Racing down memory lane 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.

Swift still NZ's top mini gallery

Suzuki Swift Sport

1:07 PM  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.

Fewer platforms, more cars

FORD EDGE: One of 15 new models due to be released by Ford during 2015, despite reduced platform numbers.

12:19 PM  At first it sounds like Ford's cutting back, with platforms reduced from more than 24 to nine. Not so.

Hyundai hints at future ute

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

A strong hint that Hyundai is about to fill the one glaring omission from its product portfolio.

Ford moves into Silicon Valley

Ford is using video game technology to rapidly develop self-driving cars.

12:12 PM  New California centre focused on connectivity, mobility, autonomy.

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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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Fewer platforms, more cars

FORD EDGE: One of 15 new models due to be released by Ford during 2015, despite reduced platform numbers.

12:19 PM  At first it sounds like Ford's cutting back, with platforms reduced from more than two dozen to nine. Not so.

Fatal crash blamed on several factors

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

Ford is using video game technology to rapidly develop self-driving cars.

Ford moves into Silicon Valley

12:12 PM  New California centre focused on connectivity, mobility, autonomy.

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

Swift still NZ's top mini gallery

Suzuki Swift Sport

1:07 PM  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.

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.

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

The car that has almost everything

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

bikes

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.

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Hyundai hints at future ute

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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

New Ferrari F1 car takes SF15-T name

NEW START: Four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will race for Ferrari.

12:50 PM  The car Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel hope will revive their F1 fortunes this season will be called the SF15-T.

TRS success huge for stars in waiting

Drivers Jamie Conroy and Brendon Leitch have thrust their sport in front of everyone in Southland through their impressive results, but neither are content - they want more success.

Kiwi Munro steady despite slip in TRS

Defending champion Hepburn ready to fire

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