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Trail ride has something for everyone

Trail ride has something for everyone

For keen off-road motorbike riders, trail rides are the ideal way to see countryside usually ridden only by farmers and their shepherds. Catherine Pattison talks to the organiser of an up-coming event to see what goes on behind the scenes and finds out what is boosting the popularity of trail rides.

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Quinn has high hopes for hillclimb special

Quinn has high hopes for hillclimb special

Wanted: A driver for a lightweight, 850hp (633kW), hillclimb-demolishing car in April's Race to the Sky.

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Sundstrum Rally gentle challenge for all

Sundstrum Rally gentle challenge for all

The annual Sundstrum Rally returns next Saturday to once again offer a motorised clash of minds and the chance to do some orienteering on wheels.

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Delight as Highlands team backs Race to the Sky

Delight as Highlands team backs Race to the Sky

Race to the Sky (RTTS) founder Grant Aitken is ''delighted and excited'' the event he put on for a decade until 2007, will be back on April 17-19 under the stewardship of Highlands Motorsport Park.

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The best cars from 2014, part 1

The best cars from 2014, part 1

David Thomson and Richard Bosselman ease into 2015 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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Classic bike donated for charity auction

Classic bike donated for charity auction

Classic motorcycle collectors with an appreciation for charitable causes have the chance to kill two birds with one stone, thanks to Dunedin businessman Graham Murphie.

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Vehicle sales boom continues

Vehicle sales boom continues

Demand for new and used import cars, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles is continuing to run red hot as the end of the year approaches.

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Teenager racing to promising future

Teenager racing to promising future

Alyssa Clapperton has been clocking up the race miles, contesting three separate series, in only her third season of circuit racing.

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Otago gets good bite of Silver Fern Rally

Otago gets good bite of Silver Fern Rally

The South Island is about to host its second major car rally in a fortnight, when the eight-day epay Silver Fern Rally begins today in Picton, making its way down to the Queenstown finish line this time next week.

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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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