Drive Less – Spend Less with Enthusiast

December 18th, 2018
Come the summer and Australian owners of older models are thinking about parking their cars until the weather cools down a bit. In the Northern Hemisphere our classic-owning cousins have the opposite problem; they are co
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They Used To Make Those Here

December 4th, 2018
It is a sad reality that during 2018, almost every new car sold in Australia will have been made overseas. Until very recently of course, this country built cars on behalf of General Motors, Toyota and Ford. Looking back
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Getting Your Car Ready For The Holidays

November 20th, 2018
Time off work, relatives to track down, picnics to be had and beaches to visit; the summer holidays are a great time of year.   If you are reading this on www.enthusiast.com.au  then you probably already have an in

Running With The Good Ole Boys

October 30th, 2018
In Australia every week there are calls for drivers who engage in illegal and dangerous behaviour to ‘take it off the streets’. Good idea too, especially if the vehicles being driven at crazy speeds on dimly-lit moun

What’s With These ‘Barn Finds’?

October 16th, 2018
Most people when looking for a special car would consult the classifieds or attend an auction or talk to a dealer with a yard full of ‘classics’. Only the most dedicated or adventurous will set out into the dusty dis

Keeping Those Car Keys Safe

October 3rd, 2018
It seems that every evening news bulletin carries a story about a car being stolen from the owner’s home, a shopping centre carpark or service station. Depending on how badly someone wants your car and the lengths they

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