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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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How To Upset A Fan Boy

The car world is filled with brand loyal engine fan boys, people who love one engine over another for no sound or rational reason. There are people who will fight over Small Blocks Fords being better than Small Block Chevs, or cry when a VTEC Honda makes more power than a …

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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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Dartz Prombron

Have you ever felt that a Mercedes G wagon just wasn’t enough? Or that the Hummer H1 was a bit of a wussy car. Do you wake up in the morning and feel that only way to assert yourself on upon the world is behind the wheel of a bullet …

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The Mill BLACKBIRD – For CGI Cars

About 10 years ago car advertising started to change, photographs stopped being of cars, and started to be backgrounds with CGI models laid over the top. This is now the standard way of doing car photography for advertising. The vast majority of still images you see of cars in car …

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Land Rover Discovery Tows A Train

Land Rover recently used the new Discovery Sport to prove how easy it is to tow a train. Once you overcome the rolling resistance, moving anything on wheels becomes quite easy, even when it weighs 108 tons. With about 180hp and 317 lb-ft of torque the little Disco did a …

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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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