Italian car designer Sergio Pininfarina (1926-2012).
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Sergio Pininfarina passes away
5th July, 2012, 2012
Sergio Pininfarina, Honorary Chairman of the Pininfarina Group, and
well known Italian car designer, passed away on 2nd July 2012 (aged 85 years) .....
Remembering Carroll Shelby
17th May, 2012
Carroll Shelby (military man, chicken farmer, racing car driver,
entrepreneur, car maker, heart transplant recipient) passed away last week. But why did he say his chilli would
"shake the meanness out of the most ornery, leather-mouthed chilli-head that ever was born"? .....
31st July, 2011
Yesterday was the anniversary of Henry Ford's birth. So today
we take a brief look at the man, his life (including his interest in aviation, car racing and country music)
and the early years of the company he founded and we add in a few quotes .....
Sir Stirling gifts Aston Martin to Lady Moss
12th July, 2011
At England's prestigious Royal Automobile Club last night,
international motor sport legend, Sir Stirling Moss took delivery of his newly purchased Aston Martin Cygnet; a
surprise birthday present for wife, Lady Moss .....
Sir Stirling Moss retires (again)
29th June, 2011
But, after finally hanging up his crash helmet this month,
the 81-year-old Moss has admitted he’s not as fast as he used to be .....
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Tom Walkinshaw Passes Away
13th December, 2010
Tom Walkinshaw made an incredible contribution to the landscape of
Australian Motor Racing and automobile industry over many years and he will be sadly missed by many in the industry .....
Sir Stirling Moss to visit Melbourne
26th August, 2010
Motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss will be a guest judge at
Motorclassica, the Australian International Concours d’Elegance & Classic Motor Show .....
Looking back: Carroll Shelby with Aston Martin
21st March, 2010
The United States has played a fundamental role in Aston Martin’s motor
sport history, with an American automotive legend forming part of the 1959 Le Mans-winning line-up: Carroll Shelby .....
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Stirling Moss about to turn 80
23rd August, 2009
In just one month’s time Goodwood will be swaying to the strains of ‘Happy
Birthday’ when the 120,000+ visitors to the Goodwood Revival sing in harmony (?) to wish Sir Stirling Moss their heart-felt best
Nissan's Aussie Designer
6th July, 2009
Show Vehicle Specialist Andy Parkin is another Australian automotive
export success story .....
Andy Green at Goodwood Festival of Speed
3rd July, 2009
World Land Speed Record holder, Andy Green, will be experiencing a different
type of thrust this weekend when he drives the all-new, 325 hp Vauxhall Insignia VXR up Goodwood’s hill climb course at
England's famous Festival of Speed .....
Rally Legend Erik Carlsson Celebrates 80th Birthday
30th March, 2009
An ebullient character, full of stories and anecdotes laced with a
Swedish charm for understatement, Erik continues to ‘live his dream’ .....
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Volkswagen And Wiggles Partner For Road Safety
11th September, 2008
Volkswagen and The Wiggles, two of Australia’s
most recognisable and well regarded brands, have announced an exciting new partnership .....
Lewis Hamilton Confirmed For The 2008 Goodwood Festival Of Speed
25th May, 2008
After much anticipation, British Formula One driver
Lewis Hamilton has now confirmed his attendance at the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed, being held
in Goodwood Park from 11th-13th July. In 2007, Lewis made his UK British F1 debut in action on UK
soil to the huge delight of the assembled 50,000 Festival goers .....
Former Ford Australia President Geoff Polites Passes Away
21st April, 2008
The untimely passing of Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover
and former Ford Australia President Geoff Polites over the weekend has robbed his family, friends and colleagues of
a dedicated, focused and determined man who was an inspiration to everyone he met .....
Netball Champions Score with Holden Astras
10th February, 2008
GM Holden is providing an Astra for one year to each
of the 12 players in Australia’s world championship-winning netball team to say congratulations
for bringing home the trophy .....
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Royal College Of Art Honours Kia Design Chief
9th July, 2007
Kia Motors Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, has become only the
third automotive designer to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art (RCA) in the United Kingdom in
recognition of his contribution to automotive design ....
Centenary of Birth: BMW's Alexander von Falkenhausen
23rd May, 2007
As a racing competitor, designer and test driver, Baron Alexander von
Falkenhausen had a greater influence on the history of BMW than almost any other man .....
Skaife Chalks Up 20 Years Of Touring Cars
14th May, 2007
Champion Holden driver Mark Skaife celebrates 20 years as a
professional race car driver as he returns to Winton next week for the V8 Supercar Championship .....
Coffs Catches Chris!
22nd March, 2007
There is more good news for our nation's motoring enthusiasts ....
Road Ramblings, the radio motoring programme presented by Chris Goodsell will now be heard in Coffs Harbour, NSW .....
Ballarat's Broadcasting Boost
19th January, 2007
Chris Goodsell, the well known motoring broadcaster presents his radio
programme "Road Ramblings" around the country and that now includes Ballarat .....
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Sir Alec Issigonis - Centenary of Birth
18th November, 2006
Born on 18th November, 1906, his most famous idea was destined to leave
its stamp on the development of the automobile for decades to come: the Austin/Morris Mini .....
Soichiro Honda - Centenary of Birth
17th November, 2006
Born on 17th November, 1906, the son of a blacksmith and a weaver, Soichiro
Honda was fascinated by machines and how they worked .....
Gympie Gets Goodsell
21st September, 2006
Well known Christian broadcaster, Chris Goodsell, presents his radio
programme "Road Ramblings" on numerous radio stations throughout New South Wales and Queensland .....
Peter Brock (1945 - 2006)
10th September, 2006
Australian motor sport legend Peter Brock died around midday (local
time) on Friday 8th September, 2006, in a car crash in Gidgegannup, Western Australia .....
Gordon Murray joins Caparo as Advanced Concepts Director
18th August, 2006
Vehicle light-weighting expert Gordon Murray has been appointed
director of advanced concepts at Caparo Vehicle Products .....
Change in Design Chiefs at Land Rover
15th August, 2006
Land Rover announced, yesterday, that its highly regarded Design Director,
Geoff Upex, is to retire from the company at the end of 2006 after 23 years service .....
Peter Schreyer To Head Kia Design Teams
31st July, 2006
Kia Motors Corporation announced today that it has appointed automotive
industry designer Peter Schreyer to the new position of Chief Design Officer .....
Audi S8 for Keke Rosberg
23rd July, 2006
Former Formula 1 Champion Keke Rosberg used the opportunity of
the Norisring race to pick up his new car in Ingolstadt .....
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