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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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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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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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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Practice and Qualifying at the Clipsal 500

Any Given Reason has joined forces with the Koala Motorsport team for Adelaide’s Clipsal 500, helping out where possible and reporting on the team’s efforts competing in the Australian GT category in their Ferrari F430 GT3. With practice and qualifying now done, it is a good opportunity for a quick…

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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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Roots in racing – the Porsche Cayenne Medical Car

Doctors and Porsche’s, it’s a marketing match made in heaven, right? But as we all know (highlighted by this excellent video), as much as the public opinion of Porsche may be linked to the medical and legal professions, its real roots are in racing, not posing. (seriously, watch the video)….

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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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