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Rare, special vehicles on display

PETER Balikoff’s 1971 GT XY is a hot car. All bright green sleek lines and brute speed, it is in mint condition – since Mr Balikoff spent about nine years rebuilding it. But when Mr Balikoff looks at his GT, it’s not just a

Holden memories

THERE was a huge response to our recent Facebook post asking readers to share photos of their beloved Holdens from over the years. Dozens of people posted photos of times gone by following the news American motor company General Motors would be retiring the

Lang Lang shows off

THE ninth annual Lang Lang Show ‘n’ Shine plus Swap Meet held on Sunday, February 9, was the biggest to date with over 800 cars and bikes on display and 120 cars and bikes judged. Funds raised from the day are being directed to

Historical vehicles on display

MEMBERS of the Bass Coast Historical Automobile Club will be bringing their cars out from 10am to 4pm on Monday, January 27, at the Glade in Inverloch. It’s a free event, so why not come on down and check out the historical vehicles from

Car heaven in Korumburra

AMID the chaos of bargaining and sorting through stall display at the Korumburra Swap Meet on Sunday, January 12, peace for car lovers could be found at the vintage and classic car display in the middle of the oval. Organisers say it was the

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