"Ten years ago last Friday Hunter S. Thompson went over the edge.
The man who attempted to drag the sceptic pseudo trade of journalism back to radical subjectivity - its age-old defining quality – blew his brains out at his compound "
In a piece of inspired editorial finagling, American magazine Cycle World somehow managed to parley the godfather of gonzo with the Ducati press office back in the day, and got yer man hopped up and hopped on a 900 SP for "
"Illustration by Curtis Livingston
Every now and then I believe it is worth just thinking about Hunter S Thompson and the groundbreaking work he did in his blazing career as a writer. Notice I say 'writer' rather than 'Gonzo Journalist'.
I dreamed last night of bats screeching and red Chevy convertibles. And today I have the work of Hunter S Thompson on the brain. Perhaps it is all this talk of government subsidy for electric vehicles. Perhaps it is the "
"Images: Life Archive
The demise of proper photojournalism is an often told story these days.
And you can see the point. If you've got an iPhone 5S in your back pocket you have the sort of imaging power that would "
"The hard core, the outlaw elite, were the Hell’s Angels… wearing the winged death’s-head on the back of their sleeveless jackets and packing their ‘mamas’ behind them on big ‘chopped hogs.’ They rode with a fine unwashed arrogance, "
As you may have gathered we're McQueen geeks. We like to regularly share a dose of cultural artefacts that feature the great man - and by now we've worked lots of angles on the king of cool.
But for some "
"It wasn’t any of his five world titles.
It wasn’t having a statue of himself unveiled in his hometown of Tranas. Nor was it having his sport’s World Cup trophy named after him.
Those incredible accolades may "
"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 "
"Our 2019 Calendar car for March was Mark's incredible and beautiful brute - the Ford Mustang Mach 1.
"I was fortunate enough to have a mid-career break back in 2010 and always wanted to restore a classic." He says. "This 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 "