John Smyth is the owner of somewhat of an automotive unicorn.
What goes up, must come down.
One of our senior correspondents, a transcontinental truck driver in the 80s and 90s, often tells me a story of an unusual Citroen he encountered one night on a French autoroute. It appeared to have been based on a Citroen CX but had an extra axle, an unusually high roof and was emblazoned with the words “SERVICE DE…
British Racing Green is a hue we’re all familiar with. However you might not know it was born on the Emerald Isle itself.
On the wall at auto_obscura HQ hangs a postcard I bought in the Bauhaus Museum in Berlin many moons ago. Composed simply of black text on white background, it displays a quote by Wilhelm Wagenfeld that summarises how we feel about good design.
The 1976 German Grand Prix was a dark day in motorsport history. However thanks to the ingenuity of one racing pioneer, the life of a fellow racer was likely saved.
In no particular order, here is some of the metal we drooled over at Techno Classica Essen 2016.
Every morning on our way to work we say hello to the Goddess.
Its not often you see a 930 Turbo...streetparked...in a buslane...in North London
As someone involved in the construction industry, I am bombarded daily with the “the need for sustainability” Its become a thorn in the side of late, as many of the regulations we strive to comply with compromise good design and when you really examine the measures you’re implementing, they’re really not that…