Ducati and Robert Dunlop


" You've got to hand to Ducati. With a race bred heritage second to none and a cool design eye and ethos, they keep on coming out with classics. This silver metalflaked neo caff-styled special was emanating its stylish presence on "

Hot Rod Rebel

Cars Culture

" If any car is quintessentially Californian, then it is a traditional bucket-bodied hotrod. And it doesn't come much more traditional than Guido Brenner's stunning metalflaked ride. Guido built the car he calls 'the stinkin' hotrod Lincoln' from the ground up, "

Ferrari Testarossa Smashes Record


" If anyone was in any doubt that the classic car scene was the most stable and developing of all automotive markets, the sale of a 1957 Testarossa this weekend for almost 2 million euros than the existing world record sale at auction. "

“Old Cars Rock, Dude!”


" There are millions of cool old cars on the road in San Francisco. It's the first thing you notice on the drive in from the airport. I had what my friend called "the cool car twitch" about me as I "

Absurdist Americana No.1


" Waiting to arrive in America, the country that probably created the dream of the open road. It's incredible what the word California evokes in the age of the credit crunch and the oil crisis. Hollywood icons riding around in Toyota "

Deus Ex Machina

Bikes Culture

" Australia's image, even deep here in the heart of the 21st century isn't really compatible with artful postmodernism. Nor is the motorbike itself particularly associated (in the UK at least) with the tendency to fetishise the object. Our biking tradition "

Viva Espana!


" Whilst witnessing Somerset lad Jenson Button score yet another Grand Prix win, this around Barcelona's neck-jarring Circuit de Catalunya it occurred to us here at Influx, that despite the Spanish being incredibly passionate about motoring, the man in the street "

California: Automotive Heaven or Hell?


" The word California is sprinkled with stardust. It's a crucible of dreams for some, hell on earth for others. Whatever you feel about it personally, it's a place where the tectonic plates grind each upon each, creating untold energy that "

Influx Social

Car = Art?


"Look at your car. Ignore the kerbed alloy and the parking dent and the fact that you didn’t get around to cleaning it last weekend. Look beyond all that. Look at its forms, its details, its edges and curves. "

PopBang Colour: The Art of Movement


"If British people were as good as Americans at romanticising their industrial past, then there would be paeans to Birmingham all over the pop charts. There aren’t many cities left in this great nation with a network of industrial "

The Art of Scott Pommier


"Toronto-based photographer Scott Pommier began his photographic career pointing his lens at skateboarders. But more recently the biker culture of North America has found a pleasing home in his viewfinder. Scott's biker pictures document the new media-sussed generation of revhead "

Art Fitzpatrick: Original Mad Man

People Culture

"Art Fitzpatrick created in his work for the advertising campaigns of American car companies some of the key images of the chrome-clad dream of the American automobile. Influx caught up with an irrepressible artist who helped define the way that "

The Beauty of Detail


"Some of the most meticulous and highly skilled creatives working in the car industry are seldom name checked. They are the technical illustrators, the draughtsmen who detail the minute specifics of a vehicle's structure through every phase of its design, "

Steven Laurie & the Art of the Motor


" My work consists of designing and fabricating functional homebrew prototype machines, handheld power tools and site-specific installation projects. Crossing the traditional disciplines of performance art, kinetic sculpture and mark-making, I develop tradeshow style displays and tool demonstrations that pare down "

The Ford Capri: Life Begins at Forty


" When in 1986 a friend of mine purchased an outrageous Capri RS 3100, it changed my life. I lived a few streets back from the A12 in Metropolitan Essex. In the wee small hours, you could hear the beast racing from traffic "