Win* tickets to caravan supershow
PARAMOUNT caravan valued at $30,000 is one of the prizes at the biggest caravan and camping event in the southern hemisphere. The Melbourne Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow will showcase the latest in recreational gear and accessories at Caulfield Racecourse from March 10-15.
There are 20 double passes to be won, courtesy of and the supershow organisers.
Whether you’re into weekends away or the ‘‘big lap’’, there will be something at the show to get your pulse racing.
The show is open from Thursday until Tuesday from 9.30am and parking is free before 11am.
Entry is $17, pensioners and seniors $12, and kids under 15 free. For more details, go to www.caravanshow.com.au
For your chance to win one of 20 double passes, SMS the word CARAVAN and your name and address to 1993 3300* or phone: 1900 999 174. Calls cost 55c, incl. GST; more from mobile or public phones. The contest is open to Victorian residents and closes at midnight on Sunday (February 20). Entrants under 18 must have account-holder’s permission. Oxygen Marketing Helpline 1300 737 728.
ANOTHER major carmaker has the Volkswagen Golf in its sights. This time it is Hyundai, which has the World Car of the Year winner as the benchmark for its coming replacement for the compact i30.
The i30 is expected to be run out at a motor show late this year ahead of sales in 2012, based on an intensive European test program that has attracted the lenses of carparazzi snappers.
They have caught the new i30 in northern Scandinavia and, despite heavy camouflage, everything points to a much more refined version of the current car.
The second-generation i30 is likely to be slightly bigger overall, with more space inside, and with a body shape that is far more youthful than the current car.
The test car shows sleeker lines that will move it comfortably alongside the i45, with low-profile lights — including LED daytime running lamps — and LED tail lamps moved to a new location.
Mechanically, the car will get tweaked versions of Hyundai’s latest Gamma motors, as well as an improved diesel.
There is also potential for the direct-injection petrol motor that has been previewed recently in the Veloster coupe.