Plus, a Tesla owner trolls some car thieves, and a tweet we can all relate to.
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When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.

Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while.

Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


1. This Mini accidentally ending up on the the Interlagos circuit in the middle of a race

We've all taken a wrong turn in our driving careers, ending up on a multi-lane freeway or a tiny one-way street.

But spare a thought for this person, a publicist covering a drag race in Brazil, who took a wrong turn in their Mini Cooper and ended up on a literal race track – in the middle of a race.

The incident took place at the Interlagos motorsport circuit in Sao Paulo during a Motor Racing Championship and was helpfully captured on camera – you can really pinpoint the moment the Mini driver realises they're in a right pickle.

Wrong place at the wrong time, or right place at the right time? Depends on your perspective really.

You can watch the whole incident from the 2:13 mark in the video below.


2. This hilarious and accurate tweet from a fed-up motorist

We won't lie – while this tweet is spot-on and very relatable – most of the fun comes from reading it aloud in a thick Scottish accent.

You're welcome (uncensored version here).


3. This Tesla owner using her car's Sentry mode to mess with thieves

Most car owners, when alerted to the fact their car was being stolen, would contact the police.

This Aussie Tesla owner decided it was more fun to mess with the perpetrators.

Canberra-based radio presenter Annabelle Brett was at home one morning when she received a notification on her phone that he Model 3's Sentry Mode – the car's security monitoring system – had been activated.

By the time she got to the car, it was already gone, but her Tesla app allowed her to locate the vehicle and find out it was close by.

So, she set chase with a friend driving and decided to have a little fun behind the wheel.

"On my car phone app you can actually see where the car is. We noticed that it was just around the corner so without thinking jumped in the car called the police… and just basically followed them on the map," Ms Brett told Channel Nine's A Current Affair.

"My phone app has the ability to slow down the car and also mess with it a bit, so I was able to put the windows down, beep the horn and basically screw with them as they were driving it."

All the while, she kept the police on the phone and managed to keep track of the car, even grabbing some identifying features of the thieves.

You can read the full story (featuring CarAdvice's own Josh Dowling) here.


4. This very cool BMW x Kith collaboration

Earlier this week, BMW dropped a special edition of its new M4 Competition featuring custom design touches from ultra-trendy New York streetwear label Kith.

In line with the launch of the special edition, Kith designer and founder Aaron 'Ronnie' Fieg also shared this video of an extremely cool street installation on Instagram...

We can't decide which we want more – the model car, or the real one in the glass box. Probably both.

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5. These high-end accessories for Tesla cars

If you're a fan of modern electric cars but your design sensibilities lean more towards the classic, this brand new accessories company might have the answer.

Hills, launched this year by Swiss entrepreneur Mehdi Izemmour, manufactures fancy accessories for Tesla's cars that are both environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

Designed and manufactured in Germany, Hills' products include a wooden dashboard cover, a wooden centre console cover, a minimalist wireless phone charger and the option of exterior wrapping or ceramic coating.

You can check out the full range here.