Month: December 2017

Kia Stinger - Gran Turismo Redefined

Kia Stinger – The Gran Turismo Redefined.

Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with what I expect to be the last story I publish in 2017. I’ve just received a press kit from Kia Motors America on the Kia Stinger and wanted to get the information out to you as quickly as possible. The new Kia Stinger,

Car Broker News – New Hyundai Veloster coming in 2018

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy and Car Broker Australia with a sneak peek at next years Hyundai Veloster Autoweek based in the USA, often gets images and videos that many of the other automotive journalists don’t, so I keep an eagle eye out for their overnight releases, which I

Jl Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2018 Jeep Wrangler – First Drive in New Zealand

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with information on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler fresh off the press. I’m indebted to my industry colleagues from Autoweek for this story, the first one since the embargo by Jeep USA was lifted. In fact, Jeep flew a bunch of journos to New Zealand

ŠKODA KODIAQ is News Corporation’s Car of the Year

SKODA KODIAQ is News Corporation’s Car of the Year Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy here talking about Skoda Kodiaq. It wasn’t that long ago when if someone mentioned Skoda, car people would laugh uncontrollably muttering something like “You bought what?” I know from my own perspective as a former

JL Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

9 REASONS THE JL JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON IS KILLER OFF-ROAD

Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a follow up from my previous post on the 2018 JL Jeep Wrangler. As I mentioned, some international journalists were flown to New Zealand to be the first to test drive and write on the JL Jeep Wrangler. Can you imagine a better

Audi R8 V10 plus coupe Neuberg Eiditon

Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe Neuberg Edition – In Their Own Words

Hello and welcome. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with the press release from Audi on the exclusive Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe Neuberg Edition. There’s a lot to be said for an Audi R8 let alone this Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe Neuberg Edition. Build quality will be excellent, engine

Pagani Huarya

Pagani Huayra Roadster – The Dreams of Horacio

Dan Neill, a writer for The Australian, is one of those lucky bastards that get invitations to view, drive and write on some of the world’s great cars. Unfortunately, Dan met Mr. Pagani in Monterey USA rather than his atelier in Modena. And again, unfortunately, I’m not on the list

Audi RS 3 Sportback

Audi RS 3 Sportback – In Their Own Words

In a recent interview with Australia’s GoAuto at the launch of the Audi RS3 Sportback, Audi indicated that they were moving away from a ‘sell at any cost’ business model to ‘broader goals’.  Audi Australia Marketing and Communications Director Anna Burgdorf said that the luxury market was showing signs of

Mazda6

New Mazda6 Unveiled at LA – In Their Own Words

New Mazda6 Unveiled at Los Angeles Motor Show Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy reporting on Mazda6 at the Los Angeles Motor Show, opening to the public on December 1st. When I started in the car business in February 1978, Mazda was but a small player in Australia. Shortly after, late

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