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Lamborghini Estoque: World Premier

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Lamborghini Estoque: World Premier

It’s official, Lamborghini may well have built the worlds best looking four-door concept car but at this stage, it is only a concept and therefore lags behind the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide...

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Land Rover’s 60th Anniversary Cross Australia – Second Leg
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Land Rover’s 60th Anniversary Cross Australia – Second Leg

Alice Springs to El Questro – 1702 kilometres   Words - Anthony Crawford, Photography – Mark Watson & Anthony Crawford When I heard about this epic journey by chance, I threw my hand up and yelled “I’m there”. Well, wouldn’t you? God knows what's going to happen with my workload over the six days that I will be absent from the office...


Ford Focus RS sales go ballistic in the UK
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Ford Focus RS sales go ballistic in the UK

- Anthony Crawford Ford dealers in the UK have been swamped with orders for Ford’s new lethal weapon, the Focus RS that was revealed at the London Motor Show in July. Over 1000 orders have already been taken, despite the fact that the car will not be available until early next year...


Citroen Hypnos Concept
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Citroen Hypnos Concept

Citroen Hypnos – will blow your mind - Anthony Crawford Citroen has a history of stretching the design envelope to the outer edges, at least that was the case in bygone days, with cars like the DS and Maserati powered SM. But with the current C4 and C6, they have redeemed themselves from a certain path down conservative lane...


Subaru Boxer Diesel Forester and Impreza unveiled in Paris
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Subaru Boxer Diesel Forester and Impreza unveiled in Paris

- Anthony Crawford Forester sales in Australia are going through the roof. August 2008 sales of the ever-popular compact SUV pulverised every competitor in the class. Even Toyota’s super successful RAV4 took a hiding with just 922 units sold against Forester’s 1,534 sales. Subaru Australia would be over the moon as they held a 23...


Hyundai set to turn up the heat in Paris
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Hyundai set to turn up the heat in Paris

“Fast rising automotive star Hyundai wants to be the number one carmaker in the world. Don’t laugh, I’m betting it will happen sooner rather than later” - Anthony Crawford I haven’t met a motoring journo who doesn’t rate Hyundai’s i30, at least one with all his or her faculties in perfect working order. It’s a brilliant package, especially the 1...


Land Rover Defender crosses the Bering Straits
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Land Rover Defender crosses the Bering Straits

“That’s 10,379 miles in 50 days across some of the most inhospitable terrain on God’s earth in temperatures as low as minus 46 degrees Celsius - in a Land Rover Defender” - Anthony Crawford Steve Burgess personifies the tag “Mad Englishmen”...


2008 Holden Colorado First Steer
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2008 Holden Colorado First Steer

2008 Holden Colorado First Steer “Holden have a new Rodeo but its not called the Rodeo. Meet the Colorado. It’s not only highly capable on and off road, but the revised styling looks considerably better than the outgoing nameplate” - words by Anthony Crawford. It’s not that Holden wanted to dump the Rodeo name and start again, that wouldn’t be the smart move...


2008 Holden Epica First Steer
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2008 Holden Epica First Steer

2008 Holden Epica – First Steer “From the rear, it looks positively Saab-ish. Holden has got its act together with this revised Epica, the 2.0 litre turbo diesel being an especially sweet drive” - Anthony Crawford Just over a year ago, General Motors Holden launched the Epica nameplate as a mid-size family sedan providing a value for money option in a growing category...


Volvo C30 Green race debut
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Volvo C30 Green race debut

Volvo C30 Green race car World Touring Car Championship race debut “Qualifying tenth fastest out of twenty-six cars and racing towards the front of the pack, Volvo’s only entry was rammed from behind by the Bloody SEAT driver, Rickard Rydell” - Anthony Crawford Scoring seventh fastest in testing at Brands Hatch last weekend, the brand new Volvo C30 Green racer was looking to match it with the world’s best touring car entries before being hit from behind by the outqualified veteran, Rydell...


2009 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S
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2009 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S

“Every bit as iconic as the 911 Turbo, Porsche’s new 911 Targa, is a masterpiece in design and visually stunning” - Anthony Crawford Porsche might have adopted the name Targa after the famous Targa Florio road race before any other manufacturer for their 1966 (1967 model) Porsche Targa, but it was the English sports car company Triumph, which first used the system in their 1961 TR4...


Volvo C30 Green Racer
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Volvo C30 Green Racer

“How would you like to be a competitor in the WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) at Brands Hatch this year and get flogged by a Volvo C30” - Anthony Crawford That’s precisely what will happen on the 26th and 27th of July this year when the little Volvo goes racing in the UK. Not only that, it will do so, running on the green fuel E85...


Alfa Romeo 147 Ducati Corse
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Alfa Romeo 147 Ducati Corse

No, its not a new bike by Alfa Romeo, but rather very special Alfa 147 inspired by our own two wheeled magician, Casey Stoner and his 2007 MotoGP world title. - Anthony Crawford Alfa Romeo and Ducati, two great Italian companies have combined their creative juices to produce this warmed up Alfa 147 with a 1...


2008 Hyundai i30 CRDi Auto First Steer
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2008 Hyundai i30 CRDi Auto First Steer

2008 Hyundai i30 CRDi Auto First Steer “For my money, Hyundai’s i30 is one of the most exciting small cars on the market today. With the introduction of the CRDi automatic, global sales of the i30 will skyrocket” - words and photography by Anthony Crawford  It’s been a while since l attended the Australian launch of Hyundai’s (pronounced – hee-unday) own smart car – the i30, and I had forgotten just how good this car really is...


Alfa Romeo GT Cloverleaf
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Alfa Romeo GT Cloverleaf

That famous Italian sports car company Alfa Romeo is bringing back that magic “cloverleaf” badge on a special series of their GT car. At least, in the UK, that is. Cloverleaf or in Italian ‘Quadirfoglio’ (four leaf) badges go way back to 1923, when Alfa works driver Ugo Sivocci, presented one to the team who was driving in the Targa Florio that year as a good luck symbol...