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

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

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...

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2017 ACT All Holden Day: the stories behind the cars
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2017 ACT All Holden Day: the stories behind the cars

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...


CarAdvice podcast 75: Solar cars drive down the centre for World Solar Challenge
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CarAdvice podcast 75: Solar cars drive down the centre for World Solar Challenge

Mandy Turner and Paul Maric are on the panel this week, as they bring you the latest car news. It includes Polestar 1 being unveiled, GM CEO sharing her concerns over China’s planned petrol and diesel car ban. Also, Lexus NX and CT200h pricing and specs have been released, the Volkswagen Scirocco was put into retirement this week, and the Volkswagen Amarok V6 sets a record at WTAC...


Celebrating Holden: A podcast special
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Celebrating Holden: A podcast special

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 bottom of this article...


Jaguar D-Type to become Australia's most expensive car at Motorclassica Auction
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Jaguar D-Type to become Australia's most expensive car at Motorclassica Auction

The highest-valued car to ever be auctioned in Australia will go under the hammer this weekend at Motorclassica in Melbourne. The 1955 Jaguar D-Type will be auctioned by Mossgreen and is expected to be sold with a price-tag of between $7-8 million. Chassis number XKD510 is the only genuine D-Type in the country, and has a long history of traveling the world with numerous owners...


Holden to auction last three limited-edition Commodores
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Holden to auction last three limited-edition Commodores

The last three limited-edition Holden Commodores to roll off the production line in Elizabeth will be auctioned by Manheim this weekend. Hoping to raise $360,000 for charity, the auction coincides with the Holden Dream Cruise in the South Australian town, as Australia bids farewell to locally-manufactured GM cars...


CarAdvice podcast 74: Melbourne conducts one of world's largest self-driving surveys
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CarAdvice podcast 74: Melbourne conducts one of world's largest self-driving surveys

This week Mandy Turner and Mike Costello talk about Porsche trialing a new subscription service, the Toyota Century has been unveiled, and Mazda tops the Roy Morgan owner satisfaction survey. Honda is pleading for Takata-affected owners to get their cars fixed with 94,000 cars still to go, the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport will be in Australia in the first quarter, and the open-topped 86 hybrid Toyota GR HV Sports Concept will be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show...


Jaguar XF Sportbrake breaks 'fastest towed speed on skis' record
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Jaguar XF Sportbrake breaks 'fastest towed speed on skis' record

Jaguar has broken yet another record, this time for the 'fastest towed speed on skis'. The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake was used as the tow vehicle as former British Olympic skier, Graham Bell, donned the skis. Guinness World Records was present as it recorded an average top speed of 189km/h, smashing the previous record by 76km/h...


Gosford Classic Car Museum rolling out some beauties for first auction
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Gosford Classic Car Museum rolling out some beauties for first auction

The Gosford Classic Car Museum will be teaming up with Pickles Auctions to hold its first public car auction on October 28. Up to 70 classic cars will be auctioned at the fully-catered event, with prices ranging from $50,000 to $2.5 million. One of the cars that will be going under the hammer is an all-original 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III (below) developed for racing at Bathurst...


Interview: 'It's People Like Us' Director, Eva Orner
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Interview: 'It's People Like Us' Director, Eva Orner

Australian Academy and Emmy Award-winning film producer and director, Eva Orner, has produced a 22-minute documentary titled It's People Like Us, focusing on young people using mobile phones while driving with mounted cameras recording their every move. We spoke to Eva on the CarAdvice podcast recently...


CarAdvice podcast 73: The fifth-storey Las Vegas car collection
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CarAdvice podcast 73: The fifth-storey Las Vegas car collection

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens, keeping you up-to-date with the latest in car news. We talk about the Ford Ranger being the number one vehicle in September, GM is strongly committed to Holden for the long-term, Toyota Australia’s Altona factory closes, and the 2018 Renault Clio RS Trophy pricing and specs have been released...


Ferrari celebrating 70th anniversary at Melbourne's Motorclassica
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Ferrari celebrating 70th anniversary at Melbourne's Motorclassica

Ferrari will officially celebrate its 70th anniversary at the 2017 Motorclassica in Melbourne next month. The event will feature rare and collectible cars from around the world and is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Come October, Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building will see the biggest display of Ferraris to have ever been assembled in Australia...


2017 Renault Megane Zen sedan review
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2017 Renault Megane Zen sedan review

The 2017 Renault Megane sedan has a polarising style, but, it is packed with practicality and safety features.

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CarAdvice podcast 72: 'It's People Like Us' director, Eva Orner
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CarAdvice podcast 72: 'It's People Like Us' director, Eva Orner

On this week's show is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, LDV confirms an off-road T60, Dyson's EV has been confirmed for a 2020 launch, the MG GS gets China's first ANCAP five-star rating, Tesla Model X door opens automatically and gets torn off by a passing truck, Toyota is still the best car company in brand value list, Renault Zoe and Kangoo EV pricing has been confirmed for Australia and 2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon pricing and specs have been released...


Motorsport greats to honour Holden at Motorclassica
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Motorsport greats to honour Holden at Motorclassica

Motorsport greats Colin Bond, John Harvey, Jim Richards and Peter Janson, will be reliving memories of their racing days and paying tribute to Holden at the 2017 Motorclassica in Melbourne. Held only days out from when Holden wraps up local manufacturing on October 20, the racing legends will appear on stage to be interviewed...