Posted: August 19th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: AMG, Auto Maker, Motoring News, Rearview | Tags: AMG GT S Australia, Mercedes-Benz Australia | Comments Off on AMG Lands Gullwing Replacement in Australia, Meet the GT S
First previewed last September, Mercedes-Benz Australia has finally unveiled the new GT S to local punters. The biturbo 4.0 litre V8, two seater coupé – subtly replacing the now legendary SLS – has styling and specs set to take on allcomers.
The goal? …to take on its Stuttgart rival, Porsche, specifically the iconic 911 GT3. This coupé is impressive, very impressive, and competitively priced to boot – the SLS was a smidge over $AU500,ooo, this incarnation lands in Oz for a smidge under $AU300,ooo.
For my liking, the only downside is that Australia will miss out on the base Model GT, Mercedes Benz Australia instead opting for the fully loaded version :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 16th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled, Rearview | Tags: adrenalin, Buddhas Brother, DC Shoes, Gymkhana 4, Ken Block, Kenny of the Block, Monster World Rally Team, Universal Studios | Comments Off on Gymkhana 4 The Hollywood Megamercial
The anticipation has been buiilding for WEEKS. Monster fans, petrol heads and rally junkies have been holding their breath for Gymkhana 4, Ken Blocks next extreme driving video. Hold your breath no longer Gymkhana fans number 4 is here, Kenny of the Block and Monster World Rally have teamed up once more to bring us this next adrenalin charged film and it delivers.
Filmed on the backlot of Universal Studio’s in California the Gymkhana series takes on Hollywood production values, the director Ben Conrad -Zombieland and 30 Seconds or Less- delivers explosions, effects, and some amazing camera work, with the super slow motion shots being put to great effect. While Gymkhana 3 was pure driving and adrenalin Gymkhana 4 tries to be more, it’s got humour and pazaz, it will make you chuckle then throw you back n you seat. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 13th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: design, Rearview, trike | Tags: bicycle, cycle, swingtrike, trike | Comments Off on Swingtrike, 3 Wheeler with Cornering Stability Control
Lycra clad cyclists, hmmm how does one say nice things about this creed? OK perhaps we’ll tackle that one later. One thing is sure, the brightly colored crew won’t be punsing about on the Foldable Swingstrike.
Cycling is environmentally friendly, great for your health as well as light on the hip pocket. One drawback is the instability that comes with being upright on two wheels at low speeds, those traffic light starts are a b_tch to negotiate. Tricycles offer a way to overcome these problems, but three-wheelers have their own set of stability issues, cornering at higher speeds can be a hardship on three wheels. The Swingtrike aims to provide a best of both worlds solution by employing a tilting design that keeps all wheels on the ground across bumpy terrain and through corners, making it safer – as well as more fun – than traditional fixed frame trikes. The accessory kit is a clue at who the Swingtrike is aimed at, fun loving families who don’t take cycling too seriously should love this kit. It is literally no-brainer-motors. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 10th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Rearview | Tags: 2011, airshow, Australia, australian-airshow, avalon, vintage | Comments Off on Avalon International Airshow, Sentimental Value
We visited the 2011 Avalon International Airshow 2011. WTF is Avalon? Glad you asked – Avalon – is a small regional airport about 60km South of Melbourne, Australia. Every other year Avalon hosts Australia’s largest International Airshow attracting Hundreds of Thousands of public as well as thousands of industry visitors from around the world. From a jet-equipped glider, the always impressive Royal Australian Airforce Acrobatics Team – The Roulettes, to the dumbfoundingly loud Rockwell B1B Bomber, the show raged on over 3 days. Our expectation was tech, tech and more high tech, the airshow definitely lived up to our expectation and it’s motto ‘feel the power’ Read the full article »»»»