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VFACTS April 2021: New-car sales results, record month despite semiconductor shortages
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5th May 2021
6 min read

VFACTS April 2021: New-car sales results, record month despite semiconductor shortages

New-car sales across Australia have bounced back from the worst April on record – during the peak of coronavirus lockdowns – to deliver the best April on record. And the Ford Ranger has topped the monthly sales charts for only the third time in its history, displacing the Toyota HiLux which maintains its lead in the year-to-date tally and is on-track for its sixth annual win in a row.
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Joshua Dowling
Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report
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24th Sep 2020
3 min read

Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report

Victorian drivers are paying more for their car insurance than residents of every other state in Australia, a new survey of 2500 Australian motorists has found. According to data from comparison company Mozo, the average annual car insurance premium for a Victorian customer is $1181 – roughly $229 more than the national average of $952.
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Susannah Guthrie
Police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid coronavirus outbreak
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17th Mar 2020
3 min read

Police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid coronavirus outbreak

Police in several Australian states have stopped conducting stationary, large-scale random breath tests and drug tests in an effort to protect both officers and the public from transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Police forces in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland this week confirmed their officers will avoid carrying out high-volume booze bus testing, instead relying on targeted testing to catch those driving under the influence.
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Susannah Guthrie
1974 Porsche 911 chases Nissan GT-R in Targa Tasmania 2010
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18th May 2010
1 min read

1974 Porsche 911 chases Nissan GT-R in Targa Tasmania 2010

In this clip from the 2010 Targa Tasmania campaign, Tony Quinn in his 2009 Nissan GT-R overtakes Rex Broadbent in his 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS - who then decides to give chase. Despite the 34 year age gap between his car and the Nissan GT-R, Broadbent proves technology is no substitute for skill - keeping the tail lights of the GT-R in his sights for the entire stage.Thumbnail credits GTRBlog
George Skentzos
Toyota Camry Hybrid set to race in Targa Tasmania
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12th Apr 2010
1 min read

Toyota Camry Hybrid set to race in Targa Tasmania

Toyota's most fuel-efficient locally-built sedan, the Camry Hybrid, will take place in an unlikely event early next month when it joins competitors at Australia's premier tarmac rally, Targa Tasmania. Organisers say Camry Hybrid's eco-friendly credentials are a perfect fit with their future goals of reducing the event's CO2 emissions to assist in reducing global warming.
Matt Brogan