Cycle lane retrial faces hurdles

NZTA safe zone signs were knocked down after the trial.

12 min ago  NZTA to push on with controversial cycle lane trial but face an uphill battle against baffled Waikato community.

Alfa museum a must see gallery

1969 33/2 Coupe Speciale concept.

7:03 AM  As the creator of some beautiful machines, a visit to the Alfa Romeo museum is a must-see for Italian car fans.

For town and country

New Sorento brings heightened levels of quality and refinement, as well as more space, improved dynamics and better looks.

6:00 AM  The new and much improved Sorento is a versatile rig that is fit for both town and country.

Top golfer buys fifth fab Ferrari

Golfer Ian Poulter's collection of five fabulous Ferraris.

Life, it seems, can be pretty good for a professional golfer even when you are not winning.

Tug of war with tow truck video

Driver fights losing tow truck battle.

SUV driver fights a tug of war with a tow-truck in desperate attempt to stop vehicle being taken.

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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

news

Cycle lane retrial faces hurdles

NZTA will use high tech units on trial bikes to measure driver behaviour around cyclists.

9 min ago  NZTA to push on with controversial cycle lane trial but face an uphill battle against baffled Waikato community.

Upgrade of city's busiest roundabout starts

Work on a $2.6 million upgrade of Hamilton's busiest roundabout has started.

How about a smartphone app that tells motorists if an upcoming signal is about to change colour?

Tech that targets how we drive

Here are six startups that want to change the way you drive.

lifestyle vehicles

Sorento - for town and country

New Sorento brings heightened levels of quality and refinement, as well as more space, improved dynamics and better looks.

6:00 AM  The new and much improved Sorento is a versatile rig that is fit for both town and country. So is there anything awry with it?

Thailand X Rated

We were invited along to drive the range of BMW X machines in Asia recently, to experience their abilities and take in a few sights.

The facelifted Toyota Prado.

New engine to boost Prado

Shhhh - don't yell it to the rooftops, but one of Toyota's most popular SUVs has gone all whisper-quiet.

road tests

Polish Holdens impress

This VXR may be at the top of Holden's new Astra line-up, but there's also a less-powerful, smaller-engined GTC model if the hot-hatch is too hot for you.

European-sourced Astra VXR and GTC sports-hatches are useful additions to Holden's New Zealand lineup.

Little hatch rides on rails

The romantic-sounding Alfa Romeo Giulietta is getting a little long in the tooth now, but it's still a lovely drive.

Crisp, original styling is engaging and easy on the eye. A two-tone colour option is available.

Crisply-styled Korean

Cute as a button crossover charms on price and could shake up the market as a result.

bikes

Huge price tag on custom bike gallery

The G2 P51 Combat Fighter, "Black Flag" variant.

It looks like a Lego fan designed it and it doesn't come cheap.

Rock star economy chased

The idea of designing a motorcycle primarily for fuel economy may seem a bit loco. Aren't motorcycles inherently thrifty anyway?

The R3 is visually convincing as a sports bike of any dimension, with beefier forks and a generally muscular look.

Yamaha's bantamweight champ

The Yamaha R3 proves that the ‘less is more’ thing applies to motorcycles of all denominations.

shows

Cabriolet crowned best in show

This 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A was best of show at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, US.

A stunning 1924 Italian cabriolet has won the best in show award at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Unorthodox bike re-build

Classic bike enthusiasts may cringe when they see what James Currie delivers at Grand National Rod and Custom Show.

A 1964 Ford Fairline drives off after winning the "Worst of Show" award at the Concours d'Lemon.

A tongue-in-cheek look at bad cars gallery

Prestigious Pebble Beach car show also has its its fun side with the Concours d'Lemon.

customs & classics

Alfa Romeo museum a must see gallery

1969 33/2 Coupe Speciale concept.

7:03 AM  As the creator of some beautiful machines, a visit to the Alfa Romeo museum is a must-see for Italian car fans.

Vintage Holdens steal the show

It may not be everyone's cup of tea but three banged up-rusty Holdens caused a rustle on Saturday when more than 100 punters flocked from across the country for a Holden Auction in Hardings road, Riverlands.

The "BeerSter"; a custom creation modeled after 1930s Indianapolis 500 racers.

Getting your kicks on Route 66 gallery

A rolling museum of America's auto heritage race 3700 km along the iconic Route 66.

Video

Tug of war with tow truck

SUV driver fights a tug of war with a tow-truck in desperate attempt to stop vehicle being taken.

quizzes

Are you a shining light?

The front headlight of a 2015 Dodge Viper SRT is pictured at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in New York City.

How well do you know your headlights?

Aston Martin's first 100 years

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

Chevrolet Corvette quiz

Quiz: A feast of Ferraris

Motorsport

Natzke in battle for Euro motocross crown

Josiah Natzke has one round left to race in the European motocross championships.

There is only one man in the European motocross championship's EMX125 class that Josiah Natzke wants to beat on Sunday.

Organs donated from Indycar victim

IndyCar driver killed in crash saved six lives by donating his organs, his brother says.

F1 mourns another death in family

Wilson joins list of motorsport's fallen

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