Bad driving a real turn-off

It's never to early to get it right and they could love you for it.

British research discovers the surest way to woo a potential love interest is to brush up on driving skills.

Drool Britannia

On the open road is where the new 'baby Jag' with oodles of balance, poise and grip.

Jaguar introduces the car it has promised and we've lusted after since the late 60s.

Triumph shows Triple benefits

The Speed Triple might be an old-school streetbike by current standards, but it doesn't look like a ten-year old, nor behave like one.

Triumph's Speed Triple is still a treat, but you pay more for it.

The Auckland petrol discount

A snapshot of petrol prices around the country showed 91 octane was up to 30 cents cheaper per litre in some areas.

A 50 litre tank can be as much as $15 dollars cheaper in Auckland than the regions.

Cycle lane retrial faces hurdles

NZTA will use high tech units on trial bikes to measure driver behaviour around cyclists.

As NZTA apologises for an ill-conceived cycle lane trial, they advise of a new one.

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American muscle machine

BMW X6.

BMW upgrades its first all-paw M machine that was well suited to the nature of NZ roads.

Car sales hit dizzy heights

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

Applaud new initiatives

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Bad driving a real turn-off

It's never to early to get it right and they could love you for it.

British research discovers the surest way to woo a potential love interest is to brush up on driving skills.

Cycle lane retrial faces hurdles

As NZTA apologises for an ill-conceived cycle lane trial, they advise of a new one.

Transport minister Simon Bridges and Whatumoana Paki, Maori King Tuheitia's son, turned the first sod on the Huntly Expressway project on Friday morning.

Sod turned on Huntly expressway

Transport minister Simon Bridges has turned the first sod on the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway.

lifestyle vehicles

Kia reveals new look Sportage

The new Sportage's face has had a significant redesign.

Korean brand showcases sharp new style for mid-sized SUV.

New engine to boost Prado

Shhhh - don't yell it to the rooftops, but one of Toyota's most popular SUVs has gone all whisper-quiet.

New Sorento brings heightened levels of quality and refinement, as well as more space, improved dynamics and better looks.

Sorento - for town and country

The new and much improved Sorento is a versatile rig that is fit for both town and country. So is there anything awry with it?

road tests

Drool Britannia

On the open road is where the new 'baby Jag' with oodles of balance, poise and grip.

Jaguar introduces the car it has promised and we've lusted after since the famous Mk II sedan was discontinued in the late 60s.

Crisply-styled Korean

Cute as a button crossover charms on price and could shake up the market as a result.

This VXR may be at the top of Holden's new Astra line-up, but there's also a less-powerful, smaller-engined GTC model if the hot-hatch is too hot for you.

Polish Holdens impress

European-sourced Astra VXR and GTC sports-hatches are useful additions to Holden's New Zealand lineup.

bikes

Triumph shows Triple benefits

The Speed Triple might be an old-school streetbike by current standards, but it doesn't look like a ten-year old, nor behave like one.

Triumph's Speed Triple is still a treat, but you pay more for it.

Yamaha's bantamweight champ

The Yamaha R3 proves that the ‘less is more’ thing applies to motorcycles of all denominations.

The G2 P51 Combat Fighter, "Black Flag" variant.

Huge price tag on custom bike gallery

It looks like a Lego fan designed it and it doesn't come cheap.

shows

Cabriolet crowned best in show

This 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A was best of show at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, US.

A stunning 1924 Italian cabriolet has won the best in show award at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Unorthodox bike re-build

Classic bike enthusiasts may cringe when they see what James Currie delivers at Grand National Rod and Custom Show.

A 1964 Ford Fairline drives off after winning the "Worst of Show" award at the Concours d'Lemon.

A tongue-in-cheek look at bad cars gallery

Prestigious Pebble Beach car show also has its its fun side with the Concours d'Lemon.

customs & classics

Alfa Romeo museum a must see gallery

1969 33/2 Coupe Speciale concept.

As the creator of some beautiful machines, a visit to the Alfa Romeo museum is a must-see for Italian car fans.

Vintage Holdens steal the show

It may not be everyone's cup of tea but three banged up-rusty Holdens caused a rustle on Saturday when more than 100 punters flocked from across the country for a Holden Auction in Hardings road, Riverlands.

The "BeerSter"; a custom creation modeled after 1930s Indianapolis 500 racers.

Getting your kicks on Route 66 gallery

A rolling museum of America's auto heritage race 3700 km along the iconic Route 66.

Video

Tug of war with tow truck

SUV driver fights a tug of war with a tow-truck in desperate attempt to stop vehicle being taken.

quizzes

Are you a shining light?

The front headlight of a 2015 Dodge Viper SRT is pictured at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in New York City.

How well do you know your headlights?

Aston Martin's first 100 years

Iconic British sports car brand Aston Martin this month celebrated its 100th birthday.

Chevrolet Corvette quiz

Quiz: A feast of Ferraris

Motorsport

Marquez takes British GP pole

Marc Marquez takes a corner ahead of Scott Redding during qualifying for the British GP at Silverstone.

8:36 AM  Honda's MotoGP world champion smashed his own lap record to take pole position for the British Grand Prix.

IndyCar's too risky; shut it down video

OPINION: After the latestIndyCar tragedy - Justin Wilson struck on the head by flying debris - it's time to shut down this ridiculously dangerous form of racing.

Natzke in battle for Euro motocross crown

Organs donated from Indycar victim

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