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Book Reviews

Top 10 Books for Car and Motor Racing Enthusiasts

by John Avis | January 8, 2018

Here's my top ten favourites from my automotive book collection. Most of the books are probably now out of print but available from the usual sources as pre-read copies.


General

Cheap Chinese eBay Dash Cam (DVR) Review

by John Avis | December 21, 2017

I thought it might be fun to get a cheap car dashcam so I could record some of the interesting things I often see on the road and share them online.


General

Cheap eBay baffled oil catch can review

by John Avis | July 6, 2016

Due to a combination of my aftermarket supercharger and 240,000km of engine wear on my 1998 BMW 318is, I get quite a bit of oil through my PCV/CCV system that clogs the valve and gets sucked back through the intake system. In an attempt to keep the system cleaner I decided to fit an oil catch can.


Street Racing

An Australian Cannonball Run in 1984?

by John Avis | April 8, 2016

I must be living under a rock because I have never heard of this race. But apparently in late 1984 a race took place from Sunbury in Victoria to Perth, Western Australia.


Street Racing

Capricorn Run 1986 - From Australia's Playground to Perth?

by John Avis | April 6, 2016

I was reading through an old magazine from 1986 and came across an advertisement at the back for a cross country road race in Australia called the Capricorn Run '86.


Book Reviews

Review of Universal Carbon Fibre Cold Air Intake System

by John Avis | January 11, 2016

If you've shopped for a universal air filter on eBay you've probably seen these carbon fibre cold air intake kits listed by a number of sellers.


General

New website for car magazine collectors

by John Avis | December 21, 2015

Do you collect car magazines? I've recently started working on a new website for people who collect or trade in car magazines.


Service and repairs

Holden Commodore VT V6 fuel filter replacement

by John Avis | June 16, 2015

I recently replaced the fuel filter on our 1998 Holden Commodore Acclaim with the 3.8 litre V6 engine. I found that the instructions I had found online for how to remove the fuel pipes did not work for me so here are some instructions for how I did it.


Commentary

Do today's cars have too many driver aids?

by John Avis | April 27, 2015

Most of the driver aids I believe are good things. Anti-lock braking system in particular, as well as the various traction control and stability control systems are very worthwhile, as unless you are practising controlling these things regularly you are unlikely to be able to control the car in the situations that these systems cut in.


Commentary

What's with all the Chevrolet badges on Holden Commodores?

by John Avis | July 2, 2014

Why are so many Holden owners swapping their Holden badges for Chevrolet badges?

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