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Don’t lose the keys to the Hilux.

My old friend Ken Waterford rang me yesterday. Ken and Lynee and their two boys, Wylie and Carl, farm wheat on an 810ha property near Come By Chance (pop: 187 when Ken rang) in northern NSW. “John, Wylie is in more trouble than a three-legged frog in a snake pit.

Peter Edwards’ Bentley GT3 race car goes fast, when it goes.

It was just a normal day at Phillip Island for your correspondent from The Weekend Australian Motoring Confidential. There were millions of kamikaze and obviously deaf seagulls sunning themselves on the approach to Lukey Heights, Cape Barren geese eating themselves stupid by the ...

1954 Pontiac Bonneville concept car, yours for $4.5m

When you are buying a car you’re thinking with your heart, not your head.You’re already dreaming about you and the object of your affections/lust/wallet cruising up and down Brisbane’s hot hipster heaven, La Trobe Terrace in Paddington, in the set of wheels that...

A $95000 car in the States, a $103000 car for the Brits, and a $134799 car for us.

Let’s say you’ve got half a mill to spend on your next car. It’s tough because you’re spoilt for choice, you know the minute you drive out of the showroom you’ve already dropped $100k, and you’re paying about double what your mates in the US ar...

Ferrari GT 250 SWB Berlinetta. You won’t get any change out of $20 million at Pebble Beach.

Ferrari GT 250 SWB Berlinetta. You won’t get any change out of $20 million at Pebble Beach.It’s the first of the month, so let’s get into the car porn. Let’s get in touch with the sinuous, smooth shapes, the red-hot metal, the leather, the rubber, t...

Steve McQueen with his 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 that he purchased while filming Bullitt

Dick Colton died in March. He made his money distributing shoes. A shy man, who I’m told was scared of the ocean, he also owned a serious collection of Ferraris and Jaguars

Hands up if you remember John DeLorean.If you do, you probably remember him for the stainless steel car with the flux capacitor from Back to the Future, and for being busted for $24 million worth of cocaine, giving a girlfriend a leather-bound portfolio featuring photographs of h...

Roger Baillon’s collection — sold at auction for $38 million — included this Porsche.

I know you’ve all been wondering what happened in Paris when they auctioned Roger Baillon’s cars. You remember that late last year, the world found out Roger had been keeping 60 incredible cars in various barns around his farm in western France for the past 50 years

The 1955 D-type is “the most beautiful Jag in existence,” says John Connolly.

HINK Cezanne’s Mont Sainte-Victoire, the Parthenon sculptures, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Now you’re ready to think about Curt Lincoln’s 1955 Jaguar D-type, which RM Auctions is giving an art lover the opportunity to own when Rob Myers and his gang hold ...

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A HUGE week at the auctions in Arizona. If you weren’t prepared to write a cheque for $10 million then the pickings were poor. But before we go to the US let’s check on the big news right here at home.

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WHEN we announced the Porsche Macan as one of The Weekend Australian’s best cars of 2014 there was a tsunami of emails from readers in Hawthorn, Mosman, Hamilton and Peppermint Grove asking how we could have ignored that favoured Double Bay tractor, the Range Rover.

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Monaco Grand Prix 1962

John Connolly Motoring Columnist

You’re here because you read Motoring in The Weekend Australian or you made a mistake and were looking for an important John Connolly. Either way, this is really the overflow section of my column, so you will be able to read the latest out of date car news, see lots of photos of cars and merry go rounds that you will never be able to afford and some travel reviews that include some of the worst bars and cafes in the world. Just what you need to help you through the day if you can’t afford the alternative. John [email protected] 

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