Maker loses money on each model

Deus Bully.

They're custom-built motorcycles for stars like Orlando Bloom, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen but the company loses money on each one.

Clarkson close to new deal

Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May.

Jeremy Clarkson seems to have been forgiven for all the recent controversies surrounding the top-rating Top Gear motoring show.

Disco Sport is no pretender gallery

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Discovery Sport is a cat among the pigeons in a leisure SUV segment in which heritage and real off-road ability still counts.

Hyundai's goodbye and hello

Hyundai's Sonata nameplate is back, the revived badging gracing the flanks of this seventh-generation medium-sized sedan from the Korean manufacturer.

Hyundai new new seventh-generation medium-sized sedan was once the Sonata and then i45, but is now Sonata again.

Yank tanks on track to thrill

Vroom vroom: Moonshine Rod and Custom Club members Dean Somerville, Mike Simons and Brian Armstrong with a yellow 1937 Chevrolet sedan, a Harley Davidson Road King and a 1949 Ford F1 truck.

Trentham race course will humming with the sounds of different horses this weekend.

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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

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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson set to re-sign with BBC

Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May.

Jeremy Clarkson seems to have been forgiven for all the recent controversies surrounding the top-rating Top Gear motoring show.

Top Gear changing channels in NZ video

Top Gear's controversial visit to Patagonia will spearhead a new series of the widely popular motoring show as it starts life on a different New Zealand channel from next month.

Moving ahead: The proposed SkyPath will be scrutinised in a public hearing in March.

Cycleway wins overwhelming support

Anger over a proposed $33 million harbour bridge cycleway appears to have fizzled.

lifestyle vehicles

Land Rover Discovery Sport is no pretender gallery

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Discovery Sport is a cat among the pigeons in a leisure SUV segment in which heritage and real off-road ability still counts.

Meet the 'mucky brother'

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

A LONG RIDE: The enormous motorhome that fashion billionaire Lawrence Stroll is touring New Zealand in.

Billionaire races to Ruapuna

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

road tests

Goodbye Hyundai i45 - welcome back Sonata

Hyundai's Sonata nameplate is back, the revived badging gracing the flanks of this seventh-generation medium-sized sedan from the Korean manufacturer.

Hyundai new new seventh-generation medium-sized sedan was once the Sonata and then i45, but is now Sonata again.

The car that has almost everything

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

Suzuki Swift Sport

Swift still NZ's top mini gallery

It is easy to understand why the darling of the mini-car set in NZ as just completed a decade at the top of its class.

bikes

Custom motorcycle maker loses money on all models

Deus Bully.

They're custom-built motorcycles for stars like Orlando Bloom, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen but the company loses money on each one.

Moto Guzzi's iconic grey eminence

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

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

Bids hover over restored pre-war bike

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

shows

Yank tanks on track to thrill

Vroom vroom: Moonshine Rod and Custom Club members Dean Somerville, Mike Simons and Brian Armstrong with a yellow 1937 Chevrolet sedan, a Harley Davidson Road King and a 1949 Ford F1 truck.

Trentham race course will humming with the sounds of different horses this weekend.

Drivers burn up Meremere track

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.

The Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup concept, revealed at the Detroit Motor Show.

Hyundai hints at future ute

The one glaring omission from Hyundai's product portfolio is a ute. But now there's a very strong hint that this gap may soon be filled.

customs & classics

Making sparks fly gallery

Andrew Larsen has the only remaining Leyland P76 from the Benson and Hedges 1000 series.

Sole surviving Leyland P76 racer from NZ's B and H 1000 series still making sparks fly as it powers into its fifth decade of racing.

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.

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

Driven to restore Daimlers

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

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Top Gear changing channels in NZ

Top Gear's controversial visit to Patagonia will spearhead a new series of the widely popular motoring show as it starts life on a different New Zealand channel from next month.

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

Huge praise for Dixon as IndyCar season looms

HIGH PRAISE: Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon, left, has been praised by team-mate Tony Kanaan.

Scott Dixon’s team-mates and management have heaped praise on the Kiwi driver as they prepare to switch their focus to the IndyCar season.

Red Bull flat out as first F1 test looms

Former champions Red Bull are rushing to get their new F1 car ready in time for Monday's first pre-season test.

Aussie V8 ace gets Kiwi drive at Hampton Downs

New Ferrari F1 car takes SF15-T name

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