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  • Breakfast at Ferdinand’s

    Remember when I mentioned that you never know what you’re going to see at a Porsche meet? Well colour me awestruck because that’s exactly how I (and most likely eveyone else) felt at the last Cars & Coffee at Waterview by Autohaus Hamilton.   I’m sure the header photo of this blog post gives it all away, but I’ll leave you to scroll through to the photos of the majestic…

  • Skylines, Sports Cars and Surprises

    It’s not often that I’ll be in such overwhelm at an automotive-related event that I don’t know where to look (or point my camera). Gazing through the sea of people and cars of course there’s always the regulars: the Civics, the Skylines, the Golfs, the 911s and the like. But then there’s the one or two (or in this case, many) that make you double-take, and you’ll catch the feeling…

  • The Early Bird Gets the Worm

    When I was younger I was quite the magazine afficionado – a purist, if you will. But over the years the publications I loved have given way to the internet, and try as hard as it may, print publishing has traversed a very patchy road in an effort to get back to a place which we may never see again. Duck & Whale is one which was born from the…

  • A New Hope

    It’s been almost one year since my last car meet. We all know how the last year has panned out, and all the while I’ve been patiently waiting for a slither of normality to return along with events that are able to include more than a handful of people. With news of vaccines and easing restrictions making Sydney reminicent of early-2020, Autobrunch hosted by Collecting Cars and North Shore Sporting…

  • 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…

  • 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…