Swadeology

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Building Business – Got Tips?

Something non-car related….. As most of you might know, Mrs Swade (otherwise known as PJ) is into painting. She’s a watercolour artist and while she’s dabbled in numerous styles over the years, she’s found an appreciative audience in recent times for her emu paintings. They’re...

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Alfa Romeo Brera – New Contender

I’ve been considering what to pick up for our east-coast Australia driving trip later this year. How you get there is almost as important as where you go, right? The latest thoughts, as documented in my 2013 Automotive Bucket List, were leaning towards a Porsche...

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KBB Tesla Shows EV Possibilities – and Flaws

Hot on the heels of John Broder’s controversial Tesla Model S drive comes this road test going from LA to Vegas and back. It’s all on video and shot by Kelley Blue Book. If you want to watch it, here it is. It’s a well...

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Saab Spirit Lives On at the Simeone Automotive Museum

The Saab Spirit Lives On exhibition at the Simeone Automotive Museum got underway over the weekend. This exhibition features cars owned by Saab collector Bill Jacobson, from Delaware. Bill’s owned a number of these cars for a considerable time, however he also picked up a...

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Infographic: Bond Cars

Is there a correlation between Bond Film ticket sales and Bond Cars? This infographic seeks to draw a line between the two. Dubious results, at best. I tend to think it’s more about the plot, the places and who’d playing Bond himself. But the ladies...

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Video: Japan’s Retro Car Kings

This video is a must watch. A lot of people are indifferent towards Japanese cars. There’s a cultural fence that’s hard for some to get over, plus a lack of historical experience. It’s my hope that for some, Retro Car Kings will go some small...

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German Car Industry = Massive!

Every day I seem to come across another German car story or a story about a German in a key role in a non-German company. It’s never ending. You almost have to feel sorry for Opel right now – doing so poorly when the Germany...

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My mate Tom in Auto Motor and Sport

I’m so happy today for the good fortune of a mate of mine. It’s Thursday here in Australia but for most of today it’s been Wednesday in Sweden. Auto Motor and Sport magazines have been arriving in subscriber’s mailboxes around Sweden and in this new...

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Alfa Romeo Gloria Concept

Because I like to have a record of Alfa Romeo stuff….. On one level, this is complete and utter BS, the type of show car that infuriates people because it’s achingly beautiful to look at and invites you to drive it. The only problem is...

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The Most Interesting Cars of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

The most interesting motor show of any given year – the Geneva Motor Show – is almost upon us. These are the cars from the debut list maintained by Just Auto that have got my motor running. Some are genuine interest and some are passing...