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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Supersprint Round 4 & Porsche club motorkhana

Perfect weather and perfect track conditions accurately sum up Round 4 of the MSCA Supersprint series. Instead of going through each individual performance, I’ll focus on a few of the highlights of the day as well as taking a quick look at the Porsche club motorkhana which was simultaneously taking…

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MSCA Round 2 Supersprint

Sunday just gone was Round 2 of the MSCA Supersprint series. The usual suspects were in attendance, doing what they love to do, with the addition of a few new ones. I’m just going to start right out with one of the most beautiful cars there, Joe Grilli’s GTA inspired…

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Team Any Given Reason in the MSCA 6 Hour Relay

Last Sunday I found myself sitting behind the wheel of my Mazda, helmet and race suit on, parked in the formup grid at Mallala Motorsport Park. To pass the time I was reading the live updates coming through Facebook on my phone from round 2 of the World Endurance Championship,…

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Passenger ride – Joe’s immaculate Alfa 105

Joe Cardone’s Alfa 105 embodies everything I like in a classic fast road/track car. It’s not ridiculously modified and the character of the original car hasn’t been lost. Through careful thought and tasteful modification the soul of this Italian classic is stronger than ever. I think there’s a rare romance…

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MSCA Round 5 Supersprint 2011

I had a pretty busy day the other weekend at the MSCA Supersprint. It was billed as a bit of a test and tune day, a time to try out new things. I took my stock 1990 MX5 out to see what it would do, which turned out to be…

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Track time – Tarmac rally 1974 Fiat 124 Coupe CC

The problem with most old Fiats is that they’re exactly that – old Fiat’s. They began their life as expensive statements of cutting edge Italian design, but in most cases the passage of time has not been kind to their expertly sculpted bodies. Victims of a communist regime, Fiat were…

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