Brilliant Green Ford Falcon XT GT Another person I caught up with at the Auto Classic Show at the Waterloo Bay Hotel, Wynnum (Brisbane) was Pete who owns an awesome original high performance 302 powered 1968 Ford XT GT. Pete has had this car for 10 years and has done a full restoration from the […]
Immaculate 1968 Ford Mustang Hardtop I caught up with Marcus at the Auto Classic Show at the Waterloo Bay Hotel, Wynnum (Brisbane) who owns this magnificent green 1968 Mustang hardtop. It came out of the factory as a 289 and has been rebuilt as a 302. The rebuild was undertaken by a dedicated guy on […]
It’s not often that vintage, veteran, classic and muscle cars are seen on display beside similarly aged aeroplanes but that’s exactly what’s happening at the Coffs Harbour Aero Club 90th Anniversary celebrations on the 30th September. Coffs Harbour’s Advanced Motoring Club will be in attendance with a selection of fine cars. Festivities start at 9am […]
BMW i8 Test Drive We live in an amazing era of automotive evolution. Carbon fibre, turbo chargers, dual clutch gearboxes and hybrid systems. The BMW i8 has it all yet seems to be overlooked amongst a sea of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches. It begs the question why does the i8 miss out on making the […]
The Ford Mustang Bullitt arrives in Australia in October 2018 Those of you who do know what a 1968 “Bullitt” Mustang Fastback is will drool at the latest announcement from Ford Australia. From October 2018, a Ford Mustang knows as the Mustang Bullitt celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen iconic movie will be […]
A couple of weeks ago a friend took delivery of a new Jag and there’s no doubt that it’s a rather nice car but somehow it just doesn’t do all that much for me. It’s luxurious, comfortable, full of safety features and expensive but … where’s the passion?. If I had that sort of money […]
Another Small SUV ? Just when you thought that there couldn’t possibly be room for another small SUV in the Australian marketplace along comes the Hyundai’s offering … the Hyundai Kona with a price tag that sets it apart from many of its competitors. At $27k drive away the Hyundai Kona is definitely not the […]
Landrover Discovery still impressive after all these years It seems that Land Rover likes to show off the pulling power of its latest Discovery model by using it to tow unusual things. At the launch of the Discovery back in 1989 the first Discovery was used to tow a train and Land Rover went back […]
Holden Astra Sportswagon A little history There was a time in Australia when there were no SUVs. Back then, if we wanted something that would carry the family and give extra room for luggage we bought a station wagon … and lots of Australian’s bought station wagons. Back then, if you were a car manufacturer […]
The E-type Jag … it’s one of great British sports cars of all time and it still turns heads today. And if you’re looking to invest in an old car then you could do worse than shell out the many thousands of dollars that they now fetch at auction. But what about an electric E-type […]
The latest sports sedan to roll off Kia’s production line is this one … the Kia Stinger GT … and you should be seeing it in Australian showrooms by the end of September. The Kia Stinger that will arrive in Australia will be powered by a 3.3-litre V6 twin turbo engine that drives the rear […]
Shannon’s latest auction was held back on December 5 and, as always, a lot of beautiful and interesting machinery went under the hammer. This 1932 Ford Victoria hot rod coupe sold for $53,000 dollars. This beautiful right-hand drive 1936 Auburn 653 Phaeton sold for $104,000. But, as always, it was the muscle cars […]
It’s hard to believe that you could mention the Hyundai i20 and world rallying in the same breath. There just doesn’t seem to be any touch-points for those two subjects and yet that little, soft looking town car has taken Hyundai almost to the top of world rallying in 2016. And the car you see […]
Meet the face of Volkswagen’s future … the VW Arteon. Volkswagen’s top of the range four door coupe will be a showcase for the brand’s tech and design and to meet that criteria you are going to see a car with an Active Info dash coupled to a head-up display that, according to VW, will […]
In 1968 the Honda N360 arrived in Australia and the marketing message was that this was Australia’s cheapest car. It cost just $1397 and to go with the cheeky price tag it had a cheeky name … the Scamp. The Honda Scamp was powered by an air-cooled, four-stroke 354cc, alloy overhead camshaft two-cylinder engine that […]
The Buick Avenir – the American concept car designed in Australia.
While several other manufacturers have had hydrogen powered vehicles in Australia on a short-term basis Hyundai has now imported the first hydrogen powered vehicle that will remain here permanently.
Take a peek into Hyundai’s crystal ball and see the Hyundai Veloster mid-engine concept car that’s lurking in there.
With a top speed of 225km/h how do they keep the Fiat Abarth 50th Anniversary model on the road?
Increased power and reduced fuel consumption – Toyota’s advances in hybrid power technology are looking good.