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NEW YEAR – NEW ENGINES

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
Australia is about to embark on one of the steepest exposures to new technology ever recorded. Most of the world’s carmakers will within ten years be selling more electric and hybrid vehicles than petrol models. Severa

CARS WE SEE AROUND HERE – TOYOTA SUPRA

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
We do wonder, looking at the original Supra from 1981, whether someone at Toyota wasn’t just a bit too fond of the Japanese mecha cartooning style and decided to produce a car with similar super robotic attributes. Thi

BACKING IT UP

Thursday, November 11th, 2021
Looking at the kinds of claims received by Enthusiast Insurance, it seems that reversing is pretty much the most hazardous thing you can do in a motor vehicle. Roundabouts have their perils it is true and a lot of claims

THE ROAD TO BATHURST

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
Every October since the 1960s, couches across Australia would fill with humans of diverse age and gender to watch an event known simply as ‘Bathurst’.  This year, things will be different; our ever-present Pande

BUYING A CLASSIC CAR THAT’S SAFE AS WELL

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
While directing arrivals into position at a recent car show, I noticed a large, 1920s American touring car that had gone past its entry point and needed to turn around. Rather than perform a strenuous several-point turn

20TH CENTURY CAR MARATHON MADNESS

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
As an insurer involved predominantly with much loved and rarely driven vehicles, Enthusiast Insurance isn’t prominent in the world of automotive adventuring. However, we still  acknowledge and celebrate the legacy

CARS WE SEE ROUND HERE – THE BMC MINI

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021
No automotive design has been more influential than the boxy, front-wheel drive platform revealed in 1959 by the British Motor Corporation. It was code-named ADO15 but enthusiasts across the world know this car and its d

IT’S NOT WHERE YOU START

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
Lots of us during this time of travel bans and zero interest rates will have toyed with the idea of acquiring another ‘hobby’ vehicle. Or perhaps buying our very first. Throughout our post-2019 world, the prices bein

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