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Auctions

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    Very collectible circa-1927 Harley-Davidson factory racer with 'no reserve'
    Very collectible circa-1927 Harley-Davidson factory racer with 'no reserve'
    One of the world’s rarest Harley-Davidson motorcycles will now be offered with ‘no reserve’ at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction on September 21, exciting enormous interest from collectors around the world.
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    World Class Vintages to put away at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction
    World Class Vintages to put away at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction
    Two stunning early sporting vehicles – a very well travelled and collectible 1925 Bentley 3-litre Tourer and a very rare c1927 Harley-Davidson 8-Valve Racer with Sidecar – are special ‘Vintages’ that collectors around the world will want to put away at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction on September 21.
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    Shannons Sydney Winter Auction buyers go 'Green'
    Shannons Sydney Winter Auction buyers go 'Green'
    Enthusiastic buyers ‘went on the green’ to splurge on a range of hi-worth Classics at Shannons Sydney Winter Auction on August 10.
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    Unique Classics in Shannons Sydney Winter Auction
    Unique Classics in Shannons Sydney Winter Auction
    Along with a great selection of early Model T and Model A Fords, the original (Brock) HDT Commodore prototype, a superb 1925 Rolls-Royce, an Australian-delivered Ferrari 246 GT Coupe and a selection of superb Classic motorcycles, there are also some unique and fascinating Classics in Shannons Sydney Winter Auction on Monday (August 10).
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Classic Garage

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    BMW 2002: The Ultimate Driving Machine
    BMW 2002: The Ultimate Driving Machine
    The BMW 2002 was one of the cars that did the most to give the Bavarian marque the cherished image it holds today.
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    FORD ZEPHYR MARK III: The Ford that could have beaten Holden
    FORD ZEPHYR MARK III: The Ford that could have beaten Holden
    The Ford Zephyr Mark III is not nearly as iconic in Australian automotive history as it might have been. Even perhaps ought to have been. Although the 1962 Zephyr was assembled in Ford Australia’s Broadmeadows factory, it might have been manufactured there with a much higher degree of local content and a significantly lower selling price, but for a decision taken in 1957.
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    1970-81 Peugeot 504: French Lion Roars in the Land of Oz
    1970-81 Peugeot 504: French Lion Roars in the Land of Oz
    It’s difficult to understand the character of the Peugeot 504 without knowing how it evolved from the great little 203 through the 403 and 404. The product planners at Peugeot perfected the art of automotive evolution. As if to emphasise the remarkable continuity between models, each new car did not make the previous one instantly superfluous, so that you could still buy a new 203 after the 403 was released, a 403 when the 404 arrived and a 404 when the 504 finally made its local debut, nearly two years after its introduction in Europe.
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    HOLDEN 48-215 AND FJ: Best in the World…for Australia
    HOLDEN 48-215 AND FJ: Best in the World…for Australia
    Even when it was new the original ‘Humpy’ Holden 48-215 (‘FX’) disguised its breakthrough engineering behind an essentially pre-World War II appearance. ‘Australia’s Own Car’ was designed, engineered and tested in Detroit before being tested again in Australia. You couldn’t even call it a Baby Boomer because work on 195Y25, as the program was unevocatively called, had begun before hostilities ended.
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Racing Garage

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Go Auto News

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    Chrysler preserves the muscle car mantra with 300 SRT
    Chrysler preserves the muscle car mantra with 300 SRT
    IF YOU are the kind of driver that likes to spend more time going sideways than straight ahead, with up to four passengers on board then you are currently spoilt for choice in the new car market.
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    Is a turbo four cylinder sporty enough for the Lexus RC coupe?
    Is a turbo four cylinder sporty enough for the Lexus RC coupe?
    IT HAS taken a quarter of a century for Japanese brand Lexus to forge a reputation for itself as a maker of large luxury sedans and SUVs with impeccable customer service, but after 25 years in the business, it is now turning its attention to other segments.
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    Super Golf’s whole (kitchen sink) in one
    Super Golf’s whole (kitchen sink) in one
    Welcome, then, to the Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition – a handful of a name certainly, but also a veritable world full of everyday transportation solutions, rolled into one evocative package. As the badge suggests, it ushers in the first-ever Golf R wagon in Australia.
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    Does the 488 Spider give its rivals Ferrari-phobia?
    Does the 488 Spider give its rivals Ferrari-phobia?
    WHEN Ferrari introduced its first turbocharged engine since the iconic F40 under the bonnet of the California T, cynics predicted the beginning of the end for one of the company’s most desirable selling points.
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Promotions

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    Shannons & Forza Motorsport 6 team up for the Ultimate Driving Experience
    Shannons & Forza Motorsport 6 team up for the Ultimate Driving Experience
    Shannons and Forza Motorsport 6 are offering motoring enthusiasts the chance to win a trip to the USA for 14 days to coincide with the 2016 Indycar Firestone 600. Travelling to San Francisco, Monterey, Las Vegas and Texas to experience some of the USA’s best racetracks.
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    Shannons Home & Content policy gives winners a trip to the Goodwood Revival
    Shannons Home & Content policy gives winners a trip to the Goodwood Revival
    Cameron & Katelyn of Victoria were a little overwhelmed when informed they had won the Shannons Goodwood Revival Tour competition. The prize, a 14-day fully escorted self-drive tour for two of the UK in a luxury car, includes 3 days at one of the world’s best classic car events – the 2015 Goodwood Revival. It was all a bit ironic for Cameron who recalled watching a documentary only recently about the Goodwood Revival.
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    Shannons Legends of Motorsport Series 1 – NOW ON DVD
    Shannons Legends of Motorsport Series 1 – NOW ON DVD
    Shannons Legends of Motorsport Series 1 instantly became must-watch TV for all motorsport fans and has now been released for the first time in a 6 DVD Box set of all 12 episodes to add to your own private viewing collection.
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    Win a trip on the 2015 Goodwood Revival Tour
    Win a trip on the 2015 Goodwood Revival Tour
    Shannons is offering motoring enthusiasts the chance to win the ultimate holiday, a 14-day fully escorted self-drive tour for two of the UK in a luxury car, including 3 days at one of the world’s best classic car events – the 2015 Goodwood Revival.
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Old Bikes

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    Old Bike Australasia: DKW Rotary - A different spin
    Old Bike Australasia: DKW Rotary - A different spin
    As the 1970s dawned, it seemed just about every major manufacturer was either working on or thinking about producing a motorcycle powered by a variation of the NSU/Wankel rotary engine. Honda built and tested a prototype, named the CRX, Kawasaki came up with the X-99 and built several ‘mules’, while Yamaha went even further and publicly released the twin-rotor RZ-201 at the 1972 Tokyo Motor Show.
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    Old Bike Australasia: 1929 Ariel Model B
    Old Bike Australasia: 1929 Ariel Model B
    By the time the legendary designer Val Page arrived in 1925, Ariel had already been around, in one form or another, for the best part of half a century.
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    Old Bike Australasia: Birth of the breed - The Yamaha TD-1A
    Old Bike Australasia: Birth of the breed - The Yamaha TD-1A
    The pioneering 250 twin that changed the face of racing forever.
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    Old Bike Australasia: Good things from Bad Homburg - OBA 45 Horex
    Old Bike Australasia: Good things from Bad Homburg - OBA 45 Horex
    In 1920 Fritz Kleeman began to install single horsepower 63cc Gnom engines, made by Columbus-Motoenbau AG, into bicycle frames. By a happy coincidence, the Columbus company was owned by Fritz’s father Friedrich and produced glassware, particularly bottles and jars, under the Rex name. By combing the first two letters of Bad Homburg, the town where the bikes were assembled, and Rex, the name Horex came into being, or more precisely Horex Fahrzeugbau AG.
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MotoGP

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    Silverstone: MotoGP Post-Race Report
    Silverstone: MotoGP Post-Race Report
    Valentino Rossi is back on top of the ladder and the podium step with a win at Silverstone in some of the craziest conditions we have seen this year. The race was initially declared dry but the weather changed so rapidly that the start was aborted and it was declared a wet race that did not disappoint.
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    Silverstone: MotoGP Pre-Race Report
    Silverstone: MotoGP Pre-Race Report
    The riders have arrived and are preparing for their adventurous weekend at the Silverstone race circuit. The excitement levels are high and the riders are feeling on top of their game as they gear up for their first set of practice sessions later on today. It will be a very rewarding weekend if the British riders can put on a show for their fans that leaves them cheering louder than ever!
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    Brno, Czech Republic: MotoGP Post-Race Report
    Brno, Czech Republic: MotoGP Post-Race Report
    Jorge Lorenzo has done it again! The Spanish MotoGP rider took an amazing victory in front of a crowd of 140,000 people in the Czech Republic at the Brno circuit. The Spanish rider was on a mission from the start of the race and managed to clear out his rivals by using his smooth rhythm to take home a fifth victory of the season.
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    Brno, Czech Republic: MotoGP: Pre-Race Report
    Brno, Czech Republic: MotoGP: Pre-Race Report
    The MotoGP riders have arrived in the Czech Republic for the Bwin Grand Prix České Republiky. The quick turn around from Indy is a test of physical stamina and a positive mindset as the travel time can take its toll on the riders. It is very important that every rider adapts to the weather conditions of the Brno event in order to make sure they perform at the highest level.
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Australian Motorcyclist Magazine

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    Japan in Australia Ride
    Japan in Australia Ride
    This is a two-day jaunt along pleasant, quiet back roads (mainly) into country NSW – but to a rather sombre destination. If you don’t know about the Cowra Breakout in 1944 during the Second World War, you’ll have a chance to learn about it at the Japanese Garden in Cowra.
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    Victorian Goldfield Ride
    Victorian Goldfield Ride
    Welcome to the first Australian Motorcyclist Magazine map. In future issues we intend to take you on short and enjoyable rides to all sorts of places, all over Australia. Our map, by courtesy of Hema Maps, shows all the detail you will need but there is also a description for both the shorter and longer routes on the back of the map.
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Road Rider Magazine

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