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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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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A chilled Sunday on the road…

There’s a lot to be said for organised events and races but sometimes it’s fun to just cruise around on a lazy Sunday and see what you find. With my own Fiat X1/9 project finally hitting the roads after seven long years in the shed, I used the vague excuse…

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John Blanden’s Climb to the Eagle 2013

All good things must come to an end, so the maxim goes, however hand-in-hand with the negative is the positive that regeneration occasionally spawns new traditions. I’m not going to stand here and say that we’d rather have the Climb to the Eagle over a return of Formula One to…

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