Falcon Favourite - John Bowes Favourite Falcon Racer

When it comes to motorsport icons, it’s hard to look past John Bowe. With a successful career that spans over four decades and the only driver in Australian motorsport history to win an incredible six National Championships in four categories, JB has forged his own path and his own legacy. Although Bowe is known to steer anything with four wheels, he has been affiliated with the blue oval for some time and here we will take a look at the man’s favourite Falcon as Australia bids farewell to the iconic model.

It’s no secret that JB has been behind the wheel of many memorable Fords over the years. Who can forget the incredible Shell Sierra RS500 or the iconic AU and BA Falcons, the aussie hero has even been known to pilot classic frames such as a vintage mustang in the TCM Series. With so many amazing cars, you’d be surprised to know which one stole JB’s heart, the EBII that he drove to victory at Bathurst in 1994. Holding off five pursuing Holden’s late in the race, JB and Dick Johnson thrilled onlookers to take the win in one of the most intense Bathurst 1000’s ever, a moment that is still etched in every motorsport fans memory.

At the end of 1994 the car was converted to EF specifications with a different roof, front guards and boot among other things being added. Soon after, the vehicle claimed another win in the 1995 V8 Supercar Championship. It’s no surprise that JB’s favourite Falcon racer is the one he has had such a positive success from. The car itself was originally built by Jimmy Stone at DJR, with every part meticulously planned to extract maximum performance and drivability.

Although there was somewhat of a raining success, the Falcon faced tragedy when it was involved in a crash in 1996 at Phillip Island Circuit, bouncing around on its tail, roof, nose and finally into the wall at the Hayshed after a collision with Craig Lowndes. With the crash taking place at 235km/h Bowe was lucky to walk away, however the iconic Falcon met its maker in race car heaven.

With so many stories to tell, both on the track and off, it is sad to say farewell to one of the blue ovals most beloved offerings. However with such a great community and availability of spare parts, we know that the falcon will live on for many years to come.

What is your favourite Falcon? Make sure to head over the comments section of the Rare Spares Facebook page and let us know in the comments.

Roxburgh Park Sandown Round Sales Event

Sandown Raceway, 25 kilometres south east of Melbourne has played an important part in Australian motorsport since the 1960s. The biggest names in the business, from Fangio and Moss to Brabham and Brock have all raced there. Only five races are allowed every year due to its suburban location which makes every event extra special and they don’t get more special than the V8 Supercars Sandown 500. To coincide with the Sandown 500, Rare Spares puts on one of its biggest annual events, the Rare Spares Sandown Sale.

Held at Rare Spares Roxburgh Park recently, it was always promising to be an extra special sales event.

“The Rare Spares Roxburgh Park VIP night that was held on the 9th September was another very successful event and a great turn out,” said Silvio Nanfaro, the 2IC at Roxburgh Park.

With the doors opening at 6 o’clock, customers were greeted with a traditional Aussie sausage sizzle out front.

Once inside, customers were treated to a massive 20% off all Rare Spares products.

Not content with spoiling our customers with bangers and bargains, next was the chance to mingle with current V8 Supercar Star Jason Bright, along with Leo Tobin, Brett Youlden and Gary O’Brian from the Touring Car Masters (TCM) series.

And if that wasn’t enough, everyone had the chance to win some truly awesome prizes.

The lucky winners were:

Sandown double passF. Carbone
Sandown double passM. Weaver
BJR Hot LapR. Jones
BJR Hot LapJ. Giroud
$100 VoucherC. Zahra
TCM Merchandise PackG. Vlahos
Rare Spares Merchandise PackC. Zahra

“Many thanks to all the car clubs and Rare Spares loyalty members who attended the event, as well as to the drivers who made this night a success. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!” said Silvio.

For your chance to win some fantastic prizes like these, make some huge savings and mingle with the stars of motorsport, register with Rare Spares at www.rarespares.net.au                  

Rare Drive Hot Laps With Jason Bright

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Rare Spares recently held a special promotion known as Rare Drive, which gave participants the chance to ride shotgun with Jason Bright and team BOC in his V8 Supercar which is a very rare opportunity indeed.

You simply had to enter at www.raredrive.com.au and tell Rare Spares in 25 words or less your most memorable moment in Motorsport.

The two lucky winners will now be strapped in their harness tight and fly around a racetrack near them with Jason Bright, for a once in a lifetime thrill ride.

For the best chance at winning upcoming Rare Spares promotions and competitions make sure you join Rare Spares as a Loyalty Club member to receive all the latest information hot off the press as well as being able to contribute to your local car club.

For those that missed out on the Rare Drive competition with Jason Bright, Rare Spares are still offering another chance to win another ride. All you have to do is head to our next Project Partner event in Melbourne or Sydney to enter.

Rare Spares Sydney

Saturday 16th August

2/22 Rowood Rd, Prospect NSW

9:00am -4:00pm

 
Rare Spares Roxburgh Park

Thursday 11th September

Shop 6, 195 Somerton Rd, Roxburgh Park VIC

6:00pm -8:30pm