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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...


Nurburgring Spy Footage scoop: Alfa Romeo Quadrifolglio, Honda NSX, Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera, 2016 Porsche 911, Chevrolet Camaro ZR1…
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Nurburgring Spy Footage scoop: Alfa Romeo 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 20.8km track is technically a toll road (it costs 27 euro per lap) but is also regarded as the Holy Grail of all things motoring, as well as home to the annual Nurburgring 24 Hour endurance race...


Father's Day 2015: Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 papercraft model
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Father's Day 2015: Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 papercraft model

The CarAdvice team think all dads deserve a special gift this Father's Day, and there isn't a gift much more special than a Porsche 911 - a 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7 to be exact. Albeit a paper one, that, in true Father's Day style, you have to make yourself. Download Papercraft Porsche PDF Here Don't expect a quick tap of Apple-P to have the iconic Rennsport classic roll of the Epson, ducktail spoiler and all - no no...


Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide

Here at CarAdvice, Father’s Day is one of our favourite days of the year. For most of us it is a great chance to talk cars (outside of the office) and order extra bacon - either for dad, or as dad – without being judged. Being the passionate autophiles we are though, handing out a Bunnings voucher or Chesty Bonds three-pack to dad just doesn’t cut it...


That time I built the Mad Max Interceptor

That time I built the Mad Max Interceptor

Mad Max: Fury Road is seeing tremendous success at box offices around the world. And one particular element has hugely excited fans of the franchise - the return of the XB. I would have been about 10 when I first saw Mad Max. It was the cinematic choice of an older brother of a school friend, the grainy VHS providing both fear and excitement in spades...


Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 car chase from upcoming Bond film teased
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Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 car chase from upcoming Bond film teased

Excitement is building around the next (and 24th) chapter of the James Bond film franchise, Spectre. Although the film doesn't open until later this year, it hasn't stopped the producers releasing a teaser of two of the biggest stars - the Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 supercars...


World-record Hotwheels loop built by Ford engineer and his six-year old son
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World-record Hotwheels loop built by Ford engineer and his six-year old son

At Ford's annual 'bring your children to work' day in Detroit, a team of workers, lead by a dynomometer engineer and his six-year old son, constructed the world's largest Hotwheels loop. Standing an impressive 3.8-meters high, the new loop of signature orange track towers over the previous record of 2.9-meters. For your fun Ford fact, 3...


Uber Safe Breathalyser aims to prevent drink-driving
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Uber Safe Breathalyser aims to prevent drink-driving

"You drink, we drive." That's the slogan Uber is using to promote a campaign around its car sharing business, with an aim to curb the number of drink-driving accidents...


Autonomous vehicles set to increase instances of motion sickness - study
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Autonomous vehicles set to increase instances of motion sickness - study

Autonomous cars will undoubtedly change the way people live, but they could also make for a queasy future, a study by the University of Michigan has found. The U-M Transportation Research Institute ran a survey of more than 3200 people - across the US, India, China, Japan, Great Britain and Australia - which aimed to see what people would do while they were in an autonomous car...


Robert De Niro to play Enzo Ferrari in feature film
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Robert De Niro to play Enzo Ferrari in feature film

Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is set to play Enzo Ferrari in a forthcoming biopic about the legendary Italian carmaker's life. To be titled simply 'Ferrari', the film is planned to span the period between 1945 and 1980. This would see a time where the world saw the rise of the Prancing Horse as a formidable force on the racetrack, as well as covering the development of such iconic road cars as the 250 GTO and 365 GTB Daytona...


EXCLUSIVE - Australia to adopt LHD for 2019 - UPDATED
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EXCLUSIVE - Australia to adopt LHD for 2019 - UPDATED

Breaking: Australia is set to join 90 per cent of the world's traffic and move to the right, adopting left-hand drive cars in the process, following a radical change to our road laws coming in 2019...


Korean Taxi drivers spewing about spewing — hurling fines at passengers hurling
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Korean Taxi drivers spewing about spewing — hurling fines at passengers hurling

A taxi isn't always the most pleasant place to be, but there is nothing worse than being the passenger after the passenger that has left their night out all over the back seat. Apparently, losing one's lunch in the back of a cab has become quite the thing in South Korea — and drivers are sick of it...


Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 available to buy...from Scalextric
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Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 available to buy...from Scalextric

To coincide with upcoming release of the new James Bond film, Spectre, perennial slot car maker Scalextric has announced an official licenced set. Gone are the days of generic coloured sports cars on track though, the Spectre set includes detailed versions of the not-for-sale Aston Martin DB10 and stillborn Jaguar C-X75 supercar...


Sleep in a Tesla for just $100 per night
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Sleep in a Tesla for just $100 per night

From the USA, the great land of opportunity where no idea seems too stupid to try, comes the self-proclaimed "World's Fastest Hotel" - a mattress in the back of a Tesla Model S. Australians are no strangers to a mattress in the back of a car, or panel van for that matter, but renting the space out on crowd-sourced accommodation portal AirBnB is a new one...