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Summernats Stays In Canberra

Posted: January 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Grilled | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Summernats Stays In Canberra

Summernats Stays In Canberra - ToplessThe nations capital is a dull place for 12 months a year, hit January however and the badlands come to life. Summernats was created by renowned revhead Chic Henry in 1988, the Summernats has taken on a life of its own and become a genuine Aussie icon. That evercool annual street car festival that attracts close to 100,000 visitors to the national capital will remain in Canberra for another year. The Summernats Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, with the event to end this evening. The contract to hold the event at Exhibition Park ends this year, but Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says she will work with organisers to try to keep the event in the ACT for the longer term.

“It is an important event not just for Canberra and promoting Canberra to the rest of the country but for our local economy as well,” she said.

Every year, up to 1500 of the toughest Australian elite street machines descend on Exhibition Park in Canberra. Coming from around Australia and the world, this incredibly diverse tribe gathers to show off their love of the street machine to an enthusiastic crowd. Lets not get too carried away here, this is a well behaved event, not a church picnic, check the videos below. Read the full article »»»»

Avalon International Airshow, Sentimental Value

Posted: March 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Rearview | Tags: , , , , , | 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 »»»»

Why Do WE Pay More

Posted: February 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: tandem | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Why Do WE Pay More


The Australian market though small, has been fiercely loyal to the brand, this is an appalling way to treat such loyalty.

As I finished up this article, – the fool sitting next to me just Kicked the Sh_t out of himself with laughter, He read this article, then turned and said ” this car only gets 30-mpg? it’s a hybrid, right? dude the 2010 Porsche 911s gets 31-mpg wtf “

Porsche Centres across Australia are now taking orders for the Panamera S Hybrid, with deliveries beginning in August. The Panamera S Hybrid is priced at $298,300. [GRIPE] The same car – identical – in the USA and UK is on sale for $95,000 Australian Dollars. As a Porsche Owner this customer is OUTRAGED! How much longer is the Australian market going to cop this, this is an extremely disloyal attitude from Porsche. Read the full article »»»»

Australian Car Production Plunges

Posted: January 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: carsales | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Australian Car Production Plunges

Car production in Australia has plunged to its lowest level since 1957, with manufacturers hit by the global economic slump and the high Australian dollarDespite strong local car sales, helped by the federal government’s business tax breaks, exports to markets such as the Middle East and the United States have all but collapsed,Fairfax newspapers say. The industry is set to be further buffeted by a January 1 tariff cut that has lowered the price of imported models relative to locally produced cars.

Figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show Australia produced just 225,713 vehicles last year, almost 100,000 fewer than in 2008 and 55 per cent of the output in 2004. Read the full article »»»»