A visit to Europa Engineering

Sitting on the plane from Australia to Heathrow, probably somewhere over rural Uzbekistan, I gazed out at the snow capped mountains below and cracked open my fourth bag of complimentary peanuts. I wondered what I’d find in England over the coming months, and what sorts of car stories I would be…

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Scenes from the All British Day

It’s no wonder, given our heritage as the colony of Australia, that the All British Day is one of the biggest and longest running car shows in Adelaide. Old Blighty is where our automotive heritage first came from; a large settler population that were finding their post-war feet right as…

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AMF 2015 – Victoria Park Sprint

‘Adelaide Alive’ rang the catch phrase in the late eighties and early nineties, plastered about posters and shirts and stickers to celebrate the glamour and party atmosphere injected into our city when the Formula One circus came to town. Modern Formula One may have since moved on, but the Adelaide…

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The Senna cars return to the Adelaide Street Circuit

In preparations for this weekend’s Adelaide Motorsport Festival, two iconic Lotus Formula One cars driven in the eighties by Ayrton Senna at the Adelaide F1 Grand Prix made a historic comeback to the famous Adelaide Street Circuit today. The cars only sat stationary at a media call so television news…

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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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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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A visit to Sportscar Workshops – Richmond, Virginia

What exactly is a sports car? The definition varies widely and stretches ever further these days, and can possibly have a number of meanings. Is it a car built specifically for sporting endeavors? One adapted for sporting endeavors? Or should the definition be expanded to include any car used for…

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Bathurst 12hr 2014

It’s easy to become complacent but our very own Mount Panorama circuit, just two hour’s drive from Sydney, is firmly up there in the small handful of the world’s truly great circuits. The only problem is that if you’re not a dedicated V8 Supercar fan, there isn’t really a lot…

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The 2013 Goodwood Revival

Living the dream. An often over and sometimes ironically used phrase that seems to have lost its significance of late, and somewhat of an unreachable goal. I mean, very rarely does anyone actually get to live a dream. But I’ve just come back from the Goodwood Revival Meeting and as…

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed

Sometimes in life we are blessed by experiencing something truly incredible. Be it driving a particularly fast or rare car, making no mistakes on the perfect rally stage, finally hearing a favorite song live or witnessing the sun rise over a remote mountain range, these are the rare moments that…

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