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As you might be aware, 2021 marks the year CarAdvice and Drive become one – bringing together both sites' top-shelf automotive content under the one banner.

For you, dear reader, not much will change. We're still the same team, with the same familiar faces and high standards for our new-car content and love of all things automotive.

The only difference is you'll eventually be able to meet all your new-car needs in one place, Drive.

Until then, however, we want to make sure that while you're glued to CarAdvice, you don't miss out on the original content we're producing on Drive.

To keep you informed, we'll be rounding up our five favourite Drive stories of the week each week. Behold, the 'Drive Five'...


1. Carroll Shelby's personal 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster sells for US$5.94 million at auction

Few people will look as cool as Matt Damon did hammering around in a Cobra, when he played Carroll Shelby in the film Ford v Ferrari.

One person certainly wanted to give it a try, forking out AU$7.8 million for the opportunity to own and drive Carroll Shelby's personal 427 Cobra.

Head here to see the car in all its glory, and to see the car's original tax invoice.


2. Back-to-school car tips for parents

It's that time of the year again when children across the country return to school.

While it's easy to feel overwhelmed with the task of getting the little ones prepared, it's helpful to be reminded of a few of the things that can be easily overlooked.

If your kids are about to start a new school year, check out the story here.


3. VinFast unveils its new electric vehicle trio with plans to go global

This week, Vietnamese car maker VinFast showed off three models it plans to bring to market in the coming years.

The company was reportedly the buyer of the former Holden proving grounds in Lang Lang in 2020, meaning Victorians may start to see prototypes of these SUVs hitting the road in the future.

Check out the VinFast models by clicking here.


4. Jenson Button to drive in Extreme E in his own team

Former Formula One champion Jenson Button announced he was entering a team in the Extreme E rally series, and would be driving one of the vehicles himself.

Button will have to bring his A-game, as he'll be driving his electric buggy against Australian rally champion Molly Taylor, who was named as one of two drivers on the team belonging to former F1 champion Nico Rosberg.

The two F1 greats join current F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, who also has a team in the debut season of the series. Read more here.


5. BFGoodrich launches 'off-road' wiper blades, complete with tyre tread

What do you get the off-road enthusiast who has everything? A set of BFGoodrich 'off-road' wipers.

The American tyre company launched the new wipers this week, which it says have been designed specifically to clear mud and snow.

Marketing gimmick? Yep. Check out the story here.