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]

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]

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]

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]