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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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2015

Pre-event checklists are usually pretty similar. Tools, spares, something to sit on, something to drink. Easy. But things get a little more complicated when preparing for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a motorcycle ride held annually in 410 cities in 79 different countries to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer….

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Another visit to Classic Throttle Shop

There are some things you just do without question; acts that are almost mandatory given another related occurrence. You never change oil without also changing the filter, and you never get behind the wheel without first belting up. In what’s becoming somewhat of a similar ritual, you never make a…

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Adelaide Motorsport Festival Media Launch

The upcoming Adelaide Motorsport Festival was launched to the media last week with a display of several important racing cars on the Victoria Park circuit, including two Formula One cars that raced in the Adelaide Grand Prix in the eighties. The inaugural event, to be held on the weekend of…

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Retrogarage Track Day Mallala

Fierce competition is good, and from motorkhana to Australian GT it’s often the tick of the stopwatch and the heat of the moment that provides that last bit of drive and incentive to shave every last tenth. Strong competition breeds the best and whilst there’s a definite joy in competing…

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Manhattan

The problem with charity fundraisers is that they are, for the most part, painfully boring. I like to donate when I can, but God knows you can only buy so many dollar Cadbury fundraiser chocolates and there’s a limit to how many gala ball auctions you can sit through before…

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Car hunting on the Isle of Man

It’s all about motorbikes on the Isle of Man during TT week, from sunrise to sunset. But at other times of the year motorsport of the four wheeled variety is also very popular, and the Isle of Man has a higher than average percentage of interesting cars given its small…

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A visit to The House of Simple Pleasures – Deus ex Machina

Pretty much everyone who’s into cool stuff is aware of Deus Ex Machina, the guys who started off building ridiculously fresh motorcycles and have since branched out into clothing, fixie bicycles, surfboards, skateboards and pretty much anything that takes their fancy. Whilst Deus haven’t branched out into sports cars (yet)…

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2013 All British Day

Monty Python, old fashioned pubs and The Beatles are just some of the gifts offered to the world by Britain. However with the good comes the bad, and Britain is also responsible for Bovril, The Spice Girls and some frankly terrible comedies on the ABC. And so it was with…

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