Mighty Car Mods is one of the best do-it-yourself tuner channels on YouTube, having built a collection of lovable misfits that includes a Daihatsu Mira and an LS-powered Mad Max-style car. Clearly, there’s no better way to test their work than by drag racing their cars against an Australian V8 Supercar that produces…
Being unfamiliar with Peter Brock is pretty much unthinkable to Australian auto racing fans, but for much of the rest of the world, that’s the sorry state we live in. This is a shame, not just because Peter Brock was a truly gifted driver and ran a great factory-approved tuning company, but because the story of his…
Normally when I want to show you a car I believe you’ve never heard of, I limit myself to one car. Not today. Today I’d like to introduce you to two fascinating cars from the same company, the Australian kit and production car maker Bolwell. I chose these two cars, the Nagari and Ikara, because I’m not sure there’s a…
Here is a message to all of you who are scouring the import shop websites and Craigslist and Bring A Trailer in search of Skylines and Autozams and rare Audis: you’re doing it wrong. You should be importing Ford Falcons instead.
Billing the project as an experiment in ‘slow TV’, Australia’s SBS television network ran The Ghan: Australia’s Greatest Train Journey for 17 hours straight last Sunday. While some described the programming as ‘like watching paint dry’, other fanatics couldn’t put down the remote. A 3-hour highlights package of the…
Try as we might, we just can’t seem to out-hoon the continent that gave us the word “hoon.” Australia opens every year with perhaps the most glorious spectacle in roasted tires: Summernats. This year’s burnout contest winner is pure Jalop bait, too. It’s a Holden ute that’s even louder than it is brown—and it is…
One of Australia’s most major highways, the Hume Freeway linking Melbourne to Sydney, has seen some interesting traffic patterns as of late. It’s all thanks to the tar in the road literally melting under sustained 100-plus degree temperatures of a heat wave.
Want a nice metaphor to end out the year? As usual, the mad marsupial mess that is Australian wildlife provides an answer, in the form of a pair of adorable koalas blocking traffic as they desperately try to kill each other.
The Toyota 86 Racing Series’ Race 1 at Newcastle Street Circuit this weekend went out with a big bang. The safety car pulled back in to let the race restart with only one lap left. That ended exactly as poorly as it usually does for a large chunk of the field who got caught up in a big ol’ crash.
Judging from this Holden’s taillights, this is probably a Holden HQ series Kingswood, built in Australia from 1971-1974. This one, though, puts out a lot more power than when it first came off the assembly line, or over 800 horsepower, if this video is to be believed.
Australia is home to lots of adorable furry things, like wombats and koalas and platypus, but it’s also home to some absolute horrors that crawled straight from Satan’s toilet for no reason other than to terrorize humans. This is a video about the latter group.
If you want to disprove the existence of Karma, this video might be just the thing. A man from Perth, Australia went to visit a friend in the hospital, by any definition an act of kindness. How was his good deed repayed? A nearly century-old man in a Lincoln drove over his car. See, that just doesn’t seem fair.
I’m washing my ute. Again. Some of my mates reckon I wash it more than I drive it, but that’s not entirely accurate—even if I have only racked up 1,600 km (994 miles) since taking delivery of it on August 4. It’s different this time though.
The last Holden car is expected to roll out of General Motors’ assembly plant in Elizabeth, South Australia, on Oct. 20, during a ceremony for employees. But an image that surfaced ahead of that appears to show the car in the process of being built. The car will be the last commercial car ever built in Australia.
There’s at least one animal from Australia that won’t poison you or bite you in half and it is as durable as it is cuddly. This koala, a lactating mother, rode in this car’s wheel well for 10 miles. It must have been very stressful.
Here’s a Subaru Forester that looks like it lost one ox, 420 pounds of food and three sets of clothing fording the swollen Moore River in Western Australia. The river was nearly 4 feet deep and carried the early Forester away, but this off-roader managed to save it anyway. Definitely don’t try this at home.
Everyone is a critic when it come to other people’s driving, but sometimes, on very rare occasions, someone stopping their car in front of you, exiting their vehicle, and walking towards you isn’t the beginning of a shouting match and fight. Sometimes, like in the case of this young driver in Australia, it’s the…
The craziest jump in rally is a big statement. You have the famous jumps in Finland. El Brinco in Mexico. WRC Sweden has an award named ‘Colin’s Crest’ for the longest jump on SS16. These are massive jumps, but they aren’t the largest or the craziest.
Australia is taking the electric car revolution one step further by announcing a $3 million super-long electric highway, or a series of fast charging electric vehicle stations.