‘Fanga Dan’ getting the drift

He's a two-time national drift champion and has amassed over 40 podium finishes but drift king Daniel Woolhouse, aka ‘‘Fanga Dan’’, has never gone sideways around Invercargill’s Teretonga Park. But that’s all going to change this weekend, ; Read More

Spots for Nevis hillclimb fully subscribed

The South Otago Car Club is hosting the first qualifying round of the New Zealand Hillclimb Championship for the South Island this weekend. “On Saturday we are using the grouse Burma Rd for the gravel, which will be 3.8km long. Tomorrow we; Read More

Taste of two to come

Richard Bosselman flies to Europe to get behind the wheel of the latest offerings from Mercedes-Benz. ; Read More

Sales stats tell a tale

New vehicle sales may have ended last year just over 7000 units down on 2018, but 2019 was still the third-strongest year for the new car industry on record.  Along with a further lift in market share for SUVs and a mode; Read More

Picks of the year

David Thomson and Richard Bosselman ease into 2020 by looking back at the cars from the year just past that left a real impression. Having considered small, medium, large and luxury cars last weekend, this time they turn to their environmen; Read More

Smiling far and wide

This has been a busy and varied motoring year for Drivesouth editor DavidThomson. He signs off for 2019 by looking back at five of the highs and the one low. African road tripOver a year in the plann; Read More

Motoring history. . .

In an era before cellphones and the internet, stranded motorists relied on two Otago Motor Club Trust vehicles, which began patrolling between Milton and Palmerston 90 years ago. The Morris Minor and Austin Seven were commissioned by the t; Read More

Restoration of ute a labour of love

Darryl Wingfield, of Green Island, talks to Shawn McAvinue about his 1963 Ford XM Falcon ute. How long have you owned your ute? About 19 years – it took about four years to do it up. It was a rolling shell when I b; Read More

Clocked at an air force base going 300kmh

Kevin Davis, of Evansdale, talks to reporter Shawn McAvinue about his Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. How rare are these Corvettes?There were about 6000 made between 1990 and 1995 but there were only 448 of this model made a; Read More

If you like simple, loud, V-8 power

To me, the reason AC Cobra replicas are such popular collectable toys is not really because of the pedigree. It is more because they offer a very refreshing motoring experience in a brutal sort of way.  Modern cars are v; Read More