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BMW Films return with new film The Escape

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Exciting news this morning that BMW will be bringing back Clive Owen’s character the Driver, in a new BMW Film. The new film, called the Escape, will again feature actor Clive Owen who will reprise his role as the Driver, on what will be the 15th Anniversary of the original BMW Films Series.

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Simona De Silvestro signs with Australian Supercars Series

Exciting news this morning out of Australia that Swiss racing driver Simona De Silvestro has signed a 3 year deal with the Australia Supercars series to compete in the series from 2017. De Silvestro, who has competed in Indy Car and Formula E, will drive for the Kelly Racing/Nissan Motorsport in a Nissan Altima, will be the series’s first full-time female driver.

But before the 2017 Season begins, Simona will again compete at the Bathurst 1000 race as part of the Harvey Norman Supergirls team alongside Aussie driver Renee Gracie. The pair will be competing this year in a Nissan Altima as part of new team deal.

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Holden Confirms Supercar Future with new 3 year deal

Holden Australia has today confirmed its ongoing commitment to the Australian Supercar Championship. But the big news is the choice of team that Holden have given their support too.

From 2017, the officially backed Holden team will be the Red Bull Holden Racing Team.

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Prodrive Racing Australia V8 Supercars Livery Launches

A few weeks back we talked V8 Supercar launches from the leading Holden Team, Red Bull Racing Australia.

Over the past couple of weeks the leading Ford Team, Prodrive Racing Australia has unveiled their two young gun’s cars for 2016 season, both with cool launch videos

First was the Chaz Mostert, who is returning to the car after a horror crash at last years Bathurst 1000 race, where he broke his leg and wrist in a huge crash.
Mostert’s main sponsor is Supercheap Auto, an Australian Auto parts store chain.

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Redbull Racing Australia Launches 2016 V8 Supercars Team

A new year, brings a new season of Motorsport which means new team looks and sometimes new drivers. For RedBull Racing Australia, both of the above is true.

There is a new look livery for the RedBull cars for the V8 Supercars 2016 season, as seen above and below.

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HCOTY Nominee – 2016 VF Holden Commodore

Australia loves its rear wheel drive v8 powered sedan, but Australian built versions are on the way out. Both local manufacturers Holden and Ford will cease to build the Commodore and the Falcon after 2017.

So my nomination for this years Hooniverse Car of the Year is the 2016 Holden VFII V8 Holden Commodore, because it is the most powerful Holden Commodore ever built and who doesn’t love a company going out on top.

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FROM THE LAND DOWN UNDER – Porsche goes flatout in the Aussie Outback

Porsche 918 Flatout in the Australian Outback

When the NT government recently removed the speed limit on some of their roads, you knew it was going to open the way for some one to do something cool.

Well Porsche has done just that.

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Bathurst 12hr Race – Godzilla Monster’s the Mountain

Nissan has again won on the Mountain at the Bathurst 12 hour race with Godzilla.

Not since 1992 has the Nissan GTR won a race at Mt Panorama. Back then it was the R32 version and that was in the hands of Jim Richards & Mark Skaife and that was the Bathurst 1000 race. The nickname Godzilla was given to the the R32 by the Australian press back in the 90’s, when the car first went on sale in Australia.

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Redbull Racing Australia brings back the Panel van with a twist

Joel Strickland October 24, 2014 All Things Hoon

Australia loves the Panel Wagon, they always have, since Holden & Ford started selling them in the 50’s. The best known was the Holden Sandman from the 70’s.

Well, the RedBull Racing Australia V8 Supercars team have created the ultimate tribute to the famous Sandman. Introducing the Triple Eight: Project Sandman Tribute Edition…

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Bathurst: Trackside for 12 Hours – Part 1

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The Australian Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar race is well know around the world. But did you know that there is another longer race that is run at Mount Panorama, Bathurst ?

The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 hour race is being held this weekend at “The Mountain”, which is about two and half hours west of Sydney. This year is the 8th running of this event. The cross section of cars is entered is huge. 

There is everything this year from Fiat 500’s to a McLaren MP4-12C. We will be bring you coverage of the event over the next few days. You can also watch the live coverage of the event over at the official event website. Here are a couple of images to wet your appetite.

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