08 Apr 2021

Japanese importer buys Caterham

Japanese Caterham importer buys company outright, intends to continue Seven production. Another British motoring brand is in foreign hands with Caterham Cars sold to Japanese firm VT Holdings. Caterham’s Japanese importer since 2009, VT Holdings also retails several other brands in the country, including Lotus and Royal Enfield, across a

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30 Mar 2021

Holden Stamp Set released by Australia Post

A collectable Holden set you can buy: Australia Post reveals 48/215, EH, HK, HQ and VE in latest Holden-themed set. Australia Post has released a new set of postage stamps devoted to Holden, featuring iconic models from the early and recent days of the brand. Holdens have been the subject

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24 Mar 2021

Behind the scenes of a 1975 Moto Guzzi 850 T3 custom build

A year in the making, this custom Moto Guzzi T3 was worth the wait. When Roger Westlake produces or commissions a custom bike, you can be assured the end result will be something special. We have first-hand knowledge of this, with two of his many builds featured with us in

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15 Mar 2021

Lotus ending Elise and Exige production

Hardcore sports car pair to bow out with a limited run of ‘Final Editions’ with more power and enhanced specification. As Lotus begins a new chapter in its history with the upcoming Type 131 sports car series, it’s closing another, with production of the Elise and Exige to end this

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11 Mar 2021

Harley-Davidson goes off-road: Pan America detailed

Harley’s first dedicated adventure tourer features watercooled v-twin and plenty of tech. Australian release in Q3, 2021. After many hints and previews, Harley-Davidson’s ‘Pan America’ adventure tourer was officially unveiled in February and will be rolled out globally this year. Harley’s launch video for the upcoming model was high on

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24 Feb 2021

Sub $30k bike hits 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds

Third-generation GSX1300RR loaded with new technology. Australian arrival in mid-2021. Since its launch in 1999, the Suzuki GSX1300RR Hayabusa has come to symbolize the best that Suzuki – and arguably sportsbikes in general – has to offer. It may come as a surprise to some that only two distinct generations

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09 Feb 2021

2021 Motorclassica cancelled

Australian international concours rescheduled to October 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic that forced the cancellation of last year’s Motorclassica has also impacted this year’s event, with the Australian International Concours d’Elegance officially postponed to 2022. In a press release from concours organisers, Exhibitions and Trade Fairs P/L (ETF) on 28 January,

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05 Jan 2021

Meet the Aussies battling Dakar 2021

Toby Price and three rookie bike riders to fly the Southern Cross in annual rally raid. Australia is fielding four representatives – including three rookies – at the 2021 Dakar Rally that began on 3 January. Leading the Aussie contingent is Toby Price, a six-time starter and two-time winner in

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24 Nov 2020

1970 Skoda 110 R – Feature

Fifty years ago, Skoda presented a hot little number in the 110 R coupe. Of all the European automotive marques that have attempted to crack the Australian market in the new millennium, Skoda’s arguably been the only one to make a real success of it. Given the fact they’re fairly

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09 Nov 2020

Flashback: The 2007 Ford Airstream Concept

Created 13 years ago, Ford’s Airstream Concept still looks futuristic today. Back in 2007, society was in a pretty good state. The GFC was still to come, Trump wasn’t in the White House and we had no coronavirus, so most people could look to the future with confidence. Ford certainly

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16 Oct 2020

Chevrolet Camaro to race in Supercars

New Gen 3 platform revealed, Camaro to join the Supercars grid in 2022. After being rumoured for some time, it’s now official: the Chevrolet Camaro will race in the Repco Australian Supercars Championship. The introduction of the Camaro, which will be on track in ‘ZL1’ form in 2022, is partly

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28 Sep 2020

2021 Honda CRF450R fully detailed

Honda has unveiled the latest version of their MX weapon – and it’s razor-sharp. Depending on where you look in the current environment under COVID-19, motorcycling is either in a bleak state or going well. Road bike sales are down and national racing categories have been unable to complete their

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31 Aug 2020

XTR Pepo: Hot little CFB 250 custom

XTR Pepo takes a humble CBF 250 commuter and turns it into a hot little custom Words: Mike Ryan Photos: Cesar Godoy Jose “Pepo” Rosell would have to be one of the most prolific custom bike builders going around. It seems there’s a new project rolling out of his Madrid

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24 Jul 2020

Feature: Heiwa Motorcycles BMW R NineT Custom

For their first crack at a custom BMW, Heiwa Motorcycle took an R nineT Scrambler and turned it into a slick streeter. Words: Mike Ryan and Tadashi Kohno        Photos: Hiromitsu Yasui Following the R nineT custom project of 2014, BMW Motorrad turned to Japan again, specifically Heiwa Motorcycle in Hiroshima,

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