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75 Years of Jeep

The Jeep just turned 75, first produced in 1941 by Willys-Overland, it has a history that dates back to the 1930s. The original design came from the American Bantam, a company formed from the bankrupt remains of the American Austin Car Company, who made British Austin cars under license. When …

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All new 2016 Honda Civic

The first Civic, launched in 1972, was an instant success becoming one of the most popular small cars in the world. In 2015 the 10th generation started to roll out around the world, and finally, in 2016 it is coming to New Zealand.   We get 4 models, the base …

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Speed Show 2016

Had a genuinely good time at Speed Show this year, a really good selection of cars, including some rare race cars with loads of pedigree and some cool vehicles on loan from Southwards Car Museum. Here is a few of the highlights:   V12 Toyota, 5.0L shares its basic design …

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Why We Keep Dying On The Road – The Real Problem With Cyclists Part 2

I wrote little piece on the often heated topic of cyclists and their place on our roads. It gathered the expected level of abuse and rhetoric, but also generated some really good discussion, including some important points that are relevant to all road users. This year the Road Toll looks …

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The Real Problem With Cyclists

I’ll start by saying not all cyclists are bad, but if you talk to any road user, cyclist, car or truck driver or even pedestrians, it is clear there is a problem with how everyone uses the road, and that any discussion involving cycling rapidly becomes heated. I believe I …

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Make Them Great Again! Why great car makers aren’t any more.

I saw a headline the other day on an automotive site that said “Make Bugatti Great Again”. I stopped and nearly read the article, before realising it was just a fantasy piece, a dream of a time now gone, and an impossible wish that a brand like Bugatti could produce …

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Bus vs Car and Aucklands Public Transport

I took a bus. Yes, me, Moppie, car loving fuel burning power sliding crazy driving Moppie, me, took the bus. To be clear, I have taken a bus before, I used to take one home from school and when I was 10 my Grandmother took us on a bus ride …

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Whats happened to the new GTR?

The first R32 Skyline GTR caused a major upset in the automotive world and instantly gained a mythical status amongst hordes of teenagers when it came out in 1989. It was then rapidly updated with the rest of the Skyline range with the R33 and R34 models before the Skyline …

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The Ford Cortina

Chances are if you were born in the 70s then either your father, or your mates father owned a Cortina at some point. The first Cortina, the MK 1, came out in 1962 and set a new standard for mid size sedans. It was a great looking car, and for …

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Amazing Trailer back up

Get a load of this Fedex truck driver back his massive trailer into a standard size garage opening in Murica Give this man a medal Credit: twitter.com/globalguy

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