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WHEN THE CAR IS THE STAR

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
Car chases have been a feature of film and television for a century. From North American gangster movies to cheap British murder mysteries, a car chase always sparked up the action. Here at Enthusiast we explore all our

BRING A TRAILER

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Yes, we did pinch that title from a cleverly branded US auction site. It’s a place that sells cars of all kinds and in all conditions, from total wrecks to showpiece stunners, but still recommends ‘buyer beware’. E

Cars we see round here – Holden Torana XU1

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
Auction price shocks have become an almost daily occurrence, but one which left jaded observers amazed was the $324,000 paid during a recent sale for a superb but relatively unremarkable example of the Holden Torana GTR

Auction Sale Excitement – What about insurance?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
There is nothing that quickens the heart of a dedicated shopper like raising your hand or clicking a mouse to nail an auction sale bargain. During the Age of Lockdown and as conventional forms of commerce faltered, onlin

They built the Ute

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Australia, located as it is a long way from everywhere, has needed to be inventive and self-reliant. This was never more evident than in the early 1930s when the country was beset by a savage and enduring economic Depres

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