Driven: Abarth 124 Spider

Globalisation has a lot to answer for. Big corporations often have more financial and political clout than many governments, and the way in which international markets are so highly interdependent often has many questioning whether this is really what we need. Is it right that Australian retirees should take a…

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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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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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Small engined Fiats on the Gerlos Alpenstrasse

Sitting at the base of the Gerlos Alpenstrasse in the Austrian Alps lies the small village of Hainzenberg. As alpine villages go it is largely unremarkable, which given the stunning beauty of this part of the world is no slight against it. It is just another breathtaking little town full…

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Bathurst 12hr 2014

It’s easy to become complacent but our very own Mount Panorama circuit, just two hour’s drive from Sydney, is firmly up there in the small handful of the world’s truly great circuits. The only problem is that if you’re not a dedicated V8 Supercar fan, there isn’t really a lot…

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An Aladdin’s cave of Ferrari’s in Switzerland

I’ve discussed the concept of serendipity before on Any Given Reason, and the adventure and discovery to be found in being lost while traveling. The best things are always unexpected, and it pays to keep your eyes open to possibility no matter how discouraging your circumstances may seem. Recently, I…

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Driven: Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari

A few months ago Any Given Reason took a closer look at the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari. Without the ability to take one for a drive at the time we were left to arrive at our conclusion based on looks and assumptions alone, which was that it seems like a…

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Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari

You’re looking at a $70,000 Fiat 500. Well, $69,990 to be precise. Okay, so now that we’ve pointed out the obvious elephant in the room, lets forget the price and take it for what it is. So, what is the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari? It’s the ultimate Abarth 500, a…

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Track time – Abarth 500 esseesse

I’ve gotta admit, I was a little apprehensive when I first heard the news that Fiat were building a new 500. The old 500 is an icon of motoring, an icon of Italy and an icon of all things fun and lighthearted. In this day of crash safety regulation, emission…

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Top Gear Live – The Supercars

The best part of Top Gear Live was what they called ‘The Stig’s Garage’, a segment where they just parked a whole lot of desirable cars in a line and walked around talking about them for a while. It was the usual assortment of high end exotica, but there were…

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