Rare Spares Reaches 10,000 Facebook Likes!

29. January 2014 09:23 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

Rare Spares have reached a milestone this year with over 10,000 likes and strong engagement. Posting restoration projects, Summernats updates, photos and promotions, updates from John Bowe and more, Rare Spares have established a strong following with informative and engaging content.

The page has more than doubled the number of followers in the last year, with just under 5,000 followers in February 2013.

 For promotion updates and industry news visit https://www.facebook.com/rarespares. We’d love to hear from you, so feel free to share your restoration projects or a picture of your daily drive on our page.

 

Remembering A Motoring Legend

24. January 2014 14:27 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)

Rare Spares was honoured to announce that the late John Taverna was the winner of the Summernats 27 Rare Spares Legend Award for 2014.

In front of thousands of appreciative fans, John Taverna’s partner accepted the Rare Spares Legend award on John’s behalf at the Saturday evening Supercruise.

John Taverna was a street machine and drag racing legend in Australia, having built many famed drag cars and street machines that graced magazine covers, raced and turned up at shows all over the country and internationally. Two of John Taverna’s most recognisable cars were the JD Camira drag car and the pink 67 Camaro with the number plate CHASIS.

John also contributed greatly to drag racing though his role as the Victorian Divisional Director and later the National Deputy Director for ANDRA as well as his years spent as a Summernats judge.

 John will be sorely missed by everyone in the street machine world and Rare Spares are proud to have John Taverna as one of the Rare Spares Legends. 

 

Riding With A Burnout World Champion

24. January 2014 14:16 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

Ever wanted to know how it feels to be riding alongside a burnout world champion?

Danny Gibson was our lucky Rare Drive competition winner and spoke with us about riding shotgun with Peter Gray at Summernats 27

 Danny used to watch the burnout competitions when he was a kid so had a rough idea of what he was getting himself into.  

“It was wild. It was something that you can’t really describe; it was like thunder in your whole body.”

Not only was Danny riding shotgun with Peter Gray as he performed a show stopping burnout, Debbie Gray joined in with another Team Gray car, to double the spectacle and smoke in the burnout pit.  “You couldn’t see your own hands, but every time you could see, you could see that the other car was so close.”

“Debbie and Peter are both unbelievably good drivers and very confident in their own abilities.”

“I’ve never won anything before so it was very exciting. The experience was something that you couldn’t pay for – it was unbelievable.”

“I had a fun at Summernats overall – They’ve cleaned it up a lot which has unfortunately cleaned up some of the fun as well, but it was good and it has removed some of the more unwanted guests. I thought it was a lot more grown up and controlled this year.”

“I’ve entered the Nats’ half a dozen times myself. I’ve got a 77’ Torana which I spend all my spare time working on which I’ve had for 15 years.”

Click here to view the video footage from the day!

 

Rare Spares At Summernats

14. January 2014 16:13 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

 It is only now that we are beginning to recover from Summernats 27’!

 As official Summernats sponsors, Rare Spares have been working up to the event for months, with a strong marketing and promotions campaign that really delivered.

Two major promotions were run for Summernats, one to win a ride with burnout master Peter Gray at the event, and the other to win an ultimate motorsport experience to Clipsal 500 with flights, accommodation and ticketing included.

Both competitions were well-received and the vibe at Summernats was fantastic. The Rare Spares stand was bustling with competition entrants and people enquiring about the large range of Rare Spares products on display. As at every Nats’ a large number of staff were in attendance and couldn’t be missed with us all wearing bright Rare Spares shirts.

The Peter Gray competition winner, Danny had a blast, saying “It was wild. It was something that you can’t really describe; it was like thunder in your whole body.”

The 2014 Rare Spares Legend award was also awarded to the late John Taverna, and accepted by his partner on his behalf.

John Taverna was a street machine and drag racing legend in Australia and will be sorely missed by everyone in the street machine world and Rare Spares.

The prestigious Summernats Grand Champion award for 2014, a coveted prize only a select few will ever win was awarded to Henry Parry with his 1961 FB Holden.

If you have any great stories to share with us from Summernats, e-mail them through to Amy at arayner@rsp.net.au

 

The EH Holden Car Club Of Victoria Celebrate With New Chairs At The 50th Anniversary Show nā€™ Shine

6. January 2014 15:32 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

The EH Holden Car Club of Victoria received a generous Christmas present from Rare Spares for their continued loyalty: 20 branded canvas chairs.

Printed front and back, the chairs were made especially for the EH Holden 50th Anniversary Show n’ Shine event and make a great accompaniment to the branded banner the club has already received from Rare Spares.

The club were able to redeem this fantastic prize for points accumulated through the Rare Spares Loyalty Club & will come in handy at events.

The EH Holden Car Club of Victoria is open to anyone who owns an EH or an EJ Holden, or anyone who shares a passion for the model.

The Rare Spares Loyalty Club rewards loyal customers! Registered car clubs receive exclusive discounts, points which can be redeemed for great prizes like the marquee, as well as product information specific to the vehicle being represented.

Check out what’s available for car clubs at http://www.rarespares.net.au/loyalty