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Star power: a history of AMG in Australia presented by evo magazine

evo presents: The History of AMG in Australia

Mercedes-Benz has been one of evo Australia’s most loyal partners in the 18 months since its launch, and that relationship continues in the December issue with a 48-page special feature that celebrates AMG’s 20th anniversary Down Under.

Titled “Star power: the history of AMG in Australia”, the feature charts the performance marque’s Australian story, touching upon everything from the phenomenal success of the C63 badge, to the brand’s recent foray into compact four-cylinder engines. There’s also an in-depth look at the gorgeous AMG GT – the sleek new turbocharged coupe that’s set to fill the (enormous) shoes left by the legendary SLS supercar.

The feature can be found in evo Australia, but has also been printed as a stand-alone magazine, the latter of which will be distributed to AMG customers and Mercedes-Benz dealerships throughout Australia.

From all of us at evo Australia and MMN, happy birthday AMG!

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evo Australia Presents: Toyota 86 magazine

evo Australia presents: the Toyota 86

With its precise chassis, punchy boxer engine and playful demeanor, the Toyota 86 has been an evo Australia favourite ever since we first slipped in behind that beautifully positioned steering wheel. And while we’ve never been shy about our affection for the car, we’ve now taken the love affair to the next level with a dedicated special feature.

Over 32 pages in issue 19, we’ve traced the evolution of the legendary coupe, explored the reasons behind its immense popularity in Australia (we’re the third largest 86 market in the world!), chatted with the key figures in its development and – in true evo Australia style – embarked on an epic drive.

Of course, this fantastic feature won’t just be for loyal evo readers – MMN is re-producing it as a stand-alone magazine (pictured above) to be distributed throughout Toyota’s extensive dealership network.

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Nissan GT-R speedometer campaign for evo Australia magazine

EVO-exclusive campaign wins top gong!

Nissan and Whybin\TBWA have taken out the top prize at the 2014 Glossy Awards with an advertising campaign that was designed exclusively for evo Australia.

The prestigious Grand Prix prize was awarded to Nissan for their series of print ads promoting the new-generation GT-R. The clever campaign uses a series of visual cues, including the musical score of ‘Happy birthday’, to demonstrate how quickly the legendary Japanese supercar accelerates from 0-100km/h.

The team at evo Australia and MMN would like to congratulate all involved on this well-deserved victory.

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evo Australia February cover

Inside the February issue of evo Australia…

NEWS: a rundown on all the latest metal from the Detroit auto show, including the stunning Kia GT4 Stinger and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

DRIVEN: the new Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and S500, plus the Nissan GT-R, Audi RS5 Cabriolet and Renault Clio RS 200.

918 SPYDER: a follow-up drive of Porsche’s now-complete 653kW hypercar. For comparisons sake, we also revisit the Spyder’s more noteworthy ancestors, namely the 959, Carrera GT and a road-car spin-off of the mighty Le Mans-winning GT1.

AVANTS: the team takes on the challenging roads of South Wales in the last three generations of the Audi RS4 Avant.

S3: local editor Jesse Taylor then takes the four rings south – way south – to the amazing roads of Targa in Tasmania, where he unleashes a third-gen S3.

TOP 10 ATMO ENGINES: Taylor nominates his ten favourite naturally aspirated engines, before they all disappear.

ROUTE 66: the new Corvette Stingray Z51 gets its kicks.

TWR JAG: finally, three decades since seeing it race in the 1984 Tourist trophy, Richard Meaden gets to drive the legendary TWR Jaguar XJS.

FAST FLEET: a Toyota Celica GT-Four joins the ranks, and Taylor says (a reluctant) farewell to his beloved CLS Shooting Brake.

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Motoring Media Network 2014

Happy New Year!

As we accelerate towards the end of the year, MMN has been reflecting proudly on its first eight months of operation and, in particular, the success of evo Australia magazine.

Since it first hit the shelves six months ago, evo Australia has emerged as one of the most respected motoring titles in the country. With brand recognition increasing by the day, evo is enjoying a rapidly growing subscription base, a thriving social media presence (3500+ fans on Facebook in just a few months), plus long-term commitments from premium advertisers including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Breitling, Aston Martin and others – all rare luxuries in this turbulent media landscape.

Of course, at the heart of evo Australia’s success is the consistently outstanding content produced by the talented international editorial team. Highlights of their work so far include an epic 18,734km lap of Australia in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, coverage of Sebastien Loeb’s record-breaking victory at Pike’s Peak and – of course – the 2013 evo Car of the Year.

Both evo Australia and MMN are looking forward to another fantastic, full-throttle year, so stay tuned for all the latest news and announcements.

In the meantime, MMN would like to thank all of its clients and staff for a brilliant first year, and wish everyone a very happy and prosperous 2014.

If there’s anything we can do to help build your brand or business in 2014, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Evo Australia magazine December 2013

2013 evo Car of the Year

2013 has been one hell of a year for performance cars; one of the best in recent memory, in fact. Think Porsche 911 GT3, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Audi R8 V10 Plus, Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series…

It’s test line-ups like that that make evo’s journalists the envy of car enthusiasts everywhere. Until, that is, they have to pick a winner.

“…there are a lot of furrowed brows as people write their final lists. One by one, the pieces of paper are handed to Nick with the solemnity of a papal ballot.”

Henry Catchpole, evo Australia 006

Spanning 36 pages of the December issue of evo Australia, the eCOTY feature sees a dream garage of eleven of 2013’s best cars pushed to their limits in the quest for the coveted title. Sponsored by our partners at Michelin tyres, the epic test was staged across two rounds, with the eight finalists going head-to-head on France’s famous Route Napoleon.

The editorial team once again excelled, producing dynamic, engaging copy, stunning photography and thrilling video (see below) for distribution across evo’s print, web and mobile platforms.

So, which car claimed the eCOTY crown? To find out just pick up a copy of the December issue from your local newsagent, Coles or Coles Express, or download the interactive version on your iPad (just search “evo Australia” in the AppStore).

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Inside the November issue

This month, it’s all about the features section of evo Australia, as we:

Climb into the cockpit of the eagerly awaited (and deliciously curvy) Alfa Romeo 4C; take a first drive of BMW’s revolutionary i8 hybrid super car; farewell the final Lamborghini Gallardo in a last blast through its Italian heartland; put the new Volkswagen Golf GTi through its paces against its key hot hatch rivals; and take a behind-the-scenes look at Hyundai’s skunkworks as the engineering and development team spruce up a Veloster Turbo.

If – like us – you love a good ol’ fashioned list, there’s also an inventory of the top ten Porsche 911s of all time, compiled (after much debate, deliberation and plenty of man maths) by evo Australia editor Jesse Taylor.

But the highlight of the November issue has to be “Hammer”: a quintessentially evo feature, which celebrates one of the greatest engines ever made with a lap around New Zealand’s stunning South Island. Think twisting roads, stunning scenery and a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507.

Check out the video teaser below, then pick up/download your copy of evo Australia 006 today to get the full story.

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evo Australia September

evo Australia: the September issue

They say ‘you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover’; at evo Australia, we say: judge all you like.

Indeed, when it comes to this month’s issue, the world-class $15million cover story is just the beginning…

We’ve got a first drive of the 265kW Mercedes-Benz’s A45 AMG; there’s a blast through the outback in an Audi RS6; a drive of Jag’s never-released hybrid prototype, the C-X75; and a head-to-head of the world’s best $150K roadsters.

Naturally, all the regulars (watches, columns, Fast Fleet, etc.) make an appearance, plus there’s one new addition: the “Essentials” page. This section features some of the hottest car-related kit and accessories on the market, from leather-care products, to speakers, rims and superchargers.

Subscribe to evo Australia at MagShop today, or download the interactive edition on your iPad.

For up-to-the-minute industry news and reviews, check out the evo Australia website at

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evo Australia: Issue 2 out now!

After receiving an amazing response to the launch issue from both readers and the motoring industry alike, evo Australia is on the newsstand once again.

The August mag is packed with all the latest motoring news, as well as in-depth reviews and detailed performance data for some of the best cars on the road today.

You’ll also find:

A world first… In true evo style, the cover story sees two of the world’s quickest and costliest production cars go head-to-head in a battle for hypercar supremacy 

A tale from the Peak… evo Australia editor Jesse Taylor was on the mountain for Sebastien Loeb’s record-obliterating run up Pikes Peak

A first drive… The evo team were the first behind the wheel of Australia’s most powerful production car ever: the monster 430kW/740Nm HSV GTS

Coupe combat… In a battle of power and poise, Porsche’s sublime second-gen Cayman S faces up to the brawn of Audi’s TT RS Plus.

If that isn’t enough, evo Australia have also created an app designed especially for the iPad, where readers can access exclusive interactive content.

So grab a copy, and continue your evo Australia collection today.

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evo Interactive

Purpose-built for the iPad, evo Australia’s new app is packed with world-class content sure to thrill any serious motoring enthusiast.

It features the best stories from the print edition, re-purposed with interactive elements, additional photos and plenty of exclusive full-throttle video (see above).

As part of a special launch offer, issues 1 and 2 (out Monday 5 August) are available via the App Store for just 99c – so search ‘evo Australia’ and experience the thrill of driving on your iPad today.


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