Shannons Car Show – March 2015

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It’s the first Sunday of the month and normally that means Classics By The Beach. This month, however, it meant the annual Shannons car show held at Rosny Park, just down the hill from home. Fine conditions early were tempered by light showers in the early afternoon. There was a great turnout, nonetheless. I missed … Continue reading “Shannons Car Show – March 2015”

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”

Classics By The Beach – December 2013

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Last weekend was a weekend of car shows and with cracking weather, the shows were absolutely outstanding. First we had the annual Italian Car Show organised by Club Motori Italia. You can see lots of photos at that link. People I’ve spoken to within CMI say it was the best turnout they’ve had at that … Continue reading “Classics By The Beach – December 2013”

Italian Car Show Hobart 2013

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Club Motori Italia held their annual vehicle display on the Parliament House lawns today. I managed to take a little time out from our market stall at Salamanca to pop down and have a look (thankfully, the market and the Parliament lawns are right next to each other). It was a great display this year, … Continue reading “Italian Car Show Hobart 2013”

Classics By The Beach – September 2013

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Yesterday was the first day of Spring! It was a beautiful Spring day, too. Being the first Sunday in September, it was also Father’s Day here in Australia. The good weather brought out some cars that might have otherwise stayed tucked away, but I think Father’s Day kept a few away as we had a … Continue reading “Classics By The Beach – September 2013”

The Quail

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I think I’m about to add Pebble Beach to my bucket list of automotive events. It’s a list that I still have to put together, but is being modelled partially on the trip being undertaken right now by the Aussie writer of Any Given Reason – check it out. While Pebble Beach concours features a … Continue reading “The Quail”

Classics By The Beach Car Show – March 2013

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So many times I’ve wandered the automotive internets, seen those Cars n Coffee gatherings and thought to myself “why can’t we have a casual car show here in Hobart?” It turns out we DO have such a gathering and it’s called Classics By The Beach, held on the first Sunday of every month. This morning … Continue reading “Classics By The Beach Car Show – March 2013”

Saab Owners Club GB at the Classic Car Show, Birmingham

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The NEC Classic Car Show is the biggest of its kind in the UK and last weekend, 1,400 cars and many, many more people packed into the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham to take in the automotive sights. The Saab Owners Club GB were there with a wonderful display of classic Saab vehicles. I’m reliably … Continue reading “Saab Owners Club GB at the Classic Car Show, Birmingham”

Saab decision on Frankfurt Motor Show

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Saab has decided that the company will not be present at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Presence at the show requires resources that Saab are currently allocating towards the restart of production in Trollhattan. Whilst it would be desireable to be at the show to help further Saab’s global presence, it is not considered an … Continue reading “Saab decision on Frankfurt Motor Show”

Living in Trollhattan – Wednesday night at the locks

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If you’re familiar with summertime in Trollhattan then you’ll already know what this story is all about. If not, then here’s another little snapshot of life in Trollywood. If you ever come to Trollhattan in the summertime, try to include a Wednesday night in your stay here. Why? I’m not sure exactly who organises it, … Continue reading “Living in Trollhattan – Wednesday night at the locks”