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News Archive for August 2010

# 01-09-2010

Holden to export its new models to Brazil
Car-maker Holden will export its new model Commodore to Brazil.
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# 01-09-2010

A safer journey through the Barossa
Safety will be improved for motorists travelling through the Barossa Valley when a new 90 kilometre per hour speed limit is introduced on the Barossa Valley Way today.
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# 31-08-2010

Just 4WD Competition Winner Announcement
Just 4WD is happy to announce the winner of the Just 4WD Competition.
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# 30-08-2010

Safety improved for Main road, Belair
Safety is set to be improved along Main Road at Belair with the installation of a $240 000 Pedestrian Actuated Crossing near Gloucester Street.
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# 28-08-2010

Painting of the Old Murray Bridge
Motorists are advised that painting work will continue to be carried out on the Old Murray Bridge from Saturday, 28 August 2010.
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# 27-08-2010

Narrung ferry service disruption
The Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) advises there will be a temporary interruption to the Narrung Ferry service on Wednesday, 1 September 2010.
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# 27-08-2010

Men arrested after police car theft
Two men have been arrested following a pursuit and theft of a police vehicle in Lovely Banks late last night.
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# 27-08-2010

Ford & Mazda to invest US $350 Mil in AutoAlliance
Ford And Mazda To Invest US$350 Million In AutoAlliance Thailand to Build Next Generation Compact Pickup Truck
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# 26-08-2010

Record rains cause further Outback trial postponement
With heavy regional rainfalls now forecast to continue well into September, the organisers of the 2010 Frontier Services Classic Outback Trial have been forced to postpone the event for the second time – this time until 21-27 November.
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# 26-08-2010

Coming Soon: New version of the Iconic Wrangler
Chrysler Group LLC recently released images of the new 2011 Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.
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# 26-08-2010

VW reveals its latest,greatest Touareg Sand Stormer
For those who own a Volkswagen Touareg and don't follow motorsports, shame on you. What you're driving is related to a Dakar Rally winner.
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# 25-08-2010

VW wants to buy Alfa Romeo
According to Automotive News Europe, Volkswagen is keen on continuing its hungry, hungry hippo march through the automotive world.
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# 25-08-2010

Young-Guns Head to Phillip Island
Local Victorian lads Sean Carter and Peter McNiven head to Phillip Island next month locked in a close fought battle for third place on the 2010 Hertz MINI Challenge – delivered by Pizza Capers Championship ladder.
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# 24-08-2010

2011 Kia Sportage named “2010 Top Safety Pick”
All-New compact CUV receives highest recognition from IIHS Sportage receives top ratings for front, side, rollover, and rear impact protection CUV is fourth new generation Kia vehicle to be named “Top Safety Pick”
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# 24-08-2010

First truck on the road for new freight trial
The first of the Next Generation High Productivity Freight Vehicles (HPFV) for the Green Triangle Region is on the road as part of a new trial to reduce the number of trucks on Victorian roads.
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# 21-08-2010

Mannum Downstream ferry service disruption
The Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) advises there will be temporary interruptions to the Mannum Downstream Ferry service on Wednesday, 25 August 2010.
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# 20-08-2010

HumanCar Hybrid runs on Electricity and People
The HumanCar Imagine PS is a human-electric hybrid that's capable of doing 100 km/h (62 mph) on a flat surface and 50 km/h uphill (likely with the wind at your back).
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# 20-08-2010

QLD’s fixed speed cameras changing driver behavior
Queensland's new fixed speed cameras have become a "powerful motivator" in changing driver behavior for the better, according to the state's Police Minister, Neil Roberts.
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# 19-08-2010

Police crack down on bike riders ahead of summer
Police took to the streets of Moreland this week after a hike in the number of accidents involving bikes and cars.
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# 19-08-2010

New cards
The Queensland Government is introducing more secure, more durable and more credible licences, authorities and proof of age cards to replace the laminated cards and marine licence confirmation reports that have been used for the past 20 years.
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# 18-08-2010

Saab 9-4X confirmed for LA debut in November
We've been expecting this announcement to come sooner or later, though we didn't exactly count on it coming from the LA Auto Show's own Twitter page.
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# 17-08-2010

Fill up on Fridays
The RAA is encouraging motorists to fill up their car on a Friday to save at the petrol pump, following changes to the states fuel cycle.
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# 17-08-2010

Welcome Rains Cause Outback Trial Postponement
The persistent winter rain in Eastern Australia has led to the postponement of the 2010 Frontier Services Classic Outback Trial for two months – from the planned 22-28 August until 10-16 October.
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# 13-08-2010

Toyota To Plug in Energy Saving Tri-Generation Plant
The sky over Toyota Australia's corporate headquarters in Port Melbourne will this weekend feature a 200 tonne crane and a tri-generation plant, as works to install energy saving technology begin.
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# 12-08-2010

A Distinctively Elegant World First
Leading the world since 2005 as the only manufacturer to offer luxury hybrid vehicles, Lexus marks another world first with the introduction of the RX 450h.
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# 12-08-2010

First Drive: 2011 Mini Countryman
Yes, it's a Mini. Yes, it's a crossover. Yes, it makes sense.
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# 12-08-2010

FJ CRUISER for Australia
Toyota Australia today confirmed it will add the rugged retro looks and solid off-road performance of the FJ Cruiser to its range early next year.
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# 11-08-2010

Japanese inventor makes gas and brake one pedal
The interface between human and machine are often as much art as they are science. A prime example is the way automobiles are controlled, in particular acceleration and braking.
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# 10-08-2010

Toyota awards 1st Australian Eco-Dealership
Patterson Cheney Toyota in Dandenong Victoria has become the first car dealership in Australia to achieve a 5 Star Toyota environmental rating by adopting innovative ways to reduce its environmental footprint.
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# 10-08-2010

More motorists cop it after failing to buckle up
A total of 914 drivers have now been caught not wearing a seatbelt as part of the ongoing Operation Pin Ball.
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# 07-08-2010

Roadworks: Swanport Bridge, Murray Bridge
Repairs to lighting on the Swanport Bridge, South Eastern Freeway near Murray Bridge will be undertaken on Sunday, 8 August 2010.
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# 07-08-2010

Mandatory Vehicle Interlocks for Drink-Drivers
From this Friday, alcohol interlocks will be fitted under law to the vehicles of repeat and high-risk drink-driving offenders in Queensland.
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# 06-08-2010

India's police turning to Facebook to catch bad drivers
It looks like drivers should be less concerned about their vehicles' black boxes recording their every move, and more worried about their neighbors in traffic.
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# 05-08-2010

Australians “vote Toyota” with their wallets
Australians have bought more Toyotas than any other make so far this year - to the tune of 45,000 vehicles.
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# 04-08-2010

Solid new vehicle sales result in July
Strong demand from private buyers and sustained interest in SUVs has resulted in another solid month of new vehicle sales.
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# 03-08-2010

Buckle up or cop it
Forty years after the introduction of seatbelts, Victoria Police is launching a two-week clamp down on motorists and passengers who still haven’t got the message and fail to belt-up.
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# 02-08-2010

Double-clutch trans to the world of commercial trucks
Dual-clutch transmissions have become increasingly popular in small cars and have even appeared in high-performance machines like the Porsche 911 and Bugatti Veyron.
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