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California (Ocean) Dreamin’ – VW California pt II

This post is part II of my recent road trip through the North Island with the Volkswagen California. If you haven’t seen part I, it’s available here. Now that you have, join me from Havelock North onwards. No visit to this town is complete without a climb of Te Mata Peak and by climb I […]

California (Ocean) Dreamin’ – VW California pt I

With an aggregated figure of almost 5 months living in campervans of all shapes and sizes, I think I can call myself an enthusiast of #thatcamperlife. And while it is somewhat possible to review a campervan in the city, when Volkswagen New Zealand handed me the keys to their California Ocean for the Matariki long […]

First Drive of the all-new 5th Generation Range Rover

2022 Range Rover review NZ

I took a trip to California to get a first taste of the new 5th generation Range Rover. The event got me behind the wheels of both the short and long wheelbase variants, three powertrains and included the First Edition, HSE and SV models – Luxury 4, 5 or 7 seat combinations. Fifty years of […]

Mazda’s Delicious Doritos

Pardon the pun but the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) has been getting quite the cold shoulder recently. Piston power and fossil fuel are being cast aside; in favour of battery cells supplied by flowing streams and wind chimes. Right now, it seems like the automotive world is on a quest for alternative powertrains but; as […]

Ferrari California T Handling Speciale – Everyday Attraction

Just like Supermodels, Supercars are there to be exalted. They grace the pages of glossy magazines, posters of them adorn walls of pubescent youths (and sometimes older folk) and are leered at lustfully whenever possible. We covet them, desire them and crave knowledge about them, often seeking out and rating their performance against others in […]

Motel California – VW California Ocean

VW California Ocean review New Zealand A few months ago Volkswagen teased me with a picture of their new California Ocean Campervan, it was resplendent in nostalgic red and white it harked back to the glory days of the iconic VW Kombi – anyway; they said that it would be mine to test out soon […]

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 have now started my adoption process. We arrived early; actually VERY early; at the Elizabeth Street Showroom in Sydney for vehicle allocation and departure to […]