Uber drivers pick up passengers in new Ford Mustangs, deliver to meet All Blacks

Uber passengers can be picked up in new Ford Mustangs and delivered to meet All Blacks today.

Abarth 124 Spider still has the X-factor

Abarth's new roadster succeeds in offering a very different driving experience to the Mazda MX-5 on which it's based.

Exploding tyre destroys SUV

Driver suffers broken leg as an exploding tyre destroys his SUV.

Council backtracks on decision to install traffic lights at Wellington's most puzzling intersection

Wellington's most baffling intersection won't get traffic lights, after council U-turn.

Napier car dealer told to pay up after selling dodgy vehicle

A Napier dealer sold a faulty car to a German tourist. It lasted just 20 days.

Ken Block tackling Pikes Peak in wild Hoonicorn Mustang

Gymkhana is morphing into Climbkhana for US speed demon Ken Block.

'Buy Now' button on phone secures 1964 Aston Martin DB5 for NZ$1.4m

A man has hit the "buy now" button on his phone to pay NZ$1.4m for a classic car in what is being touted as the largest known in-app purchase ever.

BMW crashes into basketball practice

A BMW has gate crashed a basketball stadium in China narrowly missing a player practising three-point shots.

Roaming the Moto Guzzi V9's low-tech world

Moto Guzzi's new V9 Roamer is retro-by-necessity - and all the more appealing for that.

Classic car enthusiast to sell collection of 30 rare, vintage marques at auction

Classic car collection that would make a superspy envious go up for auction.

London insists on English requirement for private hire drivers

London's battle with Uber intensives as transport bosses impose English language requirement for drivers.

Cop nearly hit as motorist slams into parked patrol car

Speeding ute slams into parked police car narrowly missing officer who had been helping stranded motorists.

Aussie driver carts everything including the washing machine

Josh Von Loeben couldn't quite believe what was stuffed in a car travelling down a highway in Australia.

Five weird and unsuccessful Ford Falcons you might like to collect

Forget about the real classics, we reckon the oddball Falcons are the ones worth keeping.

Mother welcomes demise of bridge where her son died in fatal crash

A mother wouldn't cross it after her son, one of seven victims, was killed there. Now no-one will.

There's a case for the Chevrolet Tahoe in Holden's SUV family

It's a shame that none of Holden new SUV models being sourced from all over the globe will be based on the Chevrolet Tahoe.

Preserved classic cars honoured with awards

A 1952 Ferrari is the latest classic car to be honoured with a worldwide preservation award.

MoT survey shows surge in public support for 110kmh open road speed limit

A growing number of Kiwis are calling for the speed limit to be raised.

Another year of road works for Christchurch's busy Riccarton Road

New bus lanes and water pipes for Riccarton Rd will take until October 2017 to complete.

Waimate 50 passenger meets the age of eligibility by days

If Kennedy Brown-Innes had been born three days later, she would have missed out on her dream to be in 2016 Waimate 50.

Video reveals contender for Wellington's worst piece of driving

Police vow to follow up with driver after posting alarming video footage.

Manfeild to host classic Mustangs in historic muscle car gathering

Some historic muscle cars are bound for Manfeild in Feilding.

Elton Goonan in petrolhead heaven as Hampton Downs track manager

Motorsport has helped Elton Goonan travel the world but the boy from Hikutaia, near Paeroa is back home and doing what many people would consider a dream job.

Petrol threatens $2 a litre mark after third price increase in a week

The cost of filling up the car is nearing a psychological level as global oil prices rise.

Ford NZ's new SUV is something starting with 'E'

Forget about Kuga: Ford NZ's updated medium-SUV will be called Escape from December.

Mum charged after filming 7-year-old son driving

An woman in the US is facing child neglect charges after letting her 7-year-old son drive her car.

BMW reveals Mini Countryman hybrid

Mini's first foray into the hybrid market, the second-generation Countryman, set for sale in 2017.

Problem intersection requires better safety measures

A blind corner and speed increase risk at the intersection of State Highway 1 and 29.

Little bit of Camry, little bit of HSV in every right-hand-drive Ram truck

We take a peek inside the Australian factory that makes RHD Ram trucks for NZ. Just don't call it a ''conversion''.

How Apple backed away from a titanic carmaking plan

Apple has drastically scaled back its automotive ambitions according to people familiar with the project.

'It got away on me' - driver tells of surviving 167kmh crash during Targa Rally

Kim McLeod crashed in the best place possible - a paddock owned by a paramedic.

Inside the NZ government's preparation for driverless cars

The Minister for Transport loves to talk up new technology. But the ministry is a bit more timid.

Honda Civic RS Turbo is tasty treat before main course

It seems such a shame that the new Honda Civic is a sedan.

Vehicles crash into ponds

Pedal confusion and a shoelace are being blamed for these two dramatic crashes of vehicles in ponds.

Dominic hoping it's 'Storey' time in Hampton Downs, Highlands 101 enduros

Kiwi Dominic Storey's motorsport dreams rekindled with drive in Aussie endurance series that's about to hit NZ's shores.

Marlborough truck drivers get tips on emergency braking at Base Woodbourne

South of Kaikoura, trucks roll over all the time. Drivers will have more respect for corners after this.

The five coolest Soviet-era cars

Some Eastern European cars really rocked. No, truly.

Four doors help make this BMW coupe a desirable drive

This BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe may not be the most powerful Beemer around - but its one of the prettiest.

Honda unveils new CR-V

Reborn SUV ready to tackle Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4.

Couple buy the last Ford Falcon XR6 sedan made in Australia, getting a piece of motoring history

The couple didn't plan to buy a piece of Australian history, but got swept up by auction fever.

Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era

Carmakers are being forced back to using bigger engines, as tests expose major flaws.

South Auckland wheel clamping called 'threatening' and 'over the top'

Complaints that company is clamping cars with children in the back or while the engine is still running.

Business pledge will see another 1450 electric cars on the roads by 2019

Thirty firms promise 1450 electric cars on the road in three years.

Deathly quiet ride in Tesla Model S hearse

Go gently into that good night.

Tickford teases Ford Mustang upgrades

More power, sharper looks on the way for popular pony car.

Drunk driver flees checkpoint with police officer on bonnet

A police officer clung to the bonnet of a drink driver's car for 2km after it fled a checkpoint in China.

Restored 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT gets track run

Lamborghini's painstaking restoration of a 350 GT from 1964 has involved nearly 2000 hours of work.

Organisers gear up for Waimate 50 despite uncertain future

Thousands expected to flock to Waimate over next two weekends for popular motorsport extravaganza.

Ken Block unveils monstrous Hoonicorn V2 Mustang

Ken Block has gone OTT with a reworking of his Hoonicorn 1965 Mustang.

New Holden Spark lighting up New Zealand's micro-car scene

Holden's new Spark deserves it place as the first-ever micro car to be considered for NZ Car of the Year honours.
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