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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STi swapped Subaru – The Slow Wagon

KANMANTOO , SOUTH AUSTRALIA.                  PHOTOS: ANDREW COLES.                   WORDS: ANDREW COLES. Product planners. No one, not even health and safety people, have been greater buzzkills to conversation of mythical car invention over the years. Coming in…

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Cars & Coffee Unley – May 2017

UNLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.           PHOTOS: LUKE JAKSA.                   WORDS: ANDREW COLES The sun was shining bright for another edition of Cars & Coffee Unley, located just outside of the CBD area in Adelaide, South Australia. With the renovations…

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The Aston Martin Vulcan

The rulebook is the lifetime bane of any race car designer, and it’s a sure bet that millions of engineers out there spend their quiet moments dreaming about what might be possible if they just had their chance. And none more so than in international GT3 racing, where rules are…

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Another Sunday, another morning run

Scroll back through the last few month’s worth of Any Given Reason stories and you’d be forgiven for thinking that all we actually do is to spend Sunday morning’s hopping around to different coffee shops. Not saying that’s a bad thing, it’s just that this summer I’ve been distracted with…

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Any Given Reason Burger Meet is nearly here

Never mind Christmas, the big event coming up in the next few days is Any Given Reason’s own Burger Meet event. To be held again at Penny’s Hill Wines in the picturesque McLaren Vale wine region, Burger Meet is again promising one of the widest assortment of exotic and oddball…

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Coffee & Cars Blackwood – October

A man driving a forties era Dodge special slowly passes through the assembled group. The old race car, wearing a bold number 80 and a South Australian crest on its flanks, is clearly juxtaposed by the more modern sports and muscle cars surrounding it yet it doesn’t seem entirely out…

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A Sunday Safari – the morning drive

Enough with the extended winter already! Sure, we’ll be counting our blessings when it’s still green and lush deep into the start of summer, but by October we should be enjoying crisp mornings and warming sun instead of sideways rain and flooding. I love a good rainstorm, but here’s to…

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