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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs aeroplane

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs aeroplane

Jeep has displayed the raw power and remarkable race track agility of its 6.4 litre 344 kW V8 HEMI engined Grand Cherokee SRT by becoming the first 4x4 vehicle to race a plane around a track (and win!).

Jack Milligan wins Carevets Racing Toyota 86 Scholarship

Jack Milligan wins Carevets Racing Toyota 86 Scholarship

A delighted Jack Milligan was last night celebrating selection as the 2016-2017 CareVets Racing Scholarship driver to compete in the coming Toyota 86 Championship.

Drift superstar set for circuit racing debut at 101s

Drift superstar set for circuit racing debut at 101s

‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett will swap his drift car for a McLaren 650 GT3 when he makes his circuit racing debut in the inaugural Hampton Downs 101 on October 30.

Caution advised for motorists ahead of spring southerly blast

Caution advised for motorists ahead of spring southerly blast

New Zealand Transport Agency is cautioning drivers ahead of the spring southerly blast that’s due to hit the country this week.

Michael Scott back for shot at Toyota 86 title

Michael Scott back for shot at Toyota 86 title

Te Puke driver Michael Scott has confirmed he will return to fight for the outright title in the coming Toyota 86 Championship.

BNT NZ Touring Cars to make parity adjustments

BNT NZ Touring Cars to make parity adjustments

With its first year under its belt, the Category Executive of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship are satisfied with how the debut season of the new class unfolded, and with the new 2016/17 Championship due to start in November changes are underway to bring the on track action closer together.

Cassidy secures second in latest round of Super GT

Cassidy secures second in latest round of Super GT

Aucklander Nick Cassidy has claimed a close second over the weekend in the TOM’S Lexus RC F with teammate Daisuke Ito during round six at Suzuka, the 1000km circuit, making it the longest and most important race of Japan’s SUPER GT 2016 Series.

Tom Stokes heads back into Toyota 86 Championship

Tom Stokes heads back into Toyota 86 Championship

A motor racing debut in New Zealand’s most competitive single make car racing championship in front of a crowd of 100,000 people is not everybody’s ideal start to a motor racing career.

Volvo and Uber developing autonomous driving cars

Volvo and Uber developing autonomous driving cars

Volvo and Uber have formed a strategic alliance to develop next generation autonomous driving cars.

Paddon and Kennard secure fifth at WRC Germany

Paddon and Kennard secure fifth at WRC Germany

Hayden Paddon, with co-driver John Kennard, secured fifth place in ADAC Rallye Deutschland to achieve his pre-event goal, but says there’s a lot more to come.

Northern off-road racing showdown at Feilding

Northern off-road racing showdown at Feilding

The fastest offroad racers in the country converge on Feilding for a one-day battle for championship domination at the end of August.

New autonomous vehicle technology to make towing safer

New autonomous vehicle technology to make towing safer

New technology is set to solve a problem that has plagued drivers for generations - how to reverse a trailer without creating a jack-knife.

Deadline looms for Toyota 86 Racing Scholarship

Deadline looms for Toyota 86 Racing Scholarship

Aspiring New Zealand race drivers have just two weeks remaining to register for a unique racing scholarship offered by CareVets, a New Zealand-owned chain of veterinary clinics and hospitals.

Paddon ready to learn on Hyundai team’s home rally

Paddon ready to learn on Hyundai team’s home rally

Hayden Paddon says he’s looking forward to continuing to improve his performance on tarmac surfaces as he and co-driver John Kennard compete in the German World Rally Championship round this coming weekend.

$1.5M project to improve safety on SH1B in the Waikato

$1.5M project to improve safety on SH1B in the Waikato

The NZ Transport Agency’s acting Waikato/ Bay of Plenty highways manager, Niclas Johansson says over the past decade there have been eight deaths and five serious injury crashes on the stretch of highway.

Whangarei teen becomes 500th community driver grad

Whangarei teen becomes 500th community driver grad

Eighteen year-old Jade Marsden, from Whangarei, is the 500th driver to graduate from the Community Driver Mentor Programme (CDMP).

Toyota Previa gets safer

Toyota Previa gets safer

Expanded equipment and sharper pricing improve the value and appeal in the revised Toyota Previa.

Cockerton first entry in Toyota 2017 Racing Series

Cockerton first entry in Toyota 2017 Racing Series

Waikato University student Taylor Cockerton has confirmed that he will contest the 2017 Toyota Racing Series, the first driver and Kiwi to commit to the championship.

Hunting the biggest waves in the smallest Jeep

Hunting the biggest waves in the smallest Jeep

Big wave surfer and Jeep ambassador Andrew Cotton is starring in an epic new film: ‘Beneath the Surface’, documenting his search for the world’s largest waves.

Lightfoot returns to master Toyota 86 Championship

Lightfoot returns to master Toyota 86 Championship

From the brutal bellow of a V8 ute to the refined balance of Toyota’s purpose-built TR 86 sports coupe race car: Milford, Auckland driver Mike Lightfoot is ready to race.

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