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Are bespoke luxury cars a thing of the past?

Thursday, April 8th, 2021
The recent demise of Bristol Cars removed yet another prominent name from a sector of the vehicle market that has been dying for decades. Here we are not looking at the replica industry, which each year adds thousands of

There is an Electric car in your future – for certain (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
Last time we looked at the rise of electric vehicles (EVs) in the global market and how their popularity will inevitably bring change to motoring in Australia. Now is the time to check possible options for those entering

There is an Electric car in your future – for certain

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
Just a couple of years ago, that heading would have run in a different order and ended with a question mark. Not any more. Time has moved incredibly fast for the automotive industry and within a decade the Electric Vehic

Million Dollar Holdens and a Market that refuses to bust

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
A feature of the Australian ethos is that we rarely behave in ways the rest of the world might expect. When the Covid-19 Pandemic struck and some other nations ignored the threat or at best hedged their bets, we shut our

Police car preservation

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
You can understand how the world’s automotive enthusiasts might, in years past, have recoiled at the sight of police vehicles that we now regard as ‘classics’. Today the reverse is true with these once threatening

Can I have a Pony for Christmas Please?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
A different sort of Pony – a Pony car… When Ford’s Mustang was launched mid-way through the 1964 US model year it came as an apparent shock to other brands. The Mustang was similar in size to Ford’s Falco

Affordable Europeans

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
Look back 50 years and the advertising that enticed people to buy European cars wasn’t concerned with race wins or the quantity of cubic inches under the bonnet. When you bought a Renault, BMW or Volvo you bought quali

History of the Hot Rod

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
No points for guessing that the hot-rod movement began life in the USA. But the reasons behind its existence and even the origins of the name remain shrouded in conjecture. Money certainly played a role. Or lack of it, m

Worldwide Ways We Preserve Older Vehicles

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
If you own a vehicle that’s 25 or 30 years old and not driven very often there’s a good chance you have discovered the benefits of Concessional Registration. Even if you’re considering buying an older vehicle, join

Cars We See Round Here – Cobra Replica

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
On any weekend in many parts of Australia you can see examples of America’s most potent sports car roaming local roads and parked outside beachfront cafes. But all is not as it appears. Fewer than 100 of the famous/inf