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Toyota Yaris: Road car v Rally car

A Yaris? A Toyota Yaris? Why would you rally a Toyota Yaris? That's probably what you're thinking. Ask the team at Neal Bates Motorsport, though, and the humble little Japanese runabout is the future of rallying in Australia...

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Hitting the beach in the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Hitting the beach in the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Let's be up front about this – you simply cannot question the pedigree of the Jeep Wrangler, whose legend began in 1940 when the original four-wheel drive prototype was delivered to the U.S. Army. That first car was the grandfather of the Wrangler we still see on our roads today...

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DTM Nurburgring: We check out Germany's version of Aussie V8 Supercars

DTM Nurburgring: We check out Germany's version of Aussie V8 Supercars

Germans absolutely love their cars – and their motorsport – and if you ever needed evidence of that, switch on any DTM race and check out the fans. DTM, or Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, is Germany's touring car championship that races across Europe and is contested by three brands — Mercedes-AMG, Audi and BMW...


Q&A: Talking with Ron Goodman, 2017 Monterey Motorsport Reunion winner
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Q&A: Talking with Ron Goodman, 2017 Monterey Motorsport Reunion winner

Australian historic racing car driver, Ron Goodman, has been racing for a long time, but there's been one event that he has dreamt about winning, and that's the Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Monterey. After numerous attempts and a documentary in 2015, Goodman and his team achieved this goal at Laguna Seca two weeks ago...


2017 Monterey Car Week: A Petrolhead's Nirvana

2017 Monterey Car Week: A Petrolhead's Nirvana

As far as automotive events go, there are few that can hold a candle to Monterey Car Week. For the sheer insanity of seeing a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB sitting across the road from a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, or hearing that a 1995 example of the legendary McLaren F1 sold at auction for an eye-watering $19,586,859 AUD..


Mazda BT-50 tackles the Birdsville Track

Mazda BT-50 tackles the Birdsville Track

I have to be honest. When I was asked to drive 636 kilometres on a dirt road to the middle of nowhere with, gasp, no phone service, I was hesitant. But after coming to the realisation I had never been to outback Australia before, I simply had to say yes. After all, a break from emails and social media might actually do me some good...

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Across the Simpson Desert in a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Across the Simpson Desert in a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

An endless expanse of red dirt, shrubs and low trees fold away into the distance. Occasionally, you see a small ridge line of brighter, redder dirt, brilliantly red rocks while the odd cow chews some cud as you whistle past on the heavily corrugated road. Welcome to the expansive Simpson Desert, a largely flat landscape of, well, not very much...

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S takes a ride with vintage Porsches

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S takes a ride with vintage Porsches

Road trips can be good for the soul. Driving for the pure enjoyment of it, on scenic roads, taking the long way 'round, provides a chance to unwind, relax and try to push all your worries away. It’s just you, the car, and the road. Turn the stereo up and sing to your heart's content, or turn it down to hear the engine do its thing...


Inside Holden's Elizabeth plant

Inside Holden's Elizabeth plant

We already know that, come October 20, operations at the long-standing Holden plant in Elizabeth, South Australia, will cease. That's old news – we've known since January...

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2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso review: Family ski trip

2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso review: Family ski trip

Having children ruins your life. This is a fact parents are loath to admit to their childless friends, partly because of some innate homo-sapien desire to prevent the human race from disappearing if word gets out, but also because it will make them even more unbearably smug...


Road Trip: Eifel mountains in the Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'
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Road Trip: Eifel mountains in the Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'

The sharp right-hander, just before the town of Hirten in Germany’s Eifel mountains, approaches faster than you think. It’s a tricky corner, almost 160-degrees in radius, switching back on itself before opening out into a long, straight stretch of road flanked by the forests and fields Germany does so well...


Mercedes-AMG Festival of Snow

Mercedes-AMG Festival of Snow

What if I told you Mercedes-Benz is paying, for you, to go learn how to drive and drift on snow? You'd immediately rush to sign up, right? Thought so. Well, alright, the brand isn't exactly picking up the bill, but the Mercedes-AMG snow experience – held in Queenstown, New Zealand, arguably the most beautiful location on Earth – is at least heavily subsidised...

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2017 Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo review: Weekend away

2017 Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo review: Weekend away

Campervans are very popular, not only as a way to move things from place to place while keeping them dry, but intrepid travellers have found all manner of ways to convert them into manageable mobile homes. If you're looking for that versatility off the showroom floor and can do without the extra row of seats in the van, then the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity could well be worth a look...

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Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway in a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway in a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Wafting from corner to corner in the hills behind the Pacific Coast Highway south of Santa Monica, I’m evocatively transported back to 1969. Thin steering wheel in hand, the rock of the body from corner to corner as the suspension loads up, automatic gearbox whirring away quietly, raucous exhaust note echoing off the rock walls, the salty So Cal breeze rolling through the immaculate cabin off the ocean...


Would you spend $10,000-plus to improve your lap time by two seconds?

Would you spend $10,000-plus to improve your lap time by two seconds?

This story has a long gestation, beginning as it does back in October last year. CarAdvice co-founder Tony Crawford, was given the enviable task of representing CarAdvice (and Australia)  in the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational, an SCCA sanctioned race meet at the challenging Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Northern California...


2017 Ford Everest Trend RWD tow test

2017 Ford Everest Trend RWD tow test

I have never owned a Ford, but the Ford Everest went a long way to changing my mind about the Blue Oval. On paper, the Everest appeared to be a capable four-wheel drive option with an engine that afforded some towing ability. That's a big tick. Last year, Ford added a rear-wheel-drive option to the Everest range, and recently it added the Sync 3 infotainment system across the range...


2017 Goodwood Festival Of Speed review
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2017 Goodwood Festival Of Speed review

The term ‘bucket list’ gets used to the point of – well not even death – these days. It’s well past that. Possibly somewhere beyond the point of cremation might be more accurate. However, allow me to indulge… If you love custom, muscle car or Hot Rod culture, the ultimate automotive extravaganza is SEMA...


Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Dating back to 1927, Italy’s Mille Miglia is one of the most iconic and historic road races on the planet. First run in the same year as the debut race on Germany’s infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Mille Miglia, or ‘Thousand Miles’, starts and finishes in Brescia in northern Italy...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1

Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1

Do you want to beat a world record? That was the thought that embedded itself in Jay Gordon’s psyche and formed the basic outline of his pitch to potential drivers when he recruited friends and family to attempt something pretty absurd: Four guys trapped in a modified Land Cruiser for over 6 days, blazing around Australia on Highway 1, stopping only for fuel, food, and urgent toilet breaks...

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