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Kia bringing the zing

Kia bringing the zing

Kia's large car line-up for New Zealand is set to gain even more performance zing with the upcoming launch of the Stinger 5-door high- performance liftback.

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Old girl still getting out and about

Old girl still getting out and about

Murray and Jenny Pryde's 1915 Ford Model T Roadster requires knowledge born of long-term ownership to both start and drive.

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Enduro series bursts into life

Enduro series bursts into life

The three-round South Island Endurance Series (SIES) bursts into life today at Invercargill's Teretonga Park, with plenty of Otago drivers racing in both the one-hour and three-hour championships.

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Night racing music to the ears

Night racing music to the ears

With all the flashing neon lights brightening the night sky, North Taieri residents may wonder if there is a disco going on in the neighbourhood.

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Otago men honoured at MSNZ awards

Otago men honoured at MSNZ awards

Two humble Otago men, who have contributed significantly to car rallies in the region, were recognised at the Motor Sport New Zealand (MSNZ) 50th anniversary of rallying event last weekend.

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New season, new car, new challenge

New season, new car, new challenge

Keeping it fresh is important for circuit racing aficionado John McIntyre, that's why he is starting the South Island's 2017 endurance season in a Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR.

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Changes may see Kiwis in electric car

Changes may see Kiwis in electric car

The future of Porsche's two New Zealand factory drivers, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley, remains secure, despite the manufacturer's decision to withdraw from the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2017 season. An announcement was made this week confirming that from 2019 a Porsche works team would compete in Formula E, the world's first p

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‘Wild ride’ at Pikes Peak

‘Wild ride’ at Pikes Peak

A Queenstown car tuner recently had the ‘‘bucket-list'' experience of working at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, although he was left wondering ‘‘what could have been''.

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Central drivers getting a grip on winter

Central drivers getting a grip on winter

Winter driving conditions can wreak havoc on companies who have staff out in vehicles around Otago, so Highlands Motorsport Park has expanded its Winter Drive Experience to upskill employees.

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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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