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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,

Bargains at Maffra’s automotive swap meet

THE Gippsland Vehicle Collection (GVC) is hosting its fourth annual Automotive Swap Meet. If you have been searching for a rare part, want to add to your vehicle memorabilia collection or deck out your man-cave, have a keen eye for a bargain or items

Driven to teach

TWELVE Bass Coast L2P Learner Driver mentors recently attended training on the new VicRoads’ myLearners app. The training was presented by Julie Allen, Leongatha VicRoads office manager, at the Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre. The myLearners app replaces the paper logbook system in which learners recorded

Drivers hit with $37.3b road bill

THE Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, says it’s a slap in the face that Gippslanders are stuck with poor roads such as the South Gippsland, Strzelecki and Hyland Highways while Daniel Andrews forces them to pay for his West Gate Tunnel deal.

Huge stockfeed truck comes to grief

A FULLY-laden, B Double grain truck, delivering for a Leongatha stockfeed firm, tipped over on Bena-Kongwak Road on Monday this week, at approximately 11.30am. The incident happened 200 metres south of the Fitzgeralds Road intersection, on the crest of hill outside Haw’s front gate.

All vehicles great and small at Show ‘n’ Shine

THE Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine on Sunday, March 3 will show you something you’ve never seen before – it always does. Who could forget the supercharged beer keg pulling donuts around the velodrome! This year will throw up more surprises. Ray Pearson’s Harley Davidson

King of Phillip Island

• I love my car IT’S fairly original. And by ‘fairly’, Zac Lewis means his 1970 Holden HT Kingswood has the original paint job. “There’s a bit near the door that’s been fixed up, but other than that, it’s all original,” the Phillip Islander

Gear Head Sunday returns to Toora

GEAR heads get ready as the South Coast Show and Shine returns to rev up the Toora Recreation Reserve this Sunday, February 24. Now in its fourth year, the popular event features a huge array of cars, trucks, bikes and farm machinery on display,

All the classics at Phillip Island

THE 2019 Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motor Sport’ on March 8–10 will feature some of UK’s top historic race cars including the 1964 ex-Salvadori Cooper-Maserati T61P in which Roy Salvadori chased Bruce McLaren to the chequered flag at Silverstone on May 1964. Also

Show time in Leongatha

AFTER a string of immensely successful years, the Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine has become a staple of the local culture, consistently managing to entertain vast hordes of car enthusiasts and will be hosted again by the Rotary Club of Leongatha this year on Sunday,

Classic still going strong

IT goes pretty hard. You could even drive to Sydney in Greg Fenby’s 1967 Chevrolet with a 383 Stroker engine. “She goes well. You just can’t buy parts for them anymore, except for minor things,” the Cape Paterson resident said at the recent Wonthaggi
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