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Car sales hit dizzy heights

Toyota Corolla

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

It's much cheaper and delivers most of the versatility of 4WD models.

Applaud new initiatives

Meet our bike of the year


Fatal crash blamed on several factors

Haywards Hill Rd, Wellington

Speed, tyres and roading have been blamed for death of a teenager on Haywards Hill Rd.

Safest cars on the world market

With the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety now being the go to source for real world safety ratings, these five cars scored the best of all.

Rowan Atkinson at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2012.

Rowan Atkinson puts huge price tag on rare McLaren

Mr Bean has gone Mr Big with a whopping multi-million-dollar price tag on his rare crash-repaired McLaren F1 supercar.

lifestyle vehicles

Billionaire races to Ruapuna

Fashion magnate behind brands like Tommy Hilfiger is travelling NZ in a giant ultra-luxury motorhome.

MG joins the SUV ranks

New GTS to target popular mid-size SUVs.

Ariel Nomad: it's the dirty, off-roader sibling to the Atom roadster.

Meet the 'mucky brother'

Specialist lightweight track-car maker Ariel has just revealed renderings of its first ever off-roader.

road tests

The car that has almost everything

The mighty S63 AMG: So good it’s sometimes beyond words.

It appears that one third of a million dollars can buy love.

Meet the anti-Prius

A new Mercedes-Benz hybrid completely crushes any notion that hybrids are less fun to drive than conventional vehicles.

Impressive sight: Not exactly pretty, but head-turningly attractive in a wide-mouthed, muscular sort of way.

Ferrari's practical and quick family wagon

It's the company's first production all-wheel-drive, its first three-door and it all comes with the message that Ferrari won't ever build an SUV.


Bids hover over restored pre-war bike

RARE BIRD: The second-last Vincent delivered before the start of World War Two.

A Vincent is always to be celebrated but this 1939 Series-A Rapide is one with a story worth telling.

Fireblade: Last of the 'analogues'

Honda’s decision to keep the cables connecting the rider’s right wrist to the throttle on the Fireblade is fine with Paul Owen.

Reduced by $5000: It’s not the only reason to consider the Moto Guzzi Griso, its looks are among the others.

Moto Guzzi's iconic grey eminence

A serious price drop for the Griso 1200 SE with no easing of style and presence.


Drivers burn up Meremere track

BURNING TYRES: A driver lines up to for a chance to get the best quarter-mile speed at the Four and Rotary Nationals.

It's New Zealand's answer to The Fast and the Furious, and any racer who fancied themselves in the same league as Vin Diesel could take to the track.

Nitro Circus firing on all cylinders gallery video

Wellingtonians witness a world record, an inflatable elephant and a flying bathtub when the Nitro Circus rolled into town.

The Buick Avenir concept, a rear-wheel drive sedan that wowed the crowds at the Detroit Motor Show.

Aussies wow Detroit with Buick concept vehicle

One of the outstanding concept vehicles on display at the Detroit Motor Show wasn't designed in North America, but Australia.

customs & classics

Driven to restore Daimlers

Ian Price, right, and step-son Matthew with Ian's Daimler SP250 (Dart) and Daimler 250.

An obsession with old British cars lead to an Upper Hutt man restoring two Daimler saloons.

Returned after 28 years

Some gifts shouldn't wait for Christmas - just ask Lynda Alsip about her Mustang that was stolen in 1986.

ONE AND ONLY: Alfa Romeo TZ 3 Corsa (left) and Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ are seen in a barn of collector Martin Kapp in Coburg, Germany. Kapp gestures towards the sleek red Italian sports car secure in the knowledge there is not another exactly like it in the world.

Car collectors seek one-off models in quest for exclusivity

The desire to own something that is one-off appears to be on the increase in the car collecting scene.


Nitro Circus firing on all cylinders

Wellingtonians witness a world record, an inflatable elephant and a flying bathtub when the Nitro Circus rolled into town.


Aston Martin's first 100 years


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


Dixon wins 24-hour Daytona race

Chip Ganassi Racing team-mates Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan.

Kiwi racer drives gritty, final 3.5-hour leg of endurance race to claim victory by 1.33 seconds.

Webb and Everett claim South Island titles

Jeremy Webb and Glenn Everett were the winners in their respective South Island Championships at Ruapuna Speedway on Saturday evening.

Evans to make 'tin top' debut in a NZ SuperTourer

V8s Touring Cars leaders power through south

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