#Auspol – The Ballad Of Tony Abbott

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Politically speaking, our Prime Minister is now regarded as a dead man walking. There was a motion to spill the top leadership positions in the Liberals’ party room on Monday. It was moved by a couple of disaffected backbenchers sick to the mayhem at the top levels of the government. 40% of Tony Abbott’s party … Continue reading “#Auspol – The Ballad Of Tony Abbott”

Beware The 40-something Distracted Mother!

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Friday, 5pm. I was in my Alfa Sprint waiting to turn right at a T-intersection just near my house. I was waiting because a blue Mitsubishi was coming from my left along the street I wanted to turn into. The blue Mitsubishi has it’s right-turn indicator on. She’s going to turn into the street where … Continue reading “Beware The 40-something Distracted Mother!”

Saab Snippets – Wallenberg, Mahindra, Production.

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New Saabs?! There was news today that Saabs will be rolling off the production line again soon. Yes, really. NEVS is going to finish off the 100 or so cars that were left incomplete when production halted in 2014. NEVS registered just 264 cars last year in total, and most of those were company testers … Continue reading “Saab Snippets – Wallenberg, Mahindra, Production.”

Classics By The Beach – February 2015

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A very un-Tasmanian summer Saturday full of wind and wetness had people feeling cautious about bringing their precious metal out on Sunday. The weather cleared, however, with overcast skies but only the tiniest bit of drizzle for a few minutes. Classics was ON! —— Red vs Blue Maserati Ghibli SS The car that stole the … Continue reading “Classics By The Beach – February 2015”

Spyker Bankruptcy Declared Void

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This is why I love you, Victor Muller……. —— SPYKER N.V. WINS APPEAL: BANKRUPTCY DECLARED NULL AND VOID WITH RETROSPECTIVE EFFECT. Back in Moratorium of Payment, Spyker expects to reach an Agreement with its Creditors and exit Moratorium in a Matter of Weeks. Zeewolde, the Netherlands, January 29th, 2015. Spyker N.V., together with its wholly … Continue reading “Spyker Bankruptcy Declared Void”

Lancia Fulvia – SOLD!

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Hi all. I just wanted to pass on the good news that my Lancia Fulvia was sold within a week. I’m really, really pleased with this sale not just because it’s happened – and happened so quickly – but also because the car is going to the perfect buyer. The Fulvia will be Ralph’s fourth … Continue reading “Lancia Fulvia – SOLD!”

For Sale: Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Rallye

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Sadly, it’s come to this. My Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Rallye is up for sale. With Mrs Swade and I wanting to move house and the initial estimates on the restoration work being higher than anticipated, I have to offer it up for someone else to take on. It’ll be very sad to see this beautiful … Continue reading “For Sale: Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Rallye”

From Your Dog

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Hey, food person! You’re awake!! Let me reach up so we can sniff each other’s noses! You’re awesome. I love licking your face. I’ve been up for a few hours. I’ve been waiting here by the door and watching people pass by the house. Sometimes they come past with other dogs, which I know are … Continue reading “From Your Dog”

Alfa Romeo Australia Screw Up 4C Launch

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It always felt too good to be true…. Alfa Romeo released details on Australian version of the new 4C mid-engined performance coupe. It’s fair to say that people who were waiting to take delivery of their 4C will be somewhat disappointed. The first let-down is the price. Aussies should be all over the fact that … Continue reading “Alfa Romeo Australia Screw Up 4C Launch”

Quick Review: 2015 Detroit Auto Show

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Press days at the Detroit Auto Show are now done and dusted. I didn’t follow things in detail but there were a few standout cars and announcements that made enough noise to be heard over the miles. All pics borrowed from Autoblog. I’ll put them back when I’m done. Promise. —— Buick Avenir Concept OMG! … Continue reading “Quick Review: 2015 Detroit Auto Show”