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The Economy of Sales PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Monday, 26 June 2017 21:57

It's tough selling a car in this economy. Wait, is it really the economy's fault? Well people blame everything else on it so why not. (Fuck you, Rudd Gillard Swan Abbot Hockey ScoMo!) And while I didn't expect my 180SX to sell straight away, I did expect that I'd have a bit more interest than I have had. I also didn't expect the sheer number of time wasters that I've had to deal with.

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The first person who came to look at it met me near home, took one walk around the car and decided he didn't want it. And that's fair enough. Yes my thing is a bit rough, but it's relative - describing the condition as being "good for a 180" means something completely different to "good condition". But the Evo V he turned up in was in better than mint condition, so I figure his standards were high.

 
To Crowdfund or Not To Crowdfund? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Sunday, 18 June 2017 21:29

Maybe it's just me but there appears to be a large increase in Go-Fund-Me type crowdfunding websites. And they certainly are not without their purpose.

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Random burnt out Holden Ute. Not the one I'm complaining about. Image from Google, claim if yours

A mate of mine often buys into tech project start-ups. One he bought recently was for a new type of scuba diving breathing apparatus, and if the company made enough money on their crowdfunding they would send anyone who donated above a certain amount the product. 'I've been waiting for someone to build one of these for years!' he said about it, shortly before adding that he needed to stay away from tech start-up crowdfunding websites. I also know people in the US and A who have been struck down by cancer, and found themselves woefully underinsured through no real fault of their own; and these sorts of pages provide an easy way for friends, relatives and casual acquaintances to donate to the cause. So absolutely, crowdfunding has its place.

 
Is a 2-State Solution the Best Thing for Australian Drag Racing? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 21:09

Some confusing media releases popped up in the last couple of weeks regarding the upcoming season of Australian drag racing. As explained on DragNews Australia in much more detail, a pair of announcements that really should have been good news were poorly received because they were so badly written.

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It's approaching two years since Australian drag racing entered its darkest hour. And for those who love our sport, it has been a very long hour. The war between ANDRA and the big tracks has claimed many casualties, the first of which was a true National series. Though a lot of good equipment was sold off cheap by disgruntled racers, and so many of the remaining racers stepped up. Silver linings and small wins I suppose...

 
Porsche 911 Crash Test PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Sunday, 28 May 2017 17:56

If you've ever thought that the Germans have no sense of humour, then you've never seen this. 

They set up the new Porsche 911 Lego kit on the rig, and crash tested it. This is nearly four minutes of something I always wanted to do when I was a kid... 

 
Motorkhanas are Boring... PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 May 2017 20:27

Yeah, there's no skill required for motorsport, the naysayers tell us. 

The naysayers haven't ever seen anything like this Lotus 7 gymkhana from England.

 
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