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92-year-old's 7 speeding tickets video

Harris says he's driven trucks, motorcycles and cars since an early age, and the 50kmh speed limit is 'ridiculous'.

A 92-year-old Auckland grandfather has clocked up seven speeding tickets in five months and says the speed limit needs to rise.

BMW M power on the track

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Getting to grips with a tasty selection of eight different BMW M cars.

45 driving convictions

A South Canterbury man appeared on his 45th driving charge in the Timaru District Court on Tuesday.

A Pleasant Point man who has "never had a driving licence" has racked up his 45th driving offence.

A big fat Porsche

Panamera more refined yet more sporting than previous model. And more expensive: $380k for this example.

Porsche's super-luxury limo is still chock full of driver appeal.

Renault shows off new Megane

F1 star Nico Hulkenberg tested the new Renault Megane RS on the Monaco Grand Prix Track.

Renault has fired its first shots in a looming hot hatch battle.

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McLaren's mechanic to speak in Invercargill

Bruce McLaren and Wally Willmott during the New Zealand Grand Prix in 1964.

Bruce McLaren's first mechanic Wally Willmott will share his memories of the man after the Invercargill premiere of the documentary McLaren.

Couple refunded for dodgy car

Harry and Heather Rae Ngarae have handed back the keys to their Subary Legacy after a dodgy deal at a Christchurch car ...

An elderly Christchurch couple will get their money back after being ripped off by a car salesman who lumped them with a broken-down vehicle and a hefty loan.

Expressway times improving

Commuters appear to be getting used to the Kapiti expressway, and travel times are improving as a result.

NZTA says Mackays chokepoint now better, but not as good as before expressway opened.

Inside a F1-powered supercar

The definitive production version of the Project One will be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

The new Mercedes-AMG hypercar will have a lot in common with the marque's Formula One flagship.

'Horrendous' speeds prompt warning

Emergency services at a crash in the Gibbston Valley last year.

Queenstown police have apprehended two drivers travelling at almost 150kmh in high-traffic areas.

Angry pedestrian's pole crash

The car video, shared on YouTube by ChrisSmithOne77 shows the pedestrian, who was walking his dog, apparently ...

Man filmed ranting at Australian motorist really gets angry after walking on into traffic lights.

Election 'delaying Basin plans'

Wellingtonians have been waiting years for a solution to the rush hour traffic that clogs up the Basin Reserve ...

Councillor claims Government is playing politics with Wellington's transport system.

Jams eased on SH1

Commuters can expect a long journey out of Wellington.

Congestion has now eased for commuters leaving Wellington city.

World's most expensive new car?

The grille of the Sweptail is the largest ever on any modern-era Rolls-Royce.

This bespoke Rolls-Royce would take a fair chunk out of the weekend's Lotto winners.

Teen keeps old Bedfords trucking

Sophie Hammond is enjoying her restoration project, a 1950s Bedford K truck called Alice.

Sophie Hammond thinks her after school hobby is a "bit weird for a girl", especially a 16-year-old.

BMW plugged in before Elon Musk born

The 1602 Electric of 1972 had massive batteries and a tiny range. Back to the drawing board.

Traditional carmakers have been working on electric vehicles a wee bit longer than most probably think.

BMW's highly desirable foil to luxury SUVs video

Yes the 530d is on a beach. Yes it's all-wheel drive. No, it's not an SUV (it's better).

Adding an estate body shape and xDrive to the 5-series transforms both image and the driving experience.

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Expressway times improving

Commuters appear to be getting used to the Kapiti expressway, and travel times are improving as a result.

NZTA says Mackays chokepoint now better, but not as good as before expressway opened.

45 driving convictions

A Pleasant Point man who has "never had a driving licence" has racked up his 45th driving offence.

Inside a F1-powered supercar

'Horrendous' speeds prompt warning

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Isuzu MU-X no longer mysterious

Most visible exterior change is this new nose with its different grille, LED lights and daytime running lights. ...

We drive Isuzu's upgraded MU-X which is probably the most straightforward SUV around.

The world's most outrageous people mover video

Tesla Model X is based on same platform as Model S sedan. But strange things happen when you open the doors.

Electric performance and weird doors really give the Model X wings.

V8 Jeep missing a spot

It's possible there's too much choice in the Grand Cherokee range. Because we can't see where this one fits.

We look at the secret lurking in the Grand Cherokee range that doesn't often get talked about.

Dressed-up Isuzu D-Max?

D-Max is more about work, less about play than other "lifestyle" utes. Even in more luxurious LS specification.

The revised D-Max ute is still more about function than weekend fun.

lifestyle vehicles

BMW's highly desirable foil to luxury SUVs video

Yes the 530d is on a beach. Yes it's all-wheel drive. No, it's not an SUV (it's better).

Adding an estate body shape and xDrive to the 5-series transforms both image and the driving experience.

Maserati Levante S for NZ

Maserati Levante S.

Performance SUV opens the door for more powerful models.

Kiwi keeps Jeeps going forever video

Tony Comber with his latest Jeep.

They were the workhorses of the US Army, and Tony Comber loves them to bits.

Isuzu MU-X no longer mysterious

Most visible exterior change is this new nose with its different grille, LED lights and daytime running lights. ...

We drive Isuzu's upgraded MU-X which is probably the most straightforward SUV around.

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Isuzu MU-X no longer mysterious

Most visible exterior change is this new nose with its different grille, LED lights and daytime running lights. ...

We drive Isuzu's upgraded MU-X which is probably the most straightforward SUV around.

Another luxury AMG to desire

Pseudo-coupe body style brings sex appeal to GLC. But it's nothing compared with the excitement the 43-badge brings.

Kiwis have suddenly gone quite mad on Merc-AMGs and here's another that ups the fun factor.

The world's most outrageous people mover video

Tesla Model X is based on same platform as Model S sedan. But strange things happen when you open the doors.

Electric performance and weird doors really give the Model X wings.

Fantastic car for Kiwi roads

Chrome-wearing RS-V is the flagship of the new Astra range.

Holden's new Astra hatchback is an international car in a most confusing way.

bikes

Too much heritage in this Harley

Heritage in name... like all Softails this one has the same 19-litre fuel tank that H-D has made for 40 years.

Classic-style bike aims to take us back to a more simple time. But it might be a bit too simple.

Barry Sheene's RG500 restored video

Suzuki restores Barry Sheene 1976 world championship-winning XR14

Barry Sheene's 41-year-old world championship-winning Suzuki has undergone a ground-up restoration in the UK.

Ton-up Triumph a green and pleasant ride

Good luck with spotting the new T100 from the existing T120; the best way is to count the number of front disc brakes.

A gentle ride back to the 1960s on a machine that looks like it has stepped straight out of The Who's mods-versus-rockers classic rock opera, Quadrophenia.

Bike racer turns safety champ

Karel Pavich demonstrates the style that won her the 2006 New Zealand 250cc road-racing championship.

There's a lot more to riding a bike than there is to driving a car and riding for 45 years doesn't make you a good rider.

shows

World's most expensive new car?

The grille of the Sweptail is the largest ever on any modern-era Rolls-Royce.

This bespoke Rolls-Royce would take a fair chunk out of the weekend's Lotto winners.

VW concepts on show

The Volkswagen Golf GTI RS concept.

Aftermarket suppliers go to work on a range of Volkswagen products.

The $166K diamond-studded car key video

The $166,000 diamond-encrusted Senturion bracelet that is also a car-key.

Have you ever wondered how billionaires unlock their cars?

Trumpchi cars considers name change video

Chinese car brand Trumpchi considering a name change as it eyes entry to the US market.

A 10-year-old car brand has unwittingly landed much of the spotlight at the world's biggest auto show.

customs & classics

Teen keeps old Bedfords trucking

Sophie Hammond is enjoying her restoration project, a 1950s Bedford K truck called Alice.

Sophie Hammond thinks her after school hobby is a "bit weird for a girl", especially a 16-year-old.

Roger Moore's top movie cars video

Lotus submarine is one of the greatest Bond 'cars' ever.

Not an Aston Martin in sight as we take a look the memorable cars the late British actor shared the screen with.

'So uncool, it's cool' video

Tom Henman with his 1992 Lada Cossack converted from petrol to diesel.

A young Nelsonian is proud to be seen in his Russian "joke on wheels".

Pet pony-for-pony car starts collection gallery

Speed family Ford Mustangs.

A family's collection of classic Ford Mustangs began with the exchange of a real horse.

quizzes

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?

Motorsport

Dixon enjoys drama-free dinner video

Scott Dixon was sitting pretty after Indy500 qualifying last week.

Scott Dixon's enjoyed a night out at the Indy500 banquet a day after his horror crash - but he'll be back racing next weekend.

'Very uncomfortable' with Sato win

US journalist apologies for saying Japanese driver wining Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend didn't sit right.

Mystery trouble for Lewis Hamilton

Dixon's mum 'freaked out' video

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Expressway times improving

NZTA says Mackays chokepoint now better, but not as good as before expressway opened.

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