My Alfa GTV6 in Hemmings S&E magazine

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I feel like a proud Dad! The guys at the Hemmings group of magazines are long-time Saab fans so it’s no big surprise that I’ve got to know a couple of them over the years. When I wrote about acquiring my Alfa Romeo GTV6 recently, I got an email from Mark McCourt asking if I’d … Continue reading “My Alfa GTV6 in Hemmings S&E magazine”

ANZAC Day 2012

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April 25 is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. It is the anniversary of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops (ANZACs) landing on a beach at Gallipoli, Turkey, on April 25, 1915. Australia became a nation on January 1, 1901. Prior to that we were six self-governing colonies of the British realm, even … Continue reading “ANZAC Day 2012”

Just how popular is Jeep?

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I like the Jeep Wrangler. In fact, when I first visited my wife’s family in Canada back in 2004, I wanted to move to Vancouver and buy a Jeep. They were everywhere. They’re a cool looking vehicle, styled to look as tough and capable as they’re reputed to be. When Chrysler was poised for closure … Continue reading “Just how popular is Jeep?”

Australian soccer will wither with divas diving like this

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Fans of the round-ball game – you can keep it. Australia is not a traditional soccer nation. We are sports crazy, however, so we’ll watch absolutely anything. It’s been said that in Melbourne, you can get a crowd to watch two flies crawling up a wall. Personally speaking, I had quite a few 1AM and … Continue reading “Australian soccer will wither with divas diving like this”

A new love: Cervelo

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After months of deliberation and literal/metaphorical tyre-kicking, I’ve finally bought a new bicycle.  Unusually for me, I resisted all manner of used bike deals and temptations (both online and off) and actually bought a new one. From a proper, bricks & mortar shop. Unheard-of for me, but there you go. Time reveals all sides to a … Continue reading “A new love: Cervelo”

Weekend Snippets

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In today’s snippets entry – How do you know what tyres are good at what things? Sniff Petrol does Anders Breivik. Don’t eat the mother-cake! And how small an accident does it take to write off a Saab Turbo X? —— Pierre, over at the CRS Blog, has just fitted some new tyres to his … Continue reading “Weekend Snippets”

Targa Tasmania 2012 – so far….

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Targa Tasmania is the state’s premier motor racing event. It’s 5 days or so of tarmac racing, giving entrants the chance to see the state at high speed on closed public roads. Here are a few videos of the fun that’s been had so far. The white Lamborghini in the videos, driven by Jason White, … Continue reading “Targa Tasmania 2012 – so far….”

Has anyone tried an e-cigarette?

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I just thought I’d throw this one out there….. My health is slowly deteriorating. I can feel it. I’ve been able to feel it for a while now. Things took a turn for the better when I was in Sweden as I was enjoying my work and had a flat landscape which made it easier … Continue reading “Has anyone tried an e-cigarette?”

A small ray of hope for Saab, thanks to Brightwell

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For months now, we’ve heard GM spokesman James Cain come out and say things like this: TT: Why did you not agree to meet them? – We stand by our policy not to sell technology licenses to a new owner for Saab. TT: Not in any way? – No. TT: Typically in business, everything has … Continue reading “A small ray of hope for Saab, thanks to Brightwell”