An American in Adelaide – the Mustang takes over

We’re a largely hypocritical mob, us Australian domiciled foreign car nerds. For most of my life I’ve never glanced twice at our local product (‘why can’t we build cars like the Germans/Italians/Japanese do etc etc’), but as soon as a funeral date is announced for our automotive industry we get…

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Fiat Nationals 2015

It’s a double edged sword, this amateur automotive and motorsport photography thing. You’re involved because of a love for cars, but the only true way to solidly practice the craft of photography is to observe from the outside and document proceedings as you observe them. It’s challenging to both be…

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Willall Pilatus Mount Alma Mile 2015

Chaos Theory – ‘the branch of mathematics that deals with complex systems whose behaviour is highly sensitive to slight changes in conditions, so that small alterations can give rise to strikingly great consequences’. A seemingly unrelated tangent when discussing the recent Mount Alma Mile hillclimb, but stay with me for…

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The road to Dhunche

My long suffering girlfriend puts up with a lot, it must be said. Cars, for me, have become more than just a hobby and as a result she now has a forced appreciation for the automobile. On our previous holidays I’ve always found ways of incorporating car stuff (in Hawaii…

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asp Southern Rally 2015 – SARC Round 1

Guy Tyler and Steve Fisher have christened their newly acquired Mitsubishi Evo 5 in the best possible way, winning their first outing in the car by taking out overall honors at the 2015 asp Southern Rally, round one of the South Australian Rally Championship. Held on a unique mix of…

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Driven – BMW i8

Menlo Park, December 31, 1879. Thomas Edison flicks a switch and the first viable light bulb is displayed to the world. While the crowds undoubtedly gazed in awe, there were surely a few luddites who were questioning whether the electric lamp, and indeed the steamrolling development of electricity itself, would…

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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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