"In the 1970s there was no fast route north of Barking. No M11 to take you up to Cambridge for the day, no A406 cutting a swathe through Wanstead Flats. To the south there was only marshes and the river. "
"Back in the 1980s, car manufacturers were busy thinking of the next big thing in the sports car world, and some clever German folk had an idea. Why don’t we connect all of the wheels to the engine? Why "
"First & Second Generation (1972-1983)
Introduced in 1972, the original Civic featured US-focussed innovation s like front discs, reclining seats and radio as standard. It was notoriously prone to corrosion, so you won't find many original first generation examples these "
"It’s one of the most deflating feelings in the motoring world. No, strike that. In the universe. It’s ten in the morning on your local dual carriageway on a sunny Sunday. You’ve crammed the kids into the "
""Wall of Death?" I hear you say. "Meh!"
But this is no health-and-safety logged, Ofsted approved circus act. This is something really special. This is the Indian Wall of Death.
And man alive, look at the way this video is "
"Volvo's wedgy dutchman was never the glamourpuss of the brand's back catalogue.
But this blown mutant, complete with X1/9-like black vinyl rollover bar - just might have taken the platform into realms of the desireable.
Alas, safety concerns over "
"The Toyota Corolla was not, with the best will in the world, an exciting car.
If someone says Corolla, you can easily be forgiven for thinking of octogenarians, dawdling speeds and fourth and fifth gears that have literally never been "
"A few years ago, I was a passenger on a friend's Harley for a long ride through Santa Barbara, California.
There's really something special about being on a motorcycle, you're part of the whole experience in a way you don't "
"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?
"It’s early spring in the East End of London. Gemma Harrison kicks the starter on her Triumph custom. At her side Namin Cho and Mai Storni, who give their own engines a chest rattling roar before tearing off towards "