Customs and Classics

The 'Trippy Tippy Hippy Van' video

The Trippy Tippy Hippy Van races on its side in the US.

On its side is the right way up for a wacky Volkswagen Kombi race car in the US.

Caravan thieves steal slice of history

The Brabham at the Hampton Downs race track in north Waikato.

Vintage car linked to Great Train Robbers was stored inside stolen caravan.

Beatle's famous Rolls-Royce going home video

John Lennon's Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Rolls-Royce Phantom V.

An exclusive Rolls-Royce exhibition is getting a little help from a colourful version once owned by John Lennon.

'New' 1957 Jaguar worth $1.76m

Essentially a D-Type racer for the road, XKSS is one of the world's rarest cars. But a little less rare now.

The rebooted XKSS is the first to be completed of a production run of just nine cars.

Steve McQueen loved his rare Jaguar video

Steve McQueen was not only the King of Cool, but also an obsessive collector of cool cars and bikes.

The "King of Cool" made these rare Jaguars famous and now a $1.76m example is being delivered to NZ.

Fast car comes home

Ernie Caske, 94, has been reunited with the Speedway Midget Car he built in 1946 - 71 years ago.

A 94-year-old Manawatu man has been reunited with the speedy car he built in 1946.  

Kiwi tracks Maserati racers

Wellington writer and motorsport enthusiast Terry Collier with a Maserati 250F at Southward Car Museum.

Terry Collier has been delving into the time when Levin was a major motor racing centre.

VW Trixie's electric trick

Carl Penwarden who has converted his 1965 VW Beetle into an electric vehicle.

It looks like a 52-year-old Volkswagen but electric power means it doesn't sound like one.

Cars you probably didn't know Kia built

A Mazda 808 by any other name is a Kia Brisa II. Apparently.

In early days, Kia got by with a lot of help from automotive friends.

Kiwi to reunite with classic racer at Silverstone

The iconic JPS BMW 635 CSi with Jim Richards at the wheel.

An iconic 34-year-old NZ-owned classic car is being flown halfway round the world to race again.

$2m Bugatti that Bob rebuilt is staying in NZ

The Bugatti's beautiful lines are displayed in this front three-quarter view.

The brilliant story of Bob's beautiful Bugatti continues with its sale for more than $2 million.

BMW Art Car goes digital gallery video

BMW Art Car.

The youngest ever artist to create a BMW Art Car has gone for an augmented-reality paint job.

Alfa Romeo wins beauty show video

The 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Prototipo that was best in show at the exclusive Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este ...

A one-off 60-year-old Alfa Romeo has won the prestigious "best in show" title at an exclusive automotive beauty contest.

$3.1m for never-driven 911

An undriven Porsche 911 fetched NZ$3.1 million at auction.

Why would you order a painstakingly custom-made Porsche but never drive it?

Rotary engine 50 years old video

The Mazda Cosmo introduced the Wankel engine to the automotive world.

When it comes to cult followings, their aren't too many as passionate as Mazda rotary fans.

Teen keeps old Bedfords trucking

Sophie Hammond is enjoying her restoration project, a 1950s Bedford K truck called Alice.

Sophie Hammond thinks her after school hobby is a "bit weird for a girl", especially a 16-year-old.

Roger Moore's top movie cars video

Lotus submarine is one of the greatest Bond 'cars' ever.

Not an Aston Martin in sight as we take a look the memorable cars the late British actor shared the screen with.

'So uncool, it's cool' video

Tom Henman with his 1992 Lada Cossack converted from petrol to diesel.

A young Nelsonian is proud to be seen in his Russian "joke on wheels".

Pet pony-for-pony car starts collection gallery

Speed family Ford Mustangs.

A family's collection of classic Ford Mustangs began with the exchange of a real horse.

Iconic Jaguars are vintage drives

Jaguar E-Type.

What's it like behind the wheel of a quartet of legendary Leaping Cats?

Kiwi's 1966 Mini is all-electric

Michael Laba with his pure-electric '66 Mini. It's been a labour of love for nearly two decades.

Quiet achiever turns classic small-car into into an electric vehicle

A beautiful handmade car video

The Runge Frankfurt Flyer 004.

You can't beat this car if you want something that looks amazing and is like nothing else out there.

Mint Ford Falcon missing

The 1971 Ford Falcon XY still has its original chrome.

The Mansons' car could be anywhere in the country after being stolen from northern Southland.

Old Torana may fetch $1m

This championship-winning Holden Torana is expected to attract bids exceeding $1 million.

Classic Holden racer up for auction in Sydney.

Fraudster addicted to BMWs video

A BMW 2002 Turbo.

An accountant in the US has lost his wife, children and even his freedom over claimed addiction to classic BMW cars.

Own a Lister Knobbly video

Only 10 of the cars are going to be produced.

A road-going version of the legendary motor car is being produced - but only 10 are being made.

Haval SUVs launching in NZ

Haval's H6 SUV.

China's number one selling SUV maker is coming to the New Zealand market.

Vintage treasure trove sold video

The 1906 Model N sold for $60,500.

Some of the top lots went for over $60,000 and their new owners couldn't be happier.

A Morrie love affair

Jeff and Doreen Attwood's restored 1962 Morris Minor won Best Car at the 26th Morris Minor Convention.

​Jeff Attwood has two enduring loves in his life and he regularly gets to drive with both.

Cars named after places

Lotus Evora.

Here's a handful of cars that you may not have realised were named after places.

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