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Mandy Turner

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Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge gets UK police livery

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Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge gets UK police livery

Rolls-Royce has decked out a Ghost Black Badge in UK police livery for the Chichester Police Station Open Day, in support of Sussex Police. Like the Holden/Vauxhall Astra and Ford Focus police cars typically used in the UK, the Rolls-Royce features authentic police lights, a police radio, and Sussex police decals which cover the 'Andalusian White' paint...

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Interview: Tony the truckie tells us what it's like to be a truck driver
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Interview: Tony the truckie tells us what it's like to be a truck driver

There are around half-a-million trucks on Australian roads every year, and while some might think most of what they do is take up room on the road or slow traffic, these truckies help keep Australia going. As many a placard has declared: "without trucks, Australia stops". But have you ever stopped to think what it might be like to live as a truck driver? To find out, we spoke to truckie, Tony, on the CarAdvice podcast...


Jeep Renegade gets a Comanche ute makeover in the US
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Jeep Renegade gets a Comanche ute makeover in the US

A 2015 Jeep Renegade that was converted into a ute and badged 'Comanche', was recently for sale on eBay in the US. The one-off ute topped the bidding at US$32,000 ($40,387) with reserve not met, though American company, Boar Customs, has announced it will build more in limited numbers...


CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge
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CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news, Hyundai is aiming to dominate Korean brands in Europe by 2021, the Rolls Royce Phantom has been revealed in a leaked brochure, Australia gets details on the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 and the 2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR has been unveiled in Buick form...


79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car
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79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car

Irish veteran rally driver, Rosemary Smith, has become the oldest person to drive a Formula One car, at the age of 79. To help celebrate 40 years of Renault Sport, the team put Smith into a 2013 Lotus-Renault E21, with some word of advice from racing driver, Jolyon Palmer...


Jay Kay's Lancia Delta Integrale goes to auction
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Jay Kay's Lancia Delta Integrale goes to auction

The 1993 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione II Sedici owned by Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, is going up for auction. The Italian hatchback was imported to the UK in 2000, where nine years later, Kay purchased the little red rocket, adding it to his ever-changing car collection. Back then it sold for around AUD $22,000, but it's expecting to fetch up to $58,000 this time around...


Caterham celebrates 60 years of the Seven
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Caterham celebrates 60 years of the Seven

British sports car manufacturer, Caterham, is celebrating 60 years of the Seven, bringing seven of its iconic models together. To mark the occasion, a mixture of old and new cars gathered at test track Longcross Studios in Surrey, England. The impressive line-up included a 1957 Series 1, a replica of the car that featured in the TV show The Prisoner, an SS, a CSR 260 tuned by Cosworth, along with current models; the Sprint and 620S...


Aston Martin's own Vantage GTE soapbox racer is the best billy cart ever
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Aston Martin's own Vantage GTE soapbox racer is the best billy cart ever

Aston Martin Racing has placed an overall second in the Red Bull Soapbox Race in London, behind the neat Brooklands Special. The 'billy cart' version of the Vantage GTE race car, which won the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, was a crowd favourite at the 24 Seconds of Le Ally Pally...


CarAdvice podcast 61: What's it like to be a truck driver? Tony the truckie tells us
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CarAdvice podcast 61: What's it like to be a truck driver? Tony the truckie tells us

Armed with a can of Glen 20 and some tissues, join Mandy Turner, Dave Zalstein and James Wong this week. Recent TV star Mike Stevens talks carbon tax on cars. Also in car news, Victoria Police is set to test a world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft, and fines are to be issued after Victorian road safety cameras are not compromised by virus...


2017 Holden Trax LS manual review
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2017 Holden Trax LS manual review

The most affordable model in the 2017 Holden Trax range is the LS. Here we drive the manual. But is it just as fun as the auto?

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Tickford '77 Bathurst Mustang: Tuner taking calls on circa-$120,000 special
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Tickford '77 Bathurst Mustang: Tuner taking calls on circa-$120,000 special

Ford-focused tuning company Tickford has revealed details and images of its limited-edition Ford Mustang, the Tickford Bathurst '77 Special, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Moffat Ford Dealer's famous win at Bathurst. Limited to 77 units, Tickford will be using the Mustang GT as a base, adding 20-inch wheels, a high-performance supercharger, along with a near-identical livery to the iconic Ford XC Falcon...


CarAdvice podcast 60: We take you for a track drive in the Civic Type R!
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CarAdvice podcast 60: We take you for a track drive in the Civic Type R!

Broadcasting from nearby Great Ocean Road, at the beachside town of Lorne, join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. Find out what we did with the remote-control cars below! In car news, pricing and specs for the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S have been released, Volvo's autonomous tech is having trouble detecting kangaroos, Ford Mustang EcoBoost gets a burnout feature in the US (but Australia misses out), and HSV could swap to the Walkinshaw name next year...


Jon Olsson smokes tyres in his 604kW Rolls-Royce Wraith - Video
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Jon Olsson smokes tyres in his 604kW Rolls-Royce Wraith - Video

Swedish pro free-skier-turned-video blogger, Jon Olsson, has shown off his latest purchase - a modified Rolls-Royce Wraith - which he has named 'George'. In his latest video, he gives a walkaround of the 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 luxury sports car, which has had its power output increased by over 150-horsepower, to 810hp (604kW)...


Gordon Murray visiting Goodwood with IGM-Ford
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Gordon Murray visiting Goodwood with IGM-Ford

Designer and former Formula-One title winner of the 1980s, Gordon Murray, will be making an appearance at Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, driving a car he designed and built. In 1967 and 1968, Murray made his first sports car in South Africa, the IGM-Ford, and will be ripping up the track in it on the Goodwood Hillclimb this weekend to celebrate his 50th year in the automotive industry...


CarAdvice podcast 59: We catch up with the successful Highway 1 to Hell team!
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CarAdvice podcast 59: We catch up with the successful Highway 1 to Hell team!

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and James Wong. We bring you a special sports-car-heavy news fest this week, which includes the stunning Ferrari 812 Superfast premiering in Australia, Jaguar's fastest road car - the XE SV Project 8 - has been revealed, the Maserati GranTurismo has had a facelift, and the Aston Martin DB11 now gets the option of a twin-turbo V8 engine...