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Cars & Coffee event at Walsh Bay wharf, Pyrmont

The Cars & Coffee events are exclusive events for owners of sports and super cars to mingle, have breakfast and coffee and allow the public to come and have a look.
My little Blue Lotus was probably the cheapest car there on display.

Weather was perfect, was nice to see a lot of friends from the different brands, and overall was a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning in Sydney.

My car very very slightly got on the news

Number plate of friend Nicko’ s Black McLaren is ‘batman’.

My aspire to car, the Porsche GT3 RS

Breakfast was a pretty social buffet sit down affair.

Seat covers DIY- making them child proof

Our Ikea dining room chairs we’re in a  white cotten fabric that was really not child friendly. White shows up every stain and they were not wipe clean.

So I went to the local fabric store, Spotlight is the biggest chain here in Australia, and bought 2 meters at $20 per meter of darker pattened fabric that was weather resistant, so can be wiped clean.

It was simple to cut to size with enough to overlap the sides.

Staple the fabric to the under side wood of the chair. Top tip! use a decent stapler, mine was a super cheapo one and it kept not pushing into the wood and breaking, which made the whole job twice as long.

All done! Total time took me 1 hour, but if I had a decent stapler I could have done it in half the time. They look modern and are now child friendly from food stains. 

Roadtrip to Walcha Feb 2017

February’s road-trip to Walcha, 4 hours north of Sydney, with Easton, Brendon, Joel, Doogie and Mr crackles the Audi RS3 owner.

Blistering 48 degrees peak temp, YES 48 degrees, that’s not a typo, due to a heatwave and bush fires in the area.

Lets start with a beautiful short video made by Easton…

Now  a bucketful of lovely photos…

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Definitely need a cold beer in a old country pub after a roadtrip in 48 degrees!

Here’s the group Google photo album for this trip

Thanks all, look forwards to the next one!

Lotus club drive Jan 2017

I organised another breakfast drive, we call them ‘breaky runs’ for the lotus club last weekend. The route I planned just south of Sydney was a hit with the guys.

6 Lotus’ mostly Elises but 1 Exige, and 1 Lamborghini, he’s a Lotus owner but also a Lamborghini owner.

They really are a nice bunch of guys, usually from the age range of late 20’s to 50’s from different walks of life.

Everyone had to pull over as I got lost on the map 🙂

I’m always impressed with how well the lotus drives on Country Roads at high speeds, it’s ability to just fly over the roads imperfections and absorb all the roads bumps such direct feedback through the non power assisted steering and through the seat of your pants being so close to the ground, there isn’t a more amazing driving experience south of hundreds of thossands of your local money. 

I’m lucky to also own the Audi RS4 but the Lotus Elise is really truly the better driving experience of the two.

Below, breakfast time with the gang!

Sydney ghost town – New years day 2017

Sydney as a ghost town. I woke up early on new years day and did a trip around Sydneys CBD and tourist spots. I find it amazing to see a normally very busy city as a ghost town.

The only sign of life was a P&O cruise ship entering the quay.

Macquarie st heading down to the opera house.
Coolest building im Sydney, part of the University Technology Sydney.

Martin Place, one of the busiest pedestrian parts of Sydney, not a sole.
Opera Bar, would have been packed to capacity just a few hours earlier for the NYE celebrations.

The usually bustling China Town where Paddys Market is, totally dead.

No ferries running at circular quay, a real ghost town.

The loanly  Bar with no customers.

A NYE DJ booth with the DJ and dancers long gone.

My dream car arrived

Well its not really big enough for me to fit into it but I cant really afford the real size one. Its a 1/18 scale model of the Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS from 2007.

I had a $5k deposit on one with Porsche back in 2007. I chickened out taking out the finance when Porsche asked me to come in and spec the car.

I should have gone for it, back then the car cost $300k approx aussie $ but now they are worth nearly double that, being such a award winning and limited production run Porsche. It would have been an investment, even if I only owned it for 6 months. I kicked myself when I saw how much they went up in value.

The model is from Welly who makes some pretty decent models with a lot of detail as you can see. All the doors open, boot, bonnet and the steering wheel turns wheels.

The paintwork has been painted and glossed really well. The colour might offend some, but the kermit Green and bright Orange were the 2 colours this GT3 RS model was famous for.

You can even see a bit of a map on the sat nav.

St Albans and Wisemans ferry with Mum and Dad


Dispite our super busy work schedule, we managed to find a sunday to make a trip north to dads favouite place, St Albans via Wisemans ferry.

Visiting the old Settlers Arms pub for the 2nd time, dad was in a very happy place.


There were some re-enactments of old convict life and an old convict camp on the Great Northern Road we walked up.




Here are some actors playing as convicts resting between cutting out rock to build the great northern road.



Mum and dad talking to a soldier overseeing the convicts. He knew of Chichester and called it ‘chi’ which dad couldn’t believe how he knew thats the locals name for it.


Dad drove the Lotus with mum all the way home back to Sydney.