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Iconic Aussie ute immortalised as wooden toy: Your chance to win!

The quintessential Australian leisure machine, the humble ute, has been reimagined as a wooden play set, just in time for Christmas. Developed by Australian homewares company, Make Me Iconic, the bright orange ute bares a strong resemblance to an HQ Holden (or an HJ/HX/HZ) which gives it a bit of a nostalgic feel...

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Green means go... or else!
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Green means go... or else!

I’ve got a plan to help with our climbing road toll. A brave plan, perhaps, but they say you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, and I do love an omelette. If you spend any time on the roads here in Australia, particularly in our capital cities, I think you’ll agree that driving behaviour in general has become worse over the past few years...


Lego Caterham 7 620R kit revealed
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Lego Caterham 7 620R kit revealed

The ultimate kit car kit car, the Lego Caterham 7, has finally been revealed. A result of the crowd-sourced Lego Ideas program, the bight yellow Caterham joins the Mars 'Curiosity' Rover and Back to the Future Delorean vehicles developed through the program. The Caterham, set number 21307, is the first 'road going' car set to make the transition from fan concept to mass-production reality...


Airbus working on flying car project
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Airbus working on flying car project

French aerospace company Airbus has turned its attention from long-haul passenger aircraft to finding a solution for a more local problem, traffic congestion in large cities. Its answer, a flying car. FINALLY! Airbus calls it Project Vahana, "an autonomous flying vehicle platform for individual passenger and cargo transport", and the consortium's feasibility studies have listed the success of the project as being favourable...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

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...


40 years of M: a quick look at the history of BMW Motorsport

40 years of M: a quick look at the history of BMW Motorsport

For the past 40 years, the letter M has signified something special beneath the blue and white BMW badge. And now, with the addition of the M2, BMW’s M-car range is at its most diverse ever. But, what makes these tri-colour road warriors so special? Established in 1972 to support BMW’s motorsport activities, the M division initially turned its attention to the iconic E9 3...


2016 Federal Budget: What does it mean for Australian car buyers?
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2016 Federal Budget: What does it mean for Australian car buyers?

The Turnbull Liberal Government handed down its inaugural budget last night. Amidst the taxes for smoking and additional ABC funding, is there any news for car buyers? Bottom line: not really. The small business $20,000 (GST inclusive) capital equipment purchase rebate has been extended to bigger small businesses, with turnover caps raised from $2 million to $10 million...


Lego releases Porsche 911 GT3 RS Technic set
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Lego releases Porsche 911 GT3 RS Technic set

It's a glorious time to be alive. The skies are blue, the birds are singing, and Lego has finally released its Lava Orange 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Technic set. Officially licensed from Porsche, set number 42056 features over 2700 pieces including a set of replica Porsche wheels and a branded luggage set under the front bonnet...


What makes a luxury car?
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What makes a luxury car?

What exactly is 'luxury' and what exactly makes a luxury car? These are some of the hardest questions in the automotive world to answer. Is it all about the brand? The technology? Features? Price? Heritage? It’s nearly impossible to define where a mainstream car becomes luxury or vice versa...


Tesla offered old French nuclear power station as future factory site
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Tesla offered old French nuclear power station as future factory site

If we ever needed more of an indication that Tesla Founder and CEO, Elon Musk, is a Bond Villain in-the-making, here it is. The French government has suggested the company take up the site of a nuclear power station that will be shut down at the end of the year...


New bike laws proposed: cyclists to earn demerit points, risk having bikes crushed - UPDATE
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New bike laws proposed: cyclists to earn demerit points, risk having bikes crushed - UPDATE

UPDATE: Hope you all enjoyed our April Fools' Day gag for today - happy April 1st. In an unprecedented step towards creating a safer road network, the Australian Federal Government is seeking to introduce new penalties that will see cyclists earn demerit points against their motor vehicle driving licences, and risk having their bikes impounded or even crushed...


LEGO Caterham Seven set coming soon to a store near you
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LEGO Caterham Seven set coming soon to a store near you

Everyone's favourite kit-car is now a car-kit from LEGO. The LEGO Ideas program providing an official stamp of approval to the Caterham Seven model developed by an avid fan. You may recall back in 2014, we alerted you to the submission of the Caterham kit to the user-generated LEGO Ideas development program...


A night at the drive-in : Something to do this weekend

A night at the drive-in : Something to do this weekend

It’s the tail end of another long, summer holiday break, and if your house is anything like mine, the well of creative ideas to keep little minds occupied is running a little dry. Zoo? Done. Beach? Done. Grandparents? No longer taking calls. How about something different? A night at the drive-in! That’s right, fill the car with blankets, pillows and kids and head to one of a handful of still operating drive-in theatres around Australia...


Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup
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Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup

The 2016 Detroit Auto Show isn't just about big cars for big kids - Ford has announced it will also unveil two new LEGO kits at the show. Speed Champion sets ('Minifig' size) featuring the new 2016 Ford Mustang GT and 2016 Ford F150 Raptor will join Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren as licensed vehicles depicted by the world's most popular toy set...


2016 CarAdvice Year Ahead: Predictions for the next 12 months of the automotive world
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2016 CarAdvice Year Ahead: Predictions for the next 12 months of the automotive world

American engineer and inventor Charles Kettering once said "Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress." And so, as we are about to tear the leaf off 2015, what new ideas and progress does 2016 hold? Some good, some bad no doubt, as Kettering himself learned...


Kia adds some Mystique to 2016 Sportage for X-Men film
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Kia adds some Mystique to 2016 Sportage for X-Men film

Last year we saw Kia produce a Wolverine themed Sorento to promote the X-Men: Days of Future Past film. Another year and another X-Men movie results in another curious one-off promotional Kia. The 2016 Kia Sportage X-Car is now themed around shape-shifting mutant Mystique and will be on display at the 2016 Australian Open Tennis tournament in Melbourne...


CarAdvice does Movember 2015 - join our team and raise money for men's health
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CarAdvice does Movember 2015 - join our team and raise money for men's health

Read the article here. CarAdvice Movember 2015 October is done and dusted, it’s nearly Christmas, and then it’s the new year. But while for some the arrival of the year’s second last month signifies mere panic, for others it represents an important four weeks for men’s health – Movember...


Nurburgring Spy Footage : Giulia, NSX, AMG GT, F-Type, Huracan, 911, Camaro
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Nurburgring Spy Footage : Giulia, NSX, AMG GT, F-Type, Huracan, 911, Camaro

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifolglio, Honda NSX, Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera, 2016 Porsche 911, Chevrolet Camaro ZR1 The famed Nurburgring, in Germany, is generally regarded as the most challenging stretch of road on the planet. Dubbed the ‘Ring’ by enthusiasts across the globe, this daunting 20...


Name Your Car Day 2015
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Name Your Car Day 2015

Terry. Jasmine. Rocket. No, they aren’t the next additions to the Kardashian-West brood, nor are they the latest Geely models to hit the streets. After children (obviously) and pets (also, duh), we Australians have a huge affinity for naming our cars, so we are celebrating this October 2nd as National Name Your Car Day. And no, we didn’t make that up...