London to Edinburgh 110 years on

Seeing a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost is rare enough, but seeing 10 setting the pace from London to Edinburgh recently was amazing for vehicle aficionados. That is exactly what happened (pictured) when the Rolls Royce Ghost Club recently re-enacted the historic London-Edinburgh Trial of 1911. Starting from the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, the two-day […]

Bella macchina

Seeing a Ferrari Dino 246 GT in the flesh is cause for excitement, but seeing a trio of them is a once in a lifetime experience. That’s exactly what happened at Italian Restaurant Tutto Bene Christchurch, as two Ferrari Dino 246 GTs and one yellow GTS and their owners came together recently to celebrate the […]

A great escape

The Ford Escape comes in five variants with a PHEV and ecoboost versions and the ST line versions of those too. Each gives you the option to choose what suits your lifestyle. The hands-free power tailgate is only available in the top two versions but you get what you pay for. What I’m enjoying about […]

Shop your car body: R O Jones Panelbeaters

R O Jones Panelbeaters Limited have a new home. The popular car body shop has relocated from its former address on St Asaph St to new and larger premises. The team moved into their new premises last month, at 10 Cass Street, Sydenham. “It has easier access and more off-street parking for customers,” says R […]

Dreaming of a honda

When it comes to heritage and sheer diverseness of product, Honda is well and truly king of the hill. “We ran the first Honda Expo in 2016 and due to its popularity with customers and Honda fans, we decided to make it an annual event,” says Honda Store Christchurch Marketing Manager Gladys Chung. “Every year […]

Luxury and performance

Metropol motoring writer Nicholas Henare puts the BMW M8 Competition coupe through its paces. As I sit in the incredibly comfortable BMW M8 Competition coupe sports seat and admire the beautiful shape of the carbon fibre roofing, I push the ignition button and the V8, 460kW engine roars to life. Putting my foot down, I’m […]

Tyre safety comes first: Tyres 2 Go

With summer road trips just around the corner, it’s imperative to check the health of tyres. Here are some tips, from Tyres 2 Go, to ensure yours are safe and road trip ready. Check for wear and tear As time goes by, your tyres become increasingly prone to wear and tear. Check your tyres for […]

Head out safely on the highway: KBL Automotive

One of the many things a solid European car can do is munch up the motorway miles. With Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Volkswagen it’s usually done on miles of unrestricted Autobahn. With New Zealand summer road trip season fast approaching, it’s high time you ensured your European motorway muncher is in top shape. One of […]

The new Black Badge Ghost

Rolls Royce’s new Black Badge Ghost will launch in New Zealand next year. In the five years since Black Badge became publicly available, it has come to symbolise the pinnacle of bespoke super-luxury vehicles. Black Badge is the highly successful alter ego of Rolls-Royce, now representing more than 27 percent of commissions worldwide and is […]

Time to drive

The Little Car Company, Aston Martin and EON Productions have collaborated to create a No Time To Die special edition of the Aston Martin DB5 Junior. The car is an electric two-thirds scale version of the iconic Aston Martin DB5 complete with gadgets, and is priced at £90,000, plus local taxes. Only 125 vehicles will […]