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Posts by Mark Holgate

About Mark

Mark Holgate is the driving force behind Exhaust Notes Australia, one of this country's premier automotive websites, with in excess of 1 million visits every year, and literally hundreds of car reviews and motoring stories.

With more than 20 years experience as a journalist, and five years as a professional blogger, he brings a wealth of knowledge about cars, bikes and everything in between.

Topless and famous.

Are you ready for cool summer cruising?

Is the 2018 BMW 230i Convertible this summer's coolest car? The boys from Exhaust Notes took it for a blast to find out.

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Over 4 years ago
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Cafe Racer extraordinaire.

Review: 2017 Scrambler Ducati Cafe Racer

The lads from Exhaust Notes road test a Ducati that harks back to the cool and groovy motorbikes of the 1960s.

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Over 4 years ago
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2018 LDV T60 Luxe from the world's biggest car maker - SAIC Motor.

Aussie ute market set for a shake up

The Chinese do not have a good rep when it comes to manufacturing utes. But the LDV T60 is a game-changer.

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Almost 5 years ago
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Too damn sexy.

Is the LC 500 the hottest Lexus ever?

Get down and dirty as Exhaust Notes takes the powerful Lexus LC 500 through its paces.

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Almost 5 years ago
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We go driver training with Jaguar and its super hot machinery.

Hang onto your seats for ultimate Jaguar Experience

Join motoring enthusiast Mark Holgate on one of the truly great driver training experiences - Sydney's Motorsport Park in a...

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Almost 5 years ago
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New look Rondo S gains some style.

Review: 2017 Kia Rondo S

Need a vehicle with heaps of room for the sporting gear, shopping or weekend getaways? Come take the Kia Rondo S for a spin.

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Almost 5 years ago
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There's something about the Carnival Platinum.

Review: 2017 Kia Carnival Platinum CRDi

Learn exactly why this people mover has tonnes to offer.

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Almost 5 years ago
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The all new Honda Civic VTi-S hatch has a lot to offer.

Review: 2017 Honda Civic VTi-S

Learn what the highly respected guys at Exhaust Notes have to say about new variants of one of the world's best-loved small...

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Almost 5 years ago
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Ford's Focus RS is the ultimate hot hatch.

Ford Focus RS: The best-value performance car

There is a sublime piece of demanding tarmac road in mid-west NSW, which must remain nameless to hopefully protect it from the...

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Almost 5 years ago
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(Entertainment & Culture) Over 5 years ago
They may be hideous, but geez, some toby jugs are valuable.

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(Nostalgia) About 4 years ago
Australia's tallest mountain and one of the greatest films of all time.

On This Day: March 15

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(Nostalgia) Over 4 years ago
The mistress is in control.

The mistress is in total control

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(Love & Relationships) Over 4 years ago
Suzuki's cute little Ignis SUV has a lot going for it.

Review: 2017 Suzuki Ignis GL and GLX

Japanese car maker Suzuki,...

(Pastimes) About 5 years ago
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It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.