Nissan 370Z Roadster: A Beauty From the Orient

Cars

" With the ongoing debate here on the merits and aesthetics of Nissan's Skyline , we couldn't ignore the company's latest release. Whatever you think generally of the look, feel and performance of cars from Japan, if you've got a sense of "

Abarth: a legendary brand turns sixty

Cars

" The Abarth badge, all Scorpions, proletarian pomp and red stripes, is sixty this year. Having found new life in the tuned version of Fiat's Giugiaro-penned Grande Punto and the coolest little kid on the block the 500, we thought it about "

Alfa Canguro: The Most Beautiful Car Ever Made?

Cars

" Beauty is a difficult thing to define. It's a cliché to say that it resides in the perception of the observer. Anyone with an aesthetic atom in their being knows that the non-relative, objective, obviously apparent kind of beauty truly "

Riotous Rides

Cars

"Anyone who happened to be in the city of London on the much hyped 'financial fools day' this week, may have noticed, in the gathering throng of demonstrators, onlooking construction workers and suits in strategic mufti, that the Metropolitan Police "

The E-Type: campest or coolest?

Cars

" Of all the cars of the sixties that have been transformed into icons thanks to the long lens of Nostalgia, the E-Type Jag is surely one of the coolest. Sure, the Mini gave flight to the dreams of the swinging "

Vincent, Hunter and Ruby

Bikes

" We all know that full face helmets are useful in a number of ways. Not only can they expose ones sculptural features to full view of the peeps on the side of the road as your growl past them, V-Twin "

Dreams of the Perfect Microbus

Cars Culture

" When VW introduced their Microbus concept at the geneva show of 2001, there were ripples of excitement through the bus-loving universe. The VW transporter series, which evolved from utilitarian wagon for the post war impoverished, through to icon of hippie and "

Prodrive Subaru: a gauntlet thrown

Cars

" When Subaru launched their first mass produced Kei-car the 360 in 1958, little would the company's sararimen have believed that half a century one they would preside over one of the true talismans of enthusiastic driving all over the world. The 365 cc-engined, "

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Cassavetes, Alfas and Cool

Cars People

" Sometimes there is a strange serendipity to things. I recently came across strange and rough-round-the edges movie ‘Violent Four’, which was known variously as ‘Bandits in Rome’ and ‘Rome Like Chicago’. I am a sucker for gangster movies and I "

Japanissimo!

Cars

" Japan’s final victory in its long campaign to dominate the global car industry only came last year. General Motors had been the world’s biggest carmaker for 75 years, and last year celebrated its centenary. Toyota’s birthday gift to "

Cranky Genius: 2009 Yamaha R1

Bikes

"Japanese invention of the year: Yamaha’s cross-plane crankshaft Bang 270º bang 180º bang 90º bang 180º If Japan has been known for one thing when it comes to cars and motorbikes, it is innovation. This year, Yamaha’s cross-plane crank engine, which appears "

Turning Japanese

Cars

"Cars from the Land of the Rising Sun of every era inspire devotion in a diaspora of automotive enthusiasts. Influx sought out a fistful of them. “I look after between 38 and 50 Japanese cars in various stages of repair. I can’"

Skyline: The Evolution of a Japanese Legend

Cars

"Our Favourite Skylines We love the Skyline. You love the Skyline. Let’s face it, everybody loves a Skyline. But the model had evolved hugely from its first conception at the end of the fifties to the current supreme example "

Name and Shame

Culture

"Giving a Japanese product a western name is sometimes thought to add cachet; the danger is you end up with a random selection of Janglish words that only add ridicule to an otherwise blameless model. Here are some of our "

Yamaha: Firsts Among Japanese Equals

Bikes

"The stunning R1 is not the only Yamaha motorcycle to have occupied the cutting edge of design innovation. Over the last 30 years the company has pioneered more things that worked than any other Japanese corporation. [autoviewer id="47" width="500" height="375"] by "

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"Despite their keenness to export, some of Japan’s best cars never made it to Europe – at least, not officially. Some pre-date the export drive, some were only built in tiny numbers and others they just didn’t think we’"