Preview – Clipsal 500 2012

It’s mad March in Adelaide which means one thing for racing nuts – Clipsal is in town. Contrary to popular comment, the Clipsal isn’t completely a sordid bogan affair – in addition to the familiar rumble of the V8 engine and the sound of a cracking tinnie, there is also…

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Moving sheds with a Volvo 850R

Using an eighteen year old Volvo to move some old car parts. Fantastic you say, what’s so special about that? Quite a bit really, when the Volvo in question happens to be the rare and desirable 850R. Like a lot of previous models before it the Volvo 850 personified the…

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SCCSA Twilight Race Meeting 2012, Mallala

There’s something about proper, wheel to wheel circuit racing that just can’t be replicated anywhere else. I think it has something to do with the passion and love that we all have for cars, mixed in with the primal needs for competition and victory that we’re all born with. The…

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All British Day 2012

The All British day is probably South Australia’s largest annual gathering of British cars, trucks and motorbikes. I’d never really considered myself much of a fan of British machinery so have never really made much of a point of going to this show in the past. Sure, there were a…

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Passenger ride – Fiat Dino Spider

It’s not often you see a car so beautiful it stops you in your tracks, but that’s exactly what happened to me when I first laid eyes upon David’s gorgeous yellow Fiat Dino Spider a few weeks ago. Just look at it. It’s stunning. And what’s more, David was kind…

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Sighting – Giocattolo Group B

I couldn’t quite believe my luck when I unexpectedly found this Giocattolo Group B at the recent Fiat Nationals event. The Giocattolo is one of my all-time favourite cars as it possesses the unique combination of giant killing performance wrapped in an attractive and very purposeful looking (modified) Alfa Romeo body…

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Apologies for the break in service

Any Given Reason has been offline for the past few days while we toured Kangaroo Island, eating fresh whiting pizza and drinking fine wines in stunning locations. But we’re back into it now and have a lot of great content in production which will soon be heading your way, and…

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2012 Fiat Nationals Motorkhana

Here are my photos from the 2012 Fiat Nationals Motorkhana, held at the Baddaginne town cricket oval. Congratulations to Glenn Smith, outright winner, and the Fiat Club of Victoria, winners of the Fiat Of Italy Cup. See here for the full event report.

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