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Custom jobs? Greg’s your man

GREG Fenby founded Garage 13 Customs in Wonthaggi as he discovered that commercially nobody catered for the weird custom and smaller one-off jobs. Garage 13 are VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Testers, qualified and accredited mechanics and accomplished in metal fabrication. “This affords us the opportunity

Hyundai Kona range a ‘clear winner’

THE Hyundai Kona range has won the 2020 Drive Small SUV of the Year award. Drive said Kona was the clear winner among increasingly mature competition in the popular small SUV class. “While the compact SUV class is relatively new, it has evolved quickly

Dinner with the Morgans

BOOKINGS are being taken for a fantastic dinner, hosted by the Gippsland Vehicle Collection and Model World Maffra, with local vehicle collectors George and Marguerite Morgan at Duart Homestead in Maffra this Saturday, October 19. The Morgans will be sharing their experience earlier this

Track’s unlike any other circuit

IF there is one thing motorcycle racing’s biggest names are in unison on, it is the quality of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Fast corners, uniqueness and the fact only the bravest riders succeed are just some of the reasons the iconic track

Hybrid cars go for a spin

WONTHAGGI Toyota had their whole range of hybrid electric cars out for a test drive and information session on Wednesday, September 9. The weather conditions were favourable for those who came down to find out more about the range of eight different models with

Older driver safety compromised by seat cushions and pillows

NEW research has found that common accessories typically used by older Australians to improve comfort in cars may increase the chance of injury during a crash. Researchers at the Transurban Road Safety Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) conducted more than 130 crash test

Grant ensures pro-active approach to road safety

LEONGATHA and District Community Foundation Ltd has donated $5000 to Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) to assist it to develop and deliver road safety programs specifically within the Leongatha District. The donation follows a presentation by Lyn Bennett, Gippsland Coordinator of RTSSV to

Bath seeks feedback to fix Gippsland’s regional roads

ROAD users are being urged to provide feedback on Gippsland’s crumbling roads. A regional road safety forum is being held in Sale during August to garner feedback due to Victoria’s skyrocketing road toll. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, said constituents

Bygone British Marques ascend

COMMENCING last Sunday, July 14, a great range of rare and interesting ‘Bygone British Marques’ will rise to prominence at Maffra’s Gippsland Vehicle Collection (GVC). Taking over from the current exhibition, Lost American Brands, the new display was launched with an impressive line-up including

First top 10 finish for Bramich

THE 2019 FIM World Supersport 300 Championship landed at Donington Park for the sixth round at the Prosecco DOC UK Round, July 5-7. Phillip Island Circuit backed Tom Bramich (Carl Cox-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki) was determined to rectify his previous DNF and produce a

Mix of cars achieve high safety scores

THE new Mazda 3, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Touareg, Lexus UX and Range Rover Evoque have all achieved maximum five-star ANCAP safety ratings in the latest round of independent vehicle testing. Assessed against the most stringent crashworthiness and crash avoidance criteria, five stars have been

For the love of cars

TWICE a month, Brian Davidson meets with fellow members of the Bass Coast Historical Automobile Club to showcase their beloved classics. Brian has been the proud owner of a 1969 Jaguar Mark II sedan for the past decade and initially helped form the Historical

All-new RAV4 raises the bar

THE all-new Toyota RAV4 has raised the bar for SUV performance, safety, technology, style and refinement and it has arrived in the showroom at Wonthaggi Toyota ready to test drive. Just as the first-generation RAV4 was a breakthrough when it was launched in 1994,
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