Scenes from the All British Day

It’s no wonder, given our heritage as the colony of Australia, that the All British Day is one of the biggest and longest running car shows in Adelaide. Old Blighty is where our automotive heritage first came from; a large settler population that were finding their post-war feet right as…

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Strathalbyn – an Easter trio of E-Types

In 1961 Enzo Ferrari famously labelled the Jaguar E-Type as the most beautiful car he’d ever seen, and whilst I think his off-cuff comment may have been taken out of context over the following decades, il Commendatore certainly had a point. In 1961 this flowing shape was every bit as…

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Climb to the Eagle 2014

At this time of year there are a few reliable signs that summer is finally looming. Daylight savings is an obvious one, as is the gradual shift of the Adelaide Hills from lush green to parched brown. But just as regular, and arguably of more importance, is the Climb to…

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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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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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The 2013 Goodwood Revival

Living the dream. An often over and sometimes ironically used phrase that seems to have lost its significance of late, and somewhat of an unreachable goal. I mean, very rarely does anyone actually get to live a dream. But I’ve just come back from the Goodwood Revival Meeting and as…

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Welcome to the Green Hell

Dangerous. Challenging. Rewarding. Unique. The last of the proper old school race circuits, the Nurburgring Nordschleiffe is all of these things. Formula 1 stopped coming here in the 70’s because it was too dangerous, which seems oddly juxtaposed against the thing that today makes the Nordschleiffe, or North Loop, so…

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed

Sometimes in life we are blessed by experiencing something truly incredible. Be it driving a particularly fast or rare car, making no mistakes on the perfect rally stage, finally hearing a favorite song live or witnessing the sun rise over a remote mountain range, these are the rare moments that…

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