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
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Where Did You Get That Part?

May 1st, 2018
Where Did You Get That Part?  Walk around a Display Day checking out the old and often rare vehicles and some self-appointed ‘expert’ will doubtless be heard to comment; “Imagine trying to find parts for that.”

Races That Gave Their Names To Classic Cars

April 24th, 2018
Scan through some advertisements for popular Australian performance cars and you will sooner or later come upon one claiming to be a ‘Bathurst Special’. Wow, you may be tempted to think, one of the specially built ca

Cool Movie Cars – how much?!

April 16th, 2018
Here at Enthusiast Insurance we like nothing more than a cinema classic with lots of grand old cars parading past the camera. Sad thing is, for many of the past 50 years, the cars have been driven b