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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Targa Tasmania 2016 – the results

The 25th running of the world famous Targa Tasmania rally is over and the champagne has been sprayed. For AGR the event didn’t happen quite the way it was planned – we passed scrutineering and made it into the famous Silverdome but it went downhill from there. Whilst I missed…

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Willall Pilatus Mount Alma Mile 2015

Chaos Theory – ‘the branch of mathematics that deals with complex systems whose behaviour is highly sensitive to slight changes in conditions, so that small alterations can give rise to strikingly great consequences’. A seemingly unrelated tangent when discussing the recent Mount Alma Mile hillclimb, but stay with me for…

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Road tripping to the Bathurst 12 Hour, 2015

Think of as many iconic endurance racing photographs as you can – sparks at night through Eau Rouge, light trails past the Ferris Wheel at Le Mans, blurred Porsche 956’s with Mt Fuji as backdrop and the kitsch motor homes of Daytona. These are long standing scenes from legendary races,…

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Willunga Hillclimb 2014

One of the biggest divisions in club motorsport is that between circuit racing and rallying. The ultimate aim of covering a specified distance as quickly as possible is the same, but other than that the differences run far deeper than just the style and facilities of the venue. It comes…

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The Macau Grand Prix experience

There’s a small handful of motorsport events that sit right up in the top echelons of our sport. For a variety of reasons – history, difficulty, atmosphere, level of competition – they’re the one’s that every driver wants to win. You can’t set out to create these types of legendary…

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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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Celebration of the Motorcar at Carrick Hill

Adelaide witnessed something truly special when a completely new type of show, Celebration of the Motorcar, took to the immaculately manicured gardens of Carrick Hill one stunningly perfect late Autumn Sunday a few weeks ago. The lush grounds were overflowing with some of the finest classic and sports cars this…

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Mount Alma Mile Hillclimb 2014

Kevin Mackrell has thundered his way to another consecutive 4WD outright victory in the Mount Alma Mile hillclimb, held recently at Inman Valley on the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula. Behind the wheel of his all-conquering V8 powered Datsun 260Z, Mackrell held a firm grip on the two-day event, overcoming a five…

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