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The Grand Tour – First Impressions

Well shit, This isn’t easy… this is like getting back with your ex after shes been fucking someone else or something its a weird feeling trying to force the relationship back into an altered situation under new conditions … Firstly before we get stuck in, the fact this is on …

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Review – Forza Horizon 3

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A new beast – Lamborghini Centenario Roadster

Now let me stop you right there, even if you could afford the 3 million dollar price tag.. you can’t have one, they are already all sold. Now we’ve come to terms with that, lets drool anyway. The name signifies 100 years of Lamborghini, The man not the company, recently …

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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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