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Classic Garage

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    VK Commodore: slick new glasshouse and fuel-injected six
    VK Commodore: slick new glasshouse and fuel-injected six
    The VK range, launched in March 1984, was the first serious rework of the Commodore since its introduction on 26 October 1978.
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    Nissan R32 GT-R: Racing First, Road Second
    Nissan R32 GT-R: Racing First, Road Second
    Nothing prepared the automotive world for the Nissan R32 GT-R. Not only was it perhaps the most formidable grand tourer made anywhere in the world regardless of price at the time, but it was the product of the same manufacturer that not so very many years earlier had gifted us with the Datsun 200B and before that the unforgettably lamentable 120Y.
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    XW Falcon: American genius creates the Super Roo
    XW Falcon: American genius creates the Super Roo
    The facelift that transformed the XT Falcon into its XW successor must surely be judged one of the Australian automotive industry’s most successful.
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    LX Torana and A9X: from mediocre to meteoric in 18 months
    LX Torana and A9X: from mediocre to meteoric in 18 months
    Few cars in history have ever been designed to accommodate four-cylinder, six-cylinder and V8 engines, but the LH Torana was intended to be almost all things to almost all people. Originally conceived as a less expensive alternative to the Kingswood/Premier, costs blew out along with weight and it came to market barely cheaper.
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Racing Garage

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    Holden VK Commodore: Last Big Banger. First Euro Challenger.
    Holden VK Commodore: Last Big Banger. First Euro Challenger.
    The VK Commodore is the only Holden to have won the Bathurst 1000 under two different sets of rules. This unique achievement in the 1980s cemented the VK’s status as one of the most adaptable and effective race cars in the roaring lion’s proud history at Mount Panorama.
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    Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R:  When Godzilla Ruled The World
    Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R: When Godzilla Ruled The World
    Given the clear superiority of Audi’s revolutionary all-wheel drive Quattro in dominating the World Rally Championship in the early 1980s, it was no surprise to see the same traction advantage being exploited in touring car racing before the end of that decade. However, the definitive example came not from Germany but from Japan in the form of Nissan’s R32 Skyline GT-R.
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    Ford XW Falcon: GT-HOs, Super Roos and Super Falcons!
    Ford XW Falcon: GT-HOs, Super Roos and Super Falcons!
    The XW was the first Falcon to be equipped with the iconic 351cid (5.8 litre) V8 and also provided the starting point for what is widely regarded as the greatest Aussie muscle car of all time – the immortal GT-HO.
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    LX Torana A9X: Too Good For Its Own Good?
    LX Torana A9X: Too Good For Its Own Good?
    At the 1979 Bathurst 1000 Peter Brock in his HDT Torana A9X hatchback was fastest in practice, took pole position, led the entire race distance with co-driver Jim Richards and set a new race record and lap record on the final lap, crossing the finish line six laps ahead of the next Torana with A9Xs filling the top eight places.
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Go Auto News

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    High performance product prevails at the 2017 Geneva show
    High performance product prevails at the 2017 Geneva show
    AS ONE of the most significant events on the global motoring calendar, it should come as no surprise that the world’s major car-makers have been saving up their most exotic and potent new kit to reveal at the Geneva motor show.
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    PSA buys Opel
    PSA buys Opel
    While all eyes were on the highly-publicised transition of Holden from Australian car-maker to full-line importer later this year, another milestone deal was being discussed that has the potential to put the lion brand on yet another new path.
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    Audi takes a shot at its German rivals with all-new S4
    Audi takes a shot at its German rivals with all-new S4
    The German car-maker has now launched the fifth-generation of its steroid-pumped A4 Down Under with a number of headline-worthy features including a return to turbocharged power and a knockout zero to 100km/h acceleration time of 4.7 seconds, but it’s the price that really delights.
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    Tickford tunes Ford’s Mustang
    Tickford tunes Ford’s Mustang
    THE introduction of Ford’s Mustang to Australia is one of the automotive fairy-tail stories of the decade.
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Old Bikes

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    Britten V1000 - A blast on the Britten
    Britten V1000 - A blast on the Britten
    There can be few, if any, two-wheeled creations that stir the loins like the Christchurch-built Britten V1000. Even when sitting still and silent, the machine boils with menacing beauty – it simply oozess panache.
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     B66 BSA - Get your kicks on the B66
    B66 BSA - Get your kicks on the B66
    It has to be shared right here and right now: the B66 is the best motorcycle BSA never made, and if they had produced it, then it would have been the most sought-after model in their whole catalogue.
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    1907 Indian - Rip Van Winkle awakes
    1907 Indian - Rip Van Winkle awakes
    Before Homer Simpson revived interest in the place, Springfield, Massachusetts was the home of one of the truly legendary names in motorcycling.
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    Norton Commando - Taking Command
    Norton Commando - Taking Command
    The Norton Commando is one of the most uniquely styled motorcycles of all time, with its share of detractors and well as legions of fans. Here is an example of a different spin on a classic theme.
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MotoGP

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    Australia Test: MotoGP Test Report 2017
    Australia Test: MotoGP Test Report 2017
    The riders and teams arrived at the island for the second leg of the MotoGP testing schedule before the season kicks off in Qatar.
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    Sepang Winter Test: MotoGP Live Test Report
    Sepang Winter Test: MotoGP Live Test Report
    The MotoGP paddock made their way to Malaysia this week for the first winter test of 2017. It was a very successful test by the end of the third day even though the weather was chaos on Monday and Tuesday. Casey Stoner had tongues wagging in the paddock after topping the time sheets on day one with a superb lap time.
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    Valencia Test concludes with Maverick Vinales at the top!
    Valencia Test concludes with Maverick Vinales at the top!
    Maverick Vinales is a major title contender for 2017 with his performance at the Valencia test quiet remarkable.
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    Valencia, Spain: MotoGP Post-Race Report
    Valencia, Spain: MotoGP Post-Race Report
    Valencia is complete and the riders are celebrating after a busy 2016 season of competitive racing. Movistar Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo was victorious after sky rocketing to the front of the pack and riding his Yamaha with absolute precision and passion.
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Australian Motorcyclist Magazine

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    The Dark Side and the Light Side of Tasmania’s Relatively Unfrequented Middle
    The Dark Side and the Light Side of Tasmania’s Relatively Unfrequented Middle
    Two very similar roads this month – on paper. In reality, while the countryside they traverse is similar as well, their demands are quite different.
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    West is Best - Maybe
    West is Best - Maybe
    Brisbane motorcyclists are lucky folk. Well, in most ways – their State government seems to be dead set on making their lives as difficult as it can, but apart from that – what have the Romans ever done for us? Err, sorry, slipped back into Monty Python there. Don’t worry, there will be no mention of dead parrots. Brisbane riders are lucky because there is a terrif c amount of territory around the city that offers excellent motorcycling.
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    Boring 2 Town Guide - Watering it Down
    Boring 2 Town Guide - Watering it Down
    This is a ride which takes you beyond ‘the bush’ to the edges of the ‘outback’ and this is a land you need to respect, to work with, not fight and try to conquer.
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    Quick Shift - Get the Best of Both (or Even More) Worlds
    Quick Shift - Get the Best of Both (or Even More) Worlds
    Going to sleep on a motorcycle is definitely not recommended, but there are some roads that are simply so soporific that it’s hard to avoid doing exactly that. I once organised a vote to find Australia’s most boring road; the Silver City Highway between Wentworth and Broken Hill took the honours, followed by the Eyre Highway across the top of the Eyre Peninsula, but a couple of northern Victorian roads made it into the Top Ten.
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Road Rider Magazine

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Retroautos

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