It was a case of helmet chin straps on as British police hit the streets in two-door convertibles over 50 years ago.
From towing his boat to lugging around 190kg welders, Lou McCauley's 1971Falcon ute has never missed a beat.
After 53 years, Ford's Australian large car, the Falcon, has been given 3 years to live.
A scooter rider in China has escaped serious injury after acting like a pinball in an unusual crash sequence.
Ford confirms its Australian plants will close and with them 1200 jobs and the Falcon model.
Germans are running hot over a politician's speed limit suggestion for the country's autobahns.
Dubai's police force has been "busted" over claims its supercar patrol car fleet now boasts a Bugatti Veyron.
An electrified 1967 VW that will only run when its mentioned in social media is to attempt a 1600 kilometre US road trip.
A one-off virtual-turned-reality supercar is set to rev up Kiwi car fans later this year.
Young woman is the latest to join list of dumb tweets after claiming to knock cyclist over while driving.
Mercedes-Benz's high-performance seven-seater SUV oozes aggression, but don't take it off-road.
ROB MAETZIG - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand is to get Ford's new pint-sized SUV, the EcoSport but it won't be until next year.
ROB MAETZIG - © Fairfax NZ NewsIf you don't laugh you could go nuts trying to fathom the mad driving habits of motorists in India.
DAN GELSTON - APCount New Zealand's Scott Dixon as a fan of starting an IndyCar Series race three wide. At Indianapolis, it's a given. At Pocono, it's a whole new thrill.
A one-off 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake has sold for a record NZ$1.58m at auction.
GUY HAND - AAPThe top four drivers in the V8 Supercars championship have all been penalised after Ford's Will Davison joined a star-studded naughty list following the sport's American debut.
Woman working at McDonald's spots her stolen SUV in the drive-thru.
New CC100 Speedster concept a nod to past and future for troubled British brand, Aston Martin.
MATT CAMPBELLUK supermarket selling full-size formula one simulator for NZ$168,000.
Dubai Police adds a Bugatti Veyron to its fleet.
The V8 Supercars’ American adventure has had its aftermath in the stewards’ room.
Two teenagers on a stolen scooter led police on a low-speed pursuit in Wellington today.
Hot on the heels of a deal to distribute Alfa Romeo, Fiat Dodge and Jeep here, Sydney-based Kiwi rich-lister Neville Crichton hints at another.
It loses nothing in fun and cheek, but this coupe come hatch does a better job of looking after passengers.
For Holden's Jamie Whincup, it was an American dream. For Ford's Will Davison, it was a star-spangled spanner in the works.
Petrol tax must rise as fuel efficient cars mean drivers are paying less but there is no formula for where the extra money will be spent, PM says.
GARY GRAVES - APNew Zealand's Scott Dixon has qualified in 16th place for Indianapolis 500.
GUY HAND - AAPJamie Whincup extend championship lead by winning the landmark first two V8 Supercars races held in the US.
Aston Martin car sells for NZ$6m, setting a new world-record price for the brand.
PAUL OWEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsNever has BMW's R1200GS been so desirable.
Motoring's ugliest duckling has been transformed but it still lacks swan-like gracefulness.
JULIEN PRETOT - ReutersWorld championship leader Marc Marquez, riding a Honda, has his second pole position in MotoGP.
GUY HAND - AAPCraig Lowndes left it late, but still proved the star of the Lone Star state on the V8 Supercars' American debut.
DAVE MOORE - © Fairfax NZ NewsBMW introduces a free lunch for diesel lovers.
LARRY PRINTZAn ideal name can summarise a vehicle's personality perfectly but the wrong one can send a never intended message.
Bad news for motorists as petrol prices are lifted by 4c a litre on back of falling dollar.
Driver falls about 20m from his truck on to a road in a dramatic Melbourne crash.
Drivers face paying $135 extra over the next three years, with legislation to increase petrol tax being rushed through Parliament.
Motoring journo destroys new facelifted Lamborghini Gallardo on a wet highway.
GUY HAND - AAPJames Courtney admits the V8 Supercars could introduce themselves to the United States with opening corner carnage.
From "active perfuming" to hot rock massages the new Mercedes-Benz flagship promises to redefine luxury motoring.
Take cover Ferrari and McLaren, the fastest, most powerful Porsche road car ever is a game changer.
Meet Ox the world's first flat-packed truck that can be assembled by three people in 11.5 hours.
Another candidate for the title of the worst car parker after parking attendant smashed through wall.
A BMW M5 sedan has been used to shatter the Guinness World Record for longest sustained drift.
Rising cybersecurity risks through cars prompt auto- safety regulator to start a new office focusing on the threat.
Negotiating with a car dealer is a perennial source of angst and frustration.
ROB MAETZIG - © Fairfax NZ NewsHonda is not sweating the small stuff as we try and figure out what's happened with New Zealand's entire Accord range.
ROB MAETZIG - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's all in the badging. So here's the story behind a BMW with a long-winded name - X1 sDrive 20d.
A Toyota sports car has sold for more than $1 million to a collector in the United States.
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