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 […]
Toxic Dangers in Motor Vehicles
Most people know some of the dangers that can be found within cars, even in modern cars today. Whether it is statistics on traffic accidents or pollutants coming out of the tailpipe, vehicles do receive a fairly large amount of negative attention. What many drivers do not hear much about is some of the toxins […]
Novelty Car Mice
Can novelty car mice really last the distance?
What the Heck is THAT?
SsangYong Korando – the ugliest 4WD you will ever see … but owners love them.
Would Car2Go Work in Australia?
Would a system of small hire cars you could just pick up in the street and leave in the street when you were finished with it work here in Australia?
Australian Car Sales Rise for the First Time in Over a Year
Aussie car sales rise in October
Some People …
Her baby is a car?
How Car Makers Choose Their Colours
The choice of body and trim colour is quite an involved process as one of GM’s designers will explain.
How Far Will You Travel to Buy a New Car?
A recent survey in the United States found that 38% of car buyers were prepared to travel up to an hour for the best deal and 63% of car buyers contacted more than one dealer during the decision making process. It would be interesting to know how far Australian car buyers are prepared to travel […]
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 […]
The High Cost of Servicing Your Car
Back in the late 1990s my partner and I bought a new Hyundai Excel … it was cheap and a fun car to drive and that’s what made it right for us at the time. The salesman was genuinely friendly and so, out of curiosity I asked him what the dealer markup was for an Excel. […]
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 […]
New Car Sales In Australia Increase in June
The job market might have contracted in the United States and maybe even a little here in Australia but the Australian Government’s incentives to keep the economy moving seem to have worked in June. In fact it’s been the third highest selling month on record! The latest new vehicle sales data shows encouraging results with […]
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 Dealers Closing
The big news in America at the moment is the dropping by General Motors and Chrysler of around 3,000 new car dealers. General Motors has around 6,000 new car dealers spread across the country and plans to terminate up to 2,000 of them and the official announcement is expected soon. Chrysler is said to be […]
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 […]
Another Month, Another Drop in New Car Sales
New car sales continue to fall according to figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The March 2009 figures show a decrease in sales of 17.1 percent compared to March 2008. 75,650 passenger cars, SIVs and commercial vehicles were sold last month. “This result is certainly down on a year ago but the […]
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 […]
News From America
This week the automotive news from America hasn’t been all that good … unless you were the head of General Motors. Sure he got let go but then who would care about not having a job when you’re slipped a cheque for $US29 million as you walk out the door? Ford … the one company […]