In Australia we may feel we get our fair share of traffic jams, but spare a thought for Russian motorists who recently got caught in a 200km long traffic jam on a major motorway in Tver, a region in the North West of the country. Officials have denied the 200km claim, saying it was only … Continue reading Traffic Jams, Car Colours and… the Batmobile
All the signs are pointing to Australia’s car fleet continuing to get smaller. Not in terms of number of vehicles, but in terms of the size of the vehicles. Data released recently by research firm Canstar Blue shows that people who have bought new cars in the past few years are already looking to downsize … Continue reading Make Way For The Smaller Car
This month – in case you missed it – the James Bond franchise celebrated its 50th anniversary and EON Productions, the production company behind Bond, auctioned off props, costumes and memorabilia from the film series for charity. One item that attracted interest from the likes of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, was the Aston Martin … Continue reading Some Great Finds At Car Auctions & On eBay
As we’ve covered recently, Google has been working on cars that drive themselves for some time now. The latest car maker to go down this path is Nissan, who have shown their ‘self drive’ Leaf concept car at the CEATEC show in Japan. Unlike Google’s test cars that drive themselves on the open road, the … Continue reading The Future Is Coming… Now!
When it comes to car auctions, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California really is top dog. And if you thought there was a recession in the US, you’d never know it at the Pebble Beach car show and auction. The show has been held every year since 1950 on the Pebble Beach … Continue reading You Might Need An Auction Loan For This Car Auction
Of all the marques associated with James Bond, Aston Martin is the one that most people link to the famous fictional spy, appearing in many of the films, from the DB5 in Thunderball right through to a DBS V12 in the more recent Quantum of Solace (check the exhaustive list here). Now Aston Martin has … Continue reading The Perfect Car For Mr & Mrs Bond
Rising fuel prices are persuading more Australians to switch to hybrid models to save money, a move that has been helped along by Toyota lowering the pricing on its Camry and Prius hybrid models. These factors are also encouraging more private buyers to swap to hybrid models, with sales to private buyers going up by … Continue reading Rising Fuel Costs Making Hybrids More Attractive
Roy Morgan Research has recently released details of its survey of the intentions of car buyers in Australia i.e. the cars they are intending to buy and when. The results are interesting and show that brand loyalty is strong with a number of manufacturers, for example 64% of those Volkwagen owners who said they were … Continue reading Research Shows Ups & Downs In Australian New Car Market
Strangely it’s not a car manufacturer, but internet company Google that is developing a ‘driverless’ car.
Figures from the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA) indicate that, contrary to popular belief, the overall cost of running a vehicle has fallen over the past year, despite the price of fuel having increased substantially over the same period.