Any Given Reason’s 100th post – The startup

It’s taken just on eight months to write 100 posts. Any Given Reason has covered so much since then – from rally, to circuit racing, to off-roading, sports cars and club events. From events as grassroots as they come all the way up to Formula One. Any Given Reason has been privileged to drive some pretty exciting cars too – a couple of tarmac rally cars, new performance cars and one particularly quick R35 GTR. And I won’t lie, there have been a couple of close calls photography wise – not just standing on the side of a little road shooting rally, but I’ve discovered that people, police included, give you odd looks when you start pointing your DSLR at parked cars. But it’s all been worth it.

So I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank all of my readers, because it’s your support that makes all this possible. And I’d like to ask the question – what do YOU want to see on Any Given Reason? Let me know, and I’ll do my best to cover it.

I was trying to think of something special for the 100th post, and I think I’ve found it. The starting of an engine for the first time is something special, and a very big step for any restoration project. I started the engine of my Fiat X1/9 for the first time the other night. I bought this car as soon as I turned 16, I learnt to drive in it, and what started as a quick freshen-up has turned into a five year project. Fingers crossed it will be finished this year…