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Golf next challenge for Otago duo

Golf next challenge for Otago duo

Queenstown's Barry Moore hasn't been able to fully explore the potential of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR he will drive with team-mate Tim Mackersy this year.

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Mountain to climb

Mountain to climb

While New Zealand recently sweltered in a heatwave, rally driver Dave Holder has headed to a considerably cooler climate to participate in the 2018 FIA Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) pre-season test.

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Cuthbertson gears up for GP tilt

Cuthbertson gears up for GP tilt

Sam Cuthbertson has a handy profession for a motocross rider.

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Leitch spends time behind wheel of F1 car

Leitch spends time behind wheel of F1 car

Very few people get the opportunity to drive a Formula 1 car, so Cromwell- based Damon Leitch is counting himself lucky to have been offered the chance to get behind the wheel of one.

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Sport, SUV, utility, overall cars of the year

Sport, SUV, utility, overall cars of the year

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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Small, medium, large and luxury cars of the year

Small, medium, large and luxury cars of the year

David Thomson and Richard Bosselman ease into 2018 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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Kodiaq named as Car of the Year

Kodiaq named as Car of the Year

A mid-priced seven-seater SUV, the Skoda Kodiaq, has been named New Zealand's 2017 Car of the Year.

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Otago Rally draws plenty of interest

Otago Rally draws plenty of interest

As the competitive route for the 2018 Otago Rally takes shape, expressions of interest are coming in thick and fast from around the world.

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Kiwis to contest Leadfoot Festival

Kiwis to contest Leadfoot Festival

Two New Zealanders are among the drawcard drivers and riders who will be racing on Rod Millen's driveway at the Leadfoot Festival in February

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Hawkeswood in driver’s seat

Hawkeswood in driver’s seat

The final round of the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) will be a three-way fight for glory at Rally New Zealand this weekend.

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Hawkeswood in driver’s seat

The final round of the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) will be a three-way fight for glory at Rally New Zealand this weekend.

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Rare chance to see million-dollar jaguar

Rare chance to see million-dollar jaguar

Dunedin car enthusiasts will have the chance to view a $1.76 million Jaguar; one of just nine re-made after a factory fire stopped production 60 years ago. 

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Out of the garage and on to the track

Out of the garage and on to the track

Andy Giles and his dad Ted have had the ultimate father/son project over the past 20 years.

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Wanaka pair claims Targa title

Wanaka pair claims Targa title

Wanaka helicopter pilot Jerry Rowley can now add four-wheeled racing success to his list of achievements after winning his class at the Targa New Zealand Rally with co-driver Matt Bailey.

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Life on the road becoming a drag

Life on the road becoming a drag

Steve McLay has spent several years turning his 1987 Chevrolet Corvette from an essentially mild street car into a smoking-hot drag racer.

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Otago success on road, track

Otago success on road, track

Successes kept coming on both the circuit racing and rally roads for Otago competitors last weekend.

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Holden chasing SUV market

Holden chasing SUV market

Sport is still a priority for Holden and Bathurst credibility still counts, yet changing consumer trends that signalled the end for Australian-made six and eight-cylinder performance sedans have also accelerated the intent to hit a different kind of track.

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Plenty of Otago action anticipated

Plenty of Otago action anticipated

Otago drivers will be competing in circuit racing and rallying today as the South Island Endurance Series (SIES) wraps up and the New Zealand Rally Championship enters its penultimate round.

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Henderson ahead despite drama

Henderson ahead despite drama

Chris Henderson has made it two from two in the one-hour race at the South Island Endurance Series (SIES), although his win on Saturday was not without drama.

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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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