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Practice and Qualifying at the Clipsal 500

Any Given Reason has joined forces with the Koala Motorsport team for Adelaide’s Clipsal 500, helping out where possible and reporting on the team’s efforts competing in the Australian GT category in their Ferrari F430 GT3. With practice and qualifying now done, it is a good opportunity for a quick…

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Preparing the F430 GT3 Kessel for Adelaide’s Clipsal 500

Longtime Any Given Reason readers may remember our association with Adelaide’s Koala Motorsport during the 2013 Clipsal 500, when the team campaigned their Ferrari 360 Challenge in the Australian GT category. AGR was kindly invited to shadow the team for race week, giving an insight into what it is like…

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The Laverda Jota 1000

What gives a car, or bike, character? There are hundreds or thousands of traits that can all combine to create character, but there is one that stands far above most and that is speed. Almost anything, given an outstanding top speed for its period, will have character. Not saying that…

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RennTrip – Adelaide to Sydney in the new GT3

It’s just ticked five am on a dark Saturday morning in mid October and I’ve convinced my girlfriend to drop me at an industrial estate close to Adelaide Airport in South Australia. The worst of winter is behind us but it’s still a touch too cold for comfort, and she’s…

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Possum’s Legacy

Ever since the early nineties, the colors of WRC blue and fluro yellow have been inextricably linked to the brand with the pointed stars. 555 cigarette sponsorship and the money it brought hit just as the world rally car formula was taking off, and the subsequent dogfight with the opposing…

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Some Australia Day thoughts on our automotive industry

Australia Day is charged with evocative images from all parts of our culture. Patriotism is always at the core, but for most of us it means a public holiday filled with barbeques, mates, beers and probably the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown. Unlike our American friends with their Independence Day,…

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Car hunting in Hong Kong

Just as you’ve made that crucial decision to leave your home and visit a new place, the first thing you’ll often do is to step out and purchase a guide book. Inside you’ll find practical tips, maps and recommendations as well as those ever popular lists of the famous sights…

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Any Given Reason Burger Meet 4

Almost three hundred cars descended on Lazy Ballerina Winery on Saturday December 27, 2014 for Any Given Reason’s Burger Meet 4, an informal gathering for AGR readers and their interesting cars. With a late afternoon golden summer sun dipping below a rural horizon, a huge contingent of wildly eclectic cars…

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Rallying the Docks – the 2014 Port Adelaide Carrera

Port Adelaide’s derelict Dock 2 precinct came alive to the sounds of screaming engines and howling tyres recently as the inaugural Port Adelaide Carrera kicked off with a single day tarmac rally style event on Sunday 14 December. The brainchild of former Targa Tasmania Clerk of Course Stuart Benson, through…

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Willunga Hillclimb 2014

One of the biggest divisions in club motorsport is that between circuit racing and rallying. The ultimate aim of covering a specified distance as quickly as possible is the same, but other than that the differences run far deeper than just the style and facilities of the venue. It comes…

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