Motoring

Riverina town of Hay is the starting point for 2022 Shitbox Rally
Community
After a two year wait due to COVID, 500 people in teams of two driving cars worth less than $1000 will depart the western Riverina in late March to take part in a rally that can only be explained in colourful language. Let’s rip the Bandaid off and call it what it really is -  the Shitbox Rally. That’s what...
It’s a dream come true as Cooma opens its very own car museum
Motoring
Cooma's greatest claim to fame has long been the Snowy Hydro Scheme, one of the world's greatest civil engineering wonders, but competition has arrived: the Cooma Car Club Museum. The museum will open with a grand event on Saturday, 19 February, with a barbecue, speeches, a plaque unveiling by the club's oldest member and avid motorcycle enthusiast Ross Johnson, but most...
I have one word for people complaining about noise at Wakefield Park Raceway: stop
Opinion
When asked the age-old question of whether I am a cat person or a dog person, without any hesitation, I pounce on 'cat'. Cats are evil. Winston Churchill once said they are the only animal that truly looks down on people. Conversely, I know that dogs look up to people, are loyal, and can bring you your paper in the...
Iconic Bailey’s Garage home to Gunning’s first EV charging station
News
Gunning's iconic Bailey’s Garage is roaring the country town into a new era with the installation of the Upper Lachlan Shire's first fast electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The free charging station, at the front of the historic garage in Gunning's main street, will be available for locals and visitors to recharge their cars while they visit the shops and...
Summernats is back for 2022, as engines start for a new fringe festival event
Motoring
It's a blazing hot day and the engines are revving on Lonsdale St. Summernats is back for 2022, with the heartfelt support of the ACT Government, but not quite as you knew it decades ago. The 34th Summernats on 6 to 9 January will feature a 500-car cruise down Northbourne Avenue that will briefly shut down light rail as a...
Putting the ‘E’ into Terribly British Day: Queanbeyan car show to celebrate 60 years of the Jaguar E-Type
What's On
The rain had finally let up long enough to allow the sunlight to trickle through the deciduous trees onto the road below, bouncing off the curves of a dark green sports coupe parked underneath. The majestic columns of a Classical-style building rise in the background ... Sounding British enough? It should, because the coupe in question is none other than the...
Wagga Wagga’s abandoned cars will be sold to the highest bidders
News
If you've been on the hunt for a cheap, secondhand car, a cheeky auction bid could see you driving away in a new set of wheels thanks to Wagga Wagga City Council. Council has accumulated 14 vehicles in its impound yard during the past 12 months and the time has come to move them on. A variety of vehicles – ranging...
The story of the Toyota LandCruiser, the car that built Australia’s engineering wonder
Motoring
It has been described as one of the civil engineering wonders of the modern world. Nine power stations, 16 dams, 80 kilometres of aqueducts and 145 kilometres of tunnels were blasted, bored and carved into the rugged Snowy Mountains to supply hydroelectricity to the south-east of Australia and life-giving water to the farms west of the Great Dividing Range. The...
Canberra couple win epic white wedding in nation’s Red Centre
Community
The nation’s Red Centre will shimmer with a flourish of white amid burnouts, drag races, grass driving and street cruising - as well as a whole lot of show and shine next month when a Canberra couple celebrate a competition win with a difference. Car enthusiasts Bonnie and Joel Sykes nearly fell off their seats when told they were winners...
A ride in Australia’s most majestic taxi: the Governor-General’s Rolls-Royce
Motoring
Governor-General David Hurley visited Duntroon military college on the morning of 12 June, 2021, for the Queen's Birthday Parade. The guns were fired, the Honours List was published, and as a nation we celebrated the official birthday of Her Majesty with a long weekend. But in all this, we can't gloss over the car the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley arrived...
Wakefield Park deal ongoing as council defers decision
News
Goulburn Mulwaree Council has deferred making a decision on a development application for alterations and additions to Wakefield Park until 13 July. The development proposal includes demolition of the existing pit lane building and associated structures, construction of a new pit lane building consisting of 14 additional garages and space for corporate functions as well as a medical centre and...
Ignore the social chatter, mayor says Wakefield Park is not a done deal
Motoring
Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Bob Kirk has moved to reassure residents that a decision on alterations and additions to Wakefield Park is not a done deal, despite the chatter on social media. In a mayoral statement, Cr Kirk said an extraordinary council meeting set down for Tuesday 22 June to determine the outcome of a development application for the popular raceway...
Moruya Bypass explainer: How was the route chosen and what are the concerns?
News
Transport for NSW recently revealed the preferred corridor for the Moruya Bypass and the community is invited to have its say on the proposed route until Monday, 14 June. While supporters of the bypass have said it will reduce congestion and improve travel times for those driving along the South Coast, there is concern among some of Moruya's community about...
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