A Word From Cam McConville

13. August 2013 10:19 by Rare Spares in General  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

It's been a crazy month since my last post with Rare's but I have finally taken the foot off the gas pedal for a few days.

After kicking off the HSV Drive Experience in sunny QLD, I flew to Austria for a FIA Young Driver Academy. This three day driver camp is something that I can now reveal to all of our Rare Spares Facebook fans that I will be running in Australia for CAMS! This was the European version run by former F1 pilot, Alex Wurz and in October I will run the Asia Pacific version in Sydney. The camp focused on driving skills, fitness and sports physiology, all valuable skill sets for a budding race driver.

After just three days in Europe (via Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Dusseldorf) to get there it was straight back to Brisbane for the Queensland Raceway V8 Supercars round.

Finally on the Sunday night I flew home but only for four hours sleep as our HSV Drive Days kicked in at Sandown on the Monday morning. Bruce (our lucky Rare Spares winner) had a ball and I Iook forward to having more Rare Spares guests along later in the year so stay tuned!!

Cheers,

Cam.

A Word From John Bowe

Hi there to all my Rare Spares friends,

It’s a very busy time right now for me; I am at the start of a scheduled 5 consecutive weekends of racing. Prior to this I spent the weekend at the MotorEx show in Sydney. I honestly have to say that it’s the best car show I have ever attended, literally hundreds of cars to make your eyes bulge.

Looking at the Toranas, Monaros and Falcon GTs I could not help but be reminded what an important part Rare Spares play in preserving our motoring heritage. They all are restored using Rare Spares mind boggling selection of resto parts!

This weekend I am racing the Maranello Ferrari in Queensland which is as hi-tech as the Mustang is low-tech. The following weekend I am racing my friend Trevor Simpson’s 1967 Brabham BT 23 open-wheel car at the Winton Festival of Speed, then it’s off to America to race at the Famed Laguna Seca Raceway for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

Since I retired from V8 supercar racing, I seem to be doing more racing and driving than ever, just not getting paid for it; but let’s face it, I love cars and love the sport, so I intend to race until I am 80.

Wish me luck, JB

 

Rare Spares Ambassador John Bowe Remains In The Lead After Round 4 Of The Touring Car Masters Championship

31. July 2013 11:15 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Rare Spares is a proud sponsor of the Touring Car Masters Championship. Round 4 of the Championship took place at Queensland Raceway, Ipswich last weekend (July 27-28).

Rare Spares ambassador John Bowe remains in the lead after this round, achieving two victories over the weekend in his Ford Mustang Sally.

In Saturday’s practice sessions, Bowe completed the fastest lap of 1:18:4306s around Ipswich’s 3.12km circuit.

Topping both of the practice sessions, Bowe went on to win the first of the three races which took place over the weekend.

On Sunday’s first race, rival Jim Richards took the lead, with Bowe coming in second above Andrew Miedecke. In race two, Bowe charged back into the lead, securing his position in the lead of the championship.

“It was a real tribute to the boys in my little team John Bowe Racing to win the opening race on Saturday - they delivered a race car that could not have been any better despite 6700 rpm and 1680kg,” said Bowe.

Four more rounds remain of the season, with round 5 set to take place at Sydney Motorsport Park from August 30th – September 1st.

Rare Spares congratulate Bowe in his efforts over the weekend. Stay tuned for updates on the remaining championship rounds.

 

 

Rare Spares would like to welcome new Perth distributor Rare Parts, Welshpool

23. July 2013 15:04 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

The 200 square meter store, located just outside of the Perth CBD, has been around for over twenty years. The store supplies parts to enthusiasts and professional restorers, specialising in hard-to-find parts, especially for Holdens and Fords.

Store Owner Todd Gardener has been a member of the Monaro Car Club of WA since its inception. Taking ownership of Rare Parts Welshpool in 2005, Todd brought with him a passion and extensive knowledge of cars. His expertise coupled with the ‘Rare Spares’ brand has aided their mission to provide a one-stop shop for the restoration of all cars.

Rare Spares General Manager, David Rayner, said “It’s great to have them on board and to grow our distributor network in Perth. They join Rare Spares, Osborne Park, as our only distributors in Western Australia.”

“Both Todd from Welshpool & Mike from Osborne Park are very knowledgeable when it comes to car restoration which is a great advantage to our customers.”

 

Win A Day In The Drivers’ Den with Cameron McConville!


Rare Spares are offering two lucky winners an incredible HSV Drive experience with our Ambassador Cameron McConville.

 

Don’t just meet Cameron McConville, join him for a lap around the track and a full day thrill-seeker experience, learning the tricks of the trade. Improve your skills behind the wheel and enjoy a refreshing lunch with this fantastic prize offering from Rare Spares.

 Valued at over $650 The Day in the Drivers’ Den package includes:

  • The chance to meet Cameron McConville and other top racing drivers

  • Experience the GEN-F range: drive the 430kW GTS, the race-bred ClubSport R8, the tradesman’s nirvana, the Maloo R8, the sophisticated Senator Signature and the ultimate freedom machine, the ClubSport R8 Tourer.

  • Learn new skills around circuit driving, understeer/oversteer, ABS and swerve manoeuvres, seating and steering technique and more.

  • A lap around the track with Cameron McConville

  • A smorgasbord lunch with refreshments throughout the day

                   "The ultimate HSV drive experience is for any thrill seeker looking to enhance their driving skills in an action-packed day on the track" 

Cameron McConville

 To enter this promotion click here!

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