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Musings on the Motoring World

The Death of the V8 Family Car

2017 has been a lot of things to many people, most of which were just hysteria over an orange businessman being promoted to the most powerful office in the world. The same can be said about the closure of Holden’s Elizabeth plant and Toyota’s Altona factory in Australia, which brings 69 years of Australian car […]

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Musings on the Past

Vale Kenichi Yamamoto, the Man Who ‘Made’ Mazda

If there is one thing that makes the automotive business more endearing than one that sells toothpaste is that it is full of colourful personalities whose passion and work shines through the success – or failure – of any one car they were responsible for. However, in a business made of enthusiasts, very rarely would […]

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Supercars! Show Me Your Nuts (and Bolts)!

Now there is a general rule when it comes to writing articles pertaining to supercars that one should usually leave out the nitty-gritty details of maintenance. After all, why waste your breath trying to get all worked up on the inner workings of a car whose customer base would willfully ignore and shove some money […]

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Volvo Subverted the Advertisement Game in 2017

It’s that time of year again when titles around the world begin their cavalcade of awards for all the good little cars – and some rotten ones – of this year. There is no shortage of awards out there to be handed out as brands themselves lap as many laurels up to add every bit […]

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The “Car” as we Know it is an Anomaly

As a species, we are pretty good at doing science things. We have split the atom, unlocked the genome, and even landed on a comet. Any school student will tell you that science experiments are the only fun they can have in school that doesn’t involve being Big Bob’s b-tch in PE. On the other […]

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Live like a Legend, but Don’t get a Car Named After You

Nothing gets the internet more heated up than the arrival of a new – *ahem – hypercar. What’s more, if it is from that purveyor of excellence, McLaren. Possibly spurred by the P1’s failure to become the big cajones at the Nürburgring, the Woking-based manufacturer is back with what they tout as the ultimate track-ready […]

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Has the Classic Car Market Spoiled Classic Motoring?

For reasons I can’t explain, I have always had this dream of living an idyllic life in a small cottage that is perched atop a cliff overlooking the open sea. The residents around these parts are sparse, as are the clouds in the sky all year round. The nearby township is quite some distance away, […]

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The Lamborghini Urus Deserves Adulation and Celebration from Lambo Fans

It wasn’t a secret, nor did it come as much of a surprise, but it was a promise delivered. It has been five years since its debut in Shanghai, and Lamborghini’s Urus SUV has re-emerged as a production model right at the finishing line of 2017, as promised. Surprisingly much of the concept’s edgy shape has […]

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The Lancia Fulvia Coupe was the quintessential Lancia

Here is a fun question never to ask at parties. “What is the quintessential <insert car brand here>?” Depending on your company it could either be a night of heated discussions or your first step into your new status as a social pariah. Either way, there will be no satisfactory answer. How do you encapsulate several […]

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The CLS in the new Mercedes-Benz CLS isn’t right

Ignore the title for a moment and just savour Mercedes-Benz’s new CLS in all its glory. It looks absolutely stunning, and it should be. The four-door coupe is the only 21st-century niche that has enthusiasts getting all excited over, and even if it ended up as a botched nose job on an E-Class, it would […]