Staying alive over Easter


Staying alive over Easter

There's plenty you can do to reduce the accident odds and keep yourself alive on the roads this Easter aside from just obeying the road rules.

Young boy's petition


Grieving son, 9, may force driving tests for tourists

Government to look at driving tests for tourists following a petition from a 9-year-old boy after his dad was killed in smash.

Unregistered sellers convicted


More unregistered car selling convictions

Four people operating unregistered vehicle sales businesses have been prosecuted in the past month.

200 new speed cameras


200 sites for hi-tech speed cameras

Police aren't saying where the new hi-tech cameras will be installed over the next few months.

At the drag strip in a hot Kia

At the drag strip in a hot Kia

Fairfax motoring reporter Rob Maetzig takes the new Kia for a drag at Meremere.

Dashcam captures head-on with truck


Dashcam captures head-on with truck

Dash cam footage captures the moment a cement truck rolls on its side and slams head-on into the vehicle filming the incident.

Snarling Italian on the prowl

Snarling Italian on the prowl

Motoring reporter Rob Maetzig takes an Italian beast, the Maserati Quattroporte S, for a feed of tarmac.

Train pins SUV in crossing smash


Train pins SUV in crossing smash

Dramatic video footage shows an SUV being hit by a passenger train after the driver went around barrier arms at a crossing.

McLaughlin eyeing NASCAR

Scott McLaughlin New Zealand V8 Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin has expressed an ambition to race NASCAR in the future.

F1 on the right track

Formula One is on the right track with its new V6 turbo engines and the governing body can ignore criticism.

Ricciardo loses GP appeal

Haas eyes new F1 team

Critics slam Labour truck proposal

Traffic lights Labour's plan to ban trucks from fast lanes and make it cheaper to own some vehicles gets mixed reaction.

Track and reward driver app

Insurer Tower launches an app that rewards safe drivers with cheaper vehicle insurance premiums.

Labour would ban fast trucks

Inflatable child seat concept

Flyover design 'incoherent'

Should the Basin Reserve flyover be an iconic structure that defines the capital city or a modest bridge that quietly slinks into its surrounds?

X-citing changes

Nissan X-Trail The square-rigged X-Trail is no more with the new model now wearing Nissan's corporate suit.

The true family car

More seats and space than most will ever need makes this family holdall the current champion among people-movers.

Ute battle on a knife-Edge

Q for quick

$1m caravan unveiled

Carbon fibre holiday home built by Nasa, F1 engineers.

Hopes rest on wee MG

MG3 MG launches entry-point car for less than $20,000 that shows no a sign of penny-pinching and is not short on fun.

Big cats get the cream

The ultimate Jaguar sedans have arrived in NZ. They're powerful and quick, but with two different characters.

Plenty to admire

Home-grown French honey

Sowing the Kia Cee'd

It might be the hot hatch with the dumbest spelling, but Kia's new Pro-cee'd GT has to rate as one of the best of the fleet.

Truck flips into minivan

A US university professor has walked away from an amazing head-on crash with a cement truck that was all recorded on his dash cam. Dash cam captures the terrifying moment a rolling cement truck ploughs head-on into car.

On the prowl

New Maserati Quattroporte S deserves to be driven with enthusiasm.

Why you need to stop for trains

Crash launches Lambo

If heroes were on a budget

Unconventional Heroes. What if money was in short supply for the transportation of our on-screen heroes?

BMW M4 convertible

German brand takes the lid off new M-tweaked drop-top.

World's fastest lawn mower

New car revives old

A treat for 2

BMW K1300R The K1300R is a BMW tailored towards tandem riding.

Set for success

Moto champ is most well-rounded bike in the six-hundred pack.

From wreck to wonderful

'Future shock' two-wheeler

Tour de force

Kawasaki's Z1000 SX gains more power, more comfort and electronic goodies but costs $1000 less.

High performance Vette drop top

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible Chevrolet boosts its range of performance cars to 14 with the unveiling of the 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible.

Cruze gets facelift

GM has readied a facelift for the Holden Cruze, focusing on technology such as in-car WiFi and smartphone integration as part of a mid-life update.

Geneva previews Mazda2

Topless beauties

What women want...

cars Anyone can generalise on the subject of what women want in their car.

Where are they?

Why are there never any patrol cars in suburban streets? Are cameras meant to be doing all their work?

Both hands on wheel

Less idiocy for once?

Mustangs rule

Mustang enthusiasts Gary Fraser with his 1966 Notchback original and Carl Hinton with his 2006 Roush Stage 3. Finding common ground with in-laws is often an arduous challenge, but not for one family who share a mutual passion for Mustangs.

Rally inspires restoration

After 15 years of restoration work, Don Martin's 1972 Volkswagen Beetle is almost ready for it's debut.

A Minor love affair

Cruising Chev delights

Black Pearl wins 'Goodguys'

This Euro-American custom blend crafted for Metallica's James Hetfield has taken America's most sought-after hot rod gong.

Aston Martin's first 100 years

Aston Martin. 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

Your favourite NZ roads

whaanga At look at readers' favourite roads. Whaanga Coast from Raglan to Ruapuke.

Your favourite NZ roads

A look at readers' favourite roads. The Surf Highway from Hawera to New Plymouth.

Your favourite NZ roads

Favourite NZ roads

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