Aaron Brendel

Event: Fuji Speedway Toyota 1JZ Day Part 1

Last year I was presented with a tough decision, go to the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on race day or head to Fuji Speedway to check out the 1JZ day that was going on. Either choice would have resulted in a memorable day yet deep down I’m glad I …

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Isuzu’s MU-X gets pumped up with more torque

Isuzu’s MU-X receives a number of improvements for the 2017 model, many of which made their appearance in the also recently updated Isuzu D-MAX. Up front the face lifted MU-X benefits from a new grill, headlight assembly and front fascia which houses auto leveling Bi-LED projector headlights. LS-U and LS-T …

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2017 Holden Trax LTZ Review

The Trax is the smallest SUV in Holden’s line up complemented by its larger cousins the Captiva and Trailblazer and now sports a new look with improved features for this facelifted 2017 model. The visually redesigned Trax is massively more appealing to the eyes than the pre-update model, with the …

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Hyundai Santa Fe conquers gruelling 5,800km Antarctic trek

History has been made by Hyundai with a successful crossing of Antarctica from Union Camp to McMurdo and back again. Using a lightly modified 2.2-litre diesel Santa Fe driven by Patrick Bergel, Great Grandson of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, the journey marks the first time the continent has been …

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Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior looks set for adventure

Clad in a digital camouflage wrap this Nissan Rogue will be snapping necks at the Nissan’s New York International Auto Show booth. It’s one of two special Rogue project vehicles that will be showcased and is based on the X-Trail or Nissan Rogue as known in the USA. The military …

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McLaren ends one era and enters the next with the 720S

At the McLaren Production Centre in Woking England the final car based on the P11 model line has been produced. Production of the P11 model line started with the McLaren 12C (pictured) and ends with the 675 LT. From now on cars leaving the factory floor will be based on …

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Jaguar Classic E-type Reborn fetches a cool $470k

Way back in 1961 Jaguar released the E-type which stunned the world with it’s graceful looks and swift performance at the Geneva Motor Show. The E-type’s 240+km/h performance and style attracted notable owners like Steve McQueen, George Best, Sir Jackie Stewart, Brigitte Bardot and Frank Sinatra while on the track …

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