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The Dark One – RS Clio 182 Cup

The Dark One – RS Clio 182 Cup

There’s something in the water in France, something that finds its way into the local chassis and suspension engineer’s DNA. It seems to give them a weird sixth sense on how to make a car go around a corner and yet maintain a semblance of ride quality and balance that only […]

Cavallino Cars and Coffee – 12 April 2015

Cavallino Cars and Coffee – 12 April 2015

An extra week’s break from the March event seemed to spur more people into action with a huge number of cars and spectators in attendance! The AutoFocus crew was represented by Stew, in his mint “panda” Toyota AE86 ‘Hachirocku’ and Alex/Rob in their newly refreshed RENAULTsport Clio 172 Phase 1, […]

RENAULTsport Clio 200 A.G.P.

RENAULTsport Clio 200 A.G.P.

Brett’s owned his 2011 RS Clio 200 Australian Grand Prix edition since new and has slowly added some top quality parts to make it into one of the best Clio IIIs getting around Sydney. It’s recently come off lease and out of warranty, but instead of flicking it like so […]

BMW M4

BMW M4

BMW controversially added the M4 nomenclature to the new generation of their iconic mid-size M model, with the purists tut-tutting at the departure from tradition. The F80/82 M series is also the first turbocharged version, further modernising the model and potentially losing one of the best attributes of past M3s […]

Cars + Coffee – 1 February 2015

Cars + Coffee – 1 February 2015

The first of Sydney Automobile Club’s Cars & Coffee for 2015 attracted without a doubt its largest turnout yet. Whilst advertised as held at Cavallino Ristorante, the event has grown to occupy every road, street, commercial driveway and parking lot (including available patches of grass) found Terrey Hills-side of Mona […]

Best Of – Cars and Coffee 2014

Best Of – Cars and Coffee 2014

In anticipation of this Sunday’s first event of 2015, the AF team have chosen their 5 favourite cars and photos from all of last year’s events. Anthony Lamborghini Countach – “It’s big, it’s red, it’s got pop-up headlights and there probably won’t be anything as game-changing, as poster-worthy ever again […]

Lotus 340R

Lotus 340R

Belated welcome to the AF garage but one of our favourites so far – the Lotus 340R. Collected from Melbourne on trailer-back, on a quick weekend jaunt in January 2012, the original owner imported it from the UK along with his limited edition Lotus 7 and BMW 850i. He’d decided […]

Cavallino Cars and Coffee – End of Year – Part 2 – 7 December 2014

Cavallino Cars and Coffee – End of Year – Part 2 – 7 December 2014

Part Two of our coverage of Sydney Automobile Club’s end of year event. Feeling withdrawals as there was no January event! E90 M3 CRT (Carbon Race Technologies). E92 M3 GTS. E46 M3 CSL. E30 M3. The Lotus contingent. BBS on this S2 Elise. Gorgeous E46 M3. Lovely Verde Ithaca Gallardo. […]

McLaren P1

McLaren P1

In early December, McLaren Automotive’s current extraordinary hyper car, the P1, made it to Sydney on its national road trip. Unfortunately, on the Sunday that we went for a look the showroom was closed but we managed to get a decent view through the window. Not a bad line on […]

Cavallino Cars and Coffee – End of Year – Part 1 – 7 December 2014

Cavallino Cars and Coffee – End of Year – Part 1 – 7 December 2014

The final event of the year for Sydney Automobile Club’s Cavallino Cars and Coffee was held on Sunday 7 December. With perfect weather conditions, this was by far the biggest meet yet with interesting cars as far as the eye could see and the creme de la creme of Peoples’ […]