Ford’s zippy Puma is a class-leading SUV

The cat is out of Ford’s bag, and it is a Puma that’s good enough to claw its way to the top of its class with on-trend styling, zippy performance and superb handling. While the Puma name is new to our market, Ford has dabbled with feline ; Read More

Colvin rewarded for stellar season

ORETI Park Speedway has had a mortgage on the Youth Solo Rider of the Year trophy for a long time, and this year’s Speedway New Zealand Awards recently held in Christchurch crowned yet another local rider with the honour. In the past, Hayd; Read More

T Bucket is staying in the family

Copied from the body style of a 1923 Ford T Bucket, Paul Richardson’s hot rod is a car of many parts. Mr Richardson bought the engine about 20 years ago, and admits he has pretty much rebuilt it. “Everything’s changed — the engine,; Read More

Central Otago road retains 'most dangerous' title

An infamous Central Otago road has again taken the title of the country's most dangerous road, according to an Australian survey. Skippers Canyon Rd may not feature on many lists of fatal crashes, but it is a white knuckle ride that not ma; Read More

Sprint replacing Catlins rally for year

After last year’s ‘‘boomer’’ event, the Catlins Coast Rally will take a break. It was the 20th time the Eastern Southland Car Club had organised the rally. The club will organise the Rosebank Lodge Catlins Rallysprint instead this ; Read More

Young Southlander making impact in UK

Southland teenager Cormac Buchanan has clinched his first podium finish in the Honda British Talent Cup. The 14-year-old rider finished third overall at the Knockhill Circuit, in Scotland. It proved a successful weekend for Buchana; Read More

‘Something special’ Buick draws All Black’s attention

Dollar-sign-shaped mirrors, flame door handles and a Tarzan-sounding horn. Dunedin man Peter Wilson said his 1949 Buick Super was "something special". It was one of the nearly 200 cars on display at the New Zealand Hot Rod Associat; Read More

Increasing interest in electric vehicles

A new Government subsidy has encouraged Dunedin motorists to show plenty of interest in electric vehicles in the first week. The Government introduced a subsidy from July 1 to make new EVs thousands of dollars cheaper and petrol and diesel; Read More

Electric car sales more than double in one year

The number of plug-in electric cars registered has more than doubled in the year to the end of June.The Motor Industry Association said there were 1641 battery-powered electric vehicles registered, compared with only 611 at the same ti; Read More

Glossy black paint ‘a total surprise’

When Reuben Kinghorn took possession of his classic Ford about two and-a-half years ago, he discovered a dark secret. His 1947 Ford Club Coupe Super Deluxe, which was imported from California in the United States in 2010, had a grey exteri; Read More