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19 September 2017

Where are they now? Dave Schwarz is the master cross-country navigator

“Anyone else would have been immensely satisfied with a top 40 Dakar finish, but Dave was royally pissed off”

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17 September 2017

Racing legend Nobby Clark

Nobby Clark was a race mechanic for almost 50 years, spinning spanners for a who’s who of GP greats. He shares his tales from the circus…

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12 September 2017

Grid Talk - Mick Kirkness

Flat track is enjoying a surge in popularity – and it’s not just the Yanks who are doing it

Gassit Garage / Columns
10 September 2017

Spannerman rides Vietnam

The Ho Chi Minh Road isn’t the Ho Chi Minh Trail that was used to transport soldiers and weapons, but bits of it intersect and there are plenty of war references as you ride through the jungles

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08 September 2017

Not Forgotten - Rodger Freeth

This Kiwi champion was the ultimate outlier in the world of motorcycle racing

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06 September 2017

They did what? Racing up the Hume

The world’s first long-distance road races took place in Melbourne’s backyard

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04 September 2017

Revolving Racer - Levi Day

It really is an honour to give even a small bit of information back to people who want to learn

Gassit Garage / Columns
02 September 2017

Old School - The Surtees factor

As the tributes flowed in for John Surtees after his death in March this year, one aspect of his amazing career was largely overlooked.

Gassit Garage / Columns
02 September 2017


Race engineering is largely a matter of fashion. Or to put it another way – as former world champion and revered crew chief to Kenny Roberts Senior, Kel Carruthers, told me many years ago, “what worked last year, plus a few per cent”. In this way, in the years of those ama

Gassit Garage / Columns
30 August 2017

Revolving Racer - Thomas Brown

I’m Thomas Brown, I’m 12 years old and I’m currently doing junior road racing in Australia. I’m trying to take every opportunity of my life as a kid while doing what I love best — road racing. I come from Toowoomba in Queensland and I wouldn’t have been racing if it

Gassit Garage / Columns
26 August 2017

Mike Hailwood in Oz

One year before his stunning comeback victory at the Isle of Man TT, nine-time world champ Mike Hailwood was lured by Australia’s iconic Castrol 6 Hour. 40 years later, his 1977 teammate tells all

Gassit Garage / Columns
22 August 2017

Indian Scout Sprint Racer – Young Guns

True or false? When the Young Guns Speed Shop in Switzerland built a custom Indian Scout that makes 150kW, they named it after a headless chook…