Roxburgh Park Rare Spares/Auto One Holds A Very Successful VIP Night

On Thursday September 12, The Rare Spares/Auto One Roxburgh Park store held an exciting car club VIP night attended by motoring legends from V8 Utes and Touring Car Masters, including Rare Spares ambassador John Bowe!

More than 130 people attended the night which was a-buzz with poster signing and prize give-aways.

V8 Utes drivers Stephen White, Elliot Barbour, Jesse Dixon, Andrew Fisher and Adam Marjoram and Touring Car Masters drivers John Bowe, Jim Richards and Gary O’Brien were kept busy, signing posters and talking to visitors about their upcoming racing weekend at Sandown.

A sausage sizzle and refreshments were provided and raffle and door prizes given away included:

 

·         A TCM double pass to Sandown with a tour of the pit hosted by Racing Great John Bowe

·         A TCM merchandise pack including a 2013 shirt, stubby holder, flag, cap and poster

·         A V8 Utes signed and framed poster from Sandown

·         V8 Ute double pass to Sandown and lead out lap in a V8 Ute

·         Six individual passes to Sandown

·         A yearly subscription to Unique Cars

·         An 18 volt Hyundai cordless circular saw with battery pack

·         An 18 volt Hyundai cordless reciprocating saw with battery pack

 

The night was a huge success and a rare opportunity for Rare Spares car club members and their families to meet some of the biggest names in motorsport.

A New Marquee For The FE-FC Car Club Of Victoria

24. September 2013 17:00 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

The FE-FC Car Club of Victoria recently redeemed their Rare Spares Car Club Loyalty Program points for a branded marquee.

Accumulating more than 50,000 points, the club were able to receive this fantastic prize which will come in handy at car club events.

The Rare Spares Loyalty Club rewards loyal customers! Registered car clubs receive exclusive discounts, points which can be redeemed for great prizes like the marquee, as well as product information specific to the vehicle being represented.

The FE-FC Car Club is dedicated to keeping these once forgotten Holden models on the road for all to see, and remember motoring as it was in the mid to late 1950s. After their first meeting in August 1987, they have expanded greatly, having a membership ranging in age from 16 to 80 years old. They are part of the national body of FE Holdens and FC Holdens which includes New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and the Mid North Coast.

Check out what’s available for car clubs at http://www.rarespares.net.au/loyalty

Historic Aussie Car Departs For World’s Toughest Race

18. September 2013 18:02 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

An iconic FJ Holden departed Melbourne this week enroute to Mexico to compete in arguably one of the world’s toughest road races, the La Carrera Panamericana.  It is one of only a handful of times that an Australian car has competed in one of the most famous events in motor racing history.

The FJ, fittingly sporting a racing kangaroo livery, is owned and will be driven by car restoration figure David Ryan and will be co-driven by Greg Stevenson, both from Melbourne.

“The FJ left Melbourne at 1am last Monday on the ‘Bahia Negra’ and after a few stops in New Zealand; it will go through the Panama Canal and will be unloaded in Columbia.  From there it will board another ship for the final stop on the East Coast of Mexico on the 10th October,” said David Ryan.

In something that resembled a TV reality show, the car was packed, along with a full contingency of spare parts, tyres and safety equipment into its shipping container just minutes before it was due to depart – “We have been working on this car for well over eighteen months and it all came down to matter of minutes in the end.  The shipping company had to load the container at 1pm last Friday and we were still loading the car with five minutes to go.  We literally closed the doors with a minute to spare,” Ryan added.

The FJ has been meticulously built by not only Ryan and Stevenson but by some of the biggest names in the automotive industry, Ryan adds “I truly cannot believe the support we have had in building the car.  It has been quite a humbling experience.  It would be unfair to single out any one in particular but I thank each and every person that has spent their own time in helping us achieve our dream”

Ryan and Stevenson will depart Australia on October 16th with La Carrera Panamericana, or Pan Am as it’s affectionately known, kicking off on October 25th from the south eastern Mexican city of Veracruz.  From there it will be a race north for 3,100 gruelling kilometres over eight days.  Over 100 vintage classified cars participate from all over the world and whilst there are official placings, just finishing is seen as a significant accomplishment.

“Competing in the Pan Am will be a lifetime achievement for me.  It’s something that I have promised myself that I will do for a very long time.  My father would always speak about it when I was a kid and the interest just grew from there,” Ryan concluded.

 

Rare Spares Shed Talk- DIY Restoration Videos!

11. September 2013 10:06 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

The passion to restore classic vehicles is one shared by thousands across Australia. Looking to recapture memories from the past or restore old cars back to their former glory, Aussies both young and old are picking up the spanner and embarking on the journey of classic car restoration.

To provide assistance along the way, Rare Spares launched Shed Talk, an online DIY video series on YouTube designed to provide information about fitment and installation of Rare Spares parts and products for your next classic car restoration project.

For those looking to restore a classic car or street machine with a do it yourself attitude, Shed Talk is the best place to find out all the information you need about installation techniques and how to select and fit the right Rare Spares parts.

 

 

Rare Spares Launch Major ‘Suite of Brands’ Marketing Initiative

Rare Spares have just launched a major marketing program that will encompass all aspects of the Rare Spares brand and explore the role it plays in each and every stage of a classic car restoration project.

The new initiative, called the Rare Spares Suite of Brands, has already launched through two new print advertisements in Street Machine Magazine, Unique Cars Magazine and Australian Muscle Car Magazine, and a series of brand new TV advertisements will be on a screen near you soon.

The new print ads represent why Rare Spares really is more than just a part in your project. The ads outline how Rare Spares, across its various brands including Holden Restoration Parts, Ford Restoration Parts, Nasco and Shed Talk, are involved in each and every part of Australia’s classic car culture, from Summernats, the Touring Car Masters and car club events, through to sponsorship of motoring racing legends John Bowe and Cameron McConville. 

Supplying tens of thousands of parts to thousands of car restorers and hundreds of car clubs across Australia and New Zealand is an incredible success story, considering Rare Spares’ humble beginnings as a part time business 38 years ago. We wanted to highlight this success and tell the story of what Rare Spares has evolved into through the Suite of Brands marketing campaign.