Nissan have just celebrated 70 years as a manufacturer of electric vehicles. That’s even older than some motoring scribes. Volvo that icon of Chinese vehicle manufacturing has announced that they will cease production of internal combustion powered vehicles after 2019. In car manufacturing terms just a heartbeat away. This is huge news somewhere in […]

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The race is on to develop two of the most significant vehicle advances since the first valve opened on the internal combustion engine. Electric and self-drive are both charging down parallel paths to a combined victory over the internal combustion engine. For electric to be successful it needs to overcome the battery issue, currently the […]

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As car companies rush into this exciting new future where we will all push an app and a funky wee car will come running to the door to take me where ever I want are they missing something? What if I just enjoy driving, what if I go hell I wanna be in charge I […]

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While the world is running around placing all the blame for the tyre failures during the Supercars round at Philip Island at Dunlop’s door it is plainly not all their fault. Did the teams think to have a chat with the Dunlop tech guys before they wound in another 2 degrees of negative camber at […]

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Why is it that design plays such a crucial part in car purchasing. Take two utes, both by reputable manufacturers, one has a quirky curve on the passengers door and the other looks like sex on a stick. The quirky curve is just going to kill sales it just looks bad and who wants to […]

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I am waiting between Supercar rounds listening to cricket commentary and wondering. Why has cricket commentary never evolved from the 1950’s? The golden age when all was sweetness and light we completely overlooked faults and deficiencies. Cricket commentary is full of wonderful old world adjectives like, glorious, superb, exquisite. You never hear a commentator utter […]

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Talk to anyone over 50 and they will tell you that V8’s are the future. They should be  the premier saloon car class for the next 5 years. I don’t think the dinosaurs saw the meteor or us arriving either. Crowds at the premier summer series have been modest at best. Which is testament to […]

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There is money to be made here, guess right and you win big. What will be the next hot motoring trend? In the last few years we have gone from Hot hatch, the battle of Subaru Impreza against Mitsubishi Evo. A trend started with the VW Golf and Peugeot. Then it was all SUV and […]

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Well everything really. Put yourself in the shoes of the team, of Japanese executives from Nissan who went to the UK to find a name for their new luxury salon. The brief was it had to be a name that English society could easily identify with would inspire thoughts of a country manor and the […]

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If you come upon a traffic accident in Auckland all hell breaks loose. Before you can say ghee what happened there? The cone men are out in full force. The entire area and several additional areas even miles away are all coned off to cause maximum inconvenience. Eventually, fighting their way through the traffic the […]

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