Aggressive look for Toyota SUV concept
Aggressive look for Toyota SUV concept

Pumped-up wheel arches and aggressive lines are the hallmarks of a new Toyota small SUV concept about to be unveiled. The…

Keeping track of self-drive cars
Keeping track of self-drive cars

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, America's…

Rolling back the years
Rolling back the years

FIVE YEARS AGO This time in 2009 we were all celebrating the return of McLaren to the road-car business, with the first…

Team Penske in command of the Chase after 2 races
Team Penske in command of the Chase after 2 races

As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took…

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Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race
Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race

Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish Sunday at New Hampshire…

Warning: Don't iWatch + drive

Motoring groups say Apple's smartwatch could be dangerous for drivers and could lead to more road deaths. The head of…

When HQ was the best place to be

You drive a 2003 Lexus RX330 four-wheel drive? It's olive/silver, and I've had it for a few months. We bought it from my…

Motorsport: Hartley fifth in Texas

After a strong qualifying performance and a long time in the lead in the race the two Porsche 919 Hybrids only finished…

Renault unveils nifty thrifty plug-in
Renault unveils nifty thrifty plug-in

While the focus at the Paris motor show is on high-end concept cars and fast offerings from the likes…

Motorsport: Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead

For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton…

Sprint car driver killed in Wisconsin

Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann was killed in a wreck during practice for a race Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway. Beaver…

Yamaha launches new YZF range

The contingent of journalists attending the launch of Yamaha's motocross range at Queensland Moto Park was joined by Josh…

Mini Mysteries - the strange case of the Kawautahi taniwha

Parking the Mini Cooper S at Owhango revived memories of working as a cadet reporter at the Taumarunui office of the Taranaki…

Car Buyers' Guide: Thinking ahead to resale
Car Buyers' Guide: Thinking ahead to resale

How often do buyers think about the pros and cons of reselling a motor vehicle at the same time as tossing…

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Road Safety

Driving with the thinking cap on
Driving with the thinking cap on

Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate…

When harmless fun turns deadly

Pranks can be fun and cause some great laughs at the time - but they can also go horribly wrong and end in serious or harmul…

Growing base of safe second-hand vehicle choices

New Zealand's fleet of second-hand vehicles is growing safer as revealed in the latest release of the Used Car Safety Ratings…

Dr Jamie Hosking: Smaller roads free us from traffic

We all hate being stuck in traffic. The usual response to congested roads in New Zealand, especially in Auckland, is to…

GM to offer car that will almost drive itself
GM to offer car that will almost drive itself

Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away…

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Car Buyers' Guide

On hunt for something different
On hunt for something different

Richard is looking for a vehicle that provides a measure…

Plenty of choice for second car
Plenty of choice for second car

After years of compromising, Doug, a tramping enthusiast…

Diesel options best for NZ caravan road trip
Diesel options best for NZ caravan road trip

John and Malene have recently sold their large home…

Finding a tough, practical workhorse
Finding a tough, practical workhorse

Dave is a regular reader of this column and is hoping…

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Motorsport

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Motorsport: Hamilton claims pole in Singapore
Motorsport: Hamilton claims pole in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton has claimed pole position for the Singapore…

Motorsport: Smith's life in the fast lane
Brundle takes TUDOR Prototype pole at Austin

Alex Brundle took the Prototype pole in qualifying…

Hornish eager entering Nationwide race at Kentucky
Hornish eager entering Nationwide race at Kentucky

As Sam Hornish Jr. ponders his next move in stock…

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Motoring photos and video

Murphy stuns league star with hot lap
video Murphy stuns league star with hot lap

Kiwi motor-racing great Greg Murphy surprised league…

Yamaha YZF launch
photos Yamaha YZF launch

Yamaha launched the new YZ range in Queensland last…

Stolen Jaguar E-Type returned after 46 years
photos Stolen Jaguar E-Type returned after 46 years

At age 82, Ivan Schneider had given up on finding…

Holden Captiva versus Nissan Qashqai
photos Holden Captiva versus Nissan Qashqai

David Linklater pits the Holden Captiva against the…

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Car Care

Watch out for corrosion Watch out for corrosion

As more families have at least two cars, it's a case…

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