Toyota Starlet

Canvas the neighbourhood

It’s amazing what you learn from Facebook (yes, even dubious Facebook can give you the occasional education it seems) – I had no idea up until today that there was a version of the Toyota Starlet that came with a canvas top! (I was thinking that it was something home made ala This Mitsubishi Colt we found decades ago).

But it’s real and we’ve found one.

And if you’re keen on the one we’ve found, we hope you’re good at canvas repair..

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crypto

How much is that in Cryptocurrency?

I have a passion for things with wheels (usually 4 but results may vary.) I have a trifling collection of various cryptocurrencies. Can both these spheres of crypto and all things automotive combine for our latest article here at Drive Another Day?

It’s 2019. of course they can! You can buy practically anything with Bitcoin!*

 

*Bytecoin not so much.

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LS the world, one MX5 at a time.

So you’ve got a 1990 Mazda Mx5 (that’s a Miata for all our US brothers and sisters) you picked up as a repairable write off for pretty cheap. You could do what the name suggests and repair the thing to get it back on the road…

Or you could throw a LS1 in there for the hell of it and follow your mantra of ‘Ls’ing the world.’

Up to you really…

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R31 GT Wagon – you are clear to land on runway 3…

Ahh bless the hard working lads at Iron Chef Imports and their always amusing Facebook page. Once again they’ve delved deep into the current offerings of importable Japanese automotive excellence and come up with a true winner.

Yes that is a fairly unexciting R31 GT Passage Wagon above (well unexciting for me but that blocky mid 80’s lunchbox on wheels look might just light a fire under you or deep within your cockles who knows.) But like a cream filled cheap chocolate or an ages old Limo on Gumtree, it’s what’s on the inside that counts..

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Bond…on a beer budget.

Can’t afford the latest and greatest James Bond instant sex symbol slice of automotive excellence? You’re not alone fam, I feel you. (Thumps fist against heart twice). But if you really have a hankering to own some kind of James Bond style status symbol in your garage to bore impress friends, family and neighbors with then I’ve found three possible options here in Australia. Yes they need work. But pretending to be a secret agent isn’t supposed to be easy is it?
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In pursuit of a BA Falcon

Loved the seedy tales from the Australian TV series Underbelly? Loved playing Cops and Robbers as a kid? On the hunt for a BA Ford Falcon that you can’t actually register and drive to work?

If you answered yes to any of those, boy have I lined up a Facebook found beauty this time around!
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One happy yellow panel van

It was a busy day at my son’s primary school today – a local business day full of craft stalls, dance and martial arts demonstrations, a World’s Greatest Shave Event (where my wife lost her locks) and right before you walked up the drive to the big hall, there was parked the happiest little panel van around… allow me to introduce you to Bella.

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Why you need a multi tool in your car

For a tool I bought out of sheer necessity one arvo (long story short: my battery died, I needed to get it out of the clamp and my local 7-11 was the only place that sold anything looking remotely like a tool) my multi-tool has been an effective piece of kit recently. It turns out my $17.95 tool of all trades, master of none does have its uses and here’s a few reasons why like a solid breaker bar, it’s handy to have one tucked away in your car somewhere.

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The other cars of the Gold Coast 600

I turned up to a radio broadcast live from near the track (as radio outside broadcasts go, this was an absolute doozy!), managed to get myself completely lost, wandered through the pits and ended up having to ask no less than 5 security members which way I had to go to get to my site on time.

It was good fun and the camera on my Huawei managed well and truly copped a flogging in the process..

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