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Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010



Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010


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14 Sunday Territorian, Sunday, April 4, 2010 www.sundayterritorian.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 4 -A P R -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K Living with Adolescents Need Help? Relationship Behaviour Changes We Can Help Strengthen Relationships Develop Strategies to have the difficult conversations Negotiate Boundaries Venue: CatholicCare NT 17 Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah Date: Thursday, 8 - 15 - 22 April. Ring Tuesday or Wednesday Time: 7pm - 9pm Cost: $30 per single $40 per couple Please contact CatholicCare NT on 8944 2000 Bookings are Essential m g 4 0 0 6 1 1 www.catholiccarent.org.au NEWS EXTRA Third, fourth, fifth or sixth gear is my only question The car goesfast, 250km/h, but thats what its made to do, its one of the most powerful things you can find WORLD FLIES BY: Ian Harlow with his Black Mazda 3 MPS . Pictures: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD By ANNIE SANSON LESS than three days after he bought his brand new car, Ian Harlow, of Nightcliff, already had broken the 3000km mark on the odometer and probably one or two speed limits on the way from Adelaide to Darwin. The car goes fast, 250km/h, but thats what its made to do, its one of the most powerful things you can find, the 61-year-old said, talking about his Mazda 3 MPS Turbo. Most people dont even know the Mazda 3 comes as a MPS Turbo and when they see me on the road, they first think it might be a Subaru, because its got the big scoop on the bonnet that goes into the intercooler. Its a light car with lots of mumbo, its like a V8. Its got the same power, but it comes without the roadtrain economy. You just sit in it and the world flies by its beautiful. The security guard at the Ranger mine, 260km east of Darwin, said a few years back, when he was still into V8s he had never thought he would ever find himself in a front-wheel drive, but during the last years his love for Mazdas had grown. Chip tuned, with six-gear manual and a MZR 2.3 Disi Turbo engine with an intercooler on top of it, as well as a GPS and leather interior, the cars got all you need you buy em to drive em, he said. And you dont have to go sideways over speed bumps like the kids in their fancy cars have to. And the best, it doesnt have Milo-tins hanging off the end, its got a decent three-inch stainless exhaust. Mr Harlow said he had spent $40,000 on his baby, but a few more dollars will be spent soon, when the car gets a bit more tuning. I love driving it when Im coming up behind a roadtrain at 90km/h I ask myself What am I going to use this time: third, fourth, fifth or sixth gear? he said. With the eye-catching short number on his plates, Mr Harlow said he was often asked what the five digits stand for. They dont stand for anything but this is the number the MVR gave me for the car I drove when I first moved to Darwin in 1972. I moved it along from one car to another in the last almost 40 years.