Older offenders causing crashes

Careless driving is the most common reason for elderly being apprehended by police.

Careless driving the common offence among the country's older offenders.

New transport museum video

Edendale Community Pool Society had a mural painted by Jack Winters, of Gore, in January, on the concrete block wall alongside the pool building, in Edendale township.  There was an old existing mural on the wall but this new one has freshened up the carpark area. This part of the mural features Burt Munro with his land speed record motorbike.

5:58 PM  Get a sneak preview of new transport world museum opening during the Burt Munro Challenge.

Burt Munro's record still stands

Burt Munro.

6:02 PM  The world speed record Burt Munro set nearly 50 years ago still stands today.

Floyd's miscellaneous cars

A 2014 file photo shows a security guard standing by as boxer Floyd Mayweather arrives at his boxing club in a Rolls Royce limousine for a workout.

When you are earning over NZ$450m a year it's feasible that you have miscellaneous Rolls-Royces lying around.

When cars and chefs mix video

French Cafe founder and executive chef Simon Wright has signed on with Mercedes Benz.

Mercedes-Benz NZ unveils Auckland's French Cafe founder Simon Wright as its latest brand ambassador.

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American muscle machine


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


Google forced to change route

A recently installed traffic sign on State Highway 94 asking slower motorists to move over and let traffic behind pass. This sign was just one of many that have been placed around Southland.

Internet giant off with popular tourism route estimate.

NZ's fastest electric car faces competition

Taupo man set to compete in Christchurch electric car event in self-converted yellow Datsun.

French Cafe founder and executive chef Simon Wright has signed on with Mercedes Benz.

When cars and chefs combine video

Mercedes-Benz NZ has unveiled its latest brand ambassador - Simon Wright, executive chef and founder of The French Cafe restaurant in Auckland.

lifestyle vehicles

First drive: Toyota Hilux

Hilux is all-new. It needed to be, after a decade of the previous model. This is the flagship SR5 Limited.

The key to getting Hilux back on top is an expanded range of 2WD models.

Renault's first small SUV

Renault's new model out to "Captur" a share of the small SUV market.

Land Rover Evoque convertible.

Topless Evoque SUV unveiled

Land Rover has unveiled the "world's first luxury compact SUV convertible".

road tests

First drive: Mini Clubman

New Mini Clubman's door configuration not as quirky as previous model - but still pretty strange.

Is Mini's new Clubman a modern-day incarnation of the classic Traveller or a travesty?

First drive: Toyota Hilux

The key to getting Hilux back on top is an expanded range of 2WD models.

The new second-generation Mazda CX-9, due for New Zealand release in the second half of next year.

New Mazda walking the torque video

Top-end performance isn't important: That's the mantra behind Mazda's latest SUV that we are one of the first to drive.


Ducati XDiavel voted best-looker

The Ducati XDiavel.

Ducati's XDiavel has been voted the best-looking bike of EICMA 2015.

Victory's jolly green giant

The giant Victory Magnum is easy on the eyes and ears as well.

Mokai Reihana, Ivan Twaddle and Charlie Solomon-Rehe prepare for extreme lawnmower racing at the Magpie Madness motorcycle rally in Winchester.

Bike fans flock to Magpie Madness

A South Canterbury motorcycle rally is celebrating its 21st birthday, but liquor licenses will discourage over-indulgence, an organiser says.


Buick hides Commodore planning

The 2016 Buick LaCrosse - on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show - previews the underpinnings of the next-generation Holden Commodore.

The non-Australian Commodore takes shape beneath a made-for-America large sedan.

Likeable and loud auto show gallery

The Los Angeles Auto Show is colourful in more ways than one.

Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell sedan.

Green car technologies collide

Asian automakers are opening up a new front in the contest to define the future of cars.

customs & classics

Big price for iconic Disneyland car

This Disneyland PeopleMover has sold for over NZ$700,000.

A car from Disneyland's long-running PeopleMover has sold at a Los Angeles auction for NZ$723,500.

Classic Mazda rotary gets boost

With Mazda confirming its rotary revival plans, we drive the Japanese car maker's original sports car.

They’ve matched the Dodge with a replica retro-style wooden speedboat reminiscent of the pre-fibreglass runabouts manufactured in the 1930s by the Dodge Boat Works. Shawn says the sight of the Dodge launching the boat always creates a crowd at the boat ramp.

An American beauty in Taupo

A divine Dodge is diverted from drag racing by two devotees.


Burt Munro Challenge turns 10

Thousands of motorcycle devotees pour south for 10th edition of Burt Munro Challenge.


Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?


Feaver back for Bluff Hill climb

Jason Feaver at the Burt Munro Challenge.

5:53 PM  Jason Feaver is hoping for success when he returns to the New Zealand Hill Climb Championships as part of the Burt Munro Challenge on Thursday. 

IndyCar to improve safety

Three months after Justin Wilson's death, IndyCar is taking steps to reduce crash debris.

Hartley relishes career shift

Supercross elite head for Winton

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