"During the transition of popularity seemingly moving away from sports and performance-orientated bikes to the more custom bike builds, The Bike Shed was born, but who are they?! For those of you that don’t know, Anthony “Dutch” van Someren "
"The latest wave of the custom obsession has as much to do with humanity as it has machinery.
Because mechanics are ultimately an expression of human emotion, desire and aspiration.
All cults - skating, surfing, rock'n'roll - whatever - began "
In case you’ve been buried under a rock these past years, you can’t help have noticed that there’s a real Hot Rod revival going on, with vintage events cropping up all over the place.
Core festivals like "
"It's beginning to get rather fun spotting auto ads that will never run. This gruesome tale from the twisted minds of the Norwegian Motorcycle Union sums up what hardcore bikers believe to be their dehumanisation at the hands of bike-hating "
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There's something about old European race circuits. They reek of history, panache and culture.
And none is more redolent of these things than the Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry. The circuit, just a little bit to the south "
"I recently commented on a Tweet by a guy who rides a 125cc bike.
‘Why do people with big bikes hate us 125cc bike Riders? We aint different, we are normal Riders Just Like You, we do everything "
"Even in standard guise, it hunted muscle cars around race tracks like wasps harassing a nervous child - a testament to its handling prowess, low weight, and predictable handling. Clear from the rally and race track success was that it "
"For most of us, the concept of going flat out on a motorcycle is pushing to overtake on a straight bit of road, or opening the bike up during a track day. But the reality is almost incomprehensible to us "
"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 "