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Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Story Untold

Published: 24/12/2018

Like finding a well-hidden key and unlocking a side-quest, you have found your way into the mythical third chapter of our Shitbox Rally adventures that never made it to print back in 2012. There was no juicy blow-up in the corridors of High Performance Imports that caused this to happen, it was more that I […]


Red Tape, Greed and Persecution: The Death of a Car Show in Melbourne

Published: 24/09/2016

  I’m not actually sure where to start with this topic. I think I’m still in shock, but mostly, I’m just exhausted and really disillusioned at how things have arrived at this point.   As many of you will know, I have been part of a team of car enthusiasts who has been running ‘All […]


A Love Letter to the R33 Skyline GTS-t

Published: 12/08/2016

Great pic, great car. Photo credit: Stance Nation   You’ve all heard the boat jokes before. The memes. The insults. The public shaming.   I was once at the lights in my R34 GT-R and watched a young bloke in an auto R33 GTS-t pull up alongside me, with his car rocking a louder exhaust and […]


The Year is 2050

Published: 5/08/2016

The year is 2050.   The government is growing increasingly concerned about the number of football players engaging in illegal activities out-of-hours. Football clubs become incredibly frustrated by the players’ behaviour, because a small number of bad eggs are making ALL footballers look bad. The clubs issue numerous statements distancing themselves from these players, going […]


The Rise of the Entitled Douchebag

Published: 15/07/2016

Entry #5096 of ‘Angry Man Shouting at Clouds’…   Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you will have noticed that, of late, the western world’s distribution of wealth is becoming less and less equal. In other words, the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer. In Australia, we even encourage ‘wealth creation’ […]


Left Hand Drive Registration: Australia’s Biggest Pissing Contest

Published: 27/05/2016

I recently had the privilege of helping out with the importation of this incredible hypercar: a 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari, valued deeeep into 7-figure territory (a gentleman never tells!). Let’s just say the tax bill alone would be a decade’s salary for some people. As of tomorrow (May 28) this amazing piece of machinery will be on […]


E-Fame vs Haters: The Death of Modern Car Culture

Published: 17/02/2014

Don’t like it? You’re just jealous! (Photoshop credit: Mestari Tikku) At what point does a following become a bandwagon?   I’ve been following the highs and lows of one particular internet forum and its associated page on Facebook and have mused over this many times lately. The rise of social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and […]


Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Disaster Strikes

Published: 21/08/2012

It’s a very rare moment when the demise of a car seemingly devoid of any redeeming features reduces two grown men to tears, but I’m happy to admit that this was the case for us. For those who didn’t have a chance to read part 1, I had chosen an 850cc 3-cylinder Daihatsu Move to […]


Journey to the Centre of the Earth…in a Daihatsu

Published: 20/07/2012

    “We’re going to die, aren’t we?” In fairness, my co-pilot’s response was to be expected. With a budget of just one thousand dollars, finding a suitable car to drive from Melbourne to Cairns via the Australian outback as part of the Shitbox Rally was always going to be a tough ask. Sure, there […]


Good Drivers Trump Good Cars

Published: 30/05/2012

By the time I’d finished with it, it had 13×5.5 Globe Bathurst rims, Ramflo air filter, cassette player and colour coded bumpers. Livin’ the dream.   I’m probably showing my age a little here, but my first car was an orange 1974 Mazda 1300 sedan, which I bought from my parents.   ‘The Jukebox’ really […]


Love Performance? Clean the Rubbish Out of your Car!

Published: 26/03/2011

  Everyone knows someone like this. It might be a mate, a sister, a parent, even a boyfriend or girlfriend. A little while back, a friend of mine contacted me, concerned that her car was using chewing through the fuel a bit. That was, of course, a not-so-subtle hint that, being the only ‘car person’ […]


Speed Limits vs Common Sense: Where do we Draw the Line?

Published: 9/07/2010

I’ve recently had two rather interesting experiences, both of which relate to speed and how it’s policed in our country.   The first one cost me one demerit point on my licence and $220 – about half-way through a 7-hour drive to my in-laws’ farm, I got pinged by a highway patrol car with a […]


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