"On Bank holiday Monday at the end of May 1975, Evel Knievel appeared in London's Wembley Stadium.
40 years have passed since this totemic point in London pop culture – and looking at the home-made cine film footage we found, it's a window "
My cousins were the cool kids. It was the seventies. They had skateboards and Raleigh Choppers. They had leather sofas and crazy paving and their dad drove a Jensen Interceptor.
But it wasn't these totems of seventies aspiration that made "
"1974 will go down in many people’s memory as one of the great summers. The FIFA World Cup took place in West Germany with the home nation going on to lift the winner’s trophy, ABBA won the Eurovision with “"
"The word 'icon' is ridiculously overused. But this man IS an icon.
What we mean is that the meanings he encapsulate have very little to do with the man himself. Sure, he jumped bikes and broke bones, dressed in the "
"Few brands on the planet, in the entire history of commerce, have such a strong identity as Harley-Davidson.
But for all that strength of identity, the brand has an amazingly diverse and multi-layered aspect. For some, all that noise and "
"In case you hadn't noticed, there's a lot to be said for the simple joy of racing a motorbike around an oval dirt track.
While the noble sport of speedway may be the root of these things, the shale is "
"Evel Kneivel has an almost mystical significance for many.
We're not sure why. There's something in the period of time in which the mentalist motorbike jumper was operating in - could it have been an extended comedown from the sixties? "
"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) "
"By now you will have heard of the North Coast 500. Scotland’s answer to Route 66, a 500-mile circular drive from Inverness, taking in some of the countries finest coastline. Images abound of deserted windswept beaches, majestic lochside castles, and above "