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Alice Springs Beanie Festival. 11-Jun-2019

The 2019 event will be held at the Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Drive, Araluen,.. Read more



Queensland Supershow . 06-Jun-2019

Queensland now has the highest number of registered campervans, motorhomes, caravans and R.. Read more



Caravan safety research survey - have your say 31-May-2019

The Australian National University’s ANU College of Law is conducting research to identify.. Read more



100 Things To See In The Kimberley 02-May-2019

Book review by Allan Whiting: 100 Things To See In The Kimberley by local to.. Read more



Off-road truck and van sales 2018 . 23-Apr-2019

The off-road truck market - including motorhome adaptations - was greatly increased in 201.. Read more



Electric 'Benz SUV coming Down Under this year 13-Mar-2019

Mercedes-Benz has previewed its first battery-powered electric SUV and plans to sell several ver.. Read more



Gibson Desert trip with OTA this July. 09-Mar-2019

Gibson Desert / Great Sandy Desert Expedition This expedition is designed for those tra.. Read more



Redarc Tow-Pro Elite recall . 06-Feb-2019

REDARC has announced a product recall on Tow-Pro Elite V2 Electric brake controller units sold a.. Read more



HiLux look-alike wins the 2019 Dakar . 24-Jan-2019

Toyota’s racing HiLux look-alike machine has triumphed with a milestone first victory in t.. Read more



New premises for 4WD Systems . 17-Jan-2019

Adelaide-based 4WD Systems, best known for its range of LOKKA automatically-locking differ.. Read more



Toyota warranty joins the real world . 08-Jan-2019

Market leader Toyota finally bowed to public pressure and increased warranty coverage from.. Read more



Isuzu UTE 2018 benchmark . 05-Jan-2019

Helping commemorate its 10th anniversary in Australia, Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA) has estab.. Read more



Jeep Gladiator name returns on a Wrangler-based ute . 29-Nov-2018

Jeep hasn’t had a ute in the Australian market since the demise of the J-series in the 1980s. Th.. Read more



New EV initiative in the USA . 28-Nov-2018

Rivian is a new player in the electric vehicle market, but this company has been quietly g.. Read more



Speedy Wheeels' 2018 Red Centre Wheel range released 19-Oct-2018

Speedy Wheels is an Australian-owned company that imports specialised wheels. The company's.. Read more



World record Lego caravan replica . 27-Sep-2018

Caravanning Queensland and Top Parks are officially the new Guiness World Record title holders f.. Read more



Tim Bowden - No Plucking! Oddments collected by a reptile of the press21-Sep-2018

Tim Bowden's latest release is titled NO PLUCKING! Oddments collected by a reptile of the.. Read more



About for Drought to be held in Grafton . 20-Sep-2018

About for Drought is a fundraiser to be held on October 14 at the Clarence River Joc.. Read more



Lifted-4WD fines in Queensland 12-Sep-2018

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), the nation’s peak body rep.. Read more



Warn turns 70 . 11-Jul-2018

Seventy years ago, Arthur Warn started Warn Industries with a set of locking hubs for surp.. Read more



Festival in Light for Alice Springs 10-Jul-2018

The annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light will return to Alice Springs (Mparntwe) f.. Read more



New Jimny revealed . 19-Jun-2018

Suzuki has revealed the 2019 Jimny in Japan. The new vehicle retains its proved coil-sprung live.. Read more



Beijing Show releases 28-Apr-2018

Nissan Terra breaks cover in Beijing The new Nissan Terra, a body-on-frame S.. Read more



FCA and Cummins in court 07-Mar-2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and engine supplier Cummins are the latest companies to be accus.. Read more



GMC's Sierra tailgate with a marked difference 05-Mar-2018

On March 3rd GMC launched its 2019 Sierra pick up range in the USA. it's not destined for Austra.. Read more



VW class action begins today, March 5 . 05-Mar-2018

The global Volkswagen emissions scandal that has hit around 100,000 affected Australian mot.. Read more



Raptor release in mid-2018 08-Feb-2018

In February 2018, in Thailand, Ford previewed the Ranger Raptor derivative that's pl.. Read more



New - Outback Travel Australia Supporter program 07-Feb-2018

Outback Travel Australia Supporter program Supporters are people like you, who apprec.. Read more



Ford to launch Ranger in the USA 16-Jan-2018

Ford to launch the Ranger in the USA…but with a difference In early.. Read more



Electrifying Tokyo Motor Show 2017 31-Oct-2017

If you didn’t feature something with electric drive at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show you just didn’t.. Read more



New camper trailer outlet in south-western Sydney area 31-May-2017

After many years of operating the very successful Independent Trailers business in Canberr.. Read more



Range-extended US pickup previewed 06-May-2017

The USA's Workhorse Group unveiled a working prototype range-extended electric pickup a.. Read more



Book review - Motorhome self-build and optimisation 02-May-2017

‘One thousand tips and tricks for anyone wanting to build a motorhome or optimise an existing ve.. Read more



75mm lifts now legal in NSW 22-Dec-2016

Consistent advocacy by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) over many .. Read more



Electric vehicles are coming fast 04-Dec-2016

It's obvious that the European and US diesel emissions crisis caused controlled panic in .. Read more



Fuel cell Colorado on test 28-Nov-2016

A militarily-modified Chevrolet Colorado, designated the ZH2, is the most off-road-capable.. Read more



Mitsubishi becomes part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance 01-Nov-2016

Nissan Motor Co Ltd has completed its acquisition of a 34% equity stake in Mitsubishi Motor.. Read more



The Caravan and Motorhome Book 13-May-2016

Review by Allan Whiting This is an excellent publication and the third edition in .. Read more



RegoMate app - reminds you when your registration is due 03-May-2016

State and Territory governments are raking in a fortune in registration-breach fines from.. Read more



Tim Bowden and Rod Ledingham - Abandoned at Fossil Bluff 04-Apr-2016

ABANDONED AT FOSSIL BLUFF – A Remarkable Account of Antarctic Survival In the summ.. Read more



Fleetcare App - a paperless way to comply with FBT laws 26-Jan-2016

FBT compliance for the hundreds of thousands of Australian drivers of company vehicles may hav.. Read more



Tim Bowden's 'Penelope' Audio Books 17-Sep-2015

Penelope Speaks... four audio books have been published on the travels of Tim and Ros Bowden i.. Read more