Motorsport

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.

Paddon keen on Finish pace

Seb Marshall (left) and Hayden Paddon will contest their fourth WRC event together in the fast flowing Finish event.

Hayden Paddon is keen to be on the pace from the opening kilometre of Rally Finland.

Duncan back on top

Courtney Duncan currently leads the world championship standings.

Kiwi motorcross star returns to the top of women's world championship standings.

Uncertain future for Hartley, Bamber

Timo Bernhard and Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber have been on the podium in all four of their races this season.

They are killing it in the World Endurance Championship, but top Kiwi drivers Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber could both be looking for jobs at the end of the season.

Warkworth's speedway prodigy

Scotty Farmer and his brother, Mark.

Once a student at Warkworth Primary who frequented the Whangateau dirt track, Scotty is now living and competing in California.

Formula 1 cars to use 'halo'

Sebastian Vettel drives his Ferrrari with the halo, which will be compulsory for all cars from next year.

The controversial cockpit protection system will be used on Formula One cars from next year.

Another Munro sets land speed record video

Watch: Lee Munro - great-nephew of Burt Munro - screams across California desert on high-powered custom Indian Scout

Fifty years after Burt Munro set a land speed record, his great-nephew emulates him.

Dixon's IndyCar lead narrows

Scott Dixon finished 10th at Indy Toronto.

Scott Dixon finishes 10th at Indy Toronto, holds slender series lead.

Kiwi victory at Nurburgring

The Porsche team of Brendon Hartley (New Zealand), left, Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand) won the ...

Another win for Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber. 

Hamilton wins British GP

British driver Lewis Hamilton has taken out his home grand prix.

Mercedes driver wins home grand prix, slashing Sebastian Vettel's F1 championship lead to one point.

Hamilton one short of the Schu

The top three qualifiers for the British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton (centre), and Ferrari team-mates Kimi Raikkonen and ...

Mercedes F1 driver claims pole position at Silverstone to be one short of Michael Schumacher's all-time record.

Bottas receives grid penalty

Valtteri Bottas was quicker than Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton during two sessions of British Grand Prix practice.

After setting the pace, Mercedes driver's bid for second straight win hit by a five-place penalty.

Ricciardo may give 'shoey' the boot

Australian Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with a "shoey".

Aussie F1 driver fears his signature podium ritual may be getting out of hand.

Armstrong eyes F4 titles

Christchurch driver Marcus Armstrong is making things happen on the European circuits.

Motorsport columnist Benjamin Carrell offers his regular round-up of New Zealand drivers' achievements around the globe.

Kiwi duo's not-so-secret weapon

Earl Bamber, right, and Brendon Hartley, middle, celebrate their victory at Le Mans with German team-mate Timo Bernhard.

Porsche pair happy to have 'Mr Nurburgring' as a team-mate as World Endurance Champs move to the famed German track this week.

Hamilton opts out of F1 showpiece

Lewis Hamilton is again at odds with Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton's long-term future at Mercedes again under a cloud.

Leitch picks up points

New Zealand driver Brendon Leitch at Mosport for round three of the Formula 4 US Championship motor racing.

After a tough initiation in the Formula 4 United States Championship, New Zealand race driver Brendon Leitch has points on the board and is now confident of making his mark on the championship over coming rounds.

Eighth for Dixon in Iowa

Kiwi Scott Dixon finished eighth at the Iowa Corn 300 on Monday (NZ time).

Kiwi driver Scott Dixon finds going tough in Iowa after struggles during qualifying.

Dixon doco filming underway

Known as "Iceman" on the track, Scott Dixon has had to get used to a documentary film crew, as well as the usual ...

The Iceman Cometh - motorsport's Kiwi Top Gun also headed for the screen next year.

Bottas wins Austrian GP

Race winner Valtteri Bottas, right, celebrates his Austrian Grand Prix triumph with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Mercedes driver's strong start from pole pushes him to victory ahead of championship leader.

Whincup equals Lowndes' record

The eyes have it for Jamie Whincup, who drew level with Craig Lowndes' Supercars record with victory in Townsville.

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin leads drivers' standings while compatriot Fabian Coulthard has horror weekend.

Lots of traffic ahead of Scott Dixon after qualifying

Scott Dixon struggled after going out early at Iowa.

Dixon struggled after going out early in qualifying.

McLaughlin dominates in Townsville

Scott McLaughlin celebrates after winning race 12 for the Darwin Triple Crown, which is part of the Supercars Championship.

Flying Kiwi rockets to top of Supercars championship.

Hamilton leads in both practices

Looking to eat into Sebastian Vettel's championship lead, Lewis Hamilton set the fastest times at practice for the ...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in both practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday.

Kiwis close to Supercars leader

Chaz Mostert has had the fastest lap in practice for the Supercars event in Townsville.

Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen second and third in Supercars practice lap.

Dixon has rivals worried

Scott Dixon is a four-time IndyCar champion.

Defending IndyCar champion says 'super good' and series-leading Kiwi is in the box seat for 2017 title.

Leitch's campaign receives boost

Kiwi driver Brendon Leitch will be competing in the US Formula 4 Championship third round in Canada this weekend.

Kiwi Brendon Leitch's chances of an improved showing in the Formula 4 United States Championship have received a boost.

Vettel escapes sanction

Sebastian Vettel.

Formula One's governing body will take no further action for colliding with Lewis Hamilton.

Brake failure at Pikes Peak

Tony Quinn inside his Ford Focus during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn competed in his second Pikes Peak race but had to abort.

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