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  • Retrospective: Where Has Time Gone?

    We’re only days shy of the halfway point of the year, yet it only seems like yesterday when the world was excitedly welcoming the start of a fresh new decade. Since then it feels like so much has changed yet at the same time, so little. It’s difficult to ignore the reality of the world’s current condition, but – without trying to sound patronising – a positive byproduct of this…

  • A Cold Start but a Smooth Idle

    I think I’ve been to more Porsche meets and events over the last few years than any other kind; so much so that it now feels like very familiar territory. Before that I didn’t care for the brand much more than I do, really, any other sports car brand. Granted, I’m still learning about the cars, the company and their history so there are always new things to see, but…

  • An N-thusiast N-gagement

    I feel like Hyundai is doing great things these days. Over the past 10-15 years the Australian consumer market has had a proverbial hard-on for European cars, with VAG taking the top step across most categories. And for what reason? They hold a stigma for being expensive to maintain, difficult to work on, and oftentimes unreliable. I would know, because I own one. Take it back to the beginning though,…

  • Celebrations and Salutations

    I don’t think I’ve seen a more controversial season in the history of Supercars. It seemed like every second round was fraught with talk of vehicle parity, team orders, or driver uncertainty. That would later grow to encompass teams and manufacturers. In some ways, I’m glad the past year was one I didn’t follow too closely, though if I had dropped the ball altogether then I would have equally missed…

  • Early Morning Porsche

    Early mornings are great, especially for us car people: it’s quiet, relaxed, there’s seldom another soul on the road. And because most would rather be tucked tightly in bed at 6:30am on Sunday, it also means only the most dedicated are out to enjoy it. It hasn’t been that long since my last Porsche foray, but once again I headed out at sunrise with the expectation that it would be…

  • Back to the Petersen

    I think my own tradition is forming: when I visit Los Angeles I must visit the Petersen Museum. It was one of the places I was most excited to go on my short visit to the city (I spent most of my stay in Palm Springs which is a 2 hour drive away), so much so that I drove out of LAX at 8am and straight to it. My jetlagged…

  • Dem Trinker kommt der Durst

    I like to believe I’m on the minimalist side of life moreso than the opposite. Social media has been a great tool for the last decade or so, but I’m hearing of more people who have ditched them all and haven’t looked back. While I’ve thought about doing the same, there is one thing preventing me from going cold turkey: social media continues to allow me to discover good information…

  • Let’s #SportscarTogether

    If you have even only one eye on the international Porsche scene, it shouldn’t be news to you that a few short weeks ago Luftgekühlt 6 was held at the Universal Studios backlot in California. A wealth of air-cooled Porsches have bombarded my social media feed over the past few weeks since and, as I didn’t have the luxury of attending, I’ve been at a loss. Not all was lost…

  • TCR: A New Horizon

    I don’t think I can remember the last time a new motor racing category has stirred up so much commotion in the industry or the public eye before the cars had even hit the track for a race. But for many, myself included, there was a new glimmer in the eye as the new TCR Australia Series got under way for Round 1 at the Shannons Nationals at Sydney Motorsport…

  • On Any Given Sunday

    It’s been a long time since I last headed out to a Cars And Coffee event in Sydney. Almost two years, in fact, so it was only natural for me to be a little excited to see some cars that would normally be hidden away in garages for most of the year. I mentioned to a friend in the days leading up to Cars And Coffee at The Newport that…