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Women to lead the way at the 2022 AusGP

Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp will headline an impressive line-up of inspiring women in the return of an Australian Grand Prix event opener at this year’s Formula 1 spectacular in Melbourne. Hosted by Madam Wheels Founder and Director Jacquie Hayes and presented by the Australian...
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This girl’s on fire … and now she’s sunk, too

The last time I ordered a new car from Europe my local dealer put me onto a smartphone app that allowed me to track the progress of the ship my car was coming to Australia on. For the next several weeks I veered between breathless...
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Zen and the art of laying off the horn

I am not generally prone to road rage. I wouldn’t say I exist in a state of Zen behind the wheel, but it takes something quite extraordinary to provoke me even to the point of using my horn, let alone doing anything more radical than...
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Out of the pothole, into the dark

Here’s a tip that I’ve learned. Before you assume something is damaged beyond repair, try giving it a good rub first.  Let me back up a bit. Last weekend, a really wet and windy weekend, I was out having fun in a little run-around I...
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Suck, squash, bang, blow – what I’ll miss when EVs rule the world

My niece asked me on Saturday whether I thought I’d bought my last petrol-engined car. I had to stop and think. Of course I haven’t. But then I thought again: well, maybe I have. I’m not a big fan of electric vehicles (EVs) – not...
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Bentley Bentayga S – the road trip car of your dreams

Travelling in a Bentley Bentayga is like getting around in a vessel of seven-star heaven, which is no bad thing given the COVID-induced travel restrictions we face these days. This go-anywhere luxury SUV takes the family road trip to a whole new level. The Bentayga...
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Madam Wheels Academy

Madam Wheels Academy The ‘She’ Sales Journey - Your key to engaging more women buyers in 2022 There is a growing recognition of the uniqueness and differences between men and women. Yet many businesses - including car manufacturers - are either unaware of the latest...
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BMW’s Z4 Roadster rocks a sexy Aussie look

Two-seater roadsters are all about the thrill of - and passion for - driving, delivering to those in the cockpit all the dynamics from outside, whether the roof’s down or not. The all-new BMW Z4 delivers on this in spades and throws the challenge down...
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Maserati delivers the goods with new Trofeo Collection

Electrification is inevitable for cars, so I’m taking every opportunity to create experiences in and collect memories of automotive technology I have grown up loving. Top of that list is the sheer diving pleasure of a whip-fast internal combustion machine, the latest iteration of which...
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5.8m Rolls-Royce Boat Tail the World’s most expensive car

Luxury car brands have become increasingly creative in how they woo and retain well-heeled customers, especially using personalisation as an early-engagement enticement. Matching interiors to favourite golf bags, embedding artwork in the centre console, even allowing diamond-studded gearsticks are now par for the course. Well,...
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We test drive the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and give it two thumbs up

When you’re into road trips and your daily drive is a twin-turbo V8 Audi RS6, the notion of getting behind the wheel of something silent and electric hasn’t held much appeal, especially given the range issue in a country as big as Australia. But when...
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Jeep helps us hit the road with purpose and an Empty Esky

COVID-19-induced travel restrictions look like they’ll remain part of life for some time to come, especially by air. That’s bad news for those of us in Melbourne, particularly, still enduring months of enforced local isolation. We at Madam Wheels are not sure about other Melburnians,...
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