"There's something deliciously audacious about the very idea of a Mk 1 Ford Transit with an F1 engine installed.
And look at the first edition of Ford’s promotional Transit. It looks every bit of the burly 1970s monster that it "
"All Images Influx/James Lipman
Remember Ford’s late-nineties ‘backbone of Britain’ TV advert for the Transit, set to Slade’s ‘Coz I Luv U?’ The advertising industry isn’t generally noted for correcting social wrongs, but on this occasion "
Mickey Gibbons has only lived with his1971 Ford Transit MK1 Canterbury Conversion for two years - but already its personality is burned into his hearts and minds. "Her name is Susan, Mickey tells me as we prepare to pull away "
"The Transit "Bullnose". A rare sight and, if rumours are to be believed, not an intentional design feature.
The distinctive, if not yet iconic, extended nose was merely an engineering solution. One made due to unforeseen complications with the packaging "
"We spotted our first Ford Focus RS in the steel this week.
It’s always an event to see a car that will likely sit up there in the rarified atmosphere of blue collar legends like the Sierra Cosworth and "
"My good friend and graphiste genius Mickey Boy G palmed me this superb piece of historic 1980's car culture a couple of weeks back. Yes, it's an original, vinyl-bound sales brochure for the DeLorean DMC-12. The audacity of Mr DeLorean's "
OK, despite the meteorological evidence out there, it is the height of summer. And the height of summer is the time of the Road Trip. For any dyed-in-the-wool lover of cars, there is no better way to pay homage to "
"1988, and the market for hot hatches is at its peak.
Hundreds of young, up-and-coming types are walking into dealerships flush with cash and ready to drop it all on something fast enough to thrill, but practical enough to carry all "
"Fastec Racing, based in Newmarket, is an engineering company which manufactures custom parts for everyone from race teams to Joe public. To promote their work (and because they live and breathe bikes) they have built a string of show bikes.
"Our FOCUS for this edition is Andrew Soul
What kind of cars would Essex boy Andrew Soul like to shoot? And how did he get started in photography? We had a quick chat.
Influx: How did you get into photography?
"In 2018 Influx brought you more cars, bikes, people and culture than ever before.
What was your highlight?
We featured everything from home-built bikes in our VC London film, and completely bespoke cars like Charles dos Santos' V8-powered Nissan drift "