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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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The Macau Grand Prix experience

There’s a small handful of motorsport events that sit right up in the top echelons of our sport. For a variety of reasons – history, difficulty, atmosphere, level of competition – they’re the one’s that every driver wants to win. You can’t set out to create these types of legendary…

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Climb to the Eagle 2014

At this time of year there are a few reliable signs that summer is finally looming. Daylight savings is an obvious one, as is the gradual shift of the Adelaide Hills from lush green to parched brown. But just as regular, and arguably of more importance, is the Climb to…

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Records fall at Collingrove State Championship Hillclimb

A spectacular spring weekend saw the outright track record slashed at the State Championship Collingrove Hillclimb, held on the tight 750m course near Angaston in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. Blue skies and an earthly warm sun did all they could for track temperature allowing tyres to develop as much heat…

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