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How to Add Value to a Cadillac

With thanks to my mother-in-law (yes, really)….. Perhaps the best way to add value to a Cadillac is to glue money on it. 38,295 US pennies, to be exact. Cost of modifications: $382.95 Weight added: 200lbs (90kgs) I do like the sign on the hood...

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Geneva 2014 Hits and Misses

The best motor show…. in the world …. is on right now in Geneva. The movers and shakers from the automotive world are all there, except for you and I. Sadly, I’m writing this from my sofa in Australia and you’re reading it when you...

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Video: Apple CarPlay

I’m preparing a bumper entry on my likes and dislikes from the Geneva Motor Show. It looks like another epic show over there. Amazing. In the meantime, here’s a Volvo video showing the new Apple CarPlay system. – I took a long time to get...

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Are Classic Porsche 911 Prices Going OTT?

I saw this 1965 Porsche 911 on my RSS feed this morning and noticed that the auction was about to finish, so I tracked it to the end. It sold on Ebay just a few minutes ago. It’s a matching numbers car – which appears...

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Classics By The …… College – March 2014

It’s the first Sunday of the month and normally that means Classics By The Beach here in Hobart. Today, though, was a little bit different. I went down to ‘Classics’ like I usually do and this was the scene: Pretty desolate. The reason it was...

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Koenigsegg One:1 Delivers A Megawatt Of Power

Sweden is a country of subtleties. It’s not in the Swedes nature to stand out from the crowd and those who do are often frowned upon. Sometimes, the Swedes are too subtle, however, and I fear that might be the case with Koenigsegg’s new One:1....

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Volvo Estate Concept – Sexy As…..

Volvo, whatever real-world model it is that you create from this Estate Concept, it had better be good. Really good. Because this concept car, to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show in the next few weeks, is absolutely fantastic. OK, it’s only got three...