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World's Greatest Driving Roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be sucked into glimpses of Keeping up with the Kardashians and Housewives of Beverly Hills while your other half has command of the television remote...

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Toyota 86 Racing Series: Fast-tracking the next generation of motorsport stars

Toyota 86 Racing Series: Fast-tracking the next generation of motorsport stars

"This is the motorsport equivalent of petty cash." So says Neil Crompton, former touring car ace and current motorsport commentator, of the Toyota 86 Racing Series, the grassroots motor racing category that took Australia's race track by storm in 2016...


Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June
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Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June

Amateur motorsport, track days, poker runs, swap meets, cruises, classic and vintage festivals, motor shows, car club meetings... there are literally thousands of car events held across Australia every year. Between now and the end of June there are a slew of options with something for everyone - even an 'anything goes' bike race that looks like an epic amount of fun...


Behind the scenes: 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in a Holden Colorado ute
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Behind the scenes: 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in a Holden Colorado ute

It's been at least a day since I last found a random piece of glitter in my hair, and the resultant headache from a long night out is now finally just a memory. You see, it's been a week since I joined Holden at the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, but that's how long it took to be rid of the sparkles as well as that shadow that follows (now that I'm in my 30s) after a night out...


International Women's Day 2017: Three women making bold statements in motorsport, mechanics and car interior design

International Women's Day 2017: Three women making bold statements in motorsport, mechanics and car interior design

Today is International Women's Day and we're celebrating all of the ladies who love to drive and work with cars. There are numerous amazing women working in the automotive industry across all disciplines. You'll find these fabulous females in all corners of the world making their mark in motorsport, engineering, mechanics, design, public relations, corporate management and motoring journalism...


Why you need to join a car club

Why you need to join a car club

A fire extinguisher is one of those must-have items in any car, whether it be classic or modern. Especially when it’s your own car that catches fire and there’s no sign of any help. Recently, I witnessed someone's pride and joy catch fire, and I know this sounds strange, but I was impressed by what I saw...


The Shortlist: Small cars with a full-size spare and five-star ANCAP rating

The Shortlist: Small cars with a full-size spare and five-star ANCAP rating

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car is best for me? Most people can usually identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. In this new series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


World's Greatest Driving Roads: Western Cape, South Africa

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Western Cape, South Africa

For many of us, when targeting great driving road hot spots to explore across the globe, South Africa doesn't come immediately to mind. Nor is it much of a holiday list topper, at least for those who aren't in 'the know' and haven't sampled the colour and diversity the rainbow nation has to offer...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe getaway

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe getaway

As a luxury German sports car, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 may not scream ‘Straya’ but it is an adopted Aussie fave and I certainly didn’t mind spending Australia Day behind the wheel of it. Didn’t mind at all! Australia is continually one of the biggest markets for the Mercedes-AMG brand when it comes to sales per capita...

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2017 Audi S5: Carving up the ice in Sweden
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2017 Audi S5: Carving up the ice in Sweden

Read the full article here. Well, this is embarrassing. I'm behind the wheel of the new 2017 Audi S5 - it hasn't even landed in Australia yet - and I'm calling for a tractor tow-out. I'm in Sweden taking part in the Audi Ice Pro driving experience and have just wedged the S5 Sportback on a pile of snow...


2017 Audi S5: Carving up the ice in Sweden

2017 Audi S5: Carving up the ice in Sweden

Well, this is embarrassing. I'm behind the wheel of the new 2017 Audi S5 – it hasn't even landed in Australia yet – and I'm calling for a tractor tow-out. I'm in Sweden taking part in the Audi Ice Pro driving experience and have just wedged the S5 Sportback on a pile of snow. It's buried up to its belly and there is no chance of gaining any traction on the slippery surface...

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$119,900

Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?
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Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?

Read the full article here. For those who are prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stones' throw of many major metropolitan areas. One such location is Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short 2 hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...


Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine's Day... some of us look forward to it and some of us think it's a commercial load of rubbish. Either way, today will be an assault on the senses with love hearts, roses, chocolate and teddy bears galore – and there can be no escaping the commercial barrage of the love-struck...


48+12 Hours: Racing at Bathurst with the BMW M6 GT3

48+12 Hours: Racing at Bathurst with the BMW M6 GT3

We all see it on the TV, motor racing is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled hive of action that is over as soon as it starts. However, there's a massive effort in preparation and planning that often goes unnoticed to the average punter. The 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour is a big deal, and more than 50 teams are vying for a competitive spot on the podium...


Road trip: Bush to beach in the Infiniti QX30

Road trip: Bush to beach in the Infiniti QX30

The Christmas break provides the perfect excuse to explore new places. Time slows down as work-related pressures ease and your body – and mind – switch into holiday mode. My family lives in Queensland and every year I head north on a pilgrimage. Usually I drive, but this year I decided to fly up and collect a car from CarAdvice's Brisbane office...

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Mazda CX-3 and Yamaha EX Deluxe: The perfect match?
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Mazda CX-3 and Yamaha EX Deluxe: The perfect match?

For those prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stone's throw of many major metropolitan centres. For me, on this occasion, it's Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short two-hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...


Five of the coolest new driving cockpits
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Five of the coolest new driving cockpits

Slide on in to the drivers seat, shut the door, put your hands on the steering wheel and look around as you feel the excitement and power envelop you. The driver's seat is the control centre of any vehicle and how it looks, feels and functions is vital to the driving experience. The cockpit of a car includes everything in the driver's pod, from the seat to the instrumentation and steering wheel...


2017 Nissan X-Trail ST-L 2WD: Sydney to Catherine Hill Bay
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2017 Nissan X-Trail ST-L 2WD: Sydney to Catherine Hill Bay

Everyone enjoys getting out of the urban jungles and hitting the road. North, south, west, it really doesn't matter as long as you're comfortable. Sadly, we cannot all afford the most expensive and luxurious car for the task, so, compromise is necessary. It's a battle of the ages: Budget versus purpose is generally the main consideration, and that's probably a good thing for the Nissan X-Trail...


Great Aussie driving songs: Your Australia Day mixtape sorted
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Great Aussie driving songs: Your Australia Day mixtape sorted

Regardless of how you celebrate Australia Day, we encourage everyone to take the time to pause for a moment in honour of some great Aussie bands and awesome driving songs. If you're kicking around having a barbie or driving to visit relatives, throw on the CarAdvice.com Great Aussie Driving Songs playlist and rock out...


Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest

Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest

Last weekend, Mazda MX-5 owners across the country were in heaven. For the first time, the MX-5 Fan Fest was held at Sandown Raceway in this invite-only event. With over 1500 people in attendance and 477 examples of Mazda's little legend on the track, a southern hemisphere record was broken. (The world record is somewhere beyond 2000..