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 "

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 "

Influx Social

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 "

C’était un Rendezvous!

Cars

"Early on a Sunday morning in the sweltering high summer of 1976, filmmaker Claude Lelouch set out to document Paris in one hair raising, white-knuckle ride through the city. In the process he broke so many laws that after the film "

The Beauty of Yellow

Cars

" It's the colour of Scuderia Ferrari, added by Enzo Ferrari - the backdrop of the prancing horse shield and the colour of his beloved hometown of Modena. Despite the wrong-headed notion that any Ferrari that's not finished in Rosso Corsa "

Goodwood 2009

Cars Culture

" It’s opening day here at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009. No matter how often you come to these verdant Sussex hills, and no matter how part of the annual motorsport circuit the event becomes, it keeps getting better. The "

Gymkhana 2: Ken Block Buster

Culture

"There’s been a lot of nonsense written and spoken about the world of extreme sports. Laden with the image of the bugged out adultescents redolent of the marketing campaigns for energy drinks, baggy b-boy denim and the idiotic language "