Rare Spares Summernats 31 Wrap-up

Summernats 31 came to an end after four days of tyre shredding action in Canberra on Sunday 7th January. A huge success, this year’s Summernats drew in an incredible crowd of 105,000 and a total of 2,105 vehicle entrants – one of the festivals greatest turnouts in its long and illustrious history.

 

“We saw fantastic cars, fantastic behaviour, a great program of events and despite the extreme weather that we have experienced here, our health and safety team worked diligently to make sure our all of our patrons came and went home safely,” said Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez.

 

The most prestigious award at Summernats is the Grand Champion and for 2018 the honour was awarded to Grant Connor and his spectacular maroon coloured 1967 Ford Falcon, impressing the judges for its near perfection in all areas of design and performance. For owner Grant, it was a special moment.

 

“What an unbelievable feeling. I never imagined I would ever win Grand Champion. I was hoping for a couple of smaller awards, but this is surreal. I have to thank my family and partner for all of their support.”

For Rare Spares, the event was a huge weekend and a massive success! Offering 20% of all orders placed and paid for at the stand, the Rare Spares Traders Pavilion was abuzz with punters for the duration of the four days.

 

Headlining promotions for Rare Spares at the event was our ‘Rare Experience’ promotion, which will give winners the ultimate motorsport weekend at the 2018 Adelaide 500 in March! To enter, patrons were given a key by the Rare Spares girls at gate 7, which was to be taken to the Rare Spares pavilion where the keys could be entered into a lock. If the key unlocked the lock, then the patron was awarded a prize. The lucky winner of the Rare Experience was D.Clark from South Australia, who can’t wait for their ‘money can’t buy’ experience.

 

Once again proving itself as the nation’s best automotive festival, Summernats will return in early 2019 for the 32nd time, and at Rare Spares, we’re already counting down the days!

 

Were you at Summernats 31? We’d love to hear your stories, head over to the Rare Spares Facebook page and let us know about your Summernats in the comments section below.

Rare Spares Rare Specials at Summernats 29

Hot off the press! Rare Spares is going to make your Summernats trip even better!

For the 29th edition of this iconic event, Rare Spares is offering a HUGE 20% off* plus FREE Shipping for all orders placed and paid for at the Rare Spares stand during the entire event period!

PLUS Rare Spares are giving you the opportunity to go in the draw to WIN the ultimate motorsport weekend, known as ‘Rare Experience!’** How does tickets to the 2016 Clipsal 500 with flights and accommodation for two and a weekend to remember sound? All you have to do is see the team at the Rare Spares stand in Pavilion C to enter!

Rare Spares will also be showcasing none other than John Bowe’s race winning Touring Car Masters Holden Torana and RSP Director David Ryan’s famous FJ Holden all weekend.

To take advantage of these great offers and help us in celebrating Summernats and the classic cars we love, join us at the Rare Spares stand for Summernats 29!

The coveted Rare Spares Legend award will again be presented with a new industry legend being inducted to the Hall of Fame. Who will it be this year? Find out on Saturday night in the Main Arena.

*excluding vouchers and items already on special and 20% off full RRP of Rubber Kits

** For full terms and conditions see the online entry form at the Rare Spares stand. Permit No: ACT TP 15/08101

Rare Experience Winners Bright Weekend

18. March 2015 11:13 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

The ‘Rare Experience’ was the ultimate money can’t buy motorsport competition for two lucky people to attend the Clipsal 500 as a free offer to any spectator that visited the Rare Spares stand and entered the competition during Summernats 28.

The prize included two return flight tickets from your nearest capital city to Adelaide, 2 nights accommodation, Pit Lane/Grid Walk access + 3 day admission tickets + a Hot Lap with Jason Bright in the Team BOC V8 Supercar around the famous Adelaide street circuit.

Hundreds of entries were received but there could be only one major prize winner and the ultimate motorsport weekend went to…drum roll……. Troy Townsend.

Troy doesn’t normally enter competitions as he never wins anything, so was in shock when he received the call from the Rare Spares team that he had won.

Troy’s partner Sue is nearly a bigger V8 Supercar fan than Troy, so Sue was always going to be the extra person Troy brought along with him.

“He would have been in trouble if he didn’t take me!” laughed Sue.

Troy and Sue loved every minute of their experience.

“It was a great weekend, tiring due to the heat, but so much fun!” said Troy.

One of the highlights of the weekend was of course getting suited up to go for a highly sought after hot lap ride with Jason Bright in his race V8 Supercar around the street course.

“Awesome! Even now, after the event, I can’t believe how much grip and how it stayed on the road, it was so fast!” said Troy.

Jason Bright even hung around post ride to chat and answer questions for the lucky winners.

“All in all it was a great weekend and we want to thank Rare Spares for the opportunity” said Sue Bennett.

Rare Spares also offered a $500 Rare Spares product voucher for the runners up prize and a Rare Spares gift pack for third place as well, so it was a fantastic and very successful competition.

Stay tuned to the Rare Spares Facebook page for regular competitions or become a Rare Owners Club member, by visiting http://www.rarespares.net.au/rarespares/

 

 

Word from a Winner – Exclusive VIP Experience at the Clipsal 500

7. April 2014 12:15 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Mitchell, the winner of the Rare Experience promotion, had a chat to us about his VIP experience at the Clipsal 500.


For those of you who don’t remember, the Rare Experience promotion ran from the 3rd to the 5th of January at Summernats, offering one lucky winner + a friend, the whole motorsport package:

  • Return flights from your nearest capital city
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • General admission & pit lane access for the weekend
  • To be hosted by John Bowe & his racing team for the weekend including a dinner

Mitchell took his Father along for the weekend and raved about the experience.


“I had such a great weekend and I would love to do it again. Big thanks to Rare Spares, David Rayner, Amy Rayner, Hamilton (JB’s manger) and John Bowe for the great weekend and the experience dad and I enjoyed,”
he said.


“Adelaide is a very nice place to stay and the hotel Rare Spares set up was wonderful. The dinner with John Bowe, David Rayner and Hamilton was great and we laughed a lot and got to learn a little more about the category JB is racing in.”


“We got to do so much more then we were expecting, like the tour of Jason Bright’s pit and car. It felt like we were part of the team being able to go into pit lane as John Bowe lined up to race.


“Dad and I couldn't stop smiling the whole weekend and we couldn't believe how many great activities we got to do. Big thanks again, couldn't be happier with how the weekend went.”


Rare Spares offer our valued customers many promotional opportunities each year to win money-can’t-buy experiences, gift vouchers and more.


You can enter our current photo competition by sending in a pic of your restoration project or daily drive, for the chance to win a Rare Spares voucher! To enter click here.