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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I know boutique coffee and fast (preferably noisy) cars seem like passtimes from opposite ends of the spectrum. But Ill unashamedly admit to being a petrolhead :D
    Whats kindled the fire (Im a sensible family man now ;)) is a young fellow at work who is a deadset car nut. Im now regretting the (forced) sale of my HX ute when I got a company vehicle. The HX was heavily modified: lowered, 4-wheel discs, chipped 5.0L EFI motor, 5speed manual box, Simmons rims, upgraded coils, shocks and swaybars, matching momo seats and sports steering wheel....... you get the picture ;D I have a picture somewhere, Ill dig it up :)

    So who else is a petrolhead? Tell me about you favorite motor.

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    Yeah a bit of a petrol head, had different rotary cars all ported to varying degrees but now driving a Honda Type R thats alot of fun but its getting to small to put the kids in the back so am looking to change.

    Perhaps its time for a VE SS sedan or something, not sure just yet.

    These days i perfer to watch motor racing and leave the spending on machines to others but its always nice to go look at and admire the handywork of others with the passion

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    I have a 10 second xr6 turbo ute in the driveway that I spent way too much on, but boy its fun. :D

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    Rx7 series 2 83 model.
    huge build thread on ausrotary (rotary forum).
    12a turbo & EFI.

    currently undergoing mk 3 build with a HKS T51R SPL turbo.
    pretty much building the car around the turbo.
    current boost= 12psi with a s5 turbo.
    t51r spl will be running 25 psi minimum on a built motor.

    cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44494A44260 link=1281582099/1#1 date=1281583212
    Perhaps its time for a VE SS sedan or something, not sure just yet.
    I know where youre coming from Mal, my wifes car is well past replacement time. Im trying to slip the SS Sportswagon in as a "practical family car" ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1D6F6F2C2B3631385F0 link=1281582099/3#3 date=1281586249
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    and here i was thinking it was the caffeine BOOsting you :)

    i miss the V8 :(
    i miss the GSXr750 :(


    love this turbo LJ I had a laugh
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJeN61gurRw&feature=related




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    Quote Originally Posted by 575B525F5F563A0 link=1281582099/5#5 date=1281587410
    Quote Originally Posted by 1D6F6F2C2B3631385F0 link=1281582099/3#3 date=1281586249
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    and here i was thinking it was the caffeine BOOsting you :)

    i miss the V8 *:(
    i miss the GSXr750 *:(


    love this turbo LJ I had a laugh
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJeN61gurRw&feature=related
    Haha yeah man, was wondering when someone would make the connection. wasnt expecting it too happen anytime soon on a coffee forum!

    my machine restoration has taken up priority right now... :)

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    I am an indentured and qualified motor mechanic (now retired)

    In a family owned business in Newcastle (all relatives)
    I specialised in rebuilding motors and generally hotting up street registered and naturally aspirated (carburettor) cars for quarter mile drag racing

    Also did many boats

    My main area of expertise was carburettors, manifolds and cams

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    Quote Originally Posted by 484B58584F462A0 link=1281582099/2#2 date=1281586115
    I have a 10 second xr6 turbo ute in the driveway that I spent way too much on, but boy its fun. :D
    My vehicle is 0-100 in about 2.6 secs.
    VTR1000f with billet velocity stacks, all restrictions removed, rejetted, sports filter and Yoshi pipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7C4D5A4342454E43552C0 link=1281582099/8#8 date=1281602164
    Quote Originally Posted by 484B58584F462A0 link=1281582099/2#2 date=1281586115
    I have a 10 second xr6 turbo ute in the driveway that I spent way too much on, but boy its fun. :D
    My vehicle is 0-100 in about 2.6 secs.
    VTR1000f with billet velocity stacks, all restrictions removed, rejetted, sports filter and Yoshi pipes.
    Thats cheating ;D

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    I think youll find a few CS Petrol heads will come out of the garage! ;)

    Ive got an American car, which is about to get taken off the road and have some dollars spent on interior and some exterior refurbishment...its a 5 litre V8 pickup. Its only showing its age, rather than anything major. I mean, who puts velour in a car!? ::)

    I watched the Top Gear guys the other night put the new Camaro up against a Mercedes and I mean, seriously...the Merc is a souless piece of sanitised German manufacturing, the Camaro is just pure American over the top brashness! Loved it! :D I am kicking myself we didnt get an early model Camaro a few years ago when you could snaffle one for 25 grand or so...now youre hard pressed to find one under 40 grand!!

    Along with the Chevy in the garage, I have a Ducati 900ss, a 125cc Aprilia scooter and soon to be hopefully arriving, a Toyota Hilux, the turbo diesel of course!! ;D

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    Ahhhh i was drooling over the Camaro on topgear the other night too, gotta love topgear 3 night a week! hehe

    Currently driving a VY Commodore, selling though to make way for my SS work ute, and just brought a Kingswood HZ to do up.

    Brewman my partner is about to start doing up his HX ute - would love to see some pics of yours. Bet that was a sad day when it sold :(

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    Re: Coffee Snob Petrolheads?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B7B2A180 link=1281582099/11#11 date=1281656860
    Ahhhh i was drooling over the Camaro on topgear the other night too, gotta love topgear 3 night a week! hehe
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    Re: Coffee Snob Petrolheads?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0D3C2B3233343F32245D0 link=1281582099/8#8 date=1281602164
    Quote Originally Posted by 484B58584F462A0 link=1281582099/2#2 date=1281586115
    I have a 10 second xr6 turbo ute in the driveway that I spent way too much on, but boy its fun. :D
    My vehicle is 0-100 in about 2.6 secs.
    VTR1000f with billet velocity stacks, all restrictions removed, rejetted, sports filter and Yoshi pipes. *
    Ohhh oohh oohh can I pee on the post next...
    ::)

    Standing start:
    0-100 in 1.1 seconds... and 20 meters.
    8-)

    (but I couldnt go around corners)
    :o

    Kawasaki Z900 with a GPz900r body
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    Re: Coffee Snob Petrolheads?

    Quote Originally Posted by 19363C21580 link=1281582099/13#13 date=1281964231
    Ohhh oohh oohh can I pee on the post next...


    Standing start:
    0-100 in 1.1 seconds... and 20 meters.


    (but I couldnt go around corners)


    Kawasaki Z900 with a GPz900r body
    1428cc C16 Avgas + Nitrous Oxide

    Hmmm - I just knew that beard belonged on a drag strip 8-)

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    Thats a lot of pee on the post Andy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69464C51280 link=1281582099/13#13 date=1281964231
    Standing start:
    0-100 in 1.1 seconds... and 20 meters.
    8-)

    (but I couldnt go around corners)
    :o

    Kawasaki Z900 with a GPz900r body
    1428cc C16 Avgas + Nitrous Oxide
    Not bad. Imagine what you could do if you get rid of the training wheels on the back.

    And MY car will do 100kph in 22 seconds - or a bit quicker if the bottle shops about to close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 343D2E3D2A3B2A3D3539580 link=1281582099/16#16 date=1281966671
    Imagine what you could do if you get rid of the training wheels on the back
    Backflips!

    That bike was a lot of fun but alas was BC (before children).

    Spend nearly all my rev-head time in a Fiat Ducato covered in coffee beans these days.
    :)

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    I work at the holden proving ground south of melbourne, so my car is what ever holden and hsv are testing at the time. the 7lt hsv gts is my fav at the mo, but we have had some proto twin turbos in the past, very scary. :)

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    Re: Coffee Snob Petrolheads?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F607A6A6C7B68090 link=1281582099/14#14 date=1281964910
    Quote Originally Posted by 19363C21580 link=1281582099/13#13 date=1281964231
    Ohhh oohh oohh can I pee on the post next...


    Standing start:
    0-100 in 1.1 seconds... and 20 meters.


    (but I couldnt go around corners)


    Kawasaki Z900 with a GPz900r body
    1428cc C16 Avgas + Nitrous Oxide

    Hmmm - I just knew that beard belonged on a drag strip *8-)
    I thought itd look right in a V8 offroad buggy :D

    Carlie, Ive looked but cant find my pics :( They are around, I took plenty of them. Digging through my old CDs now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3001160F0E09020F19600 link=1281582099/8#8 date=1281602164
    VTR1000f with billet velocity stacks, all restrictions removed, rejetted, sports filter and Yoshi pipes
    Any wonder you cant afford a proper lever machine * [smiley=evil.gif]

    Alas I brought an MY98 WRX new but had to sell it when I moved to the bush and started playing with toys for a living traded it for a series 3 SWB Landrover. Current chariot 5L VN EFI totally stock and I like it *:)

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    Re: Coffee Snob Petrolheads?

    Quote Originally Posted by 69464C51280 link=1281582099/13#13 date=1281964231
    Ohhh oohh oohh can I pee on the post next...


    Standing start:
    0-100 in 1.1 seconds... and 20 meters.


    (but I couldnt go around corners)


    Kawasaki Z900 with a GPz900r body
    1428cc C16 Avgas + Nitrous Oxide
    I was hoping to tempt you into the post to find out what your old bike could do. 1.1 secs is amazing! Hard to imagine what it would feel like really...except maybe mental overload!

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A4D49464E445141464F280 link=1281582099/20#20 date=1282008685
    Any wonder you cant afford a proper lever machine
    yeah, yeah...I bought the bike because I needed transport as my car was dying (and I soooo missed my last bike). Convinced the wife that a bike was cheaper.......but then I just need to do this, and I just need to do that.......and before I know it Ive spent a lot more on the bike!

    Proper machine comes next year when I start getting paid again.....provided I dont find more ways of blowing it on the bike ;D

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    yep, HQ tonner with a 350 crate motor and kitted T700. Absolute pig to drive, drinks like a fish and rattles me to the bones every time I stop at the traffic lights. Totally worth it. Drive a Honda Civic to school most days unfortunately... :(

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    Re: Coffee Snob Petrolheads?

    Quote Originally Posted by 53504343545D310 link=1281582099/15#15 date=1281965379
    Thats a lot of pee on the post Andy!
    ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Coffee Snob Petrolheads?

    Does this count??


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    Quote Originally Posted by 67585E594443726F425441482D0 link=1281582099/24#24 date=1282120124
    Does this count??

    Yes :D

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    Yeah...I reckon that counts too. :D

    Where do you race that Justin?

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    I thought people might think this!!!!! When people see it on the water people say, "nice speed boat!!!"

    Its a fishing boat and only has a 40hp on the back. Does 50km/h I had a laugh. One day hope to put 70hp on the back to get it up to around the 75km mark though. Usually has an electric motor mounted to the front too.

    Some guy lined up next to me wanting a race one day. He had two thumping v8s in his boat. Obviously hadnt seen the motor on the back ;D

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    You need to put up another photo for us then, Justin...one that looks down onto the boat. From the angle of the above photo, it looks to have a long nose and big engine like a race boat!

    How funny, its only a 40hp... ;D

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    Re: Coffee Snob Petrolheads?

    back in my youth I bought a couple early monaros, a HG (for parts) and a HT GTS. Also bought a couple HG utes for parts.

    Monaro: 253/PowerGlide (factory)

    Complete rebuild, mildly worked 253 with lumpy cam; tricked Trimatic, dumped on its guts, Centrelines and custom euro paint, full velour interior (Real wog mobile). Sold it for way too little when I had to grow up, I think it is still getting around Albury.

    On the hunt for another one - albeit nowhere near what I paid for that one (i can only hope)

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    Melbuurn I am so jealous! Id love to buy a HK Monaro. I was a petrolhead when younger - I rebuilt an FJ Holden back to original (it was a burnt out wreck). I loved it. A Jaguar MK II is next on my list...

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    A looong time ago, I was getting about in a LH Torana with a 350 Chev. Absolutely frightening handling, but you could pass anything anywhere...

    These days, the better halfs WRX provides the thrills.


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    I used to have a two cylinder 2cv Citroen. The only thing it was capable of passing was a petrol station.

    On a nice day, going home from work I would roll the canvas roof back. Unfortunately this usually meant getting stuck next to a "W" class tram full of school children going up a hill that I didnt have the power to pass.

    When I got home the car would be full of empty drink cans and anything else the brats could lob in through the open roof.

    I didnt open the roof much anymore.

    Not long after I owned a very fast, modified Mini Cooper S. Back then this was the sort of car that qualified you as a petrol head.

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    In my younger days I used to be quite involved in rallying. Used to drive a heavily modified Datsun 1600. It had over 200hp and was very quick! Modifications are too numerous to list here, but was bored and stroked to around 2.2L, with twin 48mm Weber carbs, 11:1 compression ratio (ran on avgas), Bilstein suspension, 4 wheel ventilated disc brakes, etc, etc. Driving at 180km/h on a dirt forestry track, close to the trees, was certainly exhilarating!

    I have many fond memories of those days, and would like to do it again one day, but now that I have other commitments (mortgage, married with a baby daughter, etc) I think its pretty unlikely Ill get to do it again.

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    I too see the link between coffee and nuts n bolts.

    I am a qualified mechanic and while in my apprenticeship had a MK1 escort that dad and I done a ground up resto on, with his influence it was all done old school mini lites, twin webbers etc. it was no record breaker but it surprised people running 14sec ľís and under 2sec to 60 feet (really low ratio diff).

    After I had my fun there I moved on to karting I raced a few different classes with the leopard lights the fastest class I raced, good for about 160km 15mm off the ground.

    A couple of years ago I gave up full time nuts n bolts and fast things so I could come and work in the coffee industry roasting, I love it my hands are much cleaner and the missus prefers me coming home smelling of coffee rather than oil.

    Now Iím on the lookout for another project I just have to decide old espresso machine or car? *8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3A3D373F0B27203122313A27540 link=1281582099/34#34 date=1282607044

    Now Iím on the lookout for another project I just have to decide old espresso machine or car? *8-)
    Id say one of each. Thats what Im doing. *;D

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    We went to our local GM dealers trade night last night. The last "door prize" was to sit in Maurice Fabiettis 3400hp Monaro Top Doorslammer and "fire it up....... No I didnt win the prize but Mrs Mono did. She certainly got a buzz from the experience and Maurice is a nice and approachable guy. *Ive named her "Methanol Momma" for the time being........... ;) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56464A4A51447A424449250 link=1281582099/10#10 date=1281608536
    I watched the Top Gear guys the other night put the new Camaro up against a Mercedes and I mean, seriously...the Merc is a souless piece of sanitised German manufacturing, the Camaro is just pure American over the top brashness! Loved it!
    I liked that top gear episode, but the Camaro is pretty much just a VE commo under the skin - it looks good and goes pretty well but I wouldnt have one on my shopping list.
    It probably isnt a fair comparison with the Merc given the price difference, but I wouldnt call the E63 AMG "soulless" - those 6.2L V8 Mercs sound unbelievable.

    My favourite past car was the Mini in my avatar - genuine 1969 mk2 Cooper S, 1275cc +.060, 290 deg cam, roller rockers, big-valve ported head, balanced, 45mm DCOE Weber - awesome car to drive. Should never have sold it but then everyone whos sold a Cooper S says that... that was 4 years ago...

    Then bought an AU V8 Falcon and went a bit nuts on it - 347ci stroker, AFR185 alloy heads, from the airbox to the sump there were no unmodified components. Flat 13 quarter on injected-LPG.
    Ive got quarter mile runs for both of those on youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/someblokefromwa

    Dont have any interesting cars at the moment. Wife likes my coffee hobby more since she gets some benefit from it :D and its cheaper, but Ive got plans over the next couple of years to build a 65-66 Mustang or maybe an XR-XB Falcon if the budget cant stretch to a stang. plan is to go a mildly modified AU3 XR8 spec driveline (injected 302 Windsor / 5 speed) - should be fun...

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    Ive never been much of a boat person but I want to have a play with one of these!

    http://www.seabreacher.com/seabreacher-x
    (Pretty please Santa, Ive been a good boy)

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    Now that is.........well odd. Does look a little fun. agile little bugger. A mate had a jetboat with 2 2stroke 1100cc jetski engines. 5m long and 220hp. Full lock at full speed of 90km and it would do a 360 and stop with in seconds. Amazing agility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 042B213C450 link=1281582099/38#38 date=1284730104
    Ive never been much of a boat person but I want to have a play with one of these!

    http://www.seabreacher.com/seabreacher-x
    (Pretty please Santa, Ive been a good boy)
    I think Ive just been converted aswell.
    :o :o :o

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    It sure looks life fun, but Id miss the wind and spray.

    In my youth I raced hydroplanes and played in and around boats all summer on a lake in Canada.

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    Im not a hot water boat man, Ive sailed small craft such as a Laser and Windsurfer. Plenty of action, wind, water and spray.

    With sailing you dont fight against the elements. You use them in a way to get the best speed. On small boats in strong wind you are the ballast and have to be agile or you end up in the drink. Much fun.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjN2lxkTW6M

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    Perhaps this will convert some people to boating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mapVh...eature=related

    40 kt top speed or around 75kmh not bad for wind and a 90ft boat

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    The worlds fastest sailboat flying along at over 95kph.

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eJgsiS3xH8[/media]

    It is expected that this record will fall with-in the next year as this team has recently launched their next generation boat.


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    Or if you dont like water how about sailing along at over 200kph on land?

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRFRQXPtXTs[/media]


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    Ice sailing is the way to go for high speed without a motor.

    Very popular on frozen lakes in Canada and the US.

    At an angle to the wind some rigs can do about five times the speed of the wind.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bucqL99vgcA&NR=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1C3F2C2C27011A2B303D3F305E0 link=1281582099/46#46 date=1284850829
    Ice sailing is the way to go for high speed without a motor.

    Very popular on frozen lakes in Canada and the US.
    Ice boats were really popular around here ages ago with races being help regularly. Then it all kinda seemed to disappear as snowmobiles became faster, cheaper, and more readily available. In the latter years though it seems to have been making a comeback with more and more ice boats showing up on area lakes in early winter. Unfortunately the season for them tends to be pretty short as once snow starts covering the lakes and drifting up theres not enough open ice to sail. Your linked video was taken on a lake just a few miles from my house. Its one of many in the area that start sprouting sails once the ice starts thickening.
    :)

    Heres a clip with an Aussie in a closed course race here at last years winter carnival:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRmLeH3aF8A[/media]

    And to bring it back on topic I suppose if you can bring a sailboat onto ice why not bring a snowmobile onto water!

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbhed406BpM[/media]


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    So, Top Gear revheads...any thoughts on the latest Aussie offering shown the other night, with Shane Jacobson headling it?

    Personally, I enjoyed it and hope that the Aussie guys will continue to have some fun. When Jacobson saw the Peel P50s that they had to drive, I thought that his face was priceless! (actor or no, it was bloody funny!)

    However, I am still skeptical that the show will be never serious with real car tests here in Australia and will only ever be about entertainment (not that there is anything wrong with that.)...but I guess I could be wrong.

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    I dont get to see much telly but I did record the "UK v AU" Top Gear the other night. Paula and I watched it late one night and both laughed a lot, the next morning I put it on for the kids to see the safari park footage and they all laughed too.

    So as far as wholesome family entertainment it gets a big thumbs-up with 5 out of 5 in our household.

    Shane Jacobson did a great job. Steve Pizzati is a good driver and reviewer and I think is better suited to being 2nd fiddle to Shane.
    Ewen Page was a little flat for my money and didnt add much to the "team", I think the other two are going to have carry him for it to work.

    Im sure Ill record more in the future to see how it goes but so far so good.

    8-)



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