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Bye bye Commodore…

Bye bye Commodore…
In an announcement that held no great surprises to anyone paying attention, General Motors today announced that Holden would “transition to a national sales company in Australia and New Zealand”. Which means goodbye to the venerable Commodore. Holden will discontinue vehicle and engine manufacturing and “significantly reduce” its engineering operations by the end of 2017, at which time it will become a national sales company, a national parts distribution operation ...

Steeri

Voice control. It’s just great. Of course, by “great” we actually mean “frustrating, annoying ...

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…”

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…”
No bridge? No problem. Getting across that pesky raging torrent without the aid of a handy bridge would be a bit of a problem in any other country. But not Russia. Just attach the car to a Flying Fox and fire it across that way. Problem solved. Although, you would think the sort of people ingenious enough to come up with this sort of solution would be able to wipe that bloody drop of water off the camera lens…

The Racers

This is brilliant. The wonderfully talented and passionate Antti Kalhola has just done another video that perfectly explains WHY F1 drivers race using just archival footage and perfectly judged quotes. It is compulsory viewing if you have forgotten why you love Formula One. Six minutes of pure awesome.

Serious muscle

Check out this video of an utterly incredible Hot Rod called Double Trouble. It is a 1927 Ford Model T sitting on a custom-built 1.5-inch tube chassis. It is powered by TWO 4.6-litre Ford modular V8s with FOUR, yep that’s right, FOUR superchargers that produce an approximate power output of around 900kW!! And it is built by a kiwi! The first thing that Gordon Tronson, the creator of this magnificent beast, says in the video is that he grew up in New Zealand. As if this explains it. ...