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Original publish date: January 2011 Recently a video game was released for a game console that some of the older folk in the world would call “that X-Playbox station thingy”. The game is Gran Turismo 5. Like most things these days, this game was marketed with advertising and fancy slogans. However, unlike most things, it wasn’t sex that sold Gran Turismo 5. You see the marketing folk for GT5 chose to advertise the game as “The Real Driving Simulator”, no doubt targeting the die hard car fan. This is of course a lie. You do not drive cars in GT5....

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Original publish date: August 2010 A great person once said to me, “It’s not the car, it’s the driver”. A pretty clear statement really, and one that can often hold true, particularly in Club level motorsport. You see people often look at lap times and say, “I need more power” or “Upgrade the suspension”. Instead, perhaps what should be said is “can I brake later?”. The easiest way to improve your lap times is to tighten the biggest nut in the car, the one sitting in the drivers seat. Take Gippsland Car clubs Haunted Hills hill climb for example. I...

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Original publish date: June 2009 Hooking an Alfa Romeo 75 into the Karussell at the Nürburgring in Germany, you soon discover just why it was nicknamed “The Green Hell” by Jackie Stewart. Hell it may be, though many would consider it heaven, myself included.  I made the decision early in 2008 to visit this 21km circuit of unrestricted toll road and it’s a memory I’ll never forget.  With Porsche GT3’s, BMW M5’s and the odd McLaren SLR flying past you, it can be particularly intimidating but nonetheless it is a first point of call for any true car fan. The...

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