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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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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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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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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Anything is possible in 1/32 scale

When was the last time that you saw a pair of Porsche 962’s and a Mazda 787B battling it out, racing wheel to wheel and rubbing panels every so often? Okay, so anyone who’s attended the Silverstone Historics or the Goodwood Members Meeting might have an answer to that question,…

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The Monday Night Drive

It was a bit of an odd one, the Monday evening just gone. Not quite long weekend, not quite a regular work week. The Australia Day public holiday falling on a Tuesday meant an awkward single-day return to work, so why not cap the day off with an evening drive…

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Fiat Nationals 2015

It’s a double edged sword, this amateur automotive and motorsport photography thing. You’re involved because of a love for cars, but the only true way to solidly practice the craft of photography is to observe from the outside and document proceedings as you observe them. It’s challenging to both be…

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Rallying the Docks – the 2014 Port Adelaide Carrera

Port Adelaide’s derelict Dock 2 precinct came alive to the sounds of screaming engines and howling tyres recently as the inaugural Port Adelaide Carrera kicked off with a single day tarmac rally style event on Sunday 14 December. The brainchild of former Targa Tasmania Clerk of Course Stuart Benson, through…

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The magic of Lamborghini on a Sunday morning

It’s a well-known fact that the Adelaide Hills are teeming with interesting and exotic vehicles of all kinds on sunny Sunday mornings, and why not? Before nine the roads are largely devoid of the Sunday lunch crowds, the coffee shops are beginning to open their doors and the mornings are…

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