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If it's been raced, he knows about it and recalls the best motor racing stories.
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Auctions

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    HSV heroes excite Shannons bidders
    HSV heroes excite Shannons bidders
    Bidders were excited by low-volume Australian-built HSV models at Shannons Late Spring Auction in Melbourne on November 26, driving hammer prices above expectation in some cases.
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    'Cars & Coffee' classics at Shannons Melbourne Late Spring Auction
    'Cars & Coffee' classics at Shannons Melbourne Late Spring Auction
    There are Classics that draw a crowd because they are uber-cool and Shannons have a great variety of these crossing the block at its Late Spring Auction in Melbourne on Monday (November 26).
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    'Hammer Time' at Shannons
    'Hammer Time' at Shannons
    Shannons is putting the pedal to the metal at its Melbourne Late Spring Auction on November 26, with some serious ultra-high performance cars on offer from Germany, the USA, Australia and Japan - aomw with ’no reserve’. The Top Gun is an Australian-delivered 1982 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe that has been mechanically reconditioned over the past four years, which is being offered with ‘no reserve’.
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    Cream of convertibles at Shannons Late Spring sale
    Cream of convertibles at Shannons Late Spring sale
    If there’s sunshine in your summer, Shannons have the classics to enjoy it at the upcoming Melbourne Late Spring auction on November 26.

Classic Garage

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    Ford Model T: car of the twentieth century
    Ford Model T: car of the twentieth century
    In 1900 Henry Ford was not especially famous but by 1920 he was almost certainly the most famous living American citizen. The Model T, the first true world car decades before that term had been coined, can barely be mentioned without speaking about its creator.
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    Subaru Liberty RS Turbo: the breakthrough Subaru
    Subaru Liberty RS Turbo: the breakthrough Subaru
    Nothing prepared us for the Subaru Impreza WRX; not even the wonderful Liberty RS Turbo. Sold in other markets as the Legacy, the Liberty was first seen in Australia in 1989.
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    Austin A30 and A35: austerity thy name is Austin
    Austin A30 and A35: austerity thy name is Austin
    Austin’s first ever monocoque was the A30, the star of the 1951 London Motor Show in Earls Court. Announced as the ‘New Austin Seven’, the A30 was essentially a downsized Austin A40 in both style and mechanicals.
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    Mercedes-Benz W123: world’s best 1970s mid-size cars
    Mercedes-Benz W123: world’s best 1970s mid-size cars
    Daimler-Benz was among the first European automotive manufacturers to implement a clear product range and, arguably, this process really began with the introduction of the W116 series in 1972.

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Shannons

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    TRAX Model Car Reviews
    TRAX Model Car Reviews
    Model car manufacturer Trax produces many iconic examples of the cars we know and love. We review the 1955 Chevrolet 210, 1968 VE Valiant Wayfarer Ute, FPV GT-F Record Car, 1970 Chrysler VG VIP, 1967-69 VE Valiant Sedan, 1957 Ford Mainline Ute & 1976 KB Chrysler Centura.
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    Shannons Classic Rallye 2019 - Targa Tasmania
    Shannons Classic Rallye 2019 - Targa Tasmania
    Shannons Classic Rallye 2019, the best way to experience one of the world’s most unique destinations and the ultimate tarmac rally – Targa Tasmania.
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    Shannons and Targa Florio Australian Tribute - Exclusive Offer
    Shannons and Targa Florio Australian Tribute - Exclusive Offer
    Targa Florio Australian Tribute is proud to announce Shannons – Insurance for Motoring Enthusiasts as Official Partner for 2018, “We at Shannons are excited to be supporting this grand event that brings together the Motoring Enthusiast community to enjoy our beautiful countryside in our classic cars” said Simon Jreige.
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    Geelong Revival Motoring Festival: 23rd - 25th November 2018
    Geelong Revival Motoring Festival: 23rd - 25th November 2018
    For nearly 50 years, the Geelong Sprints brought a magnificent collection of classic sports vehicles to Geelong’s waterfront for the classic ¼ mile sprints, attracting many of the world’s best drivers including Sir Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss, Dick Johnson, Jim Richards and Alan Jones.

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Retro Road Tests

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    Mazda RX-7: 7th Heaven
    Mazda RX-7: 7th Heaven
    Confidence from rocking Le Mans with rotary power spilled into the third generation RX-7. Angus McKenzie drives the new light, tight rotary rocket.
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    MG RV8: Mything the Marque
    MG RV8: Mything the Marque
    The B is back, the same but different. Mark Fogarty blasted down memory lane for a look at the MG-revivalist RV8 and its makers.
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    M TO THE POWER OF 3
    M TO THE POWER OF 3
    The ferocious punch of BMW Motorsport's 210 kW stunner is delivered with abundant torque and matched to a muscular chassis. The coupe's harmonic how/lingers in JOHN CAREY's ears
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    VENI, VIDI, VIPER
    VENI, VIDI, VIPER
    A Michigan brute prowls the autostradas of Modena, heartland of exotic sports cars. With PETER ROBINSON at the wheel, Dodge's voluptuous V10 roadster raises the stars and stripes over Italy -and comes away with admirers.

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