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MSCA Supersprint Mallala – July

Good news – my friend Guy’s Alfa 2600 lives again! With sunny skies and the kinds of refreshing winds that only a bright mid-winter’s day can bring, we shared the drive at the recent MSCA Mallala Supersprint and carried out a successful shakedown test as our preparations for the upcoming…

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This old Holden has finally returned home

The thermometer on the dash showed 13 degrees as we slowly cruised through the tiny settlement of Yacka, in South Australia’s mid-north a little while back. Fifty kilometers an hour felt slow after the expanse of farming land we’d just traversed, but the slower pace allowed for the time-honored pastime…

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A weekend in Melbourne

Here’s something to make you feel old. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the immortal high-watermark of cinematic history and one of the most iconic films to ever be conceived, is 30 years old. 11 June 1986 saw its box-office release, meaning our recent long weekend wasn’t just to celebrate the Queen’s…

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Coffee and Cars Blackwood – May

Cars and Coffee events have had a rampant surge in popularity all over the world in the past few years, so it was only a matter of time until Adelaide would get in on the act. In the early morning of the last Sunday of the month, a ‘come one…

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The Targa Tasmania Experience

This isn’t the story from the 25th running of the Targa Tasmania rally that I ever hoped to write. In my mind, I was going to recount the experience of racing along the legendary 51km Mt Arrowsmith stage, of how my friend Guy’s Alfa 2600 sounds going up The Sideling…

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Anything is possible in 1/32 scale

When was the last time that you saw a pair of Porsche 962’s and a Mazda 787B battling it out, racing wheel to wheel and rubbing panels every so often? Okay, so anyone who’s attended the Silverstone Historics or the Goodwood Members Meeting might have an answer to that question,…

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RAA Southern Rally 2016

James Rodda and David Langfield have had a fairy tail return to the MRF Tyres South Australian Rally Championship, taking outright victory at the RAA Southern Rally in their first event in over eighteen months. After damaging the RaceTorque built Evo 9 in an off during the 2014 Walky 100…

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Targa Tasmania 2016 – the results

The 25th running of the world famous Targa Tasmania rally is over and the champagne has been sprayed. For AGR the event didn’t happen quite the way it was planned – we passed scrutineering and made it into the famous Silverdome but it went downhill from there. Whilst I missed…

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Targa Tasmania prep – the Hartge H35-24

There’s always time to check out a cool car. In the middle of Any Given Reason’s own preparations for the 25th Anniversary Targa Tasmania rally next week, I found time to quickly escape and fire off a few frames of Matt Selley’s freshly liveried tarmac rally prepared Hartge H35-24 before…

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