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Bleeding Heart Lefty – Smokin Joe Hockey’s Fight For Free Education

I missed commenting on The Budget ™ because my computer had crapped its pants but I couldn’t resist this. The background….. Last week our nation’s Treasurer, Joe Hockey, delivered his government’s first budget. Like most first-term government inaugural budgets, it blows a whole bunch of...

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Videos: New Volvo XC90

I was born in Melbourne, so I’m genetically programmed to hate everything about Sydney*. I live in Hobart, so I think Launceston’s a hole**. Geographic rivalry is about as old as mankind itself. It started when the first cavemen argued over who had the best...

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Saab Hits A Financial Wall, Stops Production

For those who are wondering, it’s been quiet here because I was away for work, and bracketing that trip is the demise of my computer (which will hopefully be fixed soon). I’m actually enjoying the hiatus. I had to get back online for this, however....

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Targa Tasmania Tourers

Targa Tasmania finishes tomorrow but while the hard-nut competitors trade times between the West Coast and the finish line in Hobart, entrants in the kinder, gentler Targa Tour are relaxing near the finish line after a pleasant amble around the state. The Targa Tour –...

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RM Auction Monaco – Coming Up This Weekend!

The RM Auction Monaco is on this weekend. If you need to get the OK from your wife, your father-in-law, your mother, your bank manager – whoever – then get moving because this looks like an cracker! I covered this auction back in March, when...

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Alfa Romeo Has A New Corporate Plan *Sigh*

I remember back around 2009 or so, I wrote on Saabs United about the fact that Saab had about as many concept cars in 30 years as they had actual production models in 60+ years. We’re not quite at that stage with Alfa Romeo’s re-hashed...

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Inside Koenigsegg – 3D Printed Variable Turbo

Prepare to be amazed again, though this time with words more than with pictures. This latest video in the Inside Koenigsegg series was shot at the Geneva Motor Show in March. It explains the theory behind the new variable turbo housing the Koenigsegg designed for...

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Bleeding Heart Lefty: Verb The Noun – #Auspol

It’s been very hard to concentrate on cars the last week, so it’s time to blow out a few of the week’s cobwebs…. —— From 2007 to 2013, Australia was governed by a leftist government – the Labor Party. The leader for much of this...