15:43 Online threats against Auckland teen Vincent Skeen, who was convicted of manslaughter, appear to have gang links. Police are investigating.

15:41 The Queensland Firebirds landed 20 goals in the final quarter to run down the Southern Steel 67-64 in their ANZ Championship semifinal.

15:40 Queenstown Airport is being evacuated because of a bomb scare on a plane from Australia. It's believed a cleaner found a message onboard.

13:19 Graeme Steel from Drug Free Sport NZ believes it is inevitable we'll need to start testing for drug cheats in New Zealand secondary schools.

13:14 Westerly gales are lashing much of the country and there is snow to low levels in the south of the South Island. Many ski areas are closed.

Tue, 22 Jun 2010

Alan Lewenthal the owner of the world's most expensive car

Alan Lewenthal has always had a passion for Automobiles. Alan says that his father always dreampt of owning collectible cars, and early on these aspirations became part of Alan too. In 2005 Alan purchased the world's most expensive automobile an F-88 Oldsmobile - the only surviving vehicle in the world. Success in business allowed his father to make his dreams become reality and together they began to acquire a diverse collection of rare vehicles from famous Marques such as Auburn, Buick, Cadillac, and Packard just to name a few. The endless hours of research and restoration paid off with an incredible list of accolades and awards from events across the nation. Alan offers his knowledge to collectors, and assists them in buying and selling rare and collectible vehicles. In 2003, Alan became head of acquisitions and curator of the Hendricks Collection on display at The Gateway Colorado Auto Museum. Realizing the difficulties of restoring and repairing collectible vehicles, he built Marquis Auto Restorations to assist collectors and enthusiasts with the challenge.

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