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  • Sydney SuperNight 300 2018

    It’s been a long while since there’s been a night race on the Supercars calendar – I don’t remember one in the 18 years since I’ve been following the sport. I guess it’s a last-ditch effort to appeal to a new audience and increase viewership – and patronage – for Sydney races given the move of the finale up to Newcastle and the waning crowds at Sydney Motorsport Park. It…

  • Cars and Caffeine at Meguiar’s HQ

    “Another cars and coffee event?” I say as I pack my camera bag in preparation for what seems like the fifth car meet featuring coffee this year. I mean, at the end of the day it doesn’t change the heart of the show – save a gang of Porsches or fixed-gear cyclists appearing – though I wonder if there really is any allure to the coffee at all at these…

  • Supercars Test Day 2018

    I love test days. Especially when I can take a few hours away from my 9-to-5 to drive 15 minutes down the road and check it out. I’ve been to all of the Supercars Test Days in Sydney since the inaugural event in 2011, but this one was a little more special than before: it was the first time the public could get a glimpse of the ZB Commodore (really…

  • Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour 2018

    After a wet and tiring day trip to the 2017 Bathurst 1000, I decided that it was probably not the best idea to repeat the feat after it nearly knocked me out with tiredness. Instead, I took the lonely drive out to Bathurst late Saturday night and bunkered down in my car for a few hours before the green flag dropped at 5:45am on Sunday morning. I haven’t taken the…

  • Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500 2017

    I can always look forward to the closing event on my motorsports calendar each year. Three full days of hard racing in the scorching Summer sun in Sydney. That was until 2017, when the gates opened and pit lane wound to life for the inaugural Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500. My first time in Newcastle (despite only being a few hours drive from Sydney), the scene was set and I…

  • Muscle Car Masters 2017

    Given my blog has featured little to no muscle car coverage thus far, one would be hard pressed to believe that – much like most kids growing up who know what “Mustang” is not long after “Ferrari” – this slice of car culture once had my undivided attention. Though my interests have largely moved on since then, I couldn’t say no to a relaxed October weekend reliving my childhood by…

  • JDMYARD x CHRONICLES Mega Meet 2017

    After a late night post World Time Attack Challenge, I had another drive out to Western Sydney in the afternoon for Part 2 of a Japanese car-filled weekend. I’ve only been to JDMYard once before; located at the edge of a quiet industrial park, it was the perfect location for what seemed like a ‘secret’ FF-style car meet (not that I’ve experienced anything like that before).

  • Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge 2017

    What a rush World Time Attack Challenge was for 2017! It was a classic Australia vs Japan battle reignited, and just as exciting as ever. As in years gone past, Under Suzuki’s nitrous-kitted S15 was looking and sounding very cool and I was rooting for him to reach the top step of the podium but it wasn’t to be, finishing in P3 outright behind Barton Mawer and Time Slade. Maybe…

  • Supercars Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2017

    Bathurst 2017 was a last-minute decision for me. I had been deciding to go and then pulling back on it even until the final days leading up to race day, but simply couldn’t justify missing out on the biggest event in Australia’s annual motorsport calendar. The threat of inclement weather impacting the race was big news throughout the week, but little did anybody know how testing it would really be.…

  • Saturday Night Is Speedway Night

    I haven’t watched speedway racing in over 10 years. Visiting Sydney Speedway on a Saturday night used to be quite a regular occurrence when I was younger. I remember vividly the smell of Dagwood Dogs and hot chips wafting through the back streets of Western Sydney, the excitement of arriving to the sound of speedcars racing out on the track, the face-full of clay dust during sprintcars, and of course…