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…

Composite ‘4’ a prime number for Sydney collector…I spy with my little eye, something beginning with b…s..t!..Recyclers need to adjust sails for El Dorado?

If you think that Sydney property prices have gone mad, or that the Middle Eastern and Russian despots that fork out squillions for footballers are equally insane, then consider the lunatic, sorry collector, that  just forked out $2.45 million for a number plate. That’s right, $2,450,000! But, as with the football despots, there’s always a…

Sweet dreams of a very special Jaguar and a birdie at Pebble Beach…Merc use Pebble Beach for another road-going F1 ‘tease’…

Short of playing the dauntingly difficult golf course, the next most challenging thing about being at Pebble Beach is to witness the spectacular display of fabulous vehicles that make up the Concours d’Elegance without any hope of ever owning such beasts other than in ones dreams. Some guru once said that reality is wrong and…