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Petrolheads in Porirua

Colin Wansbrough, club president of the Western Bays Street Rodders, with his 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air.

It was petrolhead heaven in Porirua when the Western Bay Street Rodders car show roared into town.

Are petrolheads a dying breed?

Kiwis still care about performance, but it's a fine balance. One eye's always on the fuel gauge, says Ford survey.

Fuel requires deep thought for more Kiwis than ever before, according to new research.

Comic hero customised Harleys gallery

Captain America: Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special - Freedom.

Kiwi dealers among those who have created 27 Marvel-inspired custom bikes to celebrate Captain America's 75th birthday.

What's the hold up?

This traffic is going to take a while to clear.

UK motorists stuck in a 30km queue while police talk woman down from bridge.

Why are roundabouts so hard? video

Roundabout at the intersection of Collingwood St and Grove St.

Here's everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about roundabouts.

Kiwi's Detroit built classic a rarity

Kevan Dudson with the original 1934 Hudson Terraplane, one of the last of its kind in the world.

An original 1934 Hudson Terraplane now housed in Wairarapa is thought to be one of the last in the world.

Toyota Signature Class now strangely normal

The Corolla is now the most common Signature Class Toyota. See if you can spot one.

What's been the key to Toyota's success with its Signature Class programme? Everything from completely weird imports to the humble Corolla.

Kia teases new Rio

The Kia Rio is set to be revealed at the 2016 Paris motor show.

South Korean brand's set debut new city car.

BoosterJet Vitara is all go

Vitara Turbo is easily recognsiable via a five-slotted chrome grille and red-rimmed lights.

Suzuki has added a pair of out-there turbo models to its Vitara small SUV fleet.

Uber loses US$1.3b in 6 months

Uber investors were told that the biggest source of the company's losses is subsidies its pays for its drivers.

Uber may be gaining riders. It may be on the cutting edge of technology. But it's also a money-loser.

Prius plug-in better late then never video

One careful refurbishment: Toyota offering plug-in Prius through its Signature Class used-car programme.

The most hi-tech Toyota Prius now available in NZ is actually a used car.

World's first self-driving taxis debut

An autonomous vehicle is parked for its test drive in Singapore. The world's first self-driving taxis, operated by ...

Dozens sign up to hail a free ride in driverless taxis through their smartphones.

Meet the world's fastest truck video

Volvo's "Iron Knight", the world's fastest truck over standing 500m and 1000m distances.

Volvo's "Iron Knight" is a truck specially built for breaking world speed records.

Yamaha's MT 'daddy' fails DNA test

MT-10 handles like an upright R1 sportsbike: similar weight distribution, short wheelbase and sporty geometry.

The MT-name says streetbike, but this new Yamaha is more like a naked sportsbike.

Renault ends Megane RS era

The Megane RS won plenty of fans with its blend of performance and style.

Hot hatch favourite put to pasture.

Harley-Davidson unveils new motor

Harley-Davidson's new Milwaukee-Eight engine.

Harley-Davidson is to introduced an all-new engine, the Milwaukee-Eight, named for the city where the company was born.

Crazy Beetle gathering theme video

Volkswagen's "Denim Beetle" is presented at the  12th Beetle Sunshine Tour in Germany.

World's largest privately organised Volkswagen Beetle meet was not for squares.

Where $1m cars are ho-hum gallery video

2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

There are very few places in the world where you walk past a million dollar car without blinking.

Shoddy NZ road safety disappoints

Make it click: Police are disappointed with the number of NZ motorists who are not wearing seat belts.

Kiwi motorists have been accused of not taking their own road safety seriously.

Tesla claims quickest car title

A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California, US.

More power for groundbreaking electric machine.

Roger Federer as never seen before video

Roger Federer as Andre Agassi in an advert for Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz has managed to show tennis great Roger Federer as he's never been seen before.

Ram meets Fiat 500 video

Family album: baby Fiat 500 and brutish Ram are made by the same company.

What happens when Fiat Chrysler's largest model meets its smallest?

When turns are too tight video

Over the edge on the Pahiatua Track.

When trucks and buses travel on narrow, winding roads there can be trouble.

Throttle down for self-drive cars video

150415. News. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ.  Tesla S owner Sean Dick in auto pilot on the Wellington motorway.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges wants trials to begin this year - but is technology ready?

Motoring into the future

You may soon be able to order a self-driving car from your local Caltex service station.

You may soon be able use an app to order your vehicle to pick you up.

Worst celebrity car crashes video

Celebrities don't seem much better at driving than us mere mortals.

WATCH: After Leo DiCaprio was involved in a car accident in the Hamptons, we look back on Hollywoods's most famous wrecks.

Self-driving cars closer than you think

Uber's self-driving Volvo, being tested in Pittsburgh this month.

Government keen on self-driving car tests in NZ by the end of the year, but don't tear up your driver's licence yet.

McLaren's supercar for touring gallery video

McLaren's 570GT concept which was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Conours d'Elegance.

In the drive to sell more cars, McLaren realised it had a problem.

Mega-sized Merc in catch-up mode

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 350d.

This big Merc appears to be struggling with the increased expectations of XXL-sized SUV buyers.

Car rules cheats

The Ford C-Max hybrid.

Here's proof that Volkswagen isn't the only carmaker to cheat to get around a rule.

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