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Gear up for the Kumeu Car Show

Expect to see over 4000 more cars like this 1930 Studebaker at The 23rd Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival this weekend.

Looking for something to do this weekend? The 23rd Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival will be full throttle.

The ingenious toll scam video

The curtain has come down on Joshua West's crime.

How one US driver's cunning plan to avoid paying a $1.75 road toll came unstuck.

Watch: Biker films hit and run video

The biker escapes being run over by an oncoming car.

A car drives away after causing an accident, but there is a happy ending to this.

Watch: Shop rammed by SUV video

The SUV crashing into the shop in Palm Springs.

She wasn't happy with the service, so she rammed her SUV into the shop. Only in America.

'Sorry can't go any faster'

The homemade sign seen around the world.

The honest NZ homemade bumper sticker aimed at frustrated motorists.

Electric Lexus LS confirmed video

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 is introduced during the North American International Auto Show.

Hybrid or hydrogen-fuelled electric Lexus LS on the way.

Your taxi? It's above you video

Artist’s impression of the multipropeller CityAirbus vehicle.

This is not sci-fi - aerospace giant Airbus to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car by the end of year.

BMW unfazed by Trump threat video

Donald Trump: "I would tell BMW, if they want to build a factory in Mexico and sell the cars in the US without paying a ...

German car giant not changing plans to build plant in Mexico despite US President-elect's import duty threat.

Boat stuck under bridge

A truck carrying a boat on its trailer got stuck under a rail bridge on SH1, just south of Waikanae, on Monday evening.

Truck carrying boat gets stuck under rail bridge on State Highway 1 in Waikanae.

'Blood on their hands'

Grovetown man Paora Mackie with the z-nail that punctured his tyre on State Highway 1, just north of the Grove Rd bridge.

Nails scattered on a highway just outside Blenheim could cause a fatal crash, police warn.

57kmh, downhill: fined

In December and January each year, the New Zealand police issue speeding tickets for motorists only 4kmh over the speed ...

Why do some parts of the country attract so many more speeding fines than others?

Lego Batmobile - as cool as it sounds video

The Lego Batmobile took 222 hours to design.

It comes in 12 shades of black, cause... Batman.

Trump threatens BMW video

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said BMW should build its new car factory in the United States because this would be ...

President-elect will impose border tax if cars are exported to US from a new Mexican plant.

How to wash your car in 15 mins video

All you need are microfibre towels, a paint drying lubricant, and a spray wax.

Go from grime to shine in no time at all with this guide.

George Michael's car becomes shrine video

Fans mourning the late singer.

The late singer's Land Rover has been covered in flowers, messages and other tributes.

Auto show concepts: hit or miss?

The I.D. Buzz seats up to eight and lets the driver's seat face the rear when the minivan is in self-driving mode.

The future of motoring or consigned to the dustbin? A look at the some of the concept vehicles on display in Detroit.

The electric car race

Note compact went on sale in November 2016.

Around the world automakers are focusing more and more on environmentally friendly vehicles.

Italy snubs Germans on Fiat

Fiat-Chrysler is under investigation by the US Justice Department over its alleged failure to disclose software that ...

Germany wants a closer look at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's vehicles to ensure they meet European emission rules.

Inside a $490,000 Rolls-Royce video

There's luxury, and then there's extreme luxury.

Did someone say luxury? This is the closest most of us will get to inside a Rolls-Royce Ghost (sadly).

More speed cameras coming

The Wellington region is home to one of the country's most snap-happy speed cameras at Whitford Brown Ave in Porirua.

Motorists face a crackdown as police plan a rollout of new cameras in speeding hotspots.

Snowplough driver run off road

A truck driver attempts to pass a snow plough, but clips it, sending the snow plough off the road into a canyon.

US driver lucky to be alive after surviving a 90-metre fall down a canyon when he was clipped by a truck.

Trump's new beast

President-elect Donald Trump's new beast limo may make its first appearance on inauguration day.

Tear gas cannons, a shotgun, and even bottles of his blood type are all part of the new presidential car fleet.

Speeding driver watching 'roos

Kangaroos are a hazard on many WA roads, but best to slow down when they're around.

Motorist tells police he was driving at 150kmh because he was 'looking out for kangaroos'?

US$1b penalty for Takata

Faulty Takata air bags have been linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide.

The Japanese air bag maker has pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing.

13 shots at a driver's licence

Sean Fisk passed his full licence test on a second attempt, and believes drivers should be given the opportunity to at ...

Nearly 10,000 Kiwis who got their full licence last year had previously failed - one of them, 13 times.

Cruising in an Astra sedan

Holden's new 'Astra sedan' is really a new-generation Cruze. You can tell, although it still looks sharp.

New four-door is a global model, but Holden is thinking local when it comes to the name. We drive it.

End date for Aussie Holdens

Holden plans to build 30,000 more Aussie Commodores before production ends on October 20.

On October 20 this year, Australian Commodore production finishes for good.

Govt rubbished over road toll

The number of road deaths involving trucks has halved between 1994 and 2015, the Road Transport Forum said.

Is our road safety strategy actually causing 'unnecessary deaths'?

2017 Detroit motor show

The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept was one of the stars of the show.

After years of show-stopping concept cars, big American brands were subdued this time around.

$1.4bn air-bag settlement

The Takata air-bag recall is affecting millions of vehicles across the globe.

Criminal charges could be possible in Takata Corporation airbag recall.

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