There are over 1 billion vehicles in the world, or one for every seven people on the planet. Australia at last count had over 13 million cars, so more like one for every two people in the country. As we’ve reported previously (Make way for the smaller car), Australia’s appetite for the large ‘family saloon’ … Continue reading VW Takes Fuel Efficiency To New Level With XL1
Watching coverage of a recent toy industry conference and exhibition and then comparing the Geneva International Motor Show, you can’t help but be struck by the similarities. The only difference is that at one the cars drive around on the carpet and of course the price tags are a little different. But how the toy … Continue reading Toy Show or Car Show – What’s The Difference?
Before car finance was even thought of, cars were powered by steam. Then Henry Ford came along and decided to use the good old petrol-driven, internal combustion engine and the rest, as they say, is history. Since the 1920s the very idea of steam powered light vehicles has almost been considered laughable, however it’s really … Continue reading Steam power, anyone?
We’ve covered the future of cars and car technology in news items before on this site (like Google’s self driving car and the rise in popularity of hybrid vehicles), but we haven’t covered how car use looks like it might change in the future. The collision (if that’s the right word) of cars and the … Continue reading Cars, Cars, Cars… Whenever You Want Them
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