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Saab 9-3 Viggen Production Numbers

I prepared this article a few years ago for Inside Saab. Sadly, when I moved the article to this site, I lost the tables that provided the data. A few people have written to me asking to restore it, so here it is. —— The...

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Do What You Say You’re Going To Do

My mechanic did the right thing. He called me as soon as he realised the balance belt wasn’t the right one for the 968. I did the right thing. I called a parts place in Melbourne and ordered another one, post haste, because I need...

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Alfa Romeo 4C headlamp update

I can say it now: The Alfa Romeo 4C is my new dream car. For real. Yes, I can dare to dream about actually owning one of these, one day. It won’t be for 5 years or so, but I can really, really dream about...

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Petrolicious features Saab Sonett II

Petrolicious makes some of my favourite online car films. You can imagine the anticipation, then, when I saw that this week’s film featured a Saab Sonett II. And it’s not any old Saab Sonett II (if there is such a thing). It’s a two-stroke Saab...

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How to Add Value to a Cadillac

With thanks to my mother-in-law (yes, really)….. Perhaps the best way to add value to a Cadillac is to glue money on it. 38,295 US pennies, to be exact. Cost of modifications: $382.95 Weight added: 200lbs (90kgs) I do like the sign on the hood...

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Geneva 2014 Hits and Misses

The best motor show…. in the world …. is on right now in Geneva. The movers and shakers from the automotive world are all there, except for you and I. Sadly, I’m writing this from my sofa in Australia and you’re reading it when you...

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Video: Apple CarPlay

I’m preparing a bumper entry on my likes and dislikes from the Geneva Motor Show. It looks like another epic show over there. Amazing. In the meantime, here’s a Volvo video showing the new Apple CarPlay system. – I took a long time to get...