Texas plumber's truck in jihad

Texan Mark Oberholtzer's old work truck ... Jihadists from Ansar al-Deen Front fight Syrian goverment forces near Aleppo, Syria.

A Texas plumber has no idea how his old work truck ended up in the hands of Islamists in Syria.

Lamborghini 'Phwoar'

Lamborghini's iconic Countach was the poster child for 1970s supercars.

The Lamborghini Countach was the poster child for 1970s supercars.

The fastest monster truck

Raminator, the world's fastest Monster truck.

A truck called Raminator has broken the world record for the "Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck".

'Turck' an online hit

A 'TURCK': Canterbury farmer trying to sell this Hilux Surf takes online hammering over spelling and accusations that it was stolen.

A spelling-challenged farmer selling his "turck" on Trade Me had to defend himself from a swarm of commenters when his auction went viral.

Honda NSX confirmed gallery

A teaser image of the new Honda Acura NSX.

A new NSX is coming.

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blogs

Applaud new initiatives

Pouring a beer.

We should applaud what has been done to bring drink driving rules into line with other western nations.

Meet our bike of the year

There were a number of fabulous new entries chasing our "NZ Bike of the Year" title.

Our NZ Car of the Year

Mini for minors

news

Texas plumber's truck in jihad

Texan Mark Oberholtzer's old work truck ... Jihadists from Ansar al-Deen Front fight Syrian goverment forces near Aleppo, Syria.

A Texas plumber has no idea how his old work truck ended up in the hands of Islamists in Syria.

Duo sucked coins from car wash

Police hunting pair who used their own vacuum cleaner to suck coins from car wash machines.

Raminator, the world's fastest Monster truck.

The fastest monster truck

A truck called Raminator has broken the Guinness World Records record for the "Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck".

lifestyle vehicles

All-new GLE 450 AMG Coupe gallery

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe.

Mercedes-Benz is jumping into the oddball "SUV coupe" segment with its new GLE Coupe.

Lexus enters SUV market

Does the new Lexus NX300h signals the start of a new product offensive for the brand?

Ford has given its first glimpse of the 2015 Ranger ute.

2015 Ford Ranger

Facelift and technology upgrades on the way for blue oval ute.

road tests

Glorious grunt farewelled

The Holden Commodore SS-V Redline – a standard V8 Commie but with a wealth of sport and luxury appointments.

At a time when the world's motor industry is undergoing fundamental change here comes a V8 Holden Commodore.

A best behaviour drive

When you drive a car as noticeable and muscular as the Bentley Continental GT V8 S you start to realise you have certain responsibilities.

Peugeot's new 308 station wagon offers fairly conservative body styling, but it is still a fascinating car.

What lies beneath gallery

From the outside Peugeot's new 308 station wagon looks conservative - but underneath its skin there's a vehicle that is impressively interesting.

bikes

New Harley has Street cred

Harley-Davidson Street: So important they named a thoroughfare after it

Harley-Davidson has unveiled its new Street 500, the brand's first learner legal motorcycle since the 1970s, designed to introduce new and returning riders to serious motorcycling.

The Burt effect spreads

The Burt Munro Challenge has injected its annual dose of atmosphere and dollars into Southland.

Less is more: Compact dimensions and higher profile wheels and tyres and a smaller, sweeter engine make the 821 a better choice than the 1200.

Monster fun

You don't have to ride the all-out 1200 to enjoy the best of the Monster family.

shows

Honda NSX confirmed gallery

A teaser image of the new Honda Acura NSX.

A new NSX is coming.

Concept ignores all the rules gallery

When GM designers created the Chevrolet Chaparral concept car they tossed out all the rules they believe stifle innovation in auto racing.

Raising the bar: the latest Cooper S JCW sports the fastest ever production engine for a Mini.

Mini's fastest ever Cooper S

New John Cooper Works edition shown ahead of Detroit reveal.

customs & classics

Lamborghini 'Phwoar'

Lamborghini's iconic Countach was the poster child for 1970s supercars.

The Lamborghini Countach was the poster child for 1970s supercars.

Restored and ready to race again

One of New Zealand's oldest race cars is returning to the track.

A beauty: The restored 1969 Holden Monaro HT won by Aucklander Richard Grey.

Holden fan fizzing

Christmas has arrived early for devoted Holden fan Richard Grey.

Video

10 crazy driving sights

You can see some interesting and somewhat crazy sights on New Zealand's roads.

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

Ecclestone wants Africa back on F1 calendar

Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is working to return South Africa to the schedule.

Christchurch team join Bathurst race

Christchurch-based team confirm two cars for the next Bathurst 12-hour race in February.

Hartley perfect fit at Porsche

Christmas a bit of a trial for Bernie Ecclestone