Augmenting his already fearsome speed, former World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Alister McRae will bring his own Ford Escort RS1800 to New Zealand to contest this year's Otago International Classic Rally.
In the five years since it first appeared, the Volkswagen Amarok has gone from being a curiosity to an accepted player at the top end of our booming ute market. David Thomson takes a refresher on the German-designed, Argentine-built pick-up.
For keen off-road motorbike riders, trail rides are the ideal way to see countryside usually ridden only by farmers and their shepherds. Catherine Pattison talks to the organiser of an up-coming event to see what goes on behind the scenes and finds out what is boosting the popularity of trail rides.
With the forthcoming sixth-generation Legacy set to be offered in sedan guise only, the latest Outback takes on all large-wagon duties for Subaru. David Thomson loads up for an extended journey to put the new machine through its paces.
In one of those odd ironies of life, at the very time Toyota has been promoting the Hilux as New Zealand's top-selling four-wheel-drive utility, a two-wheel-drive variant of the same machine was dispatched to Drivesouth for appraisal.