ANYTHING that promotes getting women into amazing cars gets the thumbs up from  Madam Wheels. But this week’s announcement of a new all-female race category designed to propel more women drivers into Formula One has to be one of the most exciting ...
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The breakup


TRUST can be a fragile thing. It takes a long time to establish, but a moment to destroy. And when it’s gone there’s often no getting it back. A betrayal of trust is ...

TRUST can be a fragile thing. It takes a long time to establish, but a moment to destroy. And when it’s gone there’s often no getting it back. A betrayal of trust is worse when it’s committed by someone you’ve known ...


Small things should come in small packages


SOMETHING strange is going on in the minds of car designers, and it is best summed up by the words “small SUV” and “Mini Countryman”.

SOMETHING strange is going on in the minds of car designers, and it is best summed up by the words “small SUV” and “Mini Countryman”.


The perils of drinking and buying


A GOOD friend of mine is currently hatching a plan to combine two of his greatest loves in life: cars and whisky. It’s a risky undertaking because of the understandable ...

A GOOD friend of mine is currently hatching a plan to combine two of his greatest loves in life: cars and whisky. It’s a risky undertaking because of the understandable and reasonable sensitivity around ...


Alfa’s top-line Giulia gets it back in the game


ALFA Romeo is back from the brink of being a brand forgotten with its Giulia Quadrifoglio putting it firmly in the fast lane - for petrol-heads, at least.  The ...

ALFA Romeo is back from the brink of being a brand forgotten with its Giulia Quadrifoglio putting it firmly in the fast lane - for petrol-heads, at least.  The top-of-the-line Giulia has won the hearts and minds of ...


Aston Martin shares details of electric car


DETAILS of Aston Martin’s first all-electric production car have been revealed for the first time, with production of the "Rapide E" well underway. Only 155 units of the ...

DETAILS of Aston Martin’s first all-electric production car have been revealed for the first time, with production of the "Rapide E" well underway. Only 155 units of the “battery electric vehicle” (BEV) will be ...


Turn down the stereotype and pay attention


WHEN you’re out in the car next time, try not to be a dick. I say that with good intentions, because if you, like I, drive a so-called “luxury” car you’re apparently more ...

WHEN you’re out in the car next time, try not to be a dick. I say that with good intentions, because if you, like I, drive a so-called “luxury” car you’re apparently more likely to be aggressive on the road, less ...


Keep calm and buy the car


I HAVE a love-hate with my financial adviser. I love her because she has on several occasions stopped me from spending money on stupid things; and I hate her because she ...

I HAVE a love-hate with my financial adviser. I love her because she has on several occasions stopped me from spending money on stupid things; and I hate her because she has on several occasions stopped me from ...


Ferrari adds Italian touch to local Targa Florio


WOMEN were very much front of mind last week when Ferrari Australasia rolled out $11 million worth of its fanciest metal to celebrate the marque’s inaugural participation ...

WOMEN were very much front of mind last week when Ferrari Australasia rolled out $11 million worth of its fanciest metal to celebrate the marque’s inaugural participation in the upcoming Targa Florio Australia ...


No white knuckle ride, just electric disappointment


ABOUT this time each year I find my thoughts turning to Germany, and the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) - the International Motor Show, to get all Anglo about ...

ABOUT this time each year I find my thoughts turning to Germany, and the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) - the International Motor Show, to get all Anglo about it. Last year the show was in Frankfurt, ...

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