Muscle Cars Dominate

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 […]

Buying a Replacement Vehicle

Update on the very short saga of buying a replacement vehicle. First my apologies to Parry the salesman. He’s only been out in Australia for a short time and hadn’t seen a Grandeur up close and personal before. And now we want to thank him for making that transaction simple … easy … seamless and […]

Custom Built Motorhome

If you’re looking for a motorhome that’s definitely a cut above the rest then try this custom-built motorhome for size. It’s built on a 2002 long-wheelbase high roof Mercedes Sprinter van and it is definitely worth a look if you want a one-of-a-kind motorhome that you won’t have to do anything to. It’s been built […]

Australian New Car Sales for July

The latest new vehicle sales data shows business sales remain strong and there have been improvements in the small car, sports car and SUV segments. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 75,333 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in July 2009. This result is down […]

Another Australian Parts Supplier in Trouble

The ABC is reporting that Trident Tooling and Trident Plastics, both located in South Australia, have gone into voluntary administration after a major customer failed to make a payment. Which customer that might be has not been disclosed but Trident’s major customers are Holden, Ford and Mitsubishi. Trident Plastics remains in operation and the administrator […]

New Car Sales in Australia Down Again in April

Each month the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries releases sales figures for the previous month and each month since the sale of new cars began to decline the statement that accompanies those figures has grown shorter and shorter. This month it took just seven paragraphs to state the obvious and try and put a brave […]

Motor Vehicle Recalls

Last week, Ford Australia bit the bullet and recalled over 83,000 Ford Territory vehicles in the culmination of what was a fairly busy seven day period for motor vehicle recalls in Australia. Alfa Romeo recalled 174 Brera, 159 and Spider automatics fitted with the 3.2 litre V6 engine  because of “Insufficient braking ability on cold […]

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