Longford Circuit - When Formula 1 was in Tassie

Image Longford is a historic town with settlers putting down stakes for land as early as 1807 and is located some twenty minutes drive southwest from Launceston. It’s a farmland settlement and home to the oldest continually operating horse racing site in Australia. And from 1953 to 1968 it played host to a number of motorsports events including two Australian Grands Prix. [More]

Iconic 80’s Car Video Games

11. March 2020 11:00 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Image There are few phrases that are guaranteed to annoy someone than “back in the day” or “when I was young” to infer things were better then. They’re a couple of phrases that can be applied to so many things like Star Wars films, tv comedies, Formula 1, console games and with car racing. Whoa! Wait a second. Do you mean that hi-res graphics, ultra-realistic driving dynamics, and surround sound isn’t as good as what the 1980s brought alive? [More]

Supercars Abroad

ImageSupercars, as they are now known, and previously as the V8 Supercars and Australian Touring Car Championship, have had a strong presence in this country for quite some time now. Followers have seen Falcons, Commodores, Skylines, and more, pound the circuits of Australia. However, there were occasional excursions to places other than Sydney or Perth or tracks in Tasmania. And for the sake of prudency we’ll also include New Zealand as we’re looking at locations such as Europe or Japan. [More]

Electric Manual Mustang

11. February 2020 11:07 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Image The Ford Mustang Lithium is an “ultra-high-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype” says Ford, and packs a high voltage punch. In equivalent terms, power and torque are rated at 670kW and a truly staggering 1355Nm of twist. Remembering that electric motors produce maximum torque at zero revs, this amount of torque is on tap as soon as the go-button is pressed. [More]

VK Commodore’s to Enter TCM in 2020

In mid 2019, the first of what is scheduled to be a five car build commenced. Under the racing banner of Kali Motorsport, a Super2 category name run by the recently retired Lucas Dumbrell, another racer, Gerard McLeod, will join in. McLeod is a former Commodore Cup and V8 Utes campaigner. [More]

Rare Spares sign naming rights deal with Rockynats 2020

14. January 2020 16:53 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Rockhampton Regional Council has today announced that it has secured a major Naming Rights Partner for the inaugural Rockynats event.

Rare Spares, known as the largest supplier of automotive restoration parts and accessories in Australia, signed the Partnership deal for what is set to be the greatest motoring festival brought to Central Queensland.

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How to Protect Your Paint This Summer

14. January 2020 09:10 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Summer in Australia. Perth has a dry, baking heat. Darwin and the FNQ region has “the wet”. Brisbane and Sydney have a mix of wet heat and thunderstorms. Melbourne and Hobart have their own climate requirements, as does Adelaide. This makes looking after a car’s paint potentially fraught with region specific issues for a vehicle built to cover a wide environment. Here’s a few tips that may help. [More]

SEMA Wrap Up

There are car shows, and there are car SHOWS. We’ve used capitals in this case as we’re talking SEMA. The Speciality Equipment Market Association holds a massive get together once a year and has done so since 1963 after a number of automotive aftermarket parts makers, including Dean Moon and Vic Edelbrock saw a niche that needed filling. [More]

Summernats

It’s regarded as Australia’s biggest horsepower party and was once famous for BBB. Beer, boobs, and burnouts. Summernats has gone hard in recent years to make the BBB more bbb. There are still boob, beer, and burnouts, but the reliance and focus on those as what made it Summernats has been changed. [More]

Podcasting and YouTube: Media in the Hands of the Enthusiasts

3. December 2019 09:28 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

It’s been said that anyone can be a journalist nowadays. This is due to the preponderance of smart devices and social media. Major news corporations actively request input from their viewers and readers to help supplement their own generated content. In a way, though, this is a bit “hit and miss”, somewhat scattergun in approach and reception. [More]