Motor (magazine)

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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.

History and profile[edit]

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 Bucks[edit]

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 Year[edit]

MOTOR's first inaugural 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.


  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.