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Music has changed, but the song remains the same


WHEN I was quite a lot younger, I was a little bit of a groupie for a number of bands, more often than not English, for some reason, and almost always first-rate ...

WHEN I was quite a lot younger, I was a little bit of a groupie for a number of bands, more often than not English, for some reason, and almost always first-rate musicians, even if set in a rock music context. Even ...


Mercedes wagon by name, chameleon by nature


IT’S no secret that Madam Wheels is partial to a sports wagon. Any wagon, really, provided it has everything on board to bridge the gap between well-appointed daily-drive ...

IT’S no secret that Madam Wheels is partial to a sports wagon. Any wagon, really, provided it has everything on board to bridge the gap between well-appointed daily-drive and an adventurous life. The current crop of ...


Ferrari’s supercar in base-model clothing


THERE’S nothing cheap or underwhelming about Ferrari’s new Portofino even if it is the Italian marque’s cheapest ride. At $400,000, this is the vessel Ferrari uses to ...

THERE’S nothing cheap or underwhelming about Ferrari’s new Portofino even if it is the Italian marque’s cheapest ride. At $400,000, this is the vessel Ferrari uses to lure competing-car-brand buyers into the ...


Economic woes dent new car sales


SALES of luxury cars in Australia reflected the toughening economic climate in 2018, ending the year down in line with sales in the broader automotive market. New-car ...

SALES of luxury cars in Australia reflected the toughening economic climate in 2018, ending the year down in line with sales in the broader automotive market. New-car sales dropped 3 per cent across the board for ...


Highway to hell


HAPPY New Year to all Madam Wheels readers. The Companion and I are now safely back home from the Christmas road trip but we’ve made a resolution to never again venture ...

HAPPY New Year to all Madam Wheels readers. The Companion and I are now safely back home from the Christmas road trip but we’ve made a resolution to never again venture out in peak holiday highway traffic. For some ...


The fine art of the Christmas road trip


Sometimes the best thing about Christmas is the road trip that seems to happen around about the same time. This year it’ll be a 2000-km lap from NSW through the ACT, into ...

Sometimes the best thing about Christmas is the road trip that seems to happen around about the same time. This year it’ll be a 2000-km lap from NSW through the ACT, into Victoria and then back again. The only real ...


The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for car-loving girls


CHOOSING the perfect gift for the woman who’s hard to buy for can be one of life’s recurring challenges. But those who have a car-lover on their buy-list can slip their ...

CHOOSING the perfect gift for the woman who’s hard to buy for can be one of life’s recurring challenges. But those who have a car-lover on their buy-list can slip their efforts into neutral. Madam Wheels has got ...


Victoria’s secret not what I imagined it to be


AS ENTHUSIASTICALLY and unexpectedly as I have taken to television streaming services recently, I still like to read as much as I can. The production values and the ...

AS ENTHUSIASTICALLY and unexpectedly as I have taken to television streaming services recently, I still like to read as much as I can. The production values and the creativity and imagination of the best shows ...


Like mother, like daughter


TWICE in recent weeks I have made reference in my contributions to Madam Wheels to an incident in which The Companion took out the pool cleaner with a mis-piloted drone. ...

TWICE in recent weeks I have made reference in my contributions to Madam Wheels to an incident in which The Companion took out the pool cleaner with a mis-piloted drone. Twice Madam Wheels has queried me: what ...


Ferrari’s supercar in base-model clothing


THERE’S nothing cheap or underwhelming about Ferrari’s new Portofino even if it is the Italian marque’s cheapest ride. At $400,000, this is the vessel Ferrari uses to ...

THERE’S nothing cheap or underwhelming about Ferrari’s new Portofino even if it is the Italian marque’s cheapest ride. At $400,000, this is the vessel Ferrari uses to lure competing-car-brand buyers into the ...


The fine art of the Christmas road trip


Sometimes the best thing about Christmas is the road trip that seems to happen around about the same time. This year it’ll be a 2000-km lap from NSW through the ACT, into ...

Sometimes the best thing about Christmas is the road trip that seems to happen around about the same time. This year it’ll be a 2000-km lap from NSW through the ACT, into Victoria and then back again. The only real ...


Like mother, like daughter


TWICE in recent weeks I have made reference in my contributions to Madam Wheels to an incident in which The Companion took out the pool cleaner with a mis-piloted drone. ...

TWICE in recent weeks I have made reference in my contributions to Madam Wheels to an incident in which The Companion took out the pool cleaner with a mis-piloted drone. Twice Madam Wheels has queried me: what ...

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