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Motor (magazine)

MOTOR is an Australian automobile magazine published monthly by Bauer Media Group and was started in 1954.[1] MOTOR is Australia's leading performance car publication, with two major awards for automotive manufacturers: Performance Car of The Year and Bang For Your Bucks.

CategoriesAutomobile magazine
Year founded1954
CompanyBauer Media Group


History and profileEdit

MOTOR magazine was originally published as Modern Motor from its inaugural issue on 9 May 1954 by the late Colin Ryrie as MD of Modern Magazines and Jules Feldman OAM as editor.[2] The name derived from the publishing house that produced it, Modern Magazines. Colloquially, the title was abbreviated to Motor, and subsequently the word 'Modern' was dropped from the title to become simply MOTOR in 1992. The magazine is headquartered in Melbourne.

Dylan Campbell has been the editor of MOTOR since 2013.

Bang For Your BucksEdit

Bang For Your Bucks is an annual award recognising Australia's best value new performance or sports vehicle. It was inaugurated in 1994.

The winner is determined by combining performance data, as gathered on a racetrack, with price to produce a Bang For Your Bucks score.

Performance Car of the YearEdit

MOTOR's first Performance Car of the Year was in 1996. Performance Car of the Year recognises the best new performance or sports vehicle released in the preceding 12 months, based on the votes of a judging panel.

Year Winner
1996 Porsche 993 Turbo
1997 E36 M3
1998 Porsche Boxster
1999 Porsche 996 Carrera
2000 Porsche Boxster S
2001 Nissan S15 200SX
2002 BMW E46 M3
2003 Porsche Boxster S
2004 Lamborghini Gallardo
2005 Porsche 997 Carrera S
2006 Audi B7 RS4
2007 Porsche 997 GT3
2008 Porsche 997 GT2
2009 Audi R8 V10/Nissan GT-R
2010 Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS
2011 Nissan GT-R
2012 Porsche 991 Carrera S
2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo
2015 Porsche 911 GT3
2016 Not run in 2016
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S
2018 Honda Civic Type R


  1. ^ "Motor". Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Jules Feldman: King of motor journalism scoops". The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2016.