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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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 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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Clipsal 500 2013 – The Race Days

After what felt like a week of waiting, Saturday was finally race day for Australian GT and the Koala Motorsport team. However the first race wasn’t until 530pm on Saturday, which left a little time in the morning to get out and do some spectating. Everyone seems to have their…

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Clipsal 500 2013 – a flaming day 1

After the relaxing day that was Wednesday, we approached Thursday with a great deal of excitement. Everybody was sick of waiting around, and just wanted to get out on track and get the event proper underway. Yesterday’s post highlighted that we were one of the few crews who made the…

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Clipsal 500 2013 – A wet and soggy day 0

As I sit here and type, the sound of rain hitting the tarpaulin roof is almost drowning out the arty folk behind me discussing tonight’s Fringe shows. There’s lots of random old wooden doors scattered around, and a rigger is climbing over a stage, just to my right, readying it…

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