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Bricks crash onto roof of Joey Yung's minivan

Canto-pop singer Joey Yung Cho-yee had a lucky escape when two bricks smashed through the glass roof of her minivan yesterday.

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

Downturn will not hurt us, says top car dealer

Sparkle Roll, a luxury car dealer on the mainland, expects the impact of a global economic slowdown on the high-end market to be small, as it believes more Mercedes-Benz and BMW owners will be trading up to pricier brands.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HI-TECH opulence

Technology has always been the name of the game for luxury cars. In Hong Kong, where space is at a premium, it is even more important as little details can make a lot of difference in making your motoring more pleasant and convenient.

For instance, models with the sleekest bodies, best all-round visibility or most helpful parking electronics will always be welcome.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


How do you get hold of a vintage car?

The Classic Car Club of Hong Kong publishes adverts for cars for sale in its quarterly magazine. As not many come on the market in Hong Kong, most people source classic cars in Britain, New Zealand or Australia. Search the internet and classic car magazines. But beware of buying a car that you have not seen in the metal.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Beijing proposes eightfold rise in vehicle tax for gas guzzlers

The mainland has launched draft legislation proposing to increase vehicle taxes up to eightfold on big-engine passenger cars in a move to curb soaring demand for gas-guzzling luxury cars and SUVs.

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Chongqing Changan seeks 4b yuan from share sale

Chongqing Changan Automobile, China's fourth-largest carmaker, plans to raise up to four billion yuan (HK$4.54 billion) by issuing shares on the mainland to expand its economy car production.

12 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Classic investment and a whole lot of fun to boot

Anyone who thought they could pick up a classic car on the cheap in the wake of the global financial downturn is in for a disappointment.

Bugattis, Bentleys and similar veteran vehicles simply don't belong in the bargain basement.

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

New 'Chinese Bentley' rolled out for president

A new made-in-China Hongqi limousine will be the vehicle in which President Hu Jintao will ride when he inspects thousands of soldiers along Changan Avenue during the climax of the grand military parade in Beijing today.

1 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Police seize six luxury cars, arrest two

Police seized a Hummer, a red Ferrari racing car, a BMW sedan and three four-wheel-drives at a Pat Heung container park yesterday and arrested two men. Police said the six new unregistered left-hand-drive luxury cars may have been stolen and smuggled from abroad and were probably destined for the mainland.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


Come with me to Fitzjohn's Avenue in the leafy and well-upholstered north London suburb of Hampstead just before 9am, or a little after 3pm, on a weekday and witness a scene of mayhem.

Here, there is a concentration of expensive private primary schools, and the vehicle of choice in which to ferry precious Olivia or Oliver is invariably an immense, powerful, gas-guzzling SUV.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Return of the Hatchback

IT'S FUNNY HOW things change. There was a time when to own a hatchback was to be labelled dull,

boring even. It was a practical car more suited to first-time buyers looking for a cheap runaround.

Have a look next time you're out on Hong Kong's roads, though, and you'll see that hatchbacks are everywhere.

4 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Cars can prove a wheel rival

Girls, watch your car-loving man on Tuesday. He might tell you that you're his sun, moon and guiding star, but his kind of wonderful could still be his car, according to recent studies of Romeos of the road.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Emperor trades in '60s limos for $3.7m Toyotas

Japan's imperial family is trading in its fleet of limousines, and not before time - some of the Nissans are up to 38 years old.

The vehicles will be replaced by Nissan's rival, Toyota, the country's largest car company.

7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Patriot gains as Red Flag pulls ahead of its foreign rivals

Patriotism to me, a Chinese motoring fan, adds up to two words: Red Flag.

Big, black and with flags always fluttering on front mudguards, Red Flag limousines have been an imposing sight since the first model - the CA72 - rolled out of Changchun First Automobile Works (FAW) in Changchun, Jilin province, in 1958.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Great Wall shifts to smaller cars

Great Wall Automobile Holding, China's largest pickup truck maker, slashed its sales target for this year by 25 per cent after sales of its Hover utility vehicles failed to accelerate as expected.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am