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]

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]

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]

Rare Spares Top Five Bathurst 1000 Races

Motorsport in Australia, as a topic of conversation, is one that’s up there with like/dislike Ricky Gervais, should pineapple be on a pizza, is Peter Helliar actually funny, for dividing people’s opinion. Who’s the greatest driver, was the 1978 Torana the best car, which was the greatest of the great races at Bathurst? Given the history of the yearly event that is “Bathurst”, pinning down a top five most exciting races from over fifty races is always going to be fraught with danger. We don’t expect our list to be yours. But we would love to know what you think your top five are. [More]

Round 4 Super2 Series – Queensland Raceway Race Report - Adam Marjoram

Round 4 of the Super 2 Championship was held at Queensland Raceway, or the paper clip as it’s affectionately called. It’s a track that I have practiced at a few times but never actually raced at in a Supercar, so it was new for me and the team as the Dunlop Super2 Series has not raced at QR since moving to the car of the future. The team having never raced there means we have no previous set up data for the car, so we will have to work it out as we go. [More]

The technical side of the Mustang in Supercars

Sports have rules, regulations, guidelines. Sometimes they’re easily interpreted and implemented, sometimes they’re not. Motorsport is a great example of this, and in 2019 there’s been a measure of controversy about a new entrant to the category now known as Supercars. Ford’s Mustang is the new kid on the block, and it’s been greeted with both open arms and raised eyebrows. The main cause of its mixed reception has been to do with the regulations that Supercars run and this has affected the aerodynamics of the car that’s been built. [More]