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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...

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Porsche 968CS Owner’s Update

I wish I had some new pictures, but I don’t, so this entry features some Porsche 968 ClubSports I picked up from the net, just to be different. Last time I wrote about the car, I’d placed it up for sale. The decision was made...

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Majesty – The Ferrari 250 GTO

Petrolicious has come a long way in a short time. They started with nice videos of passion-worthy, but very obtainable cars like the Datsun 510 and early Nissan Skyline. In just over a year, they’ve proved themselves worthy of being trusted to film one of...

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Weekend Video – Living The Porsche

This is a long one – just over one hour – so set aside some sofa time with your favourite beverage and a few biscuits. Living The Porsche is essentially a long-form advertisement for Autohaus Hamilton, a Porsche specialist workshop in Sydney, Australia. But describing...

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Fantasy Friday – Saab Shopping in Sweden

ne of the really fun parts of my time living in Sweden was car shopping. I love car shopping under any circumstances, but the ultimate car shopping experience is being in your favoured marque’s country of origin and having access to a bunch of cars...

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Inside Koenigsegg – Making Carbon Fibre Wheels

This picture will tell you much of what you need to know about Koenigsegg’s carbon fibre wheels. This is Christian von Koenigsegg holding up a 19-inch wheel (10 inches wide) – with one finger. That’s a screenshot from the latest update in the Inside Koenigsegg...

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Gallery – Beautiful Bruny Island

I hope you had a great Easter. Mrs Swade and I got away for a few days, to visit an area south of Hobart called The Channel. It’s actually called the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, but people have trouble saying D’Entrecasteaux and just called it The Channel....

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Inside Koenigsegg – 3D Printing

The two times I visited Koenigsegg’s facility in Angelholm, I came away thinking “this is car-making on a completely different level”. Very few people – not companies, but people – can do what Christian von Koenigsegg can do to optimise a car. This video extends...

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Ever Had An Airbag Problem In Your Saab 9-5?

I got this via Ted S in the United States overnight. It relates back to 2006, which is just a year after I started writing about Saab. I have to say, I don’t recall hearing about any particular problems with airbags in the Saab 9-5...