Archive for the ‘Holden’ Category

Honda NSX convertible joins The Avengers cast

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The Acura/Honda NSX Concept was the star of the Detroit Auto Show in January and now this convertible version is set to star in its very own Hollywood blockbuster. Acura recently revealed this image of the NSX convertible announcing Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) will get behind the wheel in The Avengers, due for […]

New vehicle sales report – March 2012

Figures from the FCAI reveal 97,616 new vehicles were sold in March. Comfortably the best month of the year to date, it’s also a 3.9% increase on numbers from March 2011. Seems we’ve still not come to our senses and continue to buy SUVs at a rate of knots. “SUVs continue to dominate Australian car […]

AusGP: V8 Supercars don’t stack up

An impromptu experiment to see if you can stack V8 Supercars one on top of the other failed at the Australian Grand Prix yesterday. Tipped off by James Courtney, Jamie Whincup set up the all-Holden Commodore experiment by parking his car in the middle of the track. Karl Reindler, Taz Douglas and Russell Ingall then […]

2012 Bathurst 12 Hour press confrence

We bring you the full audio from the post-race press conference at the 2012 Bathurst 12 Hour race. Asking the questions was Richard Craill, the order of drivers responding is as follows: Team Phoenix (Audi R8 LMS): Christer Joens, Darryl O’Young. Christopher Mies Erebus Racing (Mercedes SLS AMG): Jeroen Bleekemolen, Tim Slade, Brett Curtis, Peter […]

VIDEO: Peter Brock’s guide to Bathurst

Today is Peter Brock‘s 67th birthday. Sadly the motorsport icon is no longer with us to celebrate it. Perhaps the running of the Bathurst 12 Hour today serves as a fitting tribute. As a child growing up in the 1980s ‘Brocky’ was a boyhood hero and, even more so now that he’s gone, remembering him […]

Honda CR-Z wins 2011 Wheels COTY

Honda’s frugal and slightly oddball CR-Z has won the 2011 Wheels Car of the Year award. It’s the world’s first hybrid to be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission. Even though it’s powered by a modest 91kW/174Nm 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine with Integrated Motor Assist the Wheels judges applaud the CR-Z’s ability to put a […]

New vehicle sales report – December 2011

Australia registered over one million new vehicle sales in 2011 the latest FCAI press release reveals. The final tally of 1,008,437 represents the fourth time the country has passed one million sales in a calendar year. Despite dropping more than 27,000 sales (-2.6%) on 2010 numbers, FCAI chief executive Ian Chalmers reminds us this is […]

Jason Richards 1976–2011

We bring you some sad news this afternoon with confirmation V8 Supercar driver Jason Richards has passed away. The 35-year-old died last night with his wife, Charlotte, by his side. He leaves behind two daughters, Sienna and Olivia. In November last year Jason was diagnosed with the aggressive cancer Adrenocortical Carcinoma. He fought his battle […]

New vehicle sales report – November 2011

Hold on tight everyone Australia should crack 1,000,000 car sales in 2011 after VFACTS figures show 88,654 new vehicles were sold in November. That brings the year to date total to 925,978, which should allow the 1 million mark to be broken for only the fourth time in Australia’s history. “For the past four months […]

New vehicle sales report – October 2011

Australia remains on track to achieve one million new vehicle sales according to FCAI chief executive Ian Chalmers. VFACTS figures state 85,196 new vehicles were sold in October, a rise of 5.3 per cent on the same month last year. “Manufacturers are reporting a steady increase in demand, placing the industry in a strong position […]

What happens when a NASCAR driver turns right?

Darrell Waltrip is a three time NASCAR champion. He was at Bathurst last weekend to cover the Super Cheap Auto 1000 for US television channel Speed. Jason Bright was kind enough to strap Waltrip into his Holden V8 Supercar and take his guest for a quick spin around the mountain. You can see the clip […]