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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Thursday, 19 February 2015 20:02

A couple mates and I took the opportunity to road trip up to the recent Bathurst 12 hour. What started as an off-the-cuff remark last November culminated in an epic 7 days of travelling, sight-seeing, junk food, iced coffee, racing and beer drinking. We took our time getting to Bathurst, stopping and viewing all sorts of cool stuff on the way. And because one of the guys was a bit of a military buff, when we just happened to be in Cowra, he insisted that we visit the site of the WWII POW breakout. Which was awesome, and totally worth seeing if you’re in the area.

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Image by Adam/Photogrid. I took some shots with his camera, but we don't know which ones...

I won’t bore you with all the details of the trip itself, as that’s not what this story is about. Suffice to say that a drive of significant distance such as what we did that week is so much easier than it was in the past, thanks largely to improvements in both the cars we drive and the roads we’re driving them on.

 
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 22:04

Go grab a drink, because this is a big one. So big, a number of months have passed since I started to write it, and to be honest the story still isn’t quite done. But anyway, I’ve already told of how I have spent some time driving el Negro, the Sheep and Jack Satriani - but haven’t really said why. Until now that is…

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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 16:35

As the year that was 2014 draws to close, it is natural to reflect on what has happened in the last little while. Anybody who knows me knows that I'm a bit of a disgruntled car enthusiast, with many things about the "car scene" irritating me no end. And while the fact tha my Silvia is off the road until I can get the thing running again, I'm not bothered that I've missed a dozen or so events with the car.

This morning I stumbled across this little gem. And it sums up one of my most hated trends these days; that of pages existng purely to show off pictures they've found. I don't know who wrote it, but they did a great job 'outing' (for the want of a better word) one of the bigger problems in the "scene". So well done to them.

Follow the link and have a look for yourself.

http://stickydiljoe.com/2014/12/29/automotive-media-is-dead/

 

 
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Monday, 15 December 2014 21:25

Today the below photo was posted to Motorsport Retro’s facebook page. Now I am normally a big fan of what Motorsport Retro, and am entirely capable of wasting many hours clicking the links they post on a daily basis. But today’s post sent me into a blind rage.

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Image stolen shamelessly from MotorsportRetro.com

If you cannot be bothered clicking the link, I’ll tell you that the thing that bugs me the most is that they have censored the tobacco branding from the 1984 Lotus. They are editing history.

 
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Sunday, 30 November 2014 22:47

A year ago a mate and I ventured to Sydney to go to a drag race. Now given the amount of car races I see in a given year (especially last year!) this was unremarkable in itself, however that event marked my return to Sydney for the first time since I moved back to Adelaide three weeks earlier. That was the first Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Xtravaganza. 14 nitro Funny Cars, the final APSA shootout for the year, and Ron Capps driving the LA Hooker. It was a great event, with added stories because of the weather (needlessly) affecting the race. You can read about it here.

So when it was announced that there was 16 of the beasts this year, plus the APSA shootout finals and Tommy Johnson Jr driving the LA Hooker, it was a no-brainer that I would be there. Again, the event was scheduled three weeks after the season ending Australian Nationals, and the weather was about perfect. I arrived in Sydney the Friday night prior to the event, and spent most of it helping a mate move house. The less said about that, the better.

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