Wales, Snowdonia and the Evo Triangle

There are several important factors one must consider when choosing a location for a long weekend away. Suitability of accomodation, local attractions, quality of restaurants, proximity of good coffee and things to do are all important. But there’s one more factor, shining brightly as the most crucial element to investigate…

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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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Coffee & Cars Blackwood – October

A man driving a forties era Dodge special slowly passes through the assembled group. The old race car, wearing a bold number 80 and a South Australian crest on its flanks, is clearly juxtaposed by the more modern sports and muscle cars surrounding it yet it doesn’t seem entirely out…

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A weekend in Melbourne

Here’s something to make you feel old. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the immortal high-watermark of cinematic history and one of the most iconic films to ever be conceived, is 30 years old. 11 June 1986 saw its box-office release, meaning our recent long weekend wasn’t just to celebrate the Queen’s…

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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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Records fall at Collingrove State Championship Hillclimb

A spectacular spring weekend saw the outright track record slashed at the State Championship Collingrove Hillclimb, held on the tight 750m course near Angaston in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. Blue skies and an earthly warm sun did all they could for track temperature allowing tyres to develop as much heat…

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Driven – Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7

Imagine the board meeting when the idea of the hot hatch was first mooted. ‘Sir, we’ve done some in-depth market analysis and determined that not everyone has the ability to own both a practical hatchback and a sports car. Let’s build a hatchback that looks tough and is also a…

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Volksfest 2013

The Volkswagen scene continues to amaze with its sheer size and diversity. Regardless of your particular automotive tastes, there’s a type or style of Volkswagen to match and a bunch of enthusiastic people out there doing it. The annual Volksfest, organised by the Volks Enthusiasts Club of SA, is Adelaide’s…

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Eurofest 2013

It only feels like a year ago that we heard of and attended a new show called ‘Eurofest’, but in fact it was three. Organized primarily by the BMW Drivers Club of SA and held on the grounds of the National Motor Museum at Birdwood, Eurofest was run by a…

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