Z4 sDrive35is: funny name. Lucky it’s so fast.

Posted by Dylan Campbell at 5:53 pm on Monday January 7, 2013
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Ahhh, holidays. With your children, or partner, merrily distracted by Santa’s givings, it’s your chance to vanish away on a nice, long, relaxing drive. That’s what we did these holidays, in a car that’s getting a bit old, but is still rather tasty, like the cooking chocolate you once found at the back of your […]

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Supercars, snails and gymnastics: TG in Paris

Posted by Stephen Corby at 1:48 am on Monday October 1, 2012

There are cities that are smaller than the Paris motor show. Picture Canberra with a roof, which wouldn’t be a bad idea in winter, and you’re part of the way there. The Mondial De L’Automobile is only held every second year, because it takes anyone who attempts to see it all a solid 23 months […]

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I got booked for 10km/h over

Posted by Dylan Campbell at 7:23 pm on Monday August 6, 2012

And here’s the grand question: who’s at fault? The silly too-low speed limit, or me for breaking the law? The Office of State Revenue sent Top Gear a letter the other day. It was a bill, for $154. One of the Top Gear staffers had driven through a speed camera in our Toyota 86 test […]

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Soothe your traffic rage. With a Porsche.

Posted by Stephen Corby at 5:15 pm on Thursday August 2, 2012

I really can’t tell you how much I despise commuting.  After being stuck in traffic last night getting back into Sydney from a long drive, I got home hoarse from screaming swear words, and roiling with acidic guts, and I realised that if I didn’t live as close to work as I do, I would […]

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Hate Australian drivers? Why not move to Spain?

Posted by Stephen Corby at 2:25 pm on Thursday July 19, 2012

And now, another instalment in a continuing series I like to call Countries You Should Move to, Simply Because They’re So Great to Drive In. This time, it’s Spain, where, admittedly, the cities are impossible to navigate in anything larger than a VW Polo. Indeed, driving there, or anywhere in Europe, makes you realise how […]

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Beijing motor show: so massive, it’s scary

Posted by Stephen Corby at 12:32 pm on Tuesday April 24, 2012

You’re aware of China of course, you know it exists, and you’re aware that it’s big, huge even. A billion people. No, more. But nothing can prepare you for the reality of it. The sheer crushing weight of both the skies and the population, the writhing, ridiculous mess of the traffic. The sheer scale of […]

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My head-exploding ride in an F1 car

Posted by Stephen Corby at 5:12 pm on Friday March 16, 2012

I want you to picture being strapped to a chair with no padding, with a large, fat man sitting on your groin, and then being shoved inside an oversized hypodermic syringe, the pointy, holey end of which has been cut off. Or maybe you’re inside the tubes of the Hadron Collider. Anyway, picture somewhere that […]

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Lower speed limits, raise blood pressure

Posted by Stephen Corby at 4:09 pm on Thursday February 23, 2012

Getting booked speeding is always like being kicked in the groin by an elephant and stabbed in the wallet at the same time, but imagine the searing, infuriating pain of being pinged for going under the limit. This was our joy the other day after deputy editor Chesto and I went for a drive in […]

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