Fitted UK – Manchester 2017

I’d wager a bet that Stance is a dirty word for the majority of Any Given Reason readers. We typically worship at the temple of kissing the rev limiter in third gear, of long early morning drives through twisting roads, of sticky rubber flinging small stones into guard liners and…

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Targa Tasmania prep – the Hartge H35-24

There’s always time to check out a cool car. In the middle of Any Given Reason’s own preparations for the 25th Anniversary Targa Tasmania rally next week, I found time to quickly escape and fire off a few frames of Matt Selley’s freshly liveried tarmac rally prepared Hartge H35-24 before…

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Rundle Street Adelaide – BMW E30 M3

Iconic is a term used far more often than required, a crime of contemporary culture where anything above average is bandied as somehow legendary. But occasionally something comes along (or happens to drive past) that is truly an icon. And in the automotive world there are few true icons, but without…

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Another visit to Classic Throttle Shop

There are some things you just do without question; acts that are almost mandatory given another related occurrence. You never change oil without also changing the filter, and you never get behind the wheel without first belting up. In what’s becoming somewhat of a similar ritual, you never make a…

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Celebration of the Motorcar at Carrick Hill

Adelaide witnessed something truly special when a completely new type of show, Celebration of the Motorcar, took to the immaculately manicured gardens of Carrick Hill one stunningly perfect late Autumn Sunday a few weeks ago. The lush grounds were overflowing with some of the finest classic and sports cars this…

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A visit to Sportscar Workshops – Richmond, Virginia

What exactly is a sports car? The definition varies widely and stretches ever further these days, and can possibly have a number of meanings. Is it a car built specifically for sporting endeavors? One adapted for sporting endeavors? Or should the definition be expanded to include any car used for…

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Any Given Reason Burger Meet 3

The concept of Burger Meet is simple – a car park meet to get as many readers of Any Given Reason and their cars in the same place as possible. The emphasis is on diversity and informality, and the vague idea of standing around a car park eating burgers is…

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Historic Group A & C at the Australian Grand Prix

For my last post from the Australian Grand Prix, I’ll take a look at the historic Group A & C class. It’s worth noting that to participate in this class, the car has to have actual log booked race history. Even though they were racing door-to-door, all of these cars…

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Off track action at the Australian Grand Prix

Obviously the main attraction at the Australian Grand Prix was Formula 1, however there was also a lot of other fascinating displays happening off track. This is a bit of a random grab bag of the interesting things that stood out to me at Albert Park. The trip for us…

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