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A journalist with more than 21 years experience, Mark Holgate has worked with a number of suburban and metropolitan newspapers, as well as stints with motoring specific publications like Which Car? Motorsport News, Auto Action and Street Machine. When not steering the Exhaust Notes Australia ship, he is the Motoring Editor for Breeze Magazine and Air Force Advocate, and a contributor to CoalFace.

Auto Review: 2017 Lotus Elise Sprint 220

It may look like a toy, but the pint-sized soft-topped pocket rocket that is the 2017 Lotus Elise Sprint 220 is a light, nimble and wickedly quick play thing that pushes out 160kW of power and 250Nm of torque from its 1.8-litre supercharged Toyota power plant.

Auto Review: 2018 Tesla Model S P100D

"OMFG, this thing is so fast it makes you feel sick." We're not spelling out what OMFG stands for, if you really don't know or want to know, hit the search engines up. Those were the words screamed by an occupant in the 2017 Tesla Model S P100D.

Camaro Oz bound via HSV

The Camaro is coming. The God of American muscle cars is on its way to Australia, and it's got factory backing too. In a mammoth announcement, GM Holden has confirmed it's struck a new agreement with HSV to deliver a whole new breed of vehicles to Australian customers, including the Chevrolet Camaro 2SS, the Silverado pickup, and a high performance version of the Colorado, to be known as the SportsCat.

Auto Review: 2017 Ford Mustang GT and Ford Mustang EcoBoost

THE first rule of Pony Club is; wave. The second rule of Pony Club is; wave back when other Mustang owners wave to you. Who knew Pony Club was even a thing amongst owners of the benchmark Ford coupe, but it most definitely is.

Auto Review: 2018 BMW 230i Convertible

ARE you ready for summer? If you say yes, and you haven't thought about owning a 2018 BMW 230i Convertible, your life might actually not be complete, because this could just be the best bit of summer fun on the road.

Driven: 2018 LDV T60

OFF road, in the dirt, in country NSW, in the first Chinese ute to receive a 5-star ANCAP safety rating - sounds like a recipe for disaster if you use the previous Chinese vehicle experiences as a benchmark.

Volkswagen launches its own gran turismo

SET to be the new standard in passenger cars for Volkswagen, the Arteon 206TSI R-Line, a 5-door coupe with a lift back tailgate, is evocative, packed with standard equipment and cutting edge technology, and made in Germany.

Auto Review: 2018 Subaru WRX STi Premium

STRAP yourself in, hang on for the ride, dirt's gonna fly, ground's gonna shake tonight. The lyrics of Aussie country singer Adam Brand's hit song, Dirt Track Cowboy, and an apt description of the huge bucket of fun that is the 2018 Subaru WRX STi Premium.

Jag launches thumping 423kW XJ

WITH the launch of the 2018 Jaguar XJ series, a new performance flagship will join the fray. To be known as the XJR575 the new model variant comes packed with upgraded power from 404kW to 423kW delivering 0-100km/h time of just 4.4 seconds, and a host of unique design features.

Concepts aplenty at Tokyo Motor Show

CONCEPTS, concepts, everywhere. It's Tokyo Motor Show time and there are concept vehicles and visions for electrification everywhere, from a raft of major manufacturers, including Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, Mazda, Honda and Mitsubishi.

On Track: the Jaguar Experience

WE were just like any other Jaguar owner. Invited to be part of a unique driver training experience that lets you hit the race track, in our case Sydney Motorsport Park, and push pedal to the metal, at the same time learning how to get the most out of your own car whenever you drive it.

New look for 2018 LS

A RADICAL redesign has afforded the 2018 Lexus LS model range a sweeping coupe style silhouette as part of a major overhaul of the model, which also gains a powerful new twin-turbo V6 engine and improved safety features, and yes, it's rear wheel drive.

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