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4x4 Tips: Gearing up for the Victorian High Country

The Victorian High Country is a magical place, one of the best off-roading destinations on the planet. It's full of awesome tracks, picturesque camping, and the type of wilderness usually only available when places are hard to get to...

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Audi driving experience: The driving course you need to do

There’s something really special about Phillip Island. It’s one of the quickest race tracks you’ll ever come across and if the pace doesn’t make your heart flutter, the scenery certainly will. Throw some stupidly quick Audi RS models into the mix and you’ve got a smile inducing recipe for fun...


Journey to the Deep South of the Eyre Peninsula

Journey to the Deep South of the Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is one of the most iconic 4WD destinations on this vast continent of ours. This Australian gem should be on the list of any avid adventurer. Sure, it’s difficult to get to, but once you do, oh boy. It is something else. It boggles the mind that anyone ever leaves. It is that stunning...


2019 Kia Stinger GT: A drive day head-turner

2019 Kia Stinger GT: A drive day head-turner

The Kia Stinger constantly gets the comments section blazing on CarAdvice, with many questioning whether it stacks up as a proper replacement for the Aussie-built family sedans of yesteryear. I recently decided to put the rear-driven liftback's grand touring abilities to the test, joining Automotive Club Melbourne on a drive day down the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria...

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Destination Mount Panorama: The 2019 Lotus Drive Day

Destination Mount Panorama: The 2019 Lotus Drive Day

Lotus founder Colin Chapman built his first racing car in his garage in 1948, but it wasn't too long before the first Lotus factory was built, strangely, in old stables in North London. In those early days, Chapman ran Lotus in his free time, but by 1959, the Lotus Group of Companies was formed...


Audi driving experience: The driving course you need to do

Audi driving experience: The driving course you need to do

There's something really special about Phillip Island. It's one of the quickest race tracks you'll ever come across and if the pace doesn't make your heart flutter, the scenery certainly will. Throw some stupidly quick Audi RS models into the mix and you've got a smile inducing recipe for fun...


Holiday weekend getaway in the Renault Megane RS

Holiday weekend getaway in the Renault Megane RS

As perhaps my personal favourite release of 2018 under a quarter-mil’, the Renault Megane RS – the ‘softer’ Sport EDC, specifically – was my list-topper for Christmas break getaway cars...

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The Lotus Elise and my Road to Racing: The first chapter

The Lotus Elise and my Road to Racing: The first chapter

There is a small violin playing for me somewhere amongst an ocean of epic first-world problems. My first-world problem? That being the unfulfilled desire to be a competitive racing driver. Any car or driving enthusiast would feel that relentless craving somewhere deep inside – the thought of ‘what if?’...

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Holiday road trip in the Peugeot 5008

Holiday road trip in the Peugeot 5008

I have a fondness for French cars. There, I’ve said it. My infatuation probably stems from the Citroen 2CV my mum owned back in the late 1960s. Yes, it was slow. No, it wasn’t comfortable and yes, it ended its all too short life on its side (with me inside). But I loved that car. I loved its quirky styling, it’s pale blue paint, and the black canvas roof that folded back like an old sardine tin...


The Winners Circle 2018, Rob Margeit: Alpine A110

The Winners Circle 2018, Rob Margeit: Alpine A110

This is an unashamed love letter. From the moment I first laid eyes on the Alpine A110, I was smitten. It was December 2017 and I was in France for the international launch of the reborn Alpine brand. My first glimpse of it in the metal evinced all kinds of physiological reactions. Weak-kneed, sweaty-palmed and heart racing, it was like the moment you know you fell in love for the first time...


Past Blast: Ford Mustang, old and new

Past Blast: Ford Mustang, old and new

Classic. Ageless. Iconic. Legend. All words thrown about these days when referring to everything from the latest iPad to overpriced celebrity inspired sneakers. But in the automotive world, certain models of car are truly worthy of such illustrious titles. The Porsche 911, the Toyota LandCruiser, Volkswagen Beetle and of course, the Ford Mustang...


The Porsche Targa High Country Tour in a 718 Cayman GTS

The Porsche Targa High Country Tour in a 718 Cayman GTS

Sports cars are designed to be driven hard. Foot to the floor, tyres gripping, the engine singing, and you don’t even glance at the speedometer. Try doing that on a public road, though, and say goodbye to your car and licence. But what if you could do all that legally? The Targa Australia rally series is just that...


Porsche 911 GT2 RS and The Scarborough Hotel

Porsche 911 GT2 RS and The Scarborough Hotel

There are few cars that conjure up fear and trepidation like the latest incarnation of the Porsche GT2 RS. For starters, it’s the most powerful production-series 911 ever built and harnessing massive reserves of turbo-driven grunt – like 515kW and 750Nm of torque from its flat-six. It’s a potent bit of kit and clearly the kingpin of the brand’s production-series range...


2019 Jeep Wrangler review: Tacos, burgers and surfboards in SoCal

2019 Jeep Wrangler review: Tacos, burgers and surfboards in SoCal

One of the world’s most closely guarded secrets is when the next Land Rover Defender might appear and what it will look like. No-one seems to know anything, not a single solitary thing. Not when, what, where or how. Nothing. For years, it’s been a total information lockdown, as if Britain’s domestic spy agency, MI5, is running the communications department up at Land Rover’s HQ in Gaydon – at least as far as the next-generation Defender goes...


Targa Great Barrier Reef in a Lotus Elise

Targa Great Barrier Reef in a Lotus Elise

There is no sport more expensive than motorsport. Arguably, there is also no sport as thrilling as motorsport. Any human that has ever been in control of a car at its limits knows the joys and the sheer adrenaline that the experience brings. It’s an addictive activity, but for many it’s often done in a manner that is both illegal and rather dangerous...


2018 Nissan Navara ST Black Edition: Driving Margaret River
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2018 Nissan Navara ST Black Edition: Driving Margaret River

Margaret River is a stunning place. The views are magnificent and there are plenty of tracks and beaches to tackle, which end in spectacular views across endless aqua blue waters. We're here to drive the latest Nissan Navara specials. Amassing at the luxurious Crown Towers in Perth on the morning of our journey, we meet and greet and pair up for the Nissan-hosted event...


Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Remember 1992? To be more accurate, do you remember a certain special edition Holden released in 1992? See if this rings a bell. The Holden Barina Sportsgirl. That’s right, this was Holden's attempt at taking its player in the popular small hatch back segment and trying to convince consumers that this particular Barina was more special than a standard Barina...


World's Greatest Driving Roads: Hakone Skyline, Japan

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Hakone Skyline, Japan

  About 108 kilometres (or 1hr 40 mins drive time) from Shibuya in Tokyo lies one of the world’s most thrilling stretches of road. It’s called the Hakone Skyline, and if you’re a bona fide car or bike enthusiast who likes to a have a bit of a crack on a twisty road, then drop everything and put this at the top of your bucket list...


Audi R8 RWS: Sydney's best-sounding tunnels
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Audi R8 RWS: Sydney's best-sounding tunnels

A 5.0-litre V10. A stonking 397kW. The sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds. And it’s 50kg lighter than its quattro AWD big brother, making it more nimble and agile. This is the rear-wheel-drive Audi R8 RWS. On track or on a remote piece of tarmac, these facts and figures make sense...


Dinosaur hunting in Mongolia

Dinosaur hunting in Mongolia

I’m sure that was rain on the window as our little Hunnu Air Fokker 50 banged down in Dalanzadgad, a tiny airstrip with one-room airport in the Gobi Desert, 580km from the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. After weeks of warnings about heat, sunstroke and to bring plenty of sunscreen, the drivers for our 60-minute airport shuttle to the lodge advised that it may take longer due to localised flooding and that there were no roads between the airstrip and – anywhere...