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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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    Sporting Smörgåsbord at Shannons Sydney Autumn Auction
    Sporting Smörgåsbord at Shannons Sydney Autumn Auction
    Shannons have an exceptional Smörgåsbord of British and European sporting vehicles crossing the block at its Autumn Classic Auction in Sydney on May 22.
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    Eye-catching Kombis at Shannons Melbourne sale
    Eye-catching Kombis at Shannons Melbourne sale
    They once got their wheels dirty, but Volkswagen’s once humble Kombis have now become increasingly collectible in ‘white-collar’ circles, both in Australia and overseas, with two great and very different examples crossing the block at Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction on May 8.
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    'Bathurst' Icons under the hammer
    'Bathurst' Icons under the hammer
    For Australian Muscle Cars lovers, it’s almost as good as it gets, with three of our most revered supercars crossing the block at Shannons May 8 Melbourne Autumn Auction.
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    RX-7 trio for Shannons May 8 Melbourne Auction
    RX-7 trio for Shannons May 8 Melbourne Auction
    A trio of increasingly collectible Mazda RX-7 rotary-engined sports cars will be crossing the block at Shannons upcoming May 8 Melbourne Autumn Auction.
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Classic Garage

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    Alfasud: driver’s dream, owner’s nightmare
    Alfasud: driver’s dream, owner’s nightmare
    From day one the Alfasud was faster point to point than its rivals. Sadly, it didn’t take many years before the proof bubbled through that it also rusted faster. There were reports of brand new Alfasuds displaying corrosion before they had even left the showroom.
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    EF AND EL FALCON: XRs exhilarate but EL GT truly excites
    EF AND EL FALCON: XRs exhilarate but EL GT truly excites
    It's a measure of how rapid automotive development was in the years from 1988 to 1998 that the final expression of the theme inaugurated with the EA Falcon, the EL, seemed so dated by the end of this period.
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    VK Commodore: slick new glasshouse and fuel-injected six
    VK Commodore: slick new glasshouse and fuel-injected six
    The VK range, launched in March 1984, was the first serious rework of the Commodore since its introduction on 26 October 1978.
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    Nissan R32 GT-R: Racing First, Road Second
    Nissan R32 GT-R: Racing First, Road Second
    Nothing prepared the automotive world for the Nissan R32 GT-R. Not only was it perhaps the most formidable grand tourer made anywhere in the world regardless of price at the time, but it was the product of the same manufacturer that not so very many years earlier had gifted us with the Datsun 200B and before that the unforgettably lamentable 120Y.
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Racing Garage

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    Alfasud: Spicy Italian Recipe – Just Add Racing Drivers and Stir!
    Alfasud: Spicy Italian Recipe – Just Add Racing Drivers and Stir!
    Alfa Romeo’s infamous Alfasud is perhaps best remembered for its propensity to rust before your eyes. However, there was a time in the 1980s when its admirable sporting qualities were showcased in a successful one-make series, which pitched amateur racers against top-shelf professionals including Dick Johnson, Colin Bond and Allan Grice.
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    EF and EL Falcons: Ford’s Mighty ATCC and Bathurst Champs
    EF and EL Falcons: Ford’s Mighty ATCC and Bathurst Champs
    The EF and EL were the definitive models of the fifth generation Aussie Falcon and they certainly sent it out in winning style with two Australian Touring Car Championships and a Bathurst 1000 victory added to Ford’s bulging trophy cabinet.
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    Holden VK Commodore: Last Big Banger. First Euro Challenger.
    Holden VK Commodore: Last Big Banger. First Euro Challenger.
    The VK Commodore is the only Holden to have won the Bathurst 1000 under two different sets of rules. This unique achievement in the 1980s cemented the VK’s status as one of the most adaptable and effective race cars in the roaring lion’s proud history at Mount Panorama.
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    Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R:  When Godzilla Ruled The World
    Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R: When Godzilla Ruled The World
    Given the clear superiority of Audi’s revolutionary all-wheel drive Quattro in dominating the World Rally Championship in the early 1980s, it was no surprise to see the same traction advantage being exploited in touring car racing before the end of that decade. However, the definitive example came not from Germany but from Japan in the form of Nissan’s R32 Skyline GT-R.
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Go Auto News

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    Not your grandad’s MG!
    Not your grandad’s MG!
    WHAT do you think of when picturing an MG? Slinky English roadsters? Hotted-up hatchbacks, sedans and wagons? Or maybe just old piles of rust broken down by the side of the road?
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    Lamborghini Huracan Performante ups the ante
    Lamborghini Huracan Performante ups the ante
    WHEN does a Lamborghini Huracan need more power? When there’s a record to break!
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    Is this the modern-day Audi Ur-Quattro?
    Is this the modern-day Audi Ur-Quattro?
    AS FAR as false dawns go, Audi is a world leader. Certainly when it comes to recreating the excitement and sheer sense of occasion in the follow up to what was arguably the greatest car of the 1980s, the Quattro.
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    High performance product prevails at the 2017 Geneva show
    High performance product prevails at the 2017 Geneva show
    AS ONE of the most significant events on the global motoring calendar, it should come as no surprise that the world’s major car-makers have been saving up their most exotic and potent new kit to reveal at the Geneva motor show.
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MotoGP

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Australian Motorcyclist Magazine

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    Fun in the South-East - Long, Empty and (Mostly) Good Roads are Waiting for You
    Fun in the South-East - Long, Empty and (Mostly) Good Roads are Waiting for You
    There are actually not many towns in this area. Bombala is the largest, but many of the “towns” indicated on the map don’t really exist. Try finding Pericoe, or Noorinbee North! But that of course is part of the attraction…
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    The Dark Side and the Light Side of Tasmania’s Relatively Unfrequented Middle
    The Dark Side and the Light Side of Tasmania’s Relatively Unfrequented Middle
    Two very similar roads this month – on paper. In reality, while the countryside they traverse is similar as well, their demands are quite different.
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    West is Best - Maybe
    West is Best - Maybe
    Brisbane motorcyclists are lucky folk. Well, in most ways – their State government seems to be dead set on making their lives as difficult as it can, but apart from that – what have the Romans ever done for us? Err, sorry, slipped back into Monty Python there. Don’t worry, there will be no mention of dead parrots. Brisbane riders are lucky because there is a terrif c amount of territory around the city that offers excellent motorcycling.
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    Boring 2 Town Guide - Watering it Down
    Boring 2 Town Guide - Watering it Down
    This is a ride which takes you beyond ‘the bush’ to the edges of the ‘outback’ and this is a land you need to respect, to work with, not fight and try to conquer.
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Road Rider Magazine

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Retroautos

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Retro Road Tests

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    Thunder with Lightening
    Thunder with Lightening
    The prototype as light and hot, but the production version is even better. We brought you the exclusive on the proto last year. Now Wheels is first again, the only magazine outside America to drive the production car.
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    BMW’s Pinnacle?
    BMW’s Pinnacle?
    BMW's Australian-spec Alpina Cl 2.3 is $16,000 up on a new 323i but takes the Three Series cars to new heights.
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    Holden HSV GTS-R - R Rated
    Holden HSV GTS-R - R Rated
    Mike McCarthy drives the ultimate Holden, HSV's GTS-R
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    Nissan Skyline GT-R - Killer Godzilla
    Nissan Skyline GT-R - Killer Godzilla
    It’s a beast with a brain – combining high-tech engineering and old-fashioned attention to detail. Angus McKenzie and Peter Nunn appraise Nissan’s brutal beauty.
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