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COMC adds women's class

COMC adds women's class

Wanaka's Jody Tuffs is a keen advocate for women motocross riders, even if it has to be from her armchair for the time being.

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Thomas takes customising to a new level

Thomas takes customising to a new level

Otago Sports Car Club (OSCC) vice-president Jake Thomas, of Mosgiel, has a long list of people to thank as he nears the completion of his Toyota Levin AE85 build.

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Packards to pull crowd at airshow

Packards to pull crowd at airshow

''Packard people are coming from everywhere,'' bringing their luxury classic vehicles to display at next year's Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, South Pacific Packard Car Club member Robert Duncan said.

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Charity auction offering hot lap in Vulcan

Charity auction offering hot lap in Vulcan

What are your chances of owning a $4.2 million hand-built Aston Martin Vulcan? If fairly minimal to non-existent is your answer, then the CatWalk Trust has the next best option, the chance to bid for a ride in Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn's limited edition track-only Vulcan supercar.

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Highlands hosting Festival of Speed

Highlands hosting Festival of Speed

Classic racing returns to Cromwell this weekend as Highlands Motorsport Park hosts the two-day Festival of Speed.

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Aussie bound to go all-out

Aussie bound to go all-out

Simon Evans is one of Australia's most popular drivers because of his on-the-limit style and next weekend he will be letting it all hang out in a classic Datsun Stanza in the Classic Rally of Otago. Catherine Pattison finds out more about the four-time Australian Rally Champion.

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Fashion and cars a natural

Fashion and cars a natural

Fashion and car brands have long gone hand in hand and a local example is Cooke Howlison, which has a long-standing partnership with iD Dunedin Fashion Week.

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Rally to make two stops in Otago

Rally to make two stops in Otago

The Sh*tbox Rally New Zealand is not only set apart from other more traditional car events by its unusual name.

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Time no longer on their side

Time no longer on their side

Dunedin-based Dippie brothers Allan and Martin are regular competitors in fast-paced Porsches on the country's race-tracks and tarmac events, but they took a more historic pair of vehicles to last weekend's Leadfoot Festival.

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Picks of the Year 2016 - Part 2

Picks of the Year 2016 - Part 2

David Thomson and Richard Bosselman conclude their review of cars that made a real impression last year by picking their SUV and sports car favourites, as well as an overall winner.

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Picks of the Year 2016 - Part 1

Picks of the Year 2016 - Part 1

David Thomson and Richard Bosselman ease into 2017 by looking back at the
cars from the year just past that left a real impression. They start in this issue with
small, medium, large and luxury cars.

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Technology puts Mercedes ahead of the pack

Technology puts Mercedes ahead of the pack

A blend of cutting-edge technology, a stunning cabin and fine luxury saloon dynamics have propelled the latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class to 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year honours.

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Money goes to quake appeal

Money goes to quake appeal

Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour has auctioned some of her personal memorabilia to raise $3700 for the New Zealand Red Cross November 2016 Earthquake Appeal to help the people of Kaikoura.

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Leadfoot Festival reveals top line-up

Leadfoot Festival reveals top line-up

Rod Millen has made use of his extensive contact list and enticed another round of international drivers to New Zealand to race up his driveway in the Coromandel.

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Something for everyone at Home and Living show

Something for everyone at Home and Living show

The Great Kiwi Home and Living Show at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium next weekend will host a motoring and boating zone that will have a particularly special car on display.

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Back to the future

Back to the future

In the 15 years since it kicked off, Toyota New Zealand's Signature Class has become quite an enterprise.

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Car of the Year finalists announced

Car of the Year finalists announced

This year's 10 New Zealand Car of the Year finalists cover a range of vehicles from an affordable hatchback to a technologically advanced luxury car.

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The road to autonomous motoring

The road to autonomous motoring

One of the most interesting parts of my time testing the Mercedes E350d came taking three University of Otago academics for a run in the machine.

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Murphy joins Quinn for endurance series

Murphy joins Quinn for endurance series

The lure of driving an Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 in two endurance events was enough to entice New Zealand circuit racing superstar Greg Murphy out of retirement.

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Hey Dad, can't you go faster downhill?

Hey Dad, can't you go faster downhill?

Winning the 2WD category at the Ashley Forest Rallysprint last weekend was nothing new for Mosgiel's Chris Hey, although his choice of co-driver made the ninth consecutive win pretty special.

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