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Posted by on Jan 3, 2018

2017 was of course the year of Ferrari, as one of the most recognised luxury brands on the planet celebrated its 70th glorious year. There were of course lots of illustrious publications on offer to celebrate the marque’s milestone birthday. One slightly esoteric, but nonetheless welcome addition to the Ferrari canon is Barry Farr’s ‘Ferraris in Australia...

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2018

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018

Happy New Year dear readers. I trust you have had a good Christmas and all the very best for 2018. I was on the water on Boxing Day for the start of the 73rd 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and an eventful and fast one it was too. Pictured here is the super maxi Black Jack – first out of Sydney and third into Hobart. Coming up for...

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Blowering Dam

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

On the 40th anniversary of Ken Warby breaking the World Water Speed Record, his son David was out testing Spirit of Australia II, designed by Ken, for his own record attempt in 2018. Blowering Dam in country NSW, Australia was and will be the venue as David builds up from his current best of (only!) 172 mph in his quest to go past the still existing mark...

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Crashlab!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

The other day I was lucky enough to pay an interesting and informative visit to Crashlab to watch an ANCAP crash test on a new vehicle. It was also quite intimidating, but luckily on this occasion they did not choose me to be the dummy. If you want to know why a five star rating is important, look no further than this video...

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New and Blue!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017

The Hong Kong Gold Coast Motor Festival showcased some 90 cars, from the prized classic and collectors’ cars in the Concours d’Elegance to the highly desirable and latest super and hyper cars, including the electric newcomer Nio EP9 from the Mainland, and the new Bugatti Chiron which made its public Hong Kong debut. The Chiron, perhaps the most...

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