedate and strangely agreeable. Using system of pulleys and belts, the variomatic fitted to Daf's little family runabouts was an "

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New Motorcycle Speed Record

Culture

" Fresh in from the Salt Flats at Bonneville Utah comes this staggering piece of footage of the new Land Speed Record for two wheelers of 367.382 mph. Pilot Chris Carr and the BUB Racing team took their Streamliner Seven to the "

Rebel Rousers: Bikesploitation 101

Culture

"[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFBf6g1mN6A[/youtube] If over-the-top voicovers had an Academy Awards, this guy would have a full trophy cabinet. And if Bikesploitation was a recognised genre, Rebel Rousers would be legend. But "

Go (Piaggio) Ape!

Culture

" If only we lived in a country were year-round utilisation of a vehicle like Piaggio's Ape Calessino was possible. But, alas, you'd really have to be a Roman to get away with it. Britain's roads, climate and attitude to style "

Banned Car Ads 2.0

Culture

"It's beginning to get rather fun spotting auto ads that will never run. This gruesome tale from the twisted minds of the Norwegian Motorcycle Union sums up what hardcore bikers believe to be their dehumanisation at the hands of bike-hating "

Lancia Fulvia: Our 21st Favourite

Cars

"[gallery ids="6985,30713,37911"] After agonising for ages on wether the Lancia Fulvia Coupé should be in our top twenty list of all time Italian cars, we've decided to include it as our 21st favourite. Never let it be said that we "

Italian Motorcycles: Winds of Passion

Bikes

" Rich Beach explores the Italian penchant for two wheeled style Passion. Italians have it in spades. In fact, where we are all made of 3/4 water, the Italians are 75% pure passion. Passion flows through everything they do, from throwing a dish "

The Scuderia Chronicles

Cars

"[gallery=67] Tony Dodgins on Ferrari's unique motorsport heritage Ferrari is the most evocative name in Formula 1 and the most passionately supported team the world over. Ever present since the beginning of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 1950, Ferrari has won 15 "