Building Or Buying? How To Create A Concours Star

September 11th, 2018
Preparing a car for top-level concours d’elegance display has been described as the most excruciating form of masochism ever devised. To onlookers, the cars so perfectly presented for judging are in ‘showroom’ cond
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Rockin’ Down the Highway

August 28th, 2018
Ever since radios were fitted to cars back in the 1930s, music and motor vehicles have played a role in each other’s existence. FM radio came to vehicles in 1952, followed during the 1960s by tape players and William L
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Picking A Family Classic

August 14th, 2018
If you are the one person in your family who is interested in owning an older or ‘classic’ car, then convincing the rest to come along for the ride can be a tough task. Visiting a few weekend car shows is a good way

The Day A Two-Door Holden Rocked Our World

August 1st, 2018
During its first decade as a motor vehicle manufacturer, Holden built cars that appealed to a conservative market; cars that had a lot in common with the reserved, frugal and practical people who bought them. Then the 19
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Driving In A Winter Wonderland – 10 Tips to help you drive safely

July 17th, 2018
When thinking about the arduous driving conditions that Australians encounter we might visualise narrow rural roads or the dust and corrugations in the Outback. But how about the many kilometres of Aussie roads affected
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Aussie Muscle Car Cracks Million $ Mark

July 3rd, 2018
It isn’t often that a car of any kind makes the evening news or gets several minutes of coverage on a range of current affairs programmes. However, it also isn’t every day that a car made in Australia sells for more
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You can have any colour, so long as it is black

June 19th, 2018
Did Henry Ford really say that his customers could have a Model T in any colour so long as it was black? Well, not exactly and although a lot if the 15 million Ford T Model’s sold were black the most successful car of
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Take Me Out To The Car Show

June 6th, 2018
On almost any weekend somewhere in Australia there will be a park, playing field or cow paddock sparkling with perfectly-polished cars and a sign carrying the words ‘Car Show Today’. More than a million Australians o
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Are you Vintage or Classic?

May 22nd, 2018
Readers who have been around since the 1970s or before will have witnessed continual movements in the value of vehicles we today know as ‘classics’. Before 1960, older cars would be described as ‘vintage’ or mayb

The Rise Of The Sports Car

May 8th, 2018
Most dictionaries disagree or simply do not try to define the ‘sports car’. One which accepted the challenge was the Macquarie Dictionary of Motoring penned by motoring authority and trained engineer Pedr Davis. Unde