Electric Manual Mustang

11. February 2020 11:07 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Image The Ford Mustang Lithium is an “ultra-high-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype” says Ford, and packs a high voltage punch. In equivalent terms, power and torque are rated at 670kW and a truly staggering 1355Nm of twist. Remembering that electric motors produce maximum torque at zero revs, this amount of torque is on tap as soon as the go-button is pressed. [More]

VK Commodore’s to Enter TCM in 2020

In mid 2019, the first of what is scheduled to be a five car build commenced. Under the racing banner of Kali Motorsport, a Super2 category name run by the recently retired Lucas Dumbrell, another racer, Gerard McLeod, will join in. McLeod is a former Commodore Cup and V8 Utes campaigner. [More]

Rare Spares sign naming rights deal with Rockynats 2020

14. January 2020 16:53 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Rockhampton Regional Council has today announced that it has secured a major Naming Rights Partner for the inaugural Rockynats event.

Rare Spares, known as the largest supplier of automotive restoration parts and accessories in Australia, signed the Partnership deal for what is set to be the greatest motoring festival brought to Central Queensland.

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How to Protect Your Paint This Summer

14. January 2020 09:10 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Summer in Australia. Perth has a dry, baking heat. Darwin and the FNQ region has “the wet”. Brisbane and Sydney have a mix of wet heat and thunderstorms. Melbourne and Hobart have their own climate requirements, as does Adelaide. This makes looking after a car’s paint potentially fraught with region specific issues for a vehicle built to cover a wide environment. Here’s a few tips that may help. [More]

SEMA Wrap Up

There are car shows, and there are car SHOWS. We’ve used capitals in this case as we’re talking SEMA. The Speciality Equipment Market Association holds a massive get together once a year and has done so since 1963 after a number of automotive aftermarket parts makers, including Dean Moon and Vic Edelbrock saw a niche that needed filling. [More]

Summernats

It’s regarded as Australia’s biggest horsepower party and was once famous for BBB. Beer, boobs, and burnouts. Summernats has gone hard in recent years to make the BBB more bbb. There are still boob, beer, and burnouts, but the reliance and focus on those as what made it Summernats has been changed. [More]

Podcasting and YouTube: Media in the Hands of the Enthusiasts

3. December 2019 09:28 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

It’s been said that anyone can be a journalist nowadays. This is due to the preponderance of smart devices and social media. Major news corporations actively request input from their viewers and readers to help supplement their own generated content. In a way, though, this is a bit “hit and miss”, somewhat scattergun in approach and reception. [More]

E85 - Sustainable Performance?

22. November 2019 16:09 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Fuel. Go-gas. Gasolene. Petrol. It’s the non-diesel fuel that feeds our cars. Since 1986 Australia’s cars have been tuned to run on a fuel called unleaded petrol. [More]

Round 6 Super 2 Series – Sandown 500 Race Report - Adam Marjoram

Image Round 6 of the Championship, the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 has been run and won, but for me it was a tough weekend in the office. They say motor racing is character building, and if you can’t take disappointment don’t go motor racing. Well last weekend proved those statements to be true, especially after ending Bathurst with a blown engine. My strong performance during the year has taken a battering in the last two rounds. Stick with me and I will let you know how it unfolded. [More]

Best of the Best in Supercars

Image Records are black, round, and made of a form of plastic. Or they’re what is created when a previous level is exceeded. People such as basketballer Michael Jordan, Red Bull balloonist Felix Baumgartner, or movie franchise “The Avengers” have created records. In Australia there are plenty of record makers. In motorsport, especially in our home grown Australian Touring car Championships/V8 Supercars/Supercars. With the 2019 Bathurst 1000 run and done, we thought we’d have a look at a few of the record makers and holders for our top tier motorsport category. [More]