Author: Swade

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Magnus Walker’s Epic Porsche 911 Turbo Ebay Ad

While you’re all pondering the subject of Turbin’s recent Guild writing – Prejudice Part 1 – allow me to distract you momentarily with a rather epic and detailed Ebay ad for a Porsche 911 Turbo. I’m posting it now because it’d be a good idea...

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Fulvia Friday – Turin 1966

I recently purchased some Lancia Fulvia documents on a CD and included was a whole swathe of Fulvia photography – the sort of stuff I used to scour the internet for in the Saab days. Press photos, advertisements, artistic interpretations. All sorts of stuff. So...

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Snippets – Koenigsegg, Car Photos, BMW Foolery, Sniff 911

I haven’t written anything about any new-ish cars in a while, but a few stories this week caught my eye so I thought I’d share them here. Koenigsegg #1 The first Koenigsegg One:1 production car was registered in Germany this week. From Koenigsegg’s Facebook page:...

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Classics By The Beach – October 2014

Better late than never! And as I’ll be away for November’s Classics in a few weeks time, consider this a bridge to December. Yes, December. Already. And there are only 65 days until Christmas, apparently. Yikes! This month at Classics saw the usual mix of...

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Weekend Video: Saab at Pikes Peak (1hr)

This video spends an hour looking at the Saab effort at Pikes Peak early this century, with Per Eklund at the wheel. It’s in Swedish but has English subtitles. Enjoy.

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The Guild: Baldwin Trains

Myself and a few mates like to talk crap via email. The subjects include list making, music, cycling, gadgetry, buildings, cars, man maths and other things. Occasionally the subject ends up making sense in an interesting way that’s worth circulating. All entries from The Guild...

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Saab, Plan B and All That Jazz

Imagine it’s 11:58 on your personal doomsday clock. You’ve got a heart condition and you’re due for surgery. Tomorrow. Being a strong spirited type and knowing that your time might be limited, you decide to dress up and head out for a night at your...

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Building Your Own Guitar – Overview

During September and October 2014 I attended a three-week intensive course to build my own acoustic guitar. As people will quite possibly be directed to this website to gain an understanding of the process, I thought I’d cap the experience off with this overview. Click...

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Build Your Own Guitar – Finish

This is the final entry about a three week intensive guitar building course I did through the Australian Guitar Making School. Click here to read all entries in this series. —— At the end of the previous entry, I’d just started shaping the neck of...

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Video: First Guitar Debut For Our Guitar Making Class

Yesterday we had a very exciting moment at our guitar building class. One of our fellow students, Christiane, had finished her guitar and it was strung and played for the first time. Christiane doesn’t play guitar. She built the guitar for her son. I hope...