2017 – How is it April already?

I’m really not sure whether it’s due to some sort of clever irony, or simply just a common lack of discipline, but things have been a little bit quiet around Any Given Reason for the last few months. The reality of my life around cars this year has been anything…

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Quick look – the BMW M6 GT3

It’s not everyday that you can attend a national racecar launch in the middle of an arts festival, but such events do sometimes occur during Adelaide’s so-called Mad March, on that one beautiful weekend when the Fringe and Clipsal 500 festivals collide so gloriously. With this weekend’s Clipsal 500 event…

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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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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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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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Preparing the F430 GT3 Kessel for Adelaide’s Clipsal 500

Longtime Any Given Reason readers may remember our association with Adelaide’s Koala Motorsport during the 2013 Clipsal 500, when the team campaigned their Ferrari 360 Challenge in the Australian GT category. AGR was kindly invited to shadow the team for race week, giving an insight into what it is like…

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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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Adelaide Motorsport Festival Media Launch

The upcoming Adelaide Motorsport Festival was launched to the media last week with a display of several important racing cars on the Victoria Park circuit, including two Formula One cars that raced in the Adelaide Grand Prix in the eighties. The inaugural event, to be held on the weekend of…

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John Blanden’s Climb to the Eagle 2013

All good things must come to an end, so the maxim goes, however hand-in-hand with the negative is the positive that regeneration occasionally spawns new traditions. I’m not going to stand here and say that we’d rather have the Climb to the Eagle over a return of Formula One to…

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