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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...

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BMW confirms Formula E racing project
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BMW confirms Formula E racing project

BMW Motorsport has announced its plans for a potential team entry into the fifth season of the all-electric Formula E championship. Currently in its third season, the FIA Formula E championship has already seen the likes of Citroen, Jaguar and Renault make manufacturer's entries, with BMW the latest major automaker to join the electric racing series...


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...


Racing Basics: Episode Three
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Racing Basics: Episode Three

Episode Three of CarAdvice’s new Racing Basics series is now live. And it's all about a subject made famous by the Fast and Furious franchise: shifting. In this episode, Australian rally icon and Global Rallycross driver Chris Atkinson hops into the new 150kW/265Nm turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo to show you how to change gears correctly...


Racing Basics: Episode Two
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Racing Basics: Episode Two

Episode Two of CarAdvice’s new Racing Basics series is now live. And it's all about braking. To be fast around a racetrack, obviously, you can’t be afraid of the throttle. But, it’s also critical you know how to use the brake. In this episode, Australian rally icon and Global Rallycross driver Chris Atkinson hits the track in the new 150kW/265Nm turbocharged 1...


CarAdvice launches Racing Basics to better your driving: Episode One
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CarAdvice launches Racing Basics to better your driving: Episode One

Deep down, most of us are wannabe racing drivers. But, be it the occasional track day, hillclimb, or club event, how many of us actually know what we're doing behind the wheel? More importantly, how many of us know what we’re doing wrong? Well, in an effort to help shed some light on the Dos and Don’ts of racing, CarAdvice has launched a new series dubbed Racing Basics...


2017 Aston Martin V8, V12 Vantage S get wings thanks to F1 tie-up
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2017 Aston Martin V8, V12 Vantage S get wings thanks to F1 tie-up

Two brand-new special edition Red Bull Racing models have been revealed ahead of their official unveiling, planned for this year's opening round of the 2017 Formula One season in Melbourne. This time, though, thanks to a new relationship, they're not Renaults but Aston Martins...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


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...


Zagame Motorsport launched as local interest in GT3-level racing booms
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Zagame Motorsport launched as local interest in GT3-level racing booms

Just one week after an epic 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour, Melbourne-based Zagame Automotive has officially launched its new track-focussed division, with the program to be headed up by Australian motorsport icon Cameron McConville...


'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift
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'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift

If you're a fan of the mighty Mazda RX-7, you've not doubt heard of New Zealand drifter 'Mad' Mike Whiddett, and surely seen – or indeed heard – his ear-melting quad-rotor Mazda RX-7. Well, after 10 years in his possession, and more than a handful of rebuilds, the professional Kiwi skidder has treated the car to another refresh...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R: track-ready terror teased in tasty-looking sketch
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R: track-ready terror teased in tasty-looking sketch

As if the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 wasn't tough enough, the US brand has just released a sketch of the race-only 2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R… and it looks good. Set to go racing in the US and around the world later this year, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Ferrari wins bruising Bathurst battle
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Ferrari wins bruising Bathurst battle

This was no motor race. This was a heavyweight title fight, slugged out between two prize fighters, each with a distinctive style of landing blows over a 12-hour match-up where only one would emerge victorious. Battle scarred, yes, but with the soothing tastes of the victory champagne to ease away the aches and pains of a 12-hour scrap...


Beating Bathurst: Aussie motorsport legends reveal what it takes to win at Mount Panorama
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Beating Bathurst: Aussie motorsport legends reveal what it takes to win at Mount Panorama

Sitting in a small room of a guest house located not far from downtown Bathurst, CarAdvice is joined for a cosy round-table discussion by Australian motorsport legends Russell Ingall, Tony Longhurst, Steve Richards, Mark Skaife, and Mark Winterbottom...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R to make Australian debut at Bathurst 12 Hour
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R to make Australian debut at Bathurst 12 Hour

The manic Mercedes-AMG GT R will make its first Australian appearance at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour Race next month. After joining the supercar elite by lapping the famed Nurburgring circuit in 7 minutes and 10.9 seconds, the flagship Mercedes-AMG will take on Mount Panorama piloted by five-time DTM champion, Bathurst 12 Hour winner and AMG brand ambassador, Bernd Schneider...


Riding shotgun with Porsche 356 racer, Ron Goodman
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Riding shotgun with Porsche 356 racer, Ron Goodman

If you have had the chance to ride in your ultimate dream car, you will know the thrill and joy will never leave you. Well, my time came at MotorWorld Sydney recently, and I still have a grin from ear to ear. Australian vintage racing driver, Ron Goodman, made an appearance at the festival with his huge truck that carried a line-up of classic Porsches...


BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition confirmed for Australia: 10 units heading Down Under
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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition confirmed for Australia: 10 units heading Down Under

The motorsport-themed BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been confirmed for the Australian market this week, with only 10 of the 200 global units allocated to our market. Essentially another version of the limited-edition M4 GTS launched earlier this year, the M4 DTM is even more exclusive, and celebrates the company's 2016 drivers' championship win in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM)...


Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway

Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway

The weekend's Nismo Festival 2016 was a rather special event, for several reasons. Not only was it the 19th running of the Japanese automotive extravaganza dedicated to Nissan's motorsport arm, but this year, it also coincided with the 50-year anniversary of its host location, Fuji International Speedway...


Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac
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Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac

For well over a decade, Grant Denyer has juggled two successful careers. His 'day job' as a renowned and successful television presenter has dovetailed neatly, for the most part, with his true passion of being a race car driver...