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Alice Anderson’s Motor Service: Australia’s first all-female workshop

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The National Motor Museum in South Australia last week opened its latest exhibition titled Alice Anderson’s Motor Service. Alice was Australia’s first female garage proprietor when she opened her all-female business in Kew, Victoria, in 1919. We spoke to the museum curator, Michelle Toft, on the CarAdvice podcast, to learn more about Alice’s pioneering history. […]

Automoblog In-Depth: Are The Holidays A Good Time To Buy A Car?

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season as many stores, businesses, and other outlets advertise their best deals and biggest savings of the year. Many retailers and malls extend their hours and every year, it seems some of the more ambitious shoppers make the news by camping out (literally) at the front […]

Volkswagen to use Google quantum computing technology for research

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Volkswagen and Google have agreed to work together on “practically oriented research” related to quantum computing. The German automaker will use Google’s quantum computing technology in three fields of research: traffic optimisation, machine learning, and material simulation, specifically for high-performance electric car batteries. Show More Summary

CarAdvice podcast 77: CEO Andrew Beecher discusses new CarAdvice review ratings

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Alborz Fallah. James Wong covers car news, which includes the 2018 Jeep Wrangler being revealed, Kia rolling out a pair of Stingers for SEMA, pricing and specs for the Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid, Ford Performance developing an electronic ‘Drift Stick’ […]

Interview: National Museum of Australia curator Dr. Martha Sear on Holden’s first prototype

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Amongst the many objects in the National Museum of Australia in Canberra is one very valuable and iconic piece of Australian history: the 1946 Holden 48-215 FX Prototype No. 1 – the oldest Holden in existence. It’s one of three vehicles built two years before the first FX was put into production. We paid the car a […]

Interview: Holden Managing Director, Mark Bernhard

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

As local production wraps up for Holden, we sat down with the Managing Director of Holden, Mark Bernhard, in his Port Melbourne office to reminisce about his 31 years with the brand, and what the future brings for Holden. You can read it below, or listen to the interview at the bottom of this article, […]

Taking a ride in the 2017 Holden Commodore Director: And it’s a daily driver!

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

To mark the end of local production, Holden this year released three limited-edition Commodore models, which saw enthusiasts and investors scramble to purchase a slice of motoring history. One of those buyers was Chris Thompson from Ballarat, Victoria, who bought a Director. We were given the opportunity to take a ride in the passenger seat […]

2017 ACT All Holden Day: the stories behind the cars

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The last All Holden car show of the year was held in Canberra, only weeks before Holden’s local manufacturing wrapped up, with a record 275 entrants. Hosted by all Canberra-based Holden clubs, it attracted a huge variety of cars and its owners, with some making the trip from Tumit, Albury, Cooma, and Goulburn. All money raised […]

Holden pays tribute to 69 years of Australian vehicle manufacturing

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Holden has paid tribute to its local manufacturing history, as the Elizabeth Plant in South Australia closes its doors for good. The final Commodore – a VF II SS V Redline – rolled off the production line at 10:45 this morning, ending 69 years worth of locally-built GM products for the Australian market. Speaking about […]

Celebrating Holden: A podcast special

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Today we bid farewell to local manufacturing for Holden, as the brand completes its transformation from manufacturer to full-line importer. To celebrate all things Holden, we’ve produced a special Holden podcast, where we talk to people that live and breathe the lion badge. Highlights are below, but you can find the podcast link at the […]

Holden ends manufacturing: 161 years of local production draws to a close

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Today marks an incredibly sad day, in the history of Australian automotive manufacturing. With Ford and Toyota both ceasing local manufacturing operations last year and this year respectively, Holden is the ‘last man standing’, today closing the doors at Elizabeth. The last car to roll down the production line is a red Holden Commodore SS-V […]

The Holden Commodore and three things we’ll miss: The lion brand’s big Aussie sedan

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

As the sun sets on Australian manufacturing, we look back on three things we’ll miss about the Australian creation — the Holden Commodore. Since the first Commodore rolled down the production line in 1978, Holden‘s modus operandi was to create a big family sedan with a big donk up front. That mantra followed all the […]

The Holden Commodore and three things we’ll miss: A spacious, muscly wagon

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

As the sun sets on Australian manufacturing, we look back on three things we’ll miss about the Australian creation: the Holden Commodore. Despite SUVs now being the ‘in’ thing, wagons have always held a place on the Australian landscape. I’d argue that everybody has owned, or knew somebody that had, a Holden Commodore wagon in […]

The Holden Commodore and three things we’ll miss: The V8 ute!

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

As the sun sets on Australian manufacturing, we look back on three things we’ll miss about the Australian creation: the Holden Commodore. The Commodore Ute was uniquely Australian, in the sense that Australia invented the ute. Of course, while the ute was Ford‘s creation, Holden made it fast and go around corners. This final Commodore […]

2017 Renault Megane Zen sedan review

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

There is some decent competition in the sedan versions of hatchbacks, and they are increasingly popular for drivers who want added rear seat and boot space. But with a boot bolted to the rear, in most cases, they aren’t exactly great to look at. Enter the 2017 Renault Megane sedan. It is one that stands […]

Q&A: Talking with Ron Goodman, 2017 Monterey Motorsport Reunion winner

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Australian historic racing car driver, Ron Goodman, has been racing for a long time, but there’s been one event that he has dreamt about winning, and that’s the Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Monterey. After numerous attempts and a documentary in 2015, Goodman and his team achieved this goal at Laguna Seca two weeks ago. We caught […]

Mazda BT-50 tackles the Birdsville Track

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

I have to be honest. When I was asked to drive 636 kilometres on a dirt road to the middle of nowhere with, gasp, no phone service, I was hesitant. But after coming to the realisation I had never been to outback Australia before, I simply had to say yes. After all, a break from […]

2018 BMW M5 leaked

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The all-new F90 generation 2018 BMW M5 has been leaked in a video post by a Chinese website. The leaked video – more an assembled slideshow of images with some drum and bass in the background – shows the final design of the halo performance sedan from BMW, including interior, infotainment, exterior and detail images […]

Why you may need to replace your Takata airbag again

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Car manufacturers have confirmed they strategically replaced a number of potentially dangerous, aged airbag inflators sourced from Japanese supplier Takata with new like-for-like components as an interim measure – and now the Turnbull government is demanding answers. Show More Summary

Sebastien Ogier trades WRC for F1 and drives Vettel’s old Red Bull RB7

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHTQtZN03RM Even World Rally Championship (WRC) drivers want to be Formula One drivers. And proving it, four-time WRC champion Sebastien Ogier has scored his dream drive in a V8-powered Red Bull Racing F1 car. Show More Summary

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