"There’s something fitting about Old Empire as a brand name.
An atmosphere of Edwardian elegance take holds as you make your way across the fens and edge into Suffolk. You take a series of meandering lanes into the hedgerows "
We wondered for a while what this thing actually was.
But now, as you can see this exemplar of early seventies wedginess is clearly identified as an Abarth-Pinifarina collaboration from 1970 - which apparently resides in Japan (see "
Ok, you're back at work and the bread and butter realities of everyday life are emerging from the frost of a new year. What better way to escape the humdrum, then, than to treat yourself to a visual feast and "
When in the Autumn of 2010 Lambo released the first pictures of their outrageous design study the Sesto Elemento, there was a collective gasp from anyone vaguely interested in automotive aesthetics. And between thee and me, we are still gasping.
"Citroen's 1972 Concept was about as typical as it got for the period.
All the signature Bertone touches of the era are there - the sloping surfaces, flattened perspectives. There are louvred vents on the rear pillars. There is the minimalist "
Not sure how we missed these stunning pieces of photographic art last year, but we did.
The series of pictures were commissioned from Warsaw-based photographer Igor Omulecki to evoke the launch of the A8 in 2010.
Audi of course have a "
"Images: Magneto for Influx
In terms of totemic British brands, you can't get more classic than BSA. Evocative of all the positive aspects of Empire: industrial ingenuity & community, technological boldness and design brilliance, the motorcycles produced by the Birmingham "
"My sister was delivered by VW Beetle. Or at least, a German midwife, who happened to live up the street from us. Her identity is for me completely merged with that car. And that’s the thing about the VW "
"Growing up, I was surrounded by motorbikes all the time and from a very young age; my Mum would take me to local egg runs where there’d be convoys of biker after biker all donning their leather waistcoats and "
"Forget Formula 1, with its narcolepsy-inducing races and prima donna drivers. For pure, undiluted motorsport, rallying remains the king. Real roads, brutally fast cars and an almost infinite range of conditions make it a very different challenge to the sterile world "
"As with any fashion, trends in the scene change quicker than most blokes change their underpants (no, turning them inside-out doesn’t count as ‘fresh’) and as we’re around halfway through the 2019 show season it was high time we "