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The red, white and 'oohs' video

Sharon Clarry, Jen Busby, Lara Phillips, Nicky Smith, Darlene Gibson and Michelle Clarry of Egmont Village brought the ...

The 10th anniversary of a classic car event will "make New Plymouth America, again".

Woeful driving video takes off

A driver crossing the centreline on the Crown Range road near Queenstown on January 26.

Camera footage shows driver repeatedly weaving over centreline on one of NZ's most tricky roads.

A most beautiful custom car gallery

Top down time for the "Mulholland Speedster", a 1936 Packard built by Hollywood Hot Rods.

A stunning heavily modified 1936 Packard has been named America's most beautiful custom roadster.

A shed on a ute

Duncan Evans took a picture of a ute carrying a garden shed in South Auckland on February 18, 2017.

Maybe he was trying to save money on trailer hireage?

Inside McLaren's tech centre

A magnificent line up of McLarens outside the company's headquarters in Woking, England.

There's nothing on earth quite like the brand's British lair.

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Should kids ride on footpaths? video

NZTA has recommended a law change to allow children under 12 to cycle on footpaths - but that's not pleasing everyone.

Major backing for a mum's petition to allow kids and parents to cycle on the footpath.

Kingston train driver dies

Russell Glendinning stands near the Kingston Flyer.

A stalwart of the Kingston community and a train driver inextricably linked with the Kingston Flyer has died.

Fingers crossed for flying conditions

Bad weather forced the cancellation of the Wings Over Wairarapa festival in Masterton over the weekend, meaning crowds ...

Classic Fighters Omaka places faith in the weather after Wings Over Wairarapa cancellation.

Matt LeBlanc eats 'part of horse'

Top Gear host Matt Le Blanc east some bizarre things in the motoring show's latest season.

Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc swallows his... pride in new Top Gear season.

Another Audi SUV, as is the fashion

Audi calls Q2 an urban SUV. So yes, it's front-drive. But quattro is coming.

Think Audi SUVs are a bit staid? Maybe you'll like the fashion-forward Q2.

A connection to communities

Snipping the ribbon on the first section of the Kapiti Expressway is Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Te Ati Awa iwi ...

Opinion: The Kapiti Expressway, a project that started in an adversarial climate, is finishing with a strong degree of community buy-in.

'Save ratepayers some money'

Polo Prince Drive resident Dennis Green before the road was resealed.

They aren't calling for the road to be fixed. In fact, these Aucklanders want the road left alone.

Suspended driver's fail

What happens when you drive yourself to a suspended licence charge.

Australian woman makes her suspended licence charge worse after driving to court.

'Scariest 15 minutes ever'

A motorist reported the driver of this campervan to police.

A campervan on the wrong side of the road in the Manawatu Gorge left those in the trailing car "terrified".

Ex-Trump limo for sale

The now US President Donald Trump commissioned this Cadillac limousine back in 1988.

It's not quite a presidential ride but this limousine was commissioned by the now US President Donald Trump.

Street racing about control video

Ray Thornton in his Ford Anglia at the street sprints.

Car club welcomes boy racers to test their skills at next street sprint.

Corolla hybrid a struggle

Mild-mannered Corolla on the outside, mild-mannered petrol-electric hybrid on the inside.

You can have Prius power in your Corolla for an extra $3000. But the break-even point is a long way away.

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news

Tourist charged with dangerous driving

Police charged a man after he passed a bus while a car approached from the other direction.

Canadian just missed an oncoming car after passing a bus in Southland.

Self-driving dilemma nears

How many people could self-driving cars kill before we would no longer tolerate them?

Inside McLaren's tech centre

Another Audi SUV, as is the fashion

Our Top Cars

Here is Our Top Car of 2016 video

Spark is Holden's entry-level model. But one of its best, we reckon.

Meet our Top Car for 2016. Micro round of applause please.

Our Top Tow Truck of 2016 video

You can't deny the presence. But Ram offers unique selling proposition as a working truck.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on Friday.

Our Top Hyper-Hatch 2016 video

Ford Focus RS

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Our Top Super-Coupe of 2016 video

The C 63 S coupe is so much more than just a two-door version of the sedan.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

lifestyle vehicles

Another Audi SUV, as is the fashion

Audi calls Q2 an urban SUV. So yes, it's front-drive. But quattro is coming.

Think Audi SUVs are a bit staid? Maybe you'll like the fashion-forward Q2.

Flagship Mitsi ute a wannabe SUV

Top Triton picks up luxury equipment and the VRX badge. Does that make it an SUV?

Mitsubishi's top Triton ute picks up luxury equipment and the VRX badge. So who needs an SUV?

Mitsubishi Eclipse name appears again

Mitsubishi is set to debut the Eclipse Cross concept at the 2017 Geneva motor show.

Mitsubishi is putting all its eggs in one basket as it looks to capitalise on the SUV boom.

Luxury SUV almost nails sporty video

Undeniably impressive around corners, but will the Levante's ride be too firm for some luxury-SUV buyers?

Maserati's first SUV has enough sportiness to be convincing. But it's a tricky balance.

road tests

Does Optima GT have enough sting? video

Optima GT represents a step towards a serious sporting sedan from Kia. Indent order-only for Kiwi market.

The GT is Kia's first try at a sports sedan with substance.

Electric car test run frayed nerves video

The new Hyundai Ioniq - by far the least expensive fully electric new vehicle in New Zealand.

The car panicked and we panicked as "range anxiety" hit on 170km test drive of Hyundai's new Ioniq electric car near Queenstown.

Countryman's a big deal

Refined on the road when you want it to be, but that Mini-ride is firm by most family-SUV standards.

The new Mini Countryman has given up any pretense of being small. It's just a fun family SUV now.

Cer8to, Cerato still scores

You get all the fruit with the Kia Cerato (well, except Apple CarPlay).

What's the best car you can buy for less than $40k? Kia may have the answer.

bikes

Should kids ride on footpaths? video

NZTA has recommended a law change to allow children under 12 to cycle on footpaths - but that's not pleasing everyone.

Major backing for a mum's petition to allow kids and parents to cycle on the footpath.

Harley Road King rearmed

The 2017 Road King might look the same, but there are huge changes behind the traditional facade.

More polish hasn't affected the Road King's classic Harley-Davidson character.

Honda CB500F's refinement costs

Sharper-looking body plastics and exhaust redesign do much to lift the image of the previously anonymous CB500F.

The price of Honda's commuter-bike might raise eyebrows, but its added smoothness could settle your nerves.

Riding wild and ruff

Event organiser Jason Wawatai with Baxter in front.

Yes, that was a dog riding on a motorbike.

shows

New Ferrari is 'Superfast'

The 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast.

Geneva debut for the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.

Best Chicago show cars video

Just when it seems like there couldn't be any more crossovers, here come pavement-blistering high performance variants.

Hot Mopar Dodge Challengers video

The Mopar 2017 Dodge Challenger offers a pair of hand-painted, custom show car trim options.

Limited edition Dodge Challengers get custom paint jobs to celebrate Mopar's 80th anniversary.

'Car Show of Century' coming

The Rinspeed Budii which will be the star car of the New Zealand Motor Trades Association's "Car Show of the Century".

One of the world's most technologically advanced cars will be in New Zealand next month.

customs & classics

Ex-Trump limo for sale

The now US President Donald Trump commissioned this Cadillac limousine back in 1988.

It's not quite a presidential ride but this limousine was commissioned by the now US President Donald Trump.

Classic rides on show at convention

Sheryle Grant  of Nelson with her Fathom Green 1969 Corvette Stingray Coupe at the Corvette National Convention at ...

Corvette aficionados from around New Zealand flocked to Founders Heritage Park on Saturday.

Kevin's classic a ray of sunshine video

Kevin Blatchford and his Sunbeam Rapier 3A.

Kevin Blatchford is carrying on his dad's tradition of meticulously looking after his classic 1960s car.

Scammed war vet's Mustang restored video

Harry Donovan's stripped out Ford Mustang.

A 95-year-old US World War II veteran, the victim of a car restoration scam, has been reunited with his late wife's 1967 Mustang.

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

Armstrong locks in two F4 drives

Marcus Armstrong was fourth in the Toyota Racing Series in February.

Kiwi Ferrari Junior Marcus Armstrong to drive in two series in 2017.

Red Bull ready to battle Mercedes video

Team boss Christian Horner confident Renault's engine will be competitive.

Street racing about control video

Supercar star's wedding cancelled

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The red, white and 'oohs'

The 10th anniversary of a classic car event will "make New Plymouth America, again".

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