A short history of park assist technology

16 January 2018

It’s one of those manoeuvres that separates the men from the boys – or women from the girls if you prefer – the reverse park (or ‘reverse parallel park’ to be pedantic). In theory, if you have passed your driving test, you should be able to perform the manoeuvre, however not all driving tests around […]

Excavator or skidsteer, or something else?

30 December 2017

When it comes to getting the right equipment for your job, or for your business, here’s a quick and dirty (pardon the pun) look at diggers and excavators, and which types are suited for various types of jobs. From small to large… Skidsteers The main manufacturer of these is Bobcat and in fact their name […]

The fastest cars… in the world

16 December 2017

The urge to go faster must be deep-rooted in the human psyche – before cars it was trains and horses, but still the same urge. Perhaps it has something to do with our ancestors having to outrun large hungry marauding animals with big sharp teeth. Despite the fact that the vast majority of roads in […]

So you’re thinking of buying a camper trailer?

30 November 2017

Camper trailers can be a great way to go if you’re looking to head out into the great blue yonder and explore what Australia has to offer. But if you’ve never done it before, you might be finding it hard to work out whether the camper trailer option is for you or if you’d be […]

Who killed the electric car? And who’s reviving it today

15 November 2017

Eleven years ago a movie called ‘Who killed the electric car’ came out chronicling how General Motors developed and introduced an all electric car back in the mid 1990s – the EV1 – and how the project failed and was ultimately cancelled. The movie doesn’t explicitly state why, but suggests that established interests in the […]

Thinking of buying your first jetski?

30 October 2017

Jetskis have been around since the mid 60s when an Australian called Clayton Jacobsen II (who lived in Byron Bay) was looking for a sports activity as fun as his (then) sport of motocross, but with less chance of getting hurt when you fell off. He based his original design on smaller personal water craft […]

Bathurst will be different next year

16 October 2017

This year marks the end of an era for supercar racing in Australia – it’s not that the Bathurst 1000 (also known as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000) is finishing – it’s not, and plans are already underway for the 2018 race. No, it’s more to do with the cars that will be racing. As […]

A scooter or a motorbike – which is the best bet?

30 September 2017

Back in the 70s your answer to this question determined which tribe you belonged to – the Mods, represented by the scooter riding Sting in the film Quadrophenia, or the Rockers, who, if they had to choose a two wheeled conveyance, would pick a motorbike every time. Even though a small tribal element in this […]

Which car should you buy if you’re a budding Uber driver?

25 September 2017

Drive around any Australian city and you’ll see quite a few cars with that little circular black sticker with a small white square in the middle in the back window. This indicates that the car is an Uber car and – as long as you have the Uber app on your phone, you can book […]

Need a home loan for a house you can build for $14K?

3 August 2017

Amid all the talk of house prices and affordability, the cost of the actual buildings themselves might be about to take a tumble, if tech developments in 3D printing and automated bricklaying – to name just two – become commonplace in the building industry. Earlier this year a Russian company called Apis Cor demonstrated that […]

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A short history of park assist technology

16 January 2018

It’s one of those manoeuvres that separates the men from the boys – or women from the girls if you prefer – the reverse park (or ‘reverse parallel park’ to be pedantic). In theory, if you have passed your driving test, you should be able to perform the manoeuvre, however not all driving tests around […]

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Excavator or skidsteer, or something else?

30 December 2017

When it comes to getting the right equipment for your job, or for your business, here’s a quick and dirty (pardon the pun) look at diggers and excavators, and which types are suited for various types of jobs. From small to large… Skidsteers The main manufacturer of these is Bobcat and in fact their name […]

Read More

The fastest cars… in the world

16 December 2017

The urge to go faster must be deep-rooted in the human psyche – before cars it was trains and horses, but still the same urge. Perhaps it has something to do with our ancestors having to outrun large hungry marauding animals with big sharp teeth. Despite the fact that the vast majority of roads in […]

Read More

So you’re thinking of buying a camper trailer?

30 November 2017

Camper trailers can be a great way to go if you’re looking to head out into the great blue yonder and explore what Australia has to offer. But if you’ve never done it before, you might be finding it hard to work out whether the camper trailer option is for you or if you’d be […]

Read More

Who killed the electric car? And who’s reviving it today

15 November 2017

Eleven years ago a movie called ‘Who killed the electric car’ came out chronicling how General Motors developed and introduced an all electric car back in the mid 1990s – the EV1 – and how the project failed and was ultimately cancelled. The movie doesn’t explicitly state why, but suggests that established interests in the […]

Read More

Thinking of buying your first jetski?

30 October 2017

Jetskis have been around since the mid 60s when an Australian called Clayton Jacobsen II (who lived in Byron Bay) was looking for a sports activity as fun as his (then) sport of motocross, but with less chance of getting hurt when you fell off. He based his original design on smaller personal water craft […]

Read More

Bathurst will be different next year

16 October 2017

This year marks the end of an era for supercar racing in Australia – it’s not that the Bathurst 1000 (also known as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000) is finishing – it’s not, and plans are already underway for the 2018 race. No, it’s more to do with the cars that will be racing. As […]

Read More

A scooter or a motorbike – which is the best bet?

30 September 2017

Back in the 70s your answer to this question determined which tribe you belonged to – the Mods, represented by the scooter riding Sting in the film Quadrophenia, or the Rockers, who, if they had to choose a two wheeled conveyance, would pick a motorbike every time. Even though a small tribal element in this […]

Read More

Which car should you buy if you’re a budding Uber driver?

25 September 2017

Drive around any Australian city and you’ll see quite a few cars with that little circular black sticker with a small white square in the middle in the back window. This indicates that the car is an Uber car and – as long as you have the Uber app on your phone, you can book […]

Read More

Need a home loan for a house you can build for $14K?

3 August 2017

Amid all the talk of house prices and affordability, the cost of the actual buildings themselves might be about to take a tumble, if tech developments in 3D printing and automated bricklaying – to name just two – become commonplace in the building industry. Earlier this year a Russian company called Apis Cor demonstrated that […]

Read More