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Drivesouth's cars of 2015, part 2

Drivesouth's cars of 2015, part 2

David Thomson and Richard Bosselman conclude their review of cars that made a real impression last year by picking their SUV, utility and luxury favourites, as well as overall winners.

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Festival takes city back in time

Festival takes city back in time

Dunedin yesterday became the hub for the Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring as 600 cars and motorbikes arrived for the nine-day event.

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Drivesouth's cars of 2015

Drivesouth's cars of 2015

David Thomson and Richard Bosselman ease into 2016 by looking back at the cars from the year just past that left a real impression.

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Alyssa to have a blast on South's tracks

Alyssa to have a blast on South's tracks

For Dunedin's Alyssa Clapperton the highlight of her seven-round NZ Touring Car Series championship season will be racing on familiar southern tracks next month, when the series heads to Christchurch and Invercargill.

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BMW i3 electrifies NZ Car of the Year awards

BMW i3 electrifies NZ Car of the Year awards

In a clear sign of changing automotive times an electric car has won New Zealand's Car of the Year award for the first time.

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Super saloons at Beachlands Speedway

Super saloons at Beachlands Speedway

Forget low-budget demolition derbies, Beachlands Speedway will reverberate to the tune of expensive race-bred super saloons at its Waldronville track near Dunedin tonight.

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Dixon to drive at Leadfoot Festival

Dixon to drive at Leadfoot Festival

The Coromandel-based Leadfoot Festival has just increased the wattage of its driver star-power, with four-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon the latest to announce he will compete at the February 6-7 event.

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That special mix of youth and experience

That special mix of youth and experience

There must be something special about sharing a passion for car racing with your son, as there are plenty of teams around mixing youth and experience.

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Luxury cars on show at Highlands

Luxury cars on show at Highlands

Forget poring over the latest prestige luxury sports marques in a magazine, the Giltrap Group Roadshow 2015 is bringing eight spectacular models to Highlands Motorsport Park in all their physical glory.

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Welcome return of Australian GT drivers

Welcome return of Australian GT drivers

Southern V8 Supercar followers won't have to travel far to see some of their heroes on track, as three of the Australian motorsport series' drivers are heading to Cromwell in a fortnight.

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Lowndes atones with Bathurst victory

Lowndes atones with Bathurst victory

Not quite everything went to plan for V8 Supercars great Steven Richards at the Bathurst 1000.

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Richards heads line-up of 'Geezers'

Richards heads line-up of 'Geezers'

As Bathurst 1000 roars into life in Australia this weekend, it is a fitting time to announce that seven-time winner of the ''great race'' Jim Richards will attend Wanaka's annual Gathering of Geezers charitable dinner.

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Hey claims eighth straight Ashley Forest win

Hey claims eighth straight Ashley Forest win

He has done it again, but this time Mosgiel's Chris Hey really had to work for his fastest two-wheel-drive competitor title at the Ashley Forest Rallysprint, in what was his eighth consecutive victory.

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Porsche facing stiff competition at Teretonga

Porsche facing stiff competition at Teretonga

The South Island Endurance Series ups the ante each season with the quality of entries, and today's opening round at Teretonga Park will be no exception.

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Otago Rally brought forward in reshuffle

Otago Rally brought forward in reshuffle

The 2016 Otago Rally has sacrificed its date and will now be held from April 8-10 as the first round of the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC), which brings pluses and minuses for the organising team.

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Where winter worries turn into pure entertainment

Where winter worries turn into pure entertainment

Living in the south of the South Island means black ice and snow are unpleasant regulars on the roads, leaving many of us women (and I'm sure a few blokes) nervous when heading out in our cars.

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Autospectacular calls for display vehicles

Autospectacular calls for display vehicles

As Dunedin's well-known annual car show rolls around again, Drivesouth takes a look at the humble beginnings, 40 years ago, that made the Autospectacular the regionally recognised display it is today.

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Ford's flagship Ranger looks the business

Ford's flagship Ranger looks the business

Given their intense rivalry in the marketplace, it came as no surprise when Ford responded to Toyota's recent unveiling of the next Hilux by revealing its updated Ranger at National Fieldays. Richard Bosselman reports.

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All-new Hilux variants aim to widen market appeal

All-new Hilux variants aim to widen market appeal

Unveiling its much anticipated all-new Hilux several months ahead of it going on sale, Toyota New Zealand has vowed the model's return to ute-sector dominance will be a matter not of if but when.

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Race to the Sky on again next year

Race to the Sky on again next year

Tony Quinn promised last month the Race to the Sky would happen again next year and sure enough, 2016 dates have been announced for the hillclimb.

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