Famous Last Words

IN THIS MONTHS EDITION | August 2021

This month in Famous Last Words:

– Podcast – Ron Moon.

– Porsche, Bugatti and Rimac joint venture – what a trifector.

– McLaren Atura arrives in Australia.

– Clarkson’s Farm on Amazon.

– What happens when a steam engine departs a tunnel?

Enjoy! Glenn Ridge

Famous Last Words


Ron Moon is one of the most interesting guys I know. For nearly forty years he’s been traveling extensively around outback Australia and the world, writing stories about his adventures. He was editor of 4×4 Australia Magazine for 15 years…

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In last month’s Famous Last Words, I wrote about the founder of American battery-powered trucks, vans and SUV’s manufacturer Rivian, Robert ‘RJ’ Scaringe. At 38 years old, he’s managed over the past ten years to raise more than US$3billion and become one…

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I’m a big fan of the car manufacturer and race team McLaren and love the story of how New Zealand race-car designer, driver engineer and inventor Bruce McLaren founded the team in 1963 and how it’s grown to become the…

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One of the most talked-about television shows in Britain recently is Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon Prime Video series – ‘Clarkson’s Farm’. As the title suggests, the series is based around The Grand Tours Jeremy Clarkson and his ‘Diddly Squat Farm’…

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Ever since I can remember I’ve always loved steam engine locomotives. I don’t know why or where this infatuation came from, but I do know even to this day when I hear the sound of a distant steam engine, hear…

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