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Dave McLeod

LEXUS LF-30 EV Concept

The ED² team decided it was vital to start with the principles of L-Finesse, Lexus’ design philosophy built upon three thematic pillars: Seamless Anticipation, Incisive Simplicity, and Intriguing Elegance. Through

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Mazda RX-7
Dave McLeod

Why the RX-7 is an Icon

Launched in 1978, the definitive rotary sports car become a cult classic across three generations. The joy of driving, lightweight design and the rotary engine: three elements that define Mazda’s

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Bentley Bacalar Competition
Dave McLeod

Quick – Grab some crayons

‘Design your own Bacalar’ competitionBentley is also launching a design-your-own Bacalar competition via the @BentleyComms Twitter channel. Both adults and children are invited to download a blank template of both

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Tarmac Experiences

BMW New Zealand
Dave Mcleod

BMW’s Lap of luxury

It’s always a plus when your BMW media invite begins with ‘Meet at Mechanics bay.’ This location generally means a Helicopter ride to an event that will undoubtedly be something

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Tarmac Travel

Mountain biking trails in New Caledonia
New Caledonia
Karla Watts

Saddle up in New Caledonia!

Mountain biking is a booming sport in New Caledonia with tracks to suit all levels of riders throughout the island and more tracks appearing regularly. From the urban trails of

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Dave Mcleod

Two Hearts, beat as one.

Travel Experience Although, thanks to Mazda, we were in Japan to see the latest offerings in the automotive world at the Tokyo Motor Show, we still had plenty of time

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Dave Mcleod

The Most Terrifying Place in Thailand?

The way to happiness – Apparently, is by foregoing temptation, greed and desire; Oh and by crossing a bridge over hundreds of outreaching and grabbing hands! Yesterday we took a trip

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Dave Mcleod

Holy Moly – A Ferrari Experience

Ferrari at Bathurst 12 hour The Ferrari Australasia family invited me to spend four days with them in Bathurst sampling their cars, their racing team and their overwhelming hospitality; I

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