The Master of Mallala and a little speculation on the future

There seems to be a resurrection of sorts happening in South Australian motorsport right now. With events like the Adelaide Motorsport Festival getting stronger each year and the construction of one of the world’s premiere motorsport facilities pushing ahead with record pace at Tailem Bend, the future of the sport…

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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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MSCA Supersprint Mallala – July

Good news – my friend Guy’s Alfa 2600 lives again! With sunny skies and the kinds of refreshing winds that only a bright mid-winter’s day can bring, we shared the drive at the recent MSCA Mallala Supersprint and carried out a successful shakedown test as our preparations for the upcoming…

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Quick stop: Mallala open practice day 26/09/15

Two friends were trying out new Porsche’s at the Mallala open practice day this Saturday just gone, so AGR joined seemingly hundreds of others and went out for a sunny spring track day to man the stop-watches and tools. The bright sun made for challenging photographic conditions and caused the…

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Track Time – Toyota 86 GT

Back in June 2012 Any Given Reason managed to be one of the first motoring outlets to publish a drive story on the just released Toyota 86, a hotly anticipated little sports car that was set to take the world by storm. After a few weeks of badgering via email,…

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Retrogarage Track Day Mallala

Fierce competition is good, and from motorkhana to Australian GT it’s often the tick of the stopwatch and the heat of the moment that provides that last bit of drive and incentive to shave every last tenth. Strong competition breeds the best and whilst there’s a definite joy in competing…

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The Aston Martin DBR9 Sports Sedan

I’m sure I’m not the only one to watch with interest last year when six times Australian Sports Sedan champion Kerry Baily launched his latest challenger – an Aston Martin DBR9. Sports Sedan, the category where basically anything goes, has always (for me, at least) been a slightly comedic racing…

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The Easter Historics at Mallala

Easter. A time of year with different significance for different people. Dedicated churchgoers will find themselves at the altar, while most of us spend the break with family or away on holiday. But for hardened motorheads, Easter brings an entirely different tradition – the Easter historic race meeting at Mallala….

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