Cars & Coffee Unley – May 2017

UNLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.           PHOTOS: LUKE JAKSA.                   WORDS: ANDREW COLES The sun was shining bright for another edition of Cars & Coffee Unley, located just outside of the CBD area in Adelaide, South Australia. With the renovations…

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RAA Southern Rally 2017 – SARC Round One

The South Australian Rally Championship made a fine return for the 2017 season by holding its first round at what is arguably the most spectacular stop of the championship – the RAA Southern Rally, held recently across the state’s rugged Fleurieu Peninsula region. With around 120 competitive kilometres split across a…

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2017 – How is it April already?

I’m really not sure whether it’s due to some sort of clever irony, or simply just a common lack of discipline, but things have been a little bit quiet around Any Given Reason for the last few months. The reality of my life around cars this year has been anything…

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The Aston Martin Vulcan

The rulebook is the lifetime bane of any race car designer, and it’s a sure bet that millions of engineers out there spend their quiet moments dreaming about what might be possible if they just had their chance. And none more so than in international GT3 racing, where rules are…

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Scenes from the All British Day

It’s no wonder, given our heritage as the colony of Australia, that the All British Day is one of the biggest and longest running car shows in Adelaide. Old Blighty is where our automotive heritage first came from; a large settler population that were finding their post-war feet right as…

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Another Sunday, another morning run

Scroll back through the last few month’s worth of Any Given Reason stories and you’d be forgiven for thinking that all we actually do is to spend Sunday morning’s hopping around to different coffee shops. Not saying that’s a bad thing, it’s just that this summer I’ve been distracted with…

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Touring the world in a Porsche 911 T/R

Every so often you catch wind of some people doing something cool as hell and you’re instinctively compelled to keep digging and find out all about it. Social media is great for this, and it was through Instagram that I first learned of Frisco (aka Andre) and his little drive….

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Stepping into the most unexpectedly bizarre car museum

At the top of Arthur’s Seat in the middle of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula sits one of the most bizarre car museum’s that I’ve ever come across – Charlie’s Auto Museum. The private collection, which became a public museum as the 1988 retirement project of Charlie Schwerkolt, has slowly evolved into…

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