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Van Gisbergen And Triple Eight Claim 2016 Supercars Australia Crown

shane van gisbergen took just one season with his new team, triple eight’s red bull racing australia, to win the australian touring car championship. ‘svg’ got the job done in the...

POSTED MON, 5 DEC, 2016

Walkinshaw Reveals its Answer to HSV

while supercharged v8s have been a fixture of the australian new car land for several years, not everyone enjoys the sound and fury of pumped-up engines such as the 430kw monster in the hsv gts. fa...

POSTED THU, 24 NOV, 2016

2016 Bathurst 1000 - Results Stand As Red Bull Appeal Dismissed

the two avenues open to red bull racing australia to revise the finishing order for the 2016 bathurst 1000 have now been closed, with the confederation of australian motorsport (cams) dismissing the t...

POSTED WED, 19 OCT, 2016

2016 Bathurst 1000 - Davison | Webb Greet The Flag But Triple Eight Lodges Protest

for the fourth time in the history of the annual bathurst touring car enduro, the result will be decided long after the chequered flag has flown and the champagne has been sprayed. the #19 tek...

POSTED MON, 10 OCT, 2016

Canowindra Motors Car Auction - 2000 Lots Go Under The Hammer

car dealers can easily become as well-known as the brands they sell and service. in this context, to mention names such as mcgrath, suttons, zupps, mance, buckle, motors of tasmania and many more,...

POSTED THU, 6 OCT, 2016

Peter Brock - Ten Years On From 8 September 2006

today marks the ten-year anniversary of the death of australian motor racing legend peter geoffrey brock. ‘brocky’ was killed whilst competing in the targa west ’06 rally in weste...

POSTED THU, 8 SEP, 2016

Falcon XR6 Sprint -v- Falcon XR8 Sprint -v- Commodore SS V Redline | Sports Sedan Showdown

when ford announced an end to australian manufacturing, many believed the 5.0-litre supercharged v8 falcon xr8 would be its last hurrah. however even the older vf commodore ss v redline had it...

POSTED MON, 6 JUN, 2016

Holden Commodore SS REVIEW: Driving The Green Dream

when euthanising animals, vets sometimes rather sadly call the fluid they inject the "green dream". i couldn’t help but reflect on that when behind the wheel of a brand new &...

POSTED FRI, 3 JUN, 2016

TMR's Top Ten RWD Sports Sedans Under $100k

local car manufacturing is on the way out, and it’ll take with it two uniquely australian vehicles in the holden commodore and ford falcon - and their tasty commodore ss, falcon xr6 turbo and xr...

POSTED SUN, 29 MAY, 2016

Ford Mustang GT vs Holden SS V Redline Ute Comparison | V8 'Coupe' Showdown

tested ford mustang gt ($57,490) 306kw/530nm 5.0-litre v8 | 6-speed manual fuel use claimed: 13.1 l/100km | tested: 12.4l/100km holden ss v redline ute ($50,990)...

POSTED FRI, 4 MAR, 2016

Opel GT Concept Not Bound For Production, Astra Roadster Could Take Its Place - Report

in news that’s sure to send a pang of sadness through car enthusiasts, the opel gt concept seems unlikely to make the move to production. images of the new compact rear-wheel-drive...

POSTED WED, 3 FEB, 2016

Opel GT Celebrates The Future Of The RWD Sportscar

after an intriguing teaser campaign, the covers have come off the opel gt coupe, and a vauxhall badged version  along with a slew of details ahead of the sportscar’s geneva motor show debut...

POSTED THU, 28 JAN, 2016

Forza Motorsport 6 Mobil 1 Pack Adds VL Commodore Group A Walkinshaw

the mobil 1 car pack for forza motorsport 6 is now available, and holden fans in australia may be surprised to learn of a classic, local inclusion. the vl commodore ‘walkinshaw’ group a...

POSTED THU, 3 DEC, 2015

Walkinshaw Performance Launches New 547kW LS3 Package

for those who feel the last hurrah from holden and hsv for australian-made commodore models is inadequate power-wise, walkinshaw performance has you covered with its new w547 package. as the names...

POSTED MON, 26 OCT, 2015

Bathurst 1000 2015 - Craig Lowndes Takes Masterful Win At Mount Panorama

red bull racing drivers craig lowndes and steven richards have swept to victory in the bathurst 1000 after a superb drive from fifteenth on the grid. and for the second year running, lowndes' team...

POSTED MON, 12 OCT, 2015

2016 VF II Commodore SS and SSV Redline – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

 planting the 6.2 litre ls3 engine in the commodore ss and ssv has transformed the performance. already quick, they’re now quicker, and throttle response is sharper and more electric. we...

POSTED THU, 8 OCT, 2015

Opel GT Coupe Could Lead To A Holden Attack On The Audi TT

with a five-door hatch and wagon already shown, there’s still more to come from the opel astra, which will wear holden badges when it arrives in australia next year. rumours out of europe ind...

POSTED MON, 5 OCT, 2015

V8 Supercars: Draft 2017 Regulations Promise More Of The Same For Fans

with the current era of v8 supercar racing in australia drawing nearer to an end, the sport’s organising body has released a draft plan of what fans can expect in the future. under the &...

POSTED SUN, 12 JUL, 2015

2015 Holden Insignia VXR : Sticky, Porky, But Nice...

what’s hot: technology plus, dynamic awd performance, solid price what’s not: small cabin, noisy, a bit porky, no spare wheel x-factor: holden’s car to maintain 'showroom...

POSTED MON, 29 JUN, 2015

2015 Holden Insignia VXR : Hitting The Snow

what’s hot: surprisingly nimble on snow, very potent v6 turbo, more traction than we expected what’s not: snowbound skidpans are disappointingly rare in australia x-factor: is this...

POSTED FRI, 26 JUN, 2015