November

The Best Car in Lockdown is the One That Needs Some Tinkering

Those 5 weeks of not driving during level 4, and a couple more in level 3 for many, has left many petrol-heads with a hole in their lives. But for many of us the opportunity to mess around with our cars has been a revelation with jobs, big and small, finally getting the attention they deserve. Read on...
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How is Your Car Coping with Lockdown?

With lockdown ending its 4th week some of us will not have driven our cars for a long time, or occasionally at best. Our cars have likely been neglected and it’ll show. So maybe it’s time to evict the spiders, clean off the dust and make sure it still runs and moves. Read on...
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Self Isolate in a Jag on a Twisty Road

Say what you like about Jaguars but the F-Type is an absolute stunner to look at from any angle, sounds epic and goes like a cat chasing a rat, too. Turners have this example right now and I can think of a no better way to self isolate than inside one of these on a quiet road with lots of twisty bits. Read on...
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One–Off Zambesi Fiat

Zambesi is one of New Zealand’s most influential and longest running fashion labels and has long been at the cutting edge of men’s and women’s fashion. In 2012 they teamed up with Fiat NZ to create a one-off, special edition Fiat 500, or the Z 500. Now this special car is for sale and you can buy it. Read on...
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Stuttgart Taxi

Ahh, the Mercedes W123; there’s something comforting, safe and reassuring about its no nonsense, almost plain exterior. It’s dependable and handsome but the outrageous avocado upholstery is a little wink to its fun side. This 250E from 1977 could possibly be the ultimate classic daily driver and I’ll tell you why. Read on...
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Feisty Fiat

Maybe somewhat of an oddball to some but to others the Fiat Coupe is getting better with age. In its day it was a striking design and today it’s starting to look like a classic in waiting. It’s also fast, like a coupe should be, and cheap. Read on...
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VE Commodore – Future Classic?

We now know the news of Holden’s imminent demise and there’s bound to be talk of classic Holden prices going up. But classic Holdens are already expensive so what about a future classic? The VE Commodore, as the first fully Aussie designed, engineered and built Commodore, could be the gambler’s choice. And this limited edition GTR or SS V could be a good place to start. Read on...
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Barely Holden On

As you will have heard already, Holden, the iconic Aussie car brand, is being discontinued by parent company General Motors at the end of this year. There are many ramifications for NZ consumers and fans alike, from motorsport to cop cars to parts availability. But today is a day to reflect on the Aussie car that had such a big presence in New Zealand. The band is breaking up so let’s look at some of their greatest hits.
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Which Hybrid?

So you want to use less of that expensive combustible stuff and be kinder to the planet at the same time? But you don’t want the range restriction of a full electric car? A hybrid vehicle could be for you, but which one might depend on your budget. Luckily there’s a hybrid option for most budgets but not all hybrids work in the same way so let’s take a look at the contenders.
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Get Out of My Way, Peasants!

It’s the size of an ocean liner, has a 6.8 litre engine that runs on the sweat and tears of the great unwashed and is quite difficult to park. But none of this matters as you’ll have a driver to deal with the tricky stuff while you sit in the back seat plotting another corporate takeover whilst savouring a very fine single malt. Read on...
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