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FULLY SICK BURNOUTS MATE HERE LIVE ON THE INTERWEBS THINGY

23. March 2014

I’ve never really understood the appeal of Burnout competitions. I mean in Drag Racing burnouts serve an actual purpose, but this is just spinning wheels for the sake of making a shit load of toxic smoke. But, these things a mega popular and there is at least some tragi-comedy value in watching people destroy perfectly […]

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IN PIT LANE IS ON THE MOVE

5. February 2014

IN PIT LANE IS ON THE MOVE

New Timeslot 10:00PM THURSDAYS ON C31 MELBOURNE Australia’s longest running prime-time motorsport show In Pit Lane is on the move. After more than a decade on Tuesday nights, In Pit Lane will return in March in the new time slot of THURSDAYS at 10:00 PM. In Pit Lane Host Brett Ramsey said that the move […]

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AUSSIE MUSTANG GETS V8 AND TURBO FOUR

5. December 2013

AUSSIE MUSTANG GETS V8 AND TURBO FOUR

Ford Australia have sprung a surprise tonight with the announcement that the new 2015 Ford Mustang will only be avaialable with the high performance 5.0 litre V8 and the 2.3 litre EcoBoost four cylinder. It was expected that the Australian market would miss out on the turbocharged four in favour of the US base model […]

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HOLDEN OFFERS NEW HOT HATCH

13. November 2013

HOLDEN OFFERS NEW HOT HATCH

The Holden Barina range has a new hero with the addition of the RS sports hatch model, on sale this week. Featuring the same 1.4 litre iTi petrol engine as the locally made Holden Cruze, Holden Barina RS comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission with sports-oriented gear ratios or an optional six-speed automatic transmission […]

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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

3. September 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at motorsport, but thought it was financially out of reach, then this Sunday could be for you. The MG Car Club will run their second annual Come and Try day at the Rob Roy Hillclimb in Christmas Hills. The aim of the event is to introduce new […]

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IN PIT LANE RETURNS SEPTEMBER 3

21. August 2013

IN PIT LANE RETURNS SEPTEMBER 3

In Pit Lane, Australia’s longest running live to air motorsport show, returns to C31 Melbourne with a brand new series starting Tuesday night September 3 at 9:30 PM. Now in it’s 18th year of production, In Pit Lane continues to bring it’s viewers the most diverse range of local and international motorsport on Australian television. […]

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SPEED KILLS? NO FAST IS SAFE

8. August 2013

SPEED KILLS? NO FAST IS SAFE

The Road Racing Drivers Club's online driver development site, SAFEisFast.com, supported by the FIA Institute and the Motor Sport Safety Development Fund, now features video tutorials with captioning in 64 of the world's most commonly used languages. The free online resource features tutorials on safety, fitness, mental aptitude, race craft, career development, sponsorship, marketing and more to assist the careers of drivers in all forms of racing. Many of the sport's top names, including champions from Formula One, the Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans, have contributed to the videos, which have attracted more than 70,000 unique visitors from 142 countries who have amassed over 360,000 tutorial views. FIA institute President Gerard Saillant said: "This is exactly the type of programme we are proud of supporting through the Institute and the Fund. What started as a US-focused driver development tool has become a worldwide resource that all young drivers can benefit from in the right way, with safety and responsibility as a focus."

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RED HOT AT GOODWOOD

17. July 2013

RED HOT AT GOODWOOD

The 20th Anniversary sell-out 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed really was the hottest yet, in every sense of the word! The record 196,000 spectators at this year’s Festival were treated to some truly exceptional sights and sounds as they basked in the blazing sunshine of Britain’s warmest weekend so far this year.

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FORD’S AUSSIE PULLOUT: HEAR THE FULL MEDIA CONFERENCE

24. May 2013

In case you missed it, here is the full audio of the Ford Australia media conference announcing the company’s decision to end manufacturing in Australia. ford-press-23rd-may-2013ford-press-23rd-may-2013 by

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THE FALCON IS DEAD! FORD TO END AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURING

23. May 2013

THE FALCON IS DEAD! FORD TO END AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURING

NO DECISION ON MOTORSPORT FUTURE, YET! Ford Australia have announced their decision to withdraw from manufacturing in Australia with both Geelong and Broadmeadows plants to close in October 2016. Rumours of the withdrawal have been rife within the local car industry for several years now, with most talk centring around the future of the iconic Ford Falcon. The move comes after years of declining sales for the Falcon and the failure of other nameplates to capture the market. Bob Graziano, president and CEO of Ford Australia, told the media that the company had lost $144 mil. Last year alone making a loss of $600 mil. Over the past five years. Mr Graziano confirmed that the Falcon nameplate would cease when production of the car ends in 2016. He sais the the decision to end local production followed a comprehensive review process of the companies operations in Australia. In it's media staement Ford said: "Given the changing dynamics of the auto industry, a number of business scenarios were reviewed during the past year to determine next steps for Ford’s Australian business....

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