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Amphicar goes to Disney World 14 Dec 15

Big kids like me, who love anything automotive or self propelled, were already catered for at various Disney parks in Orlando, Florida, by attractions like Epcot's Test Track and Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom but now comes word of a new experience - Amphicar...


Ford Everest catches fire Down Under 4 Dec 15

Ford's new Everest SUV, a spin off of the popular Thai-built Ranger pickup truck, and, in its latest form, now on sale in more countries, has got off to a bad start in Australia...


Chillin' in the car for over 75 years 30 Nov 15

A small milestone was passed at the weekend - the 28th of November, the US Census Profile America feature tells us, was the day in 1939 at the 40th Chicago auto show, Packard (RIP) unveiled the first US car with air conditioning...


Is this Toyota China's Nissan Leaf rival? 23 Oct 15

News just in from China suggests a Toyota joint venture there - via a new China-only brand - is readying what might be a decent five door hatchback rival for Nissan's well-entrenched Leaf EV...


Buick's next LaCrosse breaks cover in China 25 Sep 15

Claimed 'first spy shots' of the redesigned 2016 Buick LaCrosse have been obtained by a Chinese autos website. This is the Chinese variant which will be made by the Shanghai-GM joint venture and is included in just-auto's Product Lifecycle Database (PLDB). It will be an important new car line for GM's Buick brand in China, its largest market...


And now, the Chinese Rolls-Royce phantom clone 18 Sep 15

Never mind your Chinese BMW and Land Rover knock-offs. How about this copy of a 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom?..


Rolls-Royce pretty in pink 11 Sep 15

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce makes a lot of its willingness and ability to create a bespoke car. But I wonder what management and a skilled team of craftsman and women from many different trade backgrounds and countries made of the order from the Chinese distributor for this...


Wind, fire and then locusts? 4 Aug 15

As one who has worked 'down in parts' in a previous life I have not a little sympathy for the warehouse and counter men and women at Hyundai Motor Company Australia's spare parts operation...


Elon's SpaceX ship goes boom 29 Jun 15

Given the attention Tesla EVs attract, it's easy to forget entrepreneur and founder Elon Musk has fingers in other pies - notably operating space ships. Which can be a bit risky...


Now you can park the BMW limo by remote control 11 Jun 15

Parking Assist? As of last night, so last decade. Now BMW has introduced remote controlled parking...

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