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Plenty of southern interest at meeting

Plenty of southern interest at meeting

At least 15 competitors from around Otago and Southern Lakes will be on the starting grid at next weekend's Highlands 101 race meeting.

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SUVs dominate Car of the Year awards

SUVs dominate Car of the Year awards

A pack of SUVs dominates the finalists for the 2014 New Zealand Car of the Year.

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Treat for hotrod heads over holiday weekend

Treat for hotrod heads over holiday weekend

Hotrod enthusiasts are in for a treat over Labour Weekend when the New Zealand Hot Rod Association National Show hosts its first event in Otago for more than 10 years at Dunedin's Edgar Centre.

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Seal fault behind Lexus recall

Seal fault behind Lexus recall

Toyota Australia has recalled 10,800 Lexus vehicles as part of a worldwide recall of more than 1.75 million vehicles.

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Muted response to Fiat Chrysler's Wall Street debut

Muted response to Fiat Chrysler's Wall Street debut

Investors cautiously greeted the Wall Street debut on Monday of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) , a move that shifts the carmaker's center of gravity away from Italy and caps a decade of canny dealmaking and tough restructuring by Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne.

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Big bike makers rev up in Southeast Asia

Big bike makers rev up in Southeast Asia

Roads in Southeast Asia have been getting a little louder lately as motorcycle makers, an aspiring middle class and easy bank credit come together to breed a new genus of motorcyclists - the big-bike rider.

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The bold and the beautiful on show at Highlands

The bold and the beautiful on show at Highlands

The Giltrap Group Roadshow is coming to Highlands Motorsport Park on Friday and will give the public a chance to drool over the ultimate line-up of super sports cars and luxury GTs.

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Young a pivotal figure in motorsport journalism

Young a pivotal figure in motorsport journalism

Eoin Young, the Kiwi who was for some three decades the most widely read and influential motor racing journalist in the world, died earlier this this month, aged 75.

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Motorhome design scaled down for NZ

Motorhome design scaled down for NZ

Hawea's Steve Rumore has plans to compact the campers he used to build on a grand scale in the United States into smaller, slide-on versions that can fit on either a ute deck or trailer.

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A rough guide to pulling your weight

A rough guide to pulling your weight

On average, seven people a year are killed and 45 seriously injured in crashes involving a passenger or light commercial vehicle towing a trailer (including caravans, as well as boat, horse and garden trailers). David Thomson shares his tips for avoiding becoming a towing statistic, and for completing a towing journey with the minimum of fuss and bother.

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Winning Rover finds happy owner

Winning Rover finds happy owner

When Allan Scott decided to buy a race car, there was only ever going to be one choice.

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Rollers on show at Autospectacular

Casting around for subject matter, I decided to use this space as a noticeboard of sorts.

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Francevic glad to be a geezer this time

Francevic glad to be a geezer this time

Inaugural Wellington Street Race and 1986 Australian Touring Car Championship winner Robbie Francevic has made sure he does not miss out on the second Gathering of Geezers at Wanaka's Warbirds and Wheels this November.

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Airbag concerns prompt BMW recall

Airbag concerns prompt BMW recall

German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers.

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'Goldfinger' car under the hammer

'Goldfinger' car under the hammer

A fully spy-spec 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk I Vantage considered to be the inspiration for James Bond's original Aston Martin in Ian Fleming's novel Goldfinger will be up for auction overnight in England.

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GM recalls three million more cars

GM recalls three million more cars

General Motors Co on Monday recalled 3.36 million North American cars with ignition switches that can be jarred out of the "run" position, potentially affecting power steering, power brakes and air bags.

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Faulty airbags prompt expanded Toyota recall

Faulty airbags prompt expanded Toyota recall

Takata Corp's safety crisis deepened on Wednesday after Toyota Motor Corp recalled almost 2.3 million vehicles globally, many for the second time, and the Japanese air bag maker warned that further fixes may be needed.

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Steering issue prompts Ford recall

Steering issue prompts Ford recall

Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it is recalling a total of 1.39 million SUVs and sedans in North America, most for the possible loss of power steering.

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Formula One great Jack Brabham dies

Formula One great Jack Brabham dies

Australian Jack Brabham, who won three Formula One world titles and is the only man to have won the championship driving a car that bore his name, died at the age of 88 on Monday.

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GM engineer linked to faulty switch retires

GM engineer linked to faulty switch retires

A General Motors Co engineer who oversaw an internal investigation of the defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths retired on Monday.

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