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AF Mornings – 19 November 2017

AF Mornings – 19 November 2017

We hosted our very own ‘cars and coffee’ style event towards the end of last year. The idea was conceived over a few cold beers, lamenting the loss of the original Sydney event at Cavallino, Terrey Hills circa-2014/2015. A location was suggested and scouted; invites were sent out on social […]

Tassie Trip – Day 3 – 16 May 2011

Tassie Trip – Day 3 – 16 May 2011

Another day, another few hours of uninhabited twisties. Today we planned to drive to Cradle Mountain, via the longest, least straight route we could manage. We fueled up again at the BP on the east side of Devonport, knowing it stocked 98RON, before heading south towards Elizabethtown via some very […]

Tassie Trip – Day 2 – 15 May 2011

Tassie Trip – Day 2 – 15 May 2011

Day 2 – First Day in Tasmania: North East Loop We arrived as the sun was rising, got the on-board call to head to our vehicles and began unloading. First stop was a quarantine check and then to search for some 98 RON. We weren’t spoiled for choice on a […]

Tassie Trip – Day 1 – 14 May 2011

Tassie Trip – Day 1 – 14 May 2011

A Tasmanian road trip had been on the cards for a while, but we finally put our proverbials into gear in early 2011 and worked out how to make it happen. Due to various personal commitments, the middle week of May was the only chance we had for all to […]

AutoFocus Drive Day – 4 December 2016

AutoFocus Drive Day – 4 December 2016

Round 2 of our AF drive day was organised for early December, following increased interest from our last drive. Invites were extended to the previous attendees and a few newbies joined us for the morning. We met in a familiar location, west of Sydney, for a ‘meet n greet’ and […]

A Visit to Dutton Garage – Part 2 – Gli Italiani – 12 March 2016

A Visit to Dutton Garage – Part 2 – Gli Italiani – 12 March 2016

Part 2 of our visit to Dutton Garage takes in the Italian part of their stable. Well represented were some of Maranello’s finest, including my first time ever seeing an Enzo in the flesh: I’d never really paid them much attention, however, that changed immediately upon laying eyes on one […]

A Visit to Dutton Garage – Part 1 – Ze Germans – 12 March 2016

A Visit to Dutton Garage – Part 1 – Ze Germans – 12 March 2016

A spur of the moment car purchase saw us with a few hours to spare in Melbourne one Autumn Saturday. We tossed around ideas of what to do before settling on the only natural choice for any car enthusiast – a visit to Dutton Garage in Richmond. Having grown in […]

The New Baby ///M

The New Baby ///M

All reports suggest the BMW M2 is a superb bit of kit. We can’t comment on its dynamics, yet, but it certainly looks amazing – purposeful and muscular – and emits a superb exhaust note (much better than the M3/M4).

AutoFocus Drive Day – 6 March 2016

AutoFocus Drive Day – 6 March 2016

We’d been planning a drive out west for a few weeks, when one of the AF members suggested we extend the invite outside the AF crew. A few local Sydneysiders we’d become friendly with through social media had expressed interest in joining us for a drive, so we set a […]

275R + 172 – RENAULTsport

275R + 172 – RENAULTsport

The Renaultsport Megane RS 275 Trophy-R is the current FWD king of the ‘ring (though arguable against the new Civic Type R, but you can’t buy those in Aus) and in this particular colour scheme has the whoa to match the go. My silver Clio 172 is 15 years old […]