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Rose, 95, revels in her '69 Mini

Happy birthday: Rose Oakley took her trusty car to the Seven Oaks conference centre in Timaru for her recent birthday celebration.

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

The foreign drivers debate

Kejia Zheng

What can or should be done about the perceived problem of tourist drivers on our roads?

Top Gear secrets revealed

Mutual loathing: James May (right) says the edginess between the three Top Gear hosts is genuine and the key to the show's success.

James May admits the show has gone too far at times and says "mutual loathing" is the key to success.

Could 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.

This Jeep’s a Sport

CHEROKEE SPORT – Still looks up for adventure, even if it only drives the front wheels

We get better acquainted with the entry level Jeep Cherokee.

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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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The secrets of Top Gear revealed

Mutual loathing: James May (right) says the edginess between the three Top Gear hosts is genuine and the key to the show's success.

James May admits the show has gone too far at times and says "mutual loathing" is the key to success.

Boy racer invasion riles residents gallery video

Organised through social media, hundreds of car enthusiasts are making life hell for some Waikato residents.

Graham Murrell of Whitianga will drive his vintage Ferguson tractor to Bluff.

Miss Ferguson ready to roll video

Former dairy farmer all set to tackle a 1700km trip through the country on vintage Massey Ferguson tractor.

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

Taranaki's CHiPs boys to lead Americarna

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.

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

First look: Indian Chief Dark Horse

Indian Motorcycles has taken the covers off its first 2016 model, the Dark Horse.

Triumph Bonneville: Classic paint job evokes memories of land speed records achieved 50 years ago.

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.

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675LT is the new track-focused McLaren

McLaren says its 675LT supercar offers 'ultimate levels of driver engagement'.

New lighter, longer supercar revealed with twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8.

Chevy Camaro is a bucket list beauty

Taranaki couple buy American V8 as way of celebrating that they are facing up to the challenge of serious illness.

German brand's new Sport Coupe GTE concept will preview the next-generation CC.

Volkswagen unveils four-door Sport Coupe GTE

New four-door coupe concept to preview next Volkswagen CC.

customs & classics

95-year-old still motoring in her 1969 Mini

Happy birthday: Rose Oakley took her trusty car to the Seven Oaks conference centre in Timaru for her recent birthday celebration.

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

The $210,000 Kombi

Classic van fetches record price in Melbourne auction.

Inside a customised car.

Pimp My Ride secrets revealed

Broken cars, features removed after filming and fabricated background stories are just some of the Pimp My Ride horror stories revealed this week.

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Miss Ferguson ready to roll

Former dairy farmer all set to tackle a 1700km trip through the country on vintage Massey Ferguson tractor.

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

SBR sets modest expectations in freshman year

NO PRESSURE: Super Black Racing driver Andre Heimgartner in practice at the Adelaide 500 yesterday.

SBR team principle says the team will be delighted if Andre Heimgartner gets to 15th place at the Adelaide 500 this weekend.

Lauda neutral on chances of German Grand Prix

The chances of Germany hosting a Formula One Grand Prix this year are only 50-50 despite determined efforts to save it, according to Niki Lauda.

Driver Jamie Duff delivers for the south

Fernando Alonso leaves hospital, to miss test

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