Retro fire truck inspires smiles all around

The unofficial Lawrence Gamecock Fire Brigade is due to start restoring its classic 1959 Karrier Gamecock appliance soon, led by (from left) chief Jude Gamble, Steve Wither (top), Phil Cummings, Tim Dickey and Paul Wilson. Sam Chapman was absent. ; Read More

NZTA moves to stamp out dodgy seatbelt repairs

Vehicle warrant of fitness inspectors alarmed at illegal repairs of seatbelts have forced action from authorities. The New Zealand Transport Agency has rushed in more powers to catch out the dodgy belts - but scepticism remain; Read More

What does the badge really mean? Our guide to designations and definitions!

Badges are commonly used by all automobile manufacturers around the world, but what do they mean? They may look like a secret code but this combination of letters is designed to help you understand the standard of trim, finishings and extras. Thes; Read More

Our guide to car sales yard talk

Ever found yourself scratching your head while looking at a vehicle for sale advert or reading a review? You're not the only one! Buying your next vehicle can be tricky at the best of times with things like deposits, finance, trade-ins, appraisals; Read More

Old fire truck goes full circle

More than 20 years ago, Lex Robb was driving along a Christchurch road when he saw something that made him jam on the brakes. Fire chief of the Balfour Volunteer Fire Brigade at the time, he had seen a vehicle he recognised from years ago.; Read More

Man of many parts on the move

Last orders . . . The familiar sight of Geoff Omnet in the Smash Palace office will be no more. PHOTO: SALLY BROOKER One of Oamaru’s landmark businesses is moving after more than three decades. Au; Read More

“You can bring the noise” Shawn McAvinue talks to the Tribal Nations MC

Tribal Nations Motorcycle Club Otago ambassador Gazza McLennan and his daughter Emily McLennan (16) and 2010 Harley-Davidson Road King and fellow club members. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE In a series, reporter ; Read More

The Drivesouth top 5 Holden models of all time

With the looming end of the iconic Holden brand, we thought we would take a look back at the history of all things Holden, and highlight our top 5 favourite Holden models ever produced. ; Read More

Modified hot rod ‘a handful’, but loving it

"A blast" .Keri Wilson, of Green Island, and his 1936 Ford hot rod. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE Keri Wilson, of Green Island, talks to motoring reporter Shawn McAvinue about his 1936 Ford hot rod. ; Read More