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]

E85 - Sustainable Performance?

22. November 2019 16:09 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
/> Fuel. Go-gas. Gasolene. Petrol. It’s the non-diesel fuel that feeds our cars. Since 1986 Australia’s cars have been tuned to run on a fuel called unleaded petrol. [More]

Round 6 Super 2 Series – Sandown 500 Race Report - Adam Marjoram

Image Round 6 of the Championship, the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 has been run and won, but for me it was a tough weekend in the office. They say motor racing is character building, and if you can’t take disappointment don’t go motor racing. Well last weekend proved those statements to be true, especially after ending Bathurst with a blown engine. My strong performance during the year has taken a battering in the last two rounds. Stick with me and I will let you know how it unfolded. [More]

Best of the Best in Supercars

Image Records are black, round, and made of a form of plastic. Or they’re what is created when a previous level is exceeded. People such as basketballer Michael Jordan, Red Bull balloonist Felix Baumgartner, or movie franchise “The Avengers” have created records. In Australia there are plenty of record makers. In motorsport, especially in our home grown Australian Touring car Championships/V8 Supercars/Supercars. With the 2019 Bathurst 1000 run and done, we thought we’d have a look at a few of the record makers and holders for our top tier motorsport category. [More]

Round 5 Super 2 Series – Bathurst 1000 Race Report - Adam Marjoram

The Super 2 series has had a two month break since Queensland Raceway, where we had a really strong finish of 4th. The team at Image Racing, spent that time stripping my car to a bare chassis, the chassis went to the jig to tweak it back into perfect alignment. It then received a full paint job thanks to Rustoleum and was sent back to the team. [More]

Van Nationals Wrap Up

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In April of 2019, in the town of Charters Towers, Queensland, the 44th “Van Nationals” was held. The first event was held in 1975, the same year a film about a shark terrified audiences around the world. The next event, by the way, will be held at the home of “The Dish”, Parkes in NSW, over the Easter weekend in April 2020. [More]

Mad Max Film 40 Year Anniversary

Ford Australia was heavily involved in the film, with the MFP cars being XB Falcon sedans. An XA sedan, the car that popularised the “coke bottle” shape of the XA/XB/XC Falcon shapes, was used. [More]

Barra Swap Phenomenon

24. September 2019 11:20 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

There are some companies that have something special in their catalogue. Most of the time, and understandably, it’s to do with their fire-breathing engine. Ford Australia is one of those companies. Their long lived 4.1L became the basis for new engines before a genius at their engine design company waved a hand and said ”Why don’t we bolt on a turbo?” [More]

Project Monaro

9. September 2019 14:01 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
“We’re here to stay”. That’s the message that underpins an exciting mission being undertaken by Holden, veteran all makes parts supplier ACDelco, other long-term Holden suppliers and business partners, and a team of dedicated, long-term, Holden employees. The premise is simple: take an iconic car, restore it, give it away. The devil, they say, is in the details. The car is a 210,000km 2004 VZ spec, Monaro. The restoration is in partnership with companies that includes Holden’s own ACDelco. The give-away part is for a very lucky person that purchases Holden or ACDelco parts, or visits a Holden Dealer service centre. [More]

Corvette C8

27. August 2019 09:33 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

General Motors have confirmed details and American pricing for its forthcoming 2020 Corvette Stingray. It's a mid-engined machine, will come in a couple of trim levels, and will kick off at under USD$60,000. The engine configuration puts it into the same sphere as Ferrari, McLaren, and Lamborghini. Importantly, it will be produced in factory fitted right hand drive, and is due to start production later this year. [More]