"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 "
"A friend said it looked like General De Gaulle’s nose on wheels, and certainly the Citroen DS23 EFi I briefly owned had a Gallic beakiness.
Film lovers might remember The Day of the Jackal, starring Edward Fox as a "
"The Grand Tour is back on our telly-boxes (assuming you have Amazon Prime), and we’re currently being treated to (or tortured by, delete as applicable and to your taste) by more road trips involving everyone’s favourite (or otherwise) "
"If you're a devotee of the BTCC, BSB or a fan of the Kaiser Chiefs (we'll return to that) then you'll be familiar with Knockhill, the highest (at around 800 feet above sea level) and most northerly permanent racing circuit in "