Category: News

Motorclassica celebrates the Australian automobile industry one last time…Liqui Moly hop into bed with Harvey Weinstein…Musk and Motown Masters of the ‘Air Salesmanship’ Universe….

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you’ll know that we tend to get pretty hot under the collar when it comes to the politically motivated demise of the local car manufacturing industry. So we were never going to be able to present a balanced and unbiased report of this Motorclassica Show in…

Is Musky blinding admirers with duds?…Dyson join rush to build EVs…Land Rover cook up a storm for Jamie…SA company looks in rear mirror as car production end…and lots more….

Elon Musk is something of a global hero. Wherever he goes, the public love him and consequently is fated by politicians of every slant. But ausauto contributor and superblogger Thomas the Think Engine, is not amongst such distinguished company. In fact, he’s quite the opposite. Elon Musk really gets on his nerves…here’s why… I agree…

Toyota says sayonara…Schumacker Ferrari’s fifteen minutes of fame…Aston Martin take a dive…garage a piece of auto history…lots more..

Yet another piece of Australian manufacturing has been assigned to the dustbin of history with the official closing of the Toyota plant in Melbourne after more than fifty years of production. Australia was the first country outside Japan to produce Toyota cars, starting with the Tiara in 1963 at a factory in Port Melbourne. Famous…

Big yellow (Holden) taxi ends up in National Motor Museum…A watch that’s a tick bit dearer than a Lambo…The Pagani Huayra: Supercar or superfluous?

  They took all the trees, And put 'em in a tree museum. And they charged the people, A dollar and a half to seem 'em. Thanks to the shortsighted idiots that pass for politicians in Australia, Jodi Mitchell’s big Yellow Taxi has certainly arrived only this time it’s the local car industry that they’ve…

Major manufacturers give Frankfurt a miss, but some concepts take off…Aussie judge forces VW to explain cheat software…Bates stakes ARC title on new Toyota Yaris

If major motor shows are a useful barometer of the industry’s future, then the fact that 11 major manufacturers were conspicuous by their absence could be an indication of some stormy weather ahead. It’s not the first time that individual companies such as Volvo, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Aston Martin have…

The fantasy and reality of self-driving vehicles…Stem cells and self-driving cars: Why we look stupid predicting the technology of the future

If, like us, you’ve become pretty frustrated by all the hype surrounding AV’s and how they are within a whisker of taking over the ‘ultimate driving experience’ from us mere mortals. How within a blink of eye, the road tolls will plummet and panel beaters will be a thing of the past. Trying to get…