Ten bucks to enter and all the dust you can eat!

It’s been a day three years in the making (cos every time I got asked to go I’d end up working somewhere on the day) but finally Baz and I managed to set foot on the ground of the 2016 Ballarat Swap meet.

With a bag packed full of water we were on a mission for mirrors for his Holden HR Wagon but this is what we stumbled across instead..

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If This Then BMW

If you’ve never heard of the amazing app IFTTT then you’re missing out. Short for ‘If this, then that’ it’s an app for iPhone and Android that works with a lot of different programs and applications to help make your life a little bit easier. And if you’re driving a BMW at the moment that can get the BMW Labs widget, then IFTTT BMW could be your new best friend…

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Installing a Steel Mate 386M Keyless Entry Central Locking kit

One day while attempting to climb into my Soarer for the commute to work, the lock refused to work. It jammed up more than your local freeway when a zombie outbreak occurs. This gave me a couple of options of course (after a week of climbing through the passenger door to drive anywhere)…and eventually a long hot afternoon of swearing at poorly written instructions in a central locking kit..

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The Volkswagen Wagon that really wanted to go

A confession first: I haven’t had much experience with VW’s. Oh there was my mate Javed’s blue Beetle that conked out more than a doped up prize fighter. Then there was Marty’s bug that I occasionally had to help start with my rotary rocket. But until this year I really hadn’t had much experience in the VW world and after trying the latest diesel Golf, I found it incompatible with my usual driving style.

Thankfully an offer came through to try out a 2012 Volkswagen Golf Comfortline Wagon…and that completely changed my views on one of Germany’s finest…

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Help! My ride is getting crapped on!

It seems my Stagea is getting crapped on and not by Legnum drivers. No a visiting gang of menacing sparrows have decided my Nissan is a fantastic canvas to cover in bird poo. And they have really put some time and effort in shitting all over it while it sits in the carport, looking sharp.

So this weekend I had a look at some successful possible solutions that didn’t invest in some kind of firearms license.

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