Developer achieves a first

RACY: Tracy Gough with his new i8 BMW.

Property developer Tracy Gough could barely wait for reveal of his latest car purchase, the first BMW i8 sold here.

Top Gear repair work needed

Seen better days: The $400,000 Bentley Continental GT V8S used by Top Gear during a recent episode in Australia.

Three motoring journalists, $1m in exotic cars and the Australian Top End. What could go wrong?

'Green machine' challenge video

Rob Maetzig

London-based New Zealander in charge of world's biggest vehicle economy competition wants Kiwis competing.

Block rocked by Focus RS

DRIFT MODE: Block-approved bells and whistles packed into next-gen Ford Focus RS.

Rally ace and YouTube phenomenon makes a bold statement about upcoming performance hatch.

Luxury makers bring the bling

ONE-OFF: The hand-painted interior of Rolls-Royce's Phantom Serenity.

A crowded luxury car market means extra, personalised' effort to woo the wealthy - even from Rolls.

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American muscle machine

BMW X6.

BMW upgrades its first all-paw M machine that was well suited to the nature of NZ roads.

Car sales hit dizzy heights

It turned out to be quite a sizzler 2014, and we're not talking about summer holiday weather but new vehicle sales.

When 2WD will do in a ute

Applaud new initiatives

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Kiwi leads world's 'green machine' challenge video

Rob Maetzig

London-based New Zealander in charge of world's biggest vehicle economy competition wants Kiwis competing.

Mackenzie drivers wary

Mackenzie District drivers are watchful of "free independent travellers" on the roads, Mayor Claire Barlow says.

Seen better days: The $400,000 Bentley Continental GT V8S used by Top Gear during a recent episode in Australia.

Plenty of repair work follows Top Gear's Australian show

Three motoring journalists, $1 million in exotic cars and the Australian Top End. What could go wrong?

lifestyle vehicles

Could Toyota's Fortuner be for us?

Toyota Fortuner: This is the latest model, designed, developed and engineered in Australia and based on our current HiLux. It's likely the down-under model will have next-generation HiLux underpinnings when it arrives.

Designed and engineered in Australia, the HiLux-based Fortuner has never been sold here, but that could change next year.

Hitting the road in style

Keith Austin discovers how to get behind the wheel of a Porsche for a day without breaking the bank.

TIKI TOUR: 'I can't go all over the country in my bach, but I can in my motorhome,' says Mike Lister.

Grey nomads create growing industry

More Kiwis are turning their backs on the bach and hitting the road in a motorhome.

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Panda gets a five-grand push

Distinctive Italian: Through three generations, the Panda has charmed European small car fans, and now it's priced to please Kiwis too.

After a year during which hardly a soul realised the Panda was available in NZ, its distributors have given the Italian favourite a huge price boost.

Mazda's pint-sized perfection

New fourth-generation Mazda2 continues a magnificent career the Japanese car maker has forged with small five-door hatchbacks.

TT generation three: Borrows style from each of the first two iterations of the model and adds lighter materials and better performance.

Iconic Audi coupe lightens up

Audi's third generation TT is lighter, quicker and more fun.

bikes

Superbike roots ensure street cred

BMW S1000R: Slick looks not quite ruined by old-fashioned drop-shadow graphics.

BMW's first sporting street bike is sharpened by its Superbike roots.

Triumph's Bonneville Texas star

If the paintwork looks familiar, you probably know your Bonnevilles pretty well as this is Triumph's homage to a land speed record.

New Plymouth motorcycle enthusiasts Dennis Stewart, left, and Mark Phillips will lead the Americarna convoy on their California Highway Patrol bikes during a street parade.

Taranaki's CHiPs boys to lead Americarna

The CHiPs boys are going to lead Americarna into New Plymouth.

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Luxury makers bring the bling

ONE-OFF: The hand-painted interior of Rolls-Royce's Phantom Serenity.

A crowded luxury car market means extra, personalised' effort to woo the wealthy - even from Rolls.

Aston shifts focus

Crossover coupe is strange for Aston Martin - but it's hopeful the DBX concept will appeal to women.

Ray Win, shown in 2009 at his Tahunanui museum where his Jowett collection was housed before its move to
Higgins Park.

Private collection goes on show

A prized collection of classic cars will go on show next weekend.

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Private collection goes on show

Ray Win, shown in 2009 at his Tahunanui museum where his Jowett collection was housed before its move to
Higgins Park.

A prized collection of classic cars will go on show next weekend.

95-year-old still motoring in her 1969 Mini

Rose Oakley has owned her Morris Mini since 1969 and the trusty steed is still ferrying her around.

Charles Betz, 75, left, and Fred Peters, 83, have spent decades in their garage workshop restoring the 1954 Ferrari 375MM race car.

For the love of a rare Ferrari

Charles Betz and Fred Peters paid $1454 for their 375MM Spider convertible. They've just turned down a $7.6m offer.

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Kiwi leads world's 'green machine' challenge

London-based New Zealander in charge of world's biggest vehicle economy competition wants Kiwis competing.

quizzes

Aston Martin's first 100 years

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Iconic British sports car brand Aston Martin this month celebrated its 100th birthday.

Chevrolet Corvette quiz

The Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic American muscle car but just how much do you think you know about them?

Quiz: A feast of Ferraris

Know your Fords

Motorsport

Paddon crashes in Rally of Mexico

CRASHED: Hayden Paddon damaged his car's suspension when he slid into a rock on the second day of racing in the Rally of Mexico.

Kiwi driver could only sit and watch as he slid into a rock on a slippery slope in El Chocolate.

Tom Alexander's aims driven by national success

Christchurch motor-racing ace hopes last weekend's victory in Toyota Finance 86 Championship will springboard career.

Report: Some F1 teams warn of Australian boycott

Shane van Gisbergen to join Triple Eight Racing

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