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Strathalbyn – an Easter trio of E-Types

In 1961 Enzo Ferrari famously labelled the Jaguar E-Type as the most beautiful car he’d ever seen, and whilst I think his off-cuff comment may have been taken out of context over the following decades, il Commendatore certainly had a point. In 1961 this flowing shape was every bit as…

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Road tripping to the Bathurst 12 Hour, 2015

Think of as many iconic endurance racing photographs as you can – sparks at night through Eau Rouge, light trails past the Ferris Wheel at Le Mans, blurred Porsche 956’s with Mt Fuji as backdrop and the kitsch motor homes of Daytona. These are long standing scenes from legendary races,…

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The Festival and the Races: Clipsal 500 Part 2

We return to Adelaide’s Clipsal 500, where Any Given Reason is attempting to bridge the motorsport/arts divide in the East End by joining the Koala Motorsport team to help run their F430 GT3 Kessel in the Australian GT category. With a spare eight hours until the next race, AGR is…

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The Festival and the Races: Clipsal 500 Part 1

Adelaide. Our fair little town cops a lot of heat as being a bit of a backwater sometimes, but all that changes in late February when the heart of the city becomes the epicenter of national motorsport for four days. What makes it even more special is that the racing…

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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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