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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...

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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...


Helicopter versus Rally car: MD 520N v Hyundai i20 WRC
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Helicopter versus Rally car: MD 520N v Hyundai i20 WRC

Read the full article here. With WRC Rally Australia done and dusted for another year, most of the teams are packed up and headed home, except for the team from Hyundai Motorsport, who have got one thing left to do: a race...


Helicopter versus Rally car: The McDonnell Douglas 520N takes on Hyundai's i20 WRC

Helicopter versus Rally car: The McDonnell Douglas 520N takes on Hyundai's i20 WRC

Life is funny. And sometimes certain opportunities simply appear, almost of their own doing. Well, the following was one of those unique opportunities… It’s the day after the conclusion of Rally Australia 2016, and, while most of the teams have packed up and are headed home, the team from Hyundai Motorsport remain...


2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger unveiled: More aero, more power for rally-spec city car
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2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger unveiled: More aero, more power for rally-spec city car

Hyundai Motorsport has lifted the covers on its 2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger at a media event at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy, ahead of the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC) season opener in Monte-Carlo...


WRC Rally Australia 2016: Photo gallery special

WRC Rally Australia 2016: Photo gallery special

So that's it. The 2016 World Rally Championship (WRC) is over, with the recent Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour the culmination of a 13-round season that kicked off with Rallye Monte-Carlo in January...


Narva introduces 'heavy duty' cable tie range; drifters rejoice
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Narva introduces 'heavy duty' cable tie range; drifters rejoice

Drifters rejoice! Australian automotive parts company Narva has released a new range of heavy duty cable ties, promising higher-quality emergency fixes and repairs. Making no secret of the importance and value of a good cable tie, Narva itself admits, “There is no doubt that cable ties are one of the most useful products anyone can have in their shed, workshop or vehicle tool box...