Racing down memory lane gallery

Andrew Larsen has the only remaining Leyland P76 from the Benson and Hedges 1000 series.

Sole surviving Leyland P76 racer from NZ's B and H 1000 series still making sparks fly as it powers into its fifth decade of racing.

Hyundai hints at future ute

The Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup concept, revealed at the Detroit Motor Show.

A strong hint that Hyundai is about to fill the one glaring omission from its product portfolio.

Rowan Atkinson's big ask

Rowan Atkinson at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2012.

Mr Bean has gone Mr Big with a whopping multi-million-dollar price tag on his rare crash-repaired McLaren F1 supercar.

Aussies concept wows Detroit

The Buick Avenir concept, a rear-wheel drive sedan that wowed the crowds at the Detroit Motor Show.

One outstanding concept car at the Detroit Motor Show was designed in Australia.

Safest cars on the world market

US Insurance Institute rating changes mean these five cars scored the best of all.

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Car sales hit dizzy heights

Toyota Corolla

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

It's much cheaper and delivers most of the versatility of 4WD models.

Applaud new initiatives

Meet our bike of the year

news

Fatal crash blamed on several factors

Haywards Hill Rd, Wellington

Speed, tyres and roading have been blamed for death of a teenager on Haywards Hill Rd.

Safest cars on the world market

With the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety now being the go to source for real world safety ratings, these five cars scored the best of all.

Rowan Atkinson at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2012.

Rowan Atkinson puts huge price tag on rare McLaren

Mr Bean has gone Mr Big with a whopping multi-million-dollar price tag on his rare crash-repaired McLaren F1 supercar.

lifestyle vehicles

Billionaire races to Ruapuna

Fashion magnate behind brands like Tommy Hilfiger is travelling NZ in a giant ultra-luxury motorhome.

MG joins the SUV ranks

New GTS to target popular mid-size SUVs.

Ariel Nomad: it's the dirty, off-roader sibling to the Atom roadster.

Meet the 'mucky brother'

Specialist lightweight track-car maker Ariel has just revealed renderings of its first ever off-roader.

road tests

The car that has almost everything

The mighty S63 AMG: So good it’s sometimes beyond words.

It appears that one third of a million dollars can buy love.

Meet the anti-Prius

A new Mercedes-Benz hybrid completely crushes any notion that hybrids are less fun to drive than conventional vehicles.

Impressive sight: Not exactly pretty, but head-turningly attractive in a wide-mouthed, muscular sort of way.

Ferrari's practical and quick family wagon

It's the company's first production all-wheel-drive, its first three-door and it all comes with the message that Ferrari won't ever build an SUV.

bikes

Bids hover over restored pre-war bike

RARE BIRD: The second-last Vincent delivered before the start of World War Two.

A Vincent is always to be celebrated but this 1939 Series-A Rapide is one with a story worth telling.

Fireblade: Last of the 'analogues'

Honda’s decision to keep the cables connecting the rider’s right wrist to the throttle on the Fireblade is fine with Paul Owen.

Reduced by $5000: It’s not the only reason to consider the Moto Guzzi Griso, its looks are among the others.

Moto Guzzi's iconic grey eminence

A serious price drop for the Griso 1200 SE with no easing of style and presence.

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Hyundai hints at future ute

The Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup concept, revealed at the Detroit Motor Show.

The one glaring omission from Hyundai's product portfolio is a ute. But now there's a very strong hint that this gap may soon be filled.

Aussies wow Detroit with Buick concept vehicle

One of the outstanding concept vehicles on display at the Detroit Motor Show wasn't designed in North America, but Australia.

BURNING TYRES: A driver lines up to for a chance to get the best quarter-mile speed at the Four and Rotary Nationals.

Drivers burn up Meremere track

It's New Zealand's answer to The Fast and the Furious, and any racer who fancied themselves in the same league as Vin Diesel could take to the track.

customs & classics

Old Leyland P76 racing down memory lane gallery

Andrew Larsen has the only remaining Leyland P76 from the Benson and Hedges 1000 series.

Sole surviving Leyland P76 racer from NZ's B and H 1000 series still making sparks fly as it powers into its fifth decade of racing.

Car collectors seek one-off models in quest for exclusivity

The desire to own something that is one-off appears to be on the increase in the car collecting scene.

Ian Price, right, and step-son Matthew with Ian's Daimler SP250 (Dart) and Daimler 250.

Driven to restore Daimlers

An obsession with old British cars lead to an Upper Hutt man restoring two Daimler saloons.

Video

Nitro Circus firing on all cylinders

Wellingtonians witness a world record, an inflatable elephant and a flying bathtub when the Nitro Circus rolled into town.

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

TRS success huge for stars in waiting

GLORY BOYS: Southland drivers Brendon Leitch, left, and Jamie Conroy are all smiles after both winning races in the Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga Park, in Invercargill, on Sunday.

Drivers Jamie Conroy and Brendon Leitch have thrust their sport in front of everyone in Southland through their impressive results, but neither are content - they want more success.

Kiwi Munro steady despite slip in TRS

Christchurch driver James Munro is fourth after two meetings in the five round Toyota Racing Series following the Invercargill leg last weekend.

Defending champion Hepburn ready to fire

Dixon wins 24-hour Daytona race

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