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    Porsche Day

    We decided to take the Flatnose and 996 for an outing to clear our minds and get some video footage.  “Pure emotion”, firing up the 996, reversing out the garage, slowly crawling down the street allowing mechanicals to warmup, imaging Im a race driver taking my spot on the grid. What a way to start everyday, it never gets old.  The rigid chassis, rather lifting a wheel than flexing the body (out the driveway), windows down, sunroof open, precision gear selection and effortless drone from the flat six. Sensory overload.  After much confusion about our rendezvous point, all from my side, we enjoyed a good giggle at my expense over a coffee while…

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    Porsche 356 Replica

    What a blast ive had in the last 48 hours. Checked out this replica for a friend, drove it home (in proper rain) and loaded it on the carrier for its destination. Warned that replicas are just that, I can say, value for money I would buy one in a heart beat. Yes, it’s fibreglass and flexes, but what classic doesn’t have a healthy dose of idiosyncrasies! Not that I like attention, I’ve had more in (48 hours) this car than anything else I’ve ever driven… even my volksiebus!!! Sad to say goodbye, but I see an outlaw in my very very near future!!! Thanks to all concerned for the seamless purchase and…

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    2019 Jaguar Simola HillClimb

    4th #JaguarSGC done and dusted. Still reeling from last years frantic experience, once again left everything to the last minute. Only managed to swap out cylinder head on Monday, rewired (more or less) the dashboard, fitted seats, rechromed lights & surrounds, before realizing the license had expired… Special word of gratitude and respect to my first wife, always by my side, navigating the challenges I drop in front of her, albeit understandably not always without complaint. Thanks for noticing and renewing license before leaving for knysna! #manofthematch Thanks Nik Pels for last minute stickers and master magician Wynando Adeleo Donaggi for grace under pressure and an excellent job as always, despite his own…

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    2018 Jaguar Simola Hill Climb

    Well that was one for the books. #theseareonlythehighlights Had my motor out three times in the last month chasing an oil problem. Collected car at 5pm on Thursday and decided to do the adult thing and withdraw from #JaguarSHC. Until I arrived home and watched a promo video of the guys setting up their pits… I had to go! Off to bed for me. Woke up at 00:00, jumped in the car and took an old school slow drive up the N1, R62, Swellendam to Knysna checking vitals in every town, with an almost full moon lighting the way. Arrived at 5:30, slept for an hour only to be woken by Craig &…

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    Aston Martin AMR

    Taking delivery of a new AMR. From Aston Martin website: DISCOVER Extreme excitement Vantage AMR epitomises everything Vantage has stood for since 2005. Possessing dazzling charisma, and a core of inner steel, it is an icon of style and substance, inspired through our racing pedigree to create the purest of thoroughbreds.