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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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Alvis restored to gleaming glory

Alvis restored to gleaming glory

Displaying his 1926 Alvis TG Beetleback Roadster at today's Autospectacular, John Martin can feel that particular sense of pride that comes with having completed its ''ground-up restoration''.

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Road-report tool extended to wider area

Road-report tool extended to wider area

Afterbeing successfully trialled in the Queenstown Lakes district last winter, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) winter road report trial and road conditions tool has now been extended further into the southern region.

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Advocate buzzing about electric cars

Advocate buzzing about electric cars

United States-based electric car advocate and adviser Chelsea Sexton is at Otago Museum in Dunedin on Sunday to talk about New Zealand's electric vehicle future.

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Sharp pricing expected for new Suzuki Baleno

Sharp pricing expected for new Suzuki Baleno

New car, not-so-new engine: that's the intriguing twist to the story associated with Suzuki's incoming compact hatchback.

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Quinn tackling Pikes Peak in Monster Tamer

Quinn tackling Pikes Peak in Monster Tamer

Tony Quinn has found a use for his Monster Tamer. The custom-built racer, originally constructed for the 2015 Race to the Sky hill climb in the Cardrona Valley, will be put through its paces in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb next Sunday.

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Dutch teen rewrites record books with F1 win

Dutch teen rewrites record books with F1 win

Less than eight months after passing his driving test on his 18th birthday, Max Verstappen raced into the record books as Formula One's youngest winner.

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Wanaka man’s Ford stuck in a time warp

Wanaka man’s Ford stuck in a time warp

In the world of classic cars there are those which have been restored and then there are those even rarer examples, such as Jim Ledgerwood's 1941 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe, that are original.

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Taking your home anywhere at all

Taking your home anywhere at all

Kiwis love their caravans and they can now choose a custom-designed, compact version to suit their motoring preferences courtesy of Lake Hawea man Steve Rumore.

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Chance to see what all the fuss is about

Chance to see what all the fuss is about

Whether you believe they are the way of the future, or are simply curious about electric cars, a convoy of them will be passing through Otago next week on the Leading the Charge Road Trip and the public is invited along.

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Paddon leaves records behind in cloud of dust

Paddon leaves records behind in cloud of dust

Hayden Paddon really outdid himself when he won the two-day Drivesouth Rally of Otago by a whopping 9min 22sec yesterday, in his Hyundai i20.

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Swift approach might earn Gilmour podium spot

Swift approach might earn Gilmour podium spot

Amidst the Rally of Otago's hotshot-filled national field are local drivers Emma Gilmour and Rhys Gardner, who could well be challenging for podium finishes next weekend.

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Sales records keep tumbling

Sales records keep tumbling

It keeps on being predicted, but a softening demand for new motor vehicles has yet to materialise in the sales charts.

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