Aaron Brendel

SoCal hot rodding and customs done Mooneyes style

Custom bikes, muscle cars and hot rods aren’t the most obvious things that spring to mind when the term Japanese car culture is uttered but they’re as much a part of it as traditional JDM cars. At the centre of this side of the scene is Mooneyes, based in Yokohama …

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Top Gear’s Stig to be homeless as natural habitat destroyed

The Dunsfold Aerodrome, more commonly known as the Top Gear Test Track, is not going to be around for much longer with plans for housing and business development to replace the facility. Confirmed by the BBC, the Waverley Borough Council has approved plans which will have all runways closed to make …

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New Idle Fees for Tesla supercharger stations

As an increasing number of Tesla’s are hitting the roads owners have started to notice increased waiting times to pump fresh electrons into their cars at Supercharger stations. This is thanks to Tesla owners leaving their car in the Supercharger equipped parking bay once fully charged. Early adopters of Tesla …

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2017 Holden Captiva LTZ AWD Review

The Holden Captiva has been a mainstay of the SUV market since its release way back in 2006. Under the skin of this 2017 facelift model the Captiva still makes use of the now ten year old design. We’ve put the top-spec Captiva LTZ through its paces to see how …

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Ferrari’s latest supercar, the limited edition J50

No rumours, no spy shots and no dubious leaks, Ferrari have remained extremely tight lipped about their newest supercar the J50 where the official unveiling occurred during a presentation at the National Art Center in Tokyo. Based on the 488 Spider the J50 will be built to celebrate the 50th …

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2017 Holden Colorado Review – LTZ Space Cab 4×4

Australia’s 4×4 Ute market is currently dominated by the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux as clear class leaders with the previous model Holden Colorado unable to make any significant territorial inroads since its debut. We’re testing the 2017 Colorado LTZ Space Cab 4×4 facelift model to see if Holden’s continued …

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Tofu, Touge, Toyota’s and Initial D pudding?

If you’re heading to Tokyo Japan and you want to experience some JDM car action but you’ve already been to Toyota Megaweb and the Nismo Omori factory, you may want to try something a little different. How about checking out the roads where drifting originated and inspired Initial D, Shibukawa …

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Mixed signals from Mazda regarding rotary engine’s future

The rumour mill has certainly been churning along since the RX-8 ceased production in 2012 regarding what would be Mazda’s new flagship sports car for their line-up. And Mazda themselves definitely helped it along with their latest RX-Vision concept generating quite a bit of hype and hope for a rotary …

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Audi teams up with space travel team to take quattro to the moon

Having completed a series of challenging technical tests, the Audi lunar quattro will be taking off roading to all new levels on the Moon. The collaboration between German space travel team “Part-Time Scientists” and Audi has produced a lunar rover for the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. Towards the end of …

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RX-Vision by 2020? Mazda releases tantalising close up video

2020 will coincide with the 100th anniversary for Mazda and they may have a rotary powered surprise ready just in time for the party. Former VP of European research and development Kenichiro Saruwatari has already stated that 20 engineers are actively working on rotary related engine projects and that the …

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