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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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Trax stays on track

Trax stays on track

When Holden launched the Trax in 2013, it was, in some respects, a vehicle ahead of its time: a compact sports utility spawned from a front-wheel drive light car platform.

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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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Hyundai Ioniq true to its word

Hyundai Ioniq true to its word

How about this for an illustration of the rapid march of electric vehicle (EV) technology.

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Kia's Niro hybrid would be welcome

Kia's Niro hybrid would be welcome

Kia is considering adding the Niro hybrid SUV to the local line-up, and has dispatched a couple of examples to New Zealand for evaluation. David Thomson gets behind the wheel of one. 

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Finding the delight in the twists and turns

Finding the delight in the twists and turns

It is hard to believe that five years have passed since Toyota and Subaru's joint endeavour to produce a top-notch sports coupe first bore fruit.

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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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