Track time – Tarmac rally 1974 Fiat 124 Coupe CC

The problem with most old Fiats is that they’re exactly that – old Fiat’s. They began their life as expensive statements of cutting edge Italian design, but in most cases the passage of time has not been kind to their expertly sculpted bodies. Victims of a communist regime, Fiat were…

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Bay to Birdwood 2011

A crisp, sunny spring morning, sports cars and the Adelaide Hills. What more could you ask of a lazy Sunday? Here’s a couple of my snaps from the Bay to Birdwood.

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Classic Targa Adelaide – crossing that finish line

Well, after all the weeks of preparation Classic Targa Adelaide is done and I’m now sitting here writing this as a firm case of the post rally blues takes over from a slight seedyness, a direct result of the official presentation dinner last night. We had an absolutely fantastic event,…

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Classic Targa Adelaide – at the end of day zero

Day zero of Classic Targa Adelaide is done and dusted after the first two prologue stages. The first prologue was a flat out blast around the back streets of Tanunda. It was over before it began, and I was concentrating so hard on the notes that I don’t really remember…

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Rose Terrace, Wayville – Porsche 914/6

This Porsche 914/6 was parked at the showgrounds early yesterday morning awaiting scruitineering for Classic Targa Adelaide. I’ve been a huge fan of these cars ever since I read about Jeff Zwart’s rally 914/6 as a child, and think they’re the perfect combination of mid engined handling and Porsche flat…

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North Terrace – R35 GTR

The hard edge, techy lines of the R35 seem perfectly at home in urban, built up environments. Particularly at night, this silver example just looked at home sitting on North Terrace outside the museum the other night.

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