AGR Readers’ Rides – The Virtual Burger Meet

DSC_0052The theory that the people who read Any Given Reason typically drive the kinds of cars that we’re all interested in is the thinking that initially lead to the first Any Given Reason Burger Meet. Unfortunately it’s not possible to hold Burger Meet’s all the time, so why not a virtual Burger Meet?* A few weeks ago the word was put out, and since then I’ve received a huge variety of readers’ rides to post. So here we go!

If you missed out this time, email me a shot of your ride for next time –

*Actual burgers not available at the Virtual Burger Meet

Brady_AldousBrady – 2006 Mazda MX-5 NC. I’m turning 40 next month and my beautiful wife allowed me to purchase a 2006 NC MX-5. She and I love it and the lifestyle it has given us. My plans for it are to eventually do some track work, some hillclimbs and maybe a tarmac rally (regularity) in the future.

Hamish_ScottHamish – Subaru WRX Hatch. To the average person it’s a stock looking car.

Steve_SchmidtSteve – Fiat 124 Spider. The Fiat 124 Spider, decluttered of its USA legislated bumpers and sidelights the purity of this Pininfarina design is allowed to shine through.

Stephen_WadeSteven – Porsche 968 ClubSport. My 968 ClubSport is the most amazing performer I’ve had the pleasure and good fortune to own. There’s no way I’ll ever be capable of exploring this car’s limits.

VianoViano – Alfa Romeo GTV6

SimonSimon – 1969 Renault 8 Gordini. It is one of sixty 8 Gordini’s assembled by Renault Australia between 1967-1969, and one of twenty cars assembled in 1969 painted Daffodil Yellow. Originally they were only for sale to CAMS license holders (though a couple slipped through) and were intended for competition purposes, even beating the newly formed Holden Dealer Team to win the 1970 Australian Rally Championship. My car was originally sold by Renault Australia on Anzac Highway (cnr South Rd where the Home Improvement Centre now is) to a member of the old Renault Car Club of SA, who held a CAMS license. I’ve had it for 20 years, the furtherest trip it has done was Tasvegas in 2011. 

Tom_Gilbert_BuickTom – 1928 Buick Sport Roadster.

Tom_Gilbert_VWTom – 1972 Volkswagen Kombi Deluxe Microbus

1974277_10202813239788136_693914891_oJustin – 1996 Toyota Supra SZ-R. Supra track hack that’s given me some of the best experiences of my life and introduced me to some amazing people.

MS1Michael – 1983 Alfa Romeo Sud. Bought in 2007 from my mate’s sister, and completely rebuilt it into a quick little road going track car.

MS1 (1)Michael – 1991 Alfa Romeo 33 16V QV. Bought in 2003 and a constant project ever since. It’s an obsession – as clean underneath as it is on top.

Kai_TingeyKai – BMW M3 E46 – Finally own one of my dream cars.

Dale_AshbyDale – Alfa Romeo Montreal. My Alfa Romeo Montreal in Group Sc racing spec at 2014 Phillip Island Historics after a 3 year restoration: It was worth the wait!

Taylor_AndrewsTaylor – Volkswagen Golf Mk1. This is my vw mk1 golf which I have built up from a bare shell, loads of goodies and mods, full cage, poly carb windows etc and at the heart of it is a rebuilt and worked 1.8 twin cam on twin 45mm webers.

Stephen_MeeStephen – Mazda Familia GTR. We are now building a 2009 Corolla for the Australian Rally Championship, so the old is making way for the new.


Andy – Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V. I like the fact that my road car is faster than my racecar… pointless but entertaining on the drive to work!

Jed_RichardsJed – Porsche 928 S4. 0-60km/h in 3.3sec….between the lights.

SAVDOGAdam – Alfa Romeo Sud

Glenn_DeanGlenn – Ford Escort Mk1. A labour of pure love. (note – longtime AGR readers may remember their epic engine-changing antics during Targa a few years back)

Andrew_TingAndrew – BMW M3 E46


Shaun – Ford Falcon EB gravel rally car. It’s so much fun.

DavidDavid – 1991 Lancia Delta Integrale. Driving the legend is better than you could ever imagine.

David (1)David – 1988 Peugeot 205 GTI. It’s raw and feels much faster than it actually is, but isn’t that the point?

David (2)David – 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 6.5 TME. It’s probably the closest thing to a road going WRC car you can buy.

Zander_Pickering2Zander – 1966 Porsche 911 SWB (restoration in progress). Tangerine Dream.

DSDaniel – 2008 Subaru Liberty Spec B H6. Sounds like a Porsche, looks like a family wagon!

BrakerAndy – 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI. It was my dream car after reading magazines and playing Gran Turismo as a teenager. Actual ownership hasn’t changed a thing, I’ll never sell it.

AliAli – 2007 Subaru Liberty Spec B. I’ve began to modify it just the way I want, whilst retaining a sleeper look.

Thanks for the pictures everyone, keep them coming to for a future post.

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