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Zero Fucks Given Burn Out at Brashernats 2016

One totally insane Capri driven by a totally insane driver equals a whole lot of smoke, lots of burning rubber, lots of fire and some strangely calm fire marshals. Zero fucks were given, lots of fun was had. -Moppie Video by Still Motion Media from youtube. This is the original, …

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Rat Rod – Diesel With Tracks

This might be taking all show and no go to a whole new level, big Diesel with big tracks on the back of this insanely low Rat Rod. -Moppie  

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BMW i3 Test Drive – The Open Road

Tech specs 0-100km – ( claimed ) 7.9 seconds Energy consumption – 13.5 kWh / 100km Power – 170 hp What we liked Funky styling great acceleration around town unique driving experience being kind to trees What we didnt like Range per charge ( yes we had the range extender …

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Peugeot Are Trying To Be Fast Again

Peugeot make some incredibly boring cars, so boring they share a a model with Mitsubishi (The 4008 is a Mitsubishi ASX), a company so boring a chunk of them was recently acquired by Nissan, part owned by Renault, Peugeot’s biggest competitor. In an attempt to remind us that Peugeot hasn’t …

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The Open Road – Toyota Hilux SR5 2016

Performance Power 130kw @ 3400rpm Torque 420nm @ 1400 – 2600 rpm Consumption ( claimed ) 7.6l/100km – we got 9.1L/100km Towing – braked 3500kg, unbraked 750kg What we liked, Manual transmission Ride all round great 4×4 system What we didn’t like A bit bland – That being said, for …

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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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The Open Road Episode 1: HSV Clubsport R8 LSA

Striking looks and an aggressive stance are the first signs that the new GEN-F2 ClubSport R8 LSA means business. Facts and Figures Engine – 6.2L Supercharge V8 LSA Max Torque – 570nm @4600 RPM Max power – 400kw @6000 RPM Trans – 6 speed Auto we had the one with …

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Vintage NZ police chase

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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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Hayden Paddon Crash

So gutted for the bros Hayden Paddon and John Kennard with this crash in Ponte de Lima 2 Stage in WRC Portugal 2016.

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