V8 and V6 Holdens of NSW Unite Under Their New Loyalty Club Banner

12. February 2014 13:32 by Rare Spares in General  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Looking for a car club in NSW? The NSW V8 Holden Club meet on the first Monday of each month to share their love of V6 and V8 Holdens.

With regular social outings and events such as car shows, cruises, BBQ’s and more, the club has much to offer. Club members range from young to old, male and female, and are open to ALL makes and models of 6 cylinder V6 and V8 Holdens.

The club are loyal Rare Spares customers and were recently awarded a banner through the Loyalty Club program, which they display proudly at events.

 The Rare Spares Loyalty program rewards car clubs with a point system that accumulates club points for each dollar spent in store. These points can then be redeemed for great rewards such as a branded banner, flags or a marquee.

To find out more about the Loyalty Club, visit http://www.rarespares.net.au/loyalty or to find out more about the NSW V8 Holden Car Club, e-mail nswv8holdenclub@y7mail.com.

Roxburgh Park Sound Off Event

Roxburgh Park Auto One/Rare Spares played host to a very successful sound off/show ‘n’ shine on Friday 15th November.

Weather was fantastic ensuring a large turnout for the event, which was complete with a free sausage sizzle, promotional girls collecting donations for the local CFA, door prizes and exclusive store discounts. The BBQ was going all night and the in-store promotion offered a 20% discount store-wide and an extra-special 30% off audio products for the sound off.

“We had over 300 cars turn up on the day and raised $760 for the local CFA,” said Brad De Pasquale, Store Manager.

Awards were given to the best cars in the JDM, Muscle Car, Aussie Tuner and Audio categories.

“There were a number of high quality cars like the Toyota Supra which won the ‘Showstopper’ award. Other winners included an LJ Torana and a yellow Maloo Ute.”

Many Auto One suppliers were in attendance and available for guests to speak with including MotorActive, Penrite, National Auto Parts, SP Tools, Auto Concepts and more.

Rare Spares and Auto One are looking to make the sound off an annual event as it was a huge success and a great opportunity to bring car enthusiasts together to share this passion. Some incredible cars and sound systems were on display as you can see from the event footage - click here to view.

 

Rare Spares Launch New Television Commercials

Rare Spares have launched two new television commercials which will be aired on 7Mate throughout the remainder of the year, so keep an eye out!

The commercials are designed to relate to car enthusiasts and feature old, rusty vehicles being restored back to new from tail to bonnet, with a voice over communicating Rare Spares key messages around their new slogan ‘more than just a part in your project’.

Officially endorsed by Holden and Ford, Rare Spares have two partner programs, ‘Holden Restoration Parts’ and ‘Ford Restoration Parts’. These logos feature prominently in the advertisements, which use a classic Holden and Ford as restoration projects.

The first features an old Holden Monaro being restored to new – Click below To View

http://rarespares.net.au/news/tvcholden.aspx

The second features an old XA Ford Coupe being restored to its former glory – Click below to View 

http://rarespares.net.au/news/tvcford.aspx

 

RARE SPARES….. More than just a part in you project.

8,500 Likes and Counting!

16. October 2013 13:43 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

It is an exciting day for Rare Spares as we have now reached 8,500 Facebook likes! We’re getting closer and closer to reaching our goal of 10,000 likes by the end of the year!

Rare Spares has been actively posting and sharing a variety of content such as images of classic cars, profiles of our store managers, product updates and footage from the Touring Car Masters & V8 Ute events that Rare Spares are proud to sponsor.. It’s not just the big motorsport events we like to share, we also like to post about car shows and events like the 2013 Aussie Classic Car Show. Also, monthly you can read updates written by  John Bowe, Rare Spares’ ambassador and racing icon, on our wall.

 

We want to hear from you, so we have begun posting ‘Repair It, Share It,’ where we ask our followers to send us images of their restoration projects to share on our wall. We also want to engage with motorsport enthusiasts out there, so we have been posting ‘A Rare Moment in Time’ where we discuss with followers, a historic moment in motorsport history. 

Recently, the Rare Spares Facebook page was following the story behind David Ryan’s restoration project. Known as the ‘De Ja Vu, Back to the Future or Returning to My Roots’ Blog, David Ryan provided Rare Spares followers with weekly updates on the full restoration of his race car for the La Carrera Panamericana race in Mexico which is happening later this month!

Whether it is an update from a Rare Spares store, an invite to an exclusive event, a news piece or a great image, we always aim to provide exciting content for our Rare Spares followers. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out and LIKE our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/rarespares

 

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.