Old NZ GP racer restored

The 1953 Austin Healey ready to race in New Zealand.

A restored 1953 Austin Healey that raced in the 1954 NZ Grand Prix to make its worldwide public show debut in the UK.

Cool runnings for seven

Seven-seat bobsleigh pays tribute to seven-seat X-Trail. The car's the one on the right, by the way.

Nissan markets X-Trail crossover by creating a seven-seat bobsleigh. Nobody's sure why.

What was McQueen thinking?

Steve McQueen and Le Mans: focused on the racing rather than the film.

Doco explores the megabuck disaster that was Steve McQueen's 1971 motor-racing movie homage.

Meet the latest prancing horse

2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso.

New V12 four-seater revealed ahead of Geneva motor show debut.

Don't mourn the Defender

Archaic Land Rover Defender stopped being useful as an actual vehicle ages ago. This is a pedal car, by the way.

OPINION: Some people just can't accept their favourite cars are obsolete. The internet is to blame.

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news

Backyard car dealers in Trade Me's sights

Anyone who sells more than six vehicles in a year must be registered as a trader.

Changes should mean you're less likely to buy a car off a dodgy dealer on Trade Me.

Cool runnings for seven

Nissan markets X-Trail crossover by creating a seven-seat bobsleigh. Nobody's sure why.

What was Steve McQueen thinking?

How to beat car sickness

lifestyle vehicles

Don't mourn dead weight Defender

Archaic Land Rover Defender stopped being useful as an actual vehicle ages ago. This is a pedal car, by the way.

OPINION: Some people just can't accept their favourite cars are obsolete. The internet is to blame.

Pajero Sport SUV is no soft-roader

Utes blended with SUVs are both old-school and the latest automotive fashion. We test the top-spec Pajero Sport VRX.

Bentley is offering a NZ$320k Breitling clock as an optional extra in its Bentayga SUV.

SUV has a $320,000 optional extra

Time is big money in Bentley's luxury Bentayga SUV.

road tests

Pajero Sport SUV is no soft-roader

Pajero Sport: SUV on top, quite a lot of Triton truck underneath.

Utes blended with SUVs are both old-school and the latest automotive fashion. We test the top-spec Pajero Sport VRX.

The car 007 really drove

The Vantage is an oldie but still oh-so-good - even without the James Bond references.

Faster, more lavish MX-5 Limited is expected to outsell entry-level GSX by more than two-to-one.

Limited MX-5 maintains appeal

Mazda creates Limited MX-5 that has added more engine capacity, more equipment and an automatic option.

bikes

Father mourns motorcyclist son

Rhys Middleton, killed in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 5, near Napier.

Rhys Middleton will be buried a year before he was supposed to get married.

An American 999cc 'starter bike'

Indian Motorcycle is going down — in size, scale and price.

Imposing fairing is impressively functional - surely shaped in a wind tunnel, argues writer Paul Owen.

Tunnel vision shapes Harley bagger

We might have General Motors to thank for this Harley's smooth performance.

shows

Meet the latest prancing horse

2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso.

New V12 four-seater revealed ahead of Geneva motor show debut.

Matt LeBlanc joins Top Gear video

The former Friends star and self-confessed "car nut" will co-host the new-look motoring show.

This stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB5 has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration and sold for US$781,000 (NZ$1.18m) at Bonham's auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Rare cars attract big money gallery

It seems that not everyone is strapped for cash in the weeks after Christmas.

customs & classics

Old NZ GP racer restored

The 1953 Austin Healey ready to race in New Zealand.

A restored 1953 Austin Healey that raced in the 1954 NZ Grand Prix to make its worldwide public show debut in the UK.

Big price for rare Merc roadster video

A rare Mercedes-Benz that failed to reach its expected price has still sold at auction for a whopping sum.

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Is this huge car price a record? video

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

Video

Is this huge car price a record?

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Women making impact in TRS pit lane

Canadian driver Devlin DeFrancesco talks with engineer Jennifer Lloyd during a round of this year's Toyota Racing Series.

Females making inroads into pit lane of Australasia’s top single-seater motor racing series, which reaches its climax on Sunday.

Battle of the Streets still going strong

A tragedy in Paeroa lead to the suggestion of a street motorcycle race to put the town back on the map in a positive way.

Natzke scores Red Bull sponsorship

Bruce McLaren's widow dies

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