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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.

Round and round we go video

Roundabout at the intersection of Collingwood St and Grove St.

Kiwis continue to be lax in their roundabout way of approaching simple traffic intersections.

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.

Kiwi's Detroit built classic

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.

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

BoosterJet Vitara is all go

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

What's the hold up?

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

Kia teases new Rio

World's first self-driving taxis debut

lifestyle vehicles

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.

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.

Honda HR-V gets AWD for NZ market

Honda HR-V AWD

New Zealand gets a special deal for this new small SUV.

Could the new Colorado top the class? video

The facelifted Holden Colorado in action during its Queensland first drive.

We introduce the quieter and more refined Holden Colorado ute.

road tests

Corolla hybrid a model of consistency video

Mild-mannered Corolla on the outside, mild-mannered petrol-electric hybrid on the inside.

The new petrol-electric Corolla is thrifty for sure. But it's also a quiet achiever in other ways.

Jaguar pumps up the volume video

Jaguar XE S looks low-key, although optional Black Pack and Venom alloys add a sense of menace.

Jaguar's supercharged XE gets better with every interaction. Sounds better too, reports David Linklater.

Jeep Cherokees celebrate 75 years video

New 75th Anniversary lineup includes Grand Cherokee (left) and Cherokee models.

More style than substance as iconic American brand marks 75 years with a bit of bronze and orange.

The world's coolest campervan video

The most awesome awning attachment you can buy: VW's T6 van-based California, in top Ocean specification.

Incredible design and packaging is only the start of the California's appeal.

bikes

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.

Keanu Reeves will build you a motorcycle

Avid motorcycle fan and actor Keanu Reeves takes part in the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Don't mistake Keanu Reeves for some nice-guy motorcycle dilettante.

Ducati shows off customised XDiavel

Ducati's XDiavel by Roland Sands at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

A one-off customised Ducati xDiavel has wowed those attending the largest motorcycle rally in the USA.

Motorised bikes to dodge ban

Sam Volk and Peter Ralton were convicted for riding modified bicycles similar to this while disqualified from driving.

Disqualified drivers thought motorised pushbikes were a "loophole around the law".

shows

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.

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.

Got $3m? You still can't buy this Lambo gallery

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In the world of exotic cars, exclusivity is everything.

customs & classics

Jaguar and Shelby set sale records video

This 1955 Jaguar D-Type set an auction price record for a British car when it was sold for NZ$29.9m in Monterey, California.

Monster prices paid for classic sports cars, including a Le Mans winner, at auction in the US.

Best of the best show car

A 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C owned by French Art Deco car collectors Peter and Merle Mullins has won the first inaugural ...

A 1937 Art Deco-styled French car has been named best of the best from the world's most prestigious car shows.

Want to race like Stirling Moss?

Lister Motor Company's Knobbly Stirling Moss edition.

British company has built a NZ$1.79m racing time machine.

NZ classic car gifted to British museum

James Welch's restored 1948 Riley RMB which he has donated to Britain's National Motor Musuem.

A 68-year-old New Zealand-owned classic car now has a new home in England.

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Motorsport

Rosberg takes pole at Belgian GP

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took pole at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen races into second spot with Lewis Hamilton set to start last after grid penalty.

Van Gisbergen wins in Sydney

Kiwi driver closes in on Supercars leader Jamie Whincup with third win past six races.

Teen fastest, Hamilton penalised

Sydney 'huge' for Kiwi's title hopes

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Petrolheads in Porirua

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

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