Willunga Hillclimb 2015

Julian Newton has put the incredible talents of the new Porsche 991 GT3 to full and brutally effective use taking the outright victory in the 2015 running of the Willunga Hillclimb, held in South Australia’s McLaren Vale wine region. With a 1.39sec lead at the conclusion of four competitive runs,…

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The Classic Adelaide Rally returns

Etched in the pages of South Australian motorsport history is the Classic Adelaide Rally, arguably right up there with the Grand Prix as one of the great motoring high water marks of our state. The glory days, they were. You look back at photos of the event in the late…

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AMF 2015 – Victoria Park Sprint

‘Adelaide Alive’ rang the catch phrase in the late eighties and early nineties, plastered about posters and shirts and stickers to celebrate the glamour and party atmosphere injected into our city when the Formula One circus came to town. Modern Formula One may have since moved on, but the Adelaide…

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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2015

Pre-event checklists are usually pretty similar. Tools, spares, something to sit on, something to drink. Easy. But things get a little more complicated when preparing for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a motorcycle ride held annually in 410 cities in 79 different countries to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer….

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The Senna cars return to the Adelaide Street Circuit

In preparations for this weekend’s Adelaide Motorsport Festival, two iconic Lotus Formula One cars driven in the eighties by Ayrton Senna at the Adelaide F1 Grand Prix made a historic comeback to the famous Adelaide Street Circuit today. The cars only sat stationary at a media call so television news…

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Rundle Street Adelaide – BMW E30 M3

Iconic is a term used far more often than required, a crime of contemporary culture where anything above average is bandied as somehow legendary. But occasionally something comes along (or happens to drive past) that is truly an icon. And in the automotive world there are few true icons, but without…

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Quick stop: Mallala open practice day 26/09/15

Two friends were trying out new Porsche’s at the Mallala open practice day this Saturday just gone, so AGR joined seemingly hundreds of others and went out for a sunny spring track day to man the stop-watches and tools. The bright sun made for challenging photographic conditions and caused the…

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Aldinga Aerodrome – a well used 911

It was a wet, cold and blustery Sunday morning at Aldinga Aerodrome a few weeks back, and whilst the dicey weather kept the usually busy runway empty of visiting aeroplanes, there was something arguably more interesting parked up in the car park. With the skyrocketing value of early Porsche 911’s,…

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Driven – the new Mazda ND MX-5

The best successes are often the biggest surprises. Coke, Penicillin, The Monkees. One could argue that unexpectedness is key to their brilliance, and that if their creators had been intentionally trying to make a global impact they might have missed the mark. Too many focus groups and you end up…

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The new kid from Stuttgart – AMG GT S

Mercedes and its acquired AMG sub-brand have always been somewhat of a juxtaposition for me. I respect their cars immensely; I find most of their designs tastefully understated and a few years ago I even bought an old W126 just to revel in its immense build quality for a little…

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