Motoring

Police candid about speed camera

Wainuiomata speed camera

Police have explained the reason for Wainuiomata Hill speed camera, after Hutt City mayor labelled it 'a bit extreme'.

You can be 'Easy Rider' for about NZ$1.2m

Peter Fonda's Easy Rider chopper is going to auction.

Peter Fonda's Captain America chopper from Easy Rider has come to symbolise the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

Bad habits cause full driving licence fail

driving

A woman was reduced to tears after failing her full licence test, despite driving for the past 14 years.

Yamaha's steeper learning curve

Yamaha XJ6

The new XJ6-N is a not-so-gentle little LAMS bike.

Just purchased Lambo written off in Sydney crash

The Lamborghini Murcielago was a write-off.

He had just bought his dream machine when this happened. And he wasn't even driving it.

Critics expect it's foot down now on Transmission Gully

transmission gully

National's win likely means controversial Transmission Gully roading project will be gearing up.

Top-performing family-sized diesel hatchbacks

Top-performing family-sized diesel hatchbacks

While increased road user charges are starting to stifle the benefits of diesel cars in NZ, such cars are still worth buying for the way they drive.

Pocket Audi rocket is a real pleaser

Audi S1 Sportback

Audi reintroduces its famous S1 badge with a low-flying missile that is a magnificent entry-level addition to its S model portfolio.

Hottest WRX matures to stir the soul

Subaru WRX STi

The turbocharged Impreza, long the favourite of boy-racers the world over, appears to have matured into a more manly drive.

Verna's big Chevy was like driving a double bed

1966 Chevrolet Pillarless Hardtop Caprice

Verna Chambers' 1966 Chevrolet Pillarless Hardtop Caprice is part of the furniture.

Inventor joins climate change drive

DIY electric car saves money, planet

Ginny and Pat Rickets

Takaka inventor Albie Burgers' electric car can travel 50 kilometres and cost him $1.

Found: Rare Jaguar E-Type stolen in 1968

This 1967 Jaguar XK-E convertible, stolen in 1968, was spotted by US Customs and Border Protection in Los Angeles as it was being readied for shipment to the Netherlands.

Rare 1967 Jaguar E-Type stolen in 1968 was spotted eagle-eyed customs officer in Los Angeles.

Double trouble as man steals Ferrari twice

A Fontana Police Department photo of a 2014 Ferrari 458 Spider that was allegedly stolen twice by the same man within 24 hours.

A man has doubled his trouble by allegedly stealing the same Ferrari car twice in the space of 24 hours.

Kiwi tastes victory at UK classic car race meet

timaru goodwood revival lotus roger wills

Kiwi wins prestigious trophy at the Goodwood Revival classic car race meeting in England.

New radar gun to catch texting drivers

Radar gun

Police could soon be equipped with a hand-held device to catch drivers using their phone behind the wheel.

Something old, something new with latest Yaris

Toyota Yaris ZR

Toyota has facelifted its popular Yaris hatchback, and while its looks have been freshened, underneath it all it's a case of same-old same- old.

Inky Tulloch’s Camaro bound to draw crowd

Ian ’Inky’ Tulloch and Grant Aitken

Southland motorsport personality Ian ''Inky'' Tulloch is set to turn a few heads - well, his car will at least.

Three old Chevys become one stunner

New Plymouth couple are the proud owners of NZ's first custom-made 789 which is a melting pot of old Chevrolets.

New Plymouth couple are the proud owners of NZ's first custom-made 789 which is a melting pot of old Chevrolets.

Round-the-world biker on ride of his life

The odometer ticked over 22,436 miles on Rhys Lawrey's Triumph Tiger 800XC motorbike as he rode into Nelson.

Man buys 30 new Rolls-Royces

Rolls-Royce Phantom

If buying one Rolls-Royce is a symbol telling the world how successful you are, what does 30 say?

Eight die in China bus stop crash

Freight truck loses control and crashes into a bus stop in China, killing eight people and injuring six others.

Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

JUSTIN PRITCHARD

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - until now.

New 110kmh speed limit in pipeline

Durham St traffic jam

Open-road speed limits could increase to 110kmh on some roads by the end of next year.

Cambridge's $230m expressway ahead

Seven bridges, a viaduct and target of 2016

	 The Karapiro Gully

One year on and work on the $230 million Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway is further down the road than anticipated.

Hastings speed limit debate gathers pace

Speed limit 100kmh

Council receives more than 1000 responses on whether some roads should revert to 100kmh limit.

New York parking spaces come with $1m price tag

Cars parked in New York.

New York property developer offering the uber-wealthy the opportunity to buy a condo parking spot for a cool US$1m.

Batman director teases new Batmobile

The movie is still 18 months away but the teasing continues around what the new Batmobile will look like.

The movie is still 18 months away but the teasing continues around what the new Batmobile will look like.

Angry motorist backs his car off a tow truck

Motorist incensed with a having his car towed jumps into it, reverses off a tow truck and drives it away.

Motorist incensed with a having his car towed jumps into it, reverses off a tow truck and drives it away.

Maxi-scooter for a mini-price

CF Moto JetMax 250

CF Moto's cheap-as-chips scooter could get away with a much higher sticker, if it wasn't Chinese.

Forced induction fine but which type?

Jaguar supercharger

Few car makers are using the supercharger but does that mean it is not as good as the turbocharger?

Self-driving cars now chat with each other

Cars that drive themselves now chatting with each other.

The top 5 Ferraris of the modern era

Ferrari LaFerrari

Five influential Ferraris created under the watch of Luca di Montezemolo.

Residents question positioning of speed camera

speed cam

There are claims a new speed camera has been hidden behind a tree to increase revenue.

Fastest road cars to 100kmh

Fastest road cars to 100kmh

The arbitrary zero to 100kmh time has provided the main deciding factor in that usual ''down the pub'' process of bragging rights.

Atalanta car re-born after 75 year hiatus

After an absence of 75 years, a new Atalanta motor car has been officially launched.

After an absence of 75 years, a new Atalanta motor car has been officially launched.

Kiwis keen on new Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang burnout

Interest in Ford's new version of its iconic Mustang is accelerating in New Zealand.

All black Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition

Aston Martin's Carbon Edition Vanquish includes a fully blacked-out version.

Flagship Aston gets blacked-out for new special edition.

New engine for revamped Polo

Volkswagen Polo hatch.

VWs Polo hatchback has been facelifted, and the big news is installation of a latest-generation turbocharged engine.

Holy expletive! Ferrari race prep fun, terrifying

Ferrari Challenge

When Jason H Harper pulled into the pits his fire-resistant socks were soaked through with sweat and he had only been the co-driver.

Holiday Highway gets final approval

Northern Motorway traffic jam

The EPA has confirmed its go-ahead for a controversial highway from Puhoi to Warkworth.

AMG GT replaces Mercedes-Benz SLS Gullwing

Mercedes-AMG GT

German brand has taken the covers off its SLS Gullwing replacement.

Holden reveals the world's most powerful ute

HSV GTS Maloo ute

Holden confirms it will build the world's fastest production ute from later this year.

Revived Vauxhall Viva could be sold as Holden

Vauxhall Viva teaser image

Holden's British sister brand Vauxhall has teased a new city car carrying the Viva nameplate.

Greens plug in motorists with cash tempter

electric car

Drivers of electric cars will get $1000 "cash back" payments under a Green government.

Mazda MX-5 owners rewrite record book

MX-5 owners

A world record for the largest gathering of Mazda MX-5 cars has been smashed, with help from a Nelson-based organiser.

Ferrari boss quits leaving Fiat head in driving seat

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (left) and Sergio Marchionne

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has quit as Ferrari chairman after clashing with the boss of parent Fiat group over the F1 team's poor results.

The full guide to Ford's final Falcon range

Ford's final Falcon range.

Fewer models but new tech and mild styling updates for outgoing Falcon sedan and ute.

Ozy's in love with his English beauties

Greg

New Plymouth man's fixation with wheels has turned into a cluster of classic cars.

Cars worth Holden on to

holden

Mark Grey's obsession with Holden cars started when he was just a young boy.

The Mazda with the most active safety

Mazda3 sedan

The top model in the third-generation Mazda3 range is memorable for its very high level of safety specification.
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