Old's Cool Car Cruise

The Combined Torana Car Club of WA, with 55-60 members, has been gathering monthly for the last 27 years to share their passion for the classic Holden Torana.

With the support of Rare Spares and Rare Spares Perth, the club held their annual event, the Old’s Cool Car Cruise on Sunday the 30th March. All vehicles were welcome to attend the event which started at Tomato Lake in Kewdale, WA from 9:00am and wrapped up in Swan Valley.

Old’s Cool Car Cruise has been a staple event for the Combined Torana Car Club of WA for the last 11 years. Despite poor weather the night before the event, 75 entrants were on show in total and participated in the 1 ½ hour cruise through Perth, and an estimated 300 people attended the event in total.

The day started off with a show n’ shine, then at 10:30, cruisers gathered for a safety briefing before setting off on their cruise, which included a question based competition. Entrants had just over 60 observation based questions to answer along the way, with the top three entrants who got the highest number of correct answers, down to the spelling, winning a trophy and Meguiar’s polish pack.

The event wrapped up with another Show n’ Shine in Swan Valley with a raffle, a sausage sizzle, a bar and a big screen TV with motorsports and other sporting games on in the venue club rooms.

Club President, Rob, has been a member for the past 25 years and the club president for the last five.  He was ¾ of the way through restoring a Torana when he joined the club, partly to learn how to enter his show car in events and shows. His car won a number of ‘Best Custom Paint’ and ‘Best Sedan’ awards back when it was first restored 21 years ago.

“We’re a pretty good club. Because we’re small and we’re a close-knit group of guys, we tend to socialise a bit more outside of the club as well. Everyone’s friends with everyone else and I’m still friends with a lot of guys that were in the club years ago that have since left,” said Rob.

The club meets on the first Tuesday of every month and they make appearances at other club events at least once or twice a month, weather permitting. In the cooler months, the club gather for Go-Karts, pool nights, bowling and similar indoor events.

Other events they have recently attended include the Auto One Classic Car Show and the All Aussie Car Day in the last few weeks.

“We have two banners from the Rare Spares Loyalty Club, which we display at events like these, and we’re currently saving the rest of our points for a new Marquee!”

 

Flags For The FE-FC Holden Car Club Of Victoria Inc.

The FE-FC Holden Car Club Of Victoria Inc. have accumulated enough points through the Rare Spares Loyalty Club to redeem event flags to promote their club.

The flags were awarded to the club last week as a token of appreciation for their continued Loyalty. Over the weekend the flags were proudly on display at the Cavalcade of Transport at Yarra Glen Racecourse for National Motoring Heritage Day, helping to promote their car club.

Celebrating FE and FC Holden’s, the club is dedicated to keeping these older model vehicles on the road. The club formed in 1987 and is part of the national body of FE and FC Holdens.

To find out how the Rare Spares Loyalty Club can help your car club get some recognition and free rewards , visit www.rarespares.net.au/loyalty

 

More Than Just A Part In Your Project!

12. May 2014 15:11 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

Thanks to all our fans and followers who have been participating in our Facebook photo competition ‘More than just a part in your project’.

We’ve received an overwhelmingly large number of entrants and seen some fantastic pics of restoration projects and enviable daily drives.

At the end of each fortnight, the top three photos that have received the most likes, win a Rare Spares voucher or a mystery prize. We’ll also be giving away a prize to one lucky person who has liked one of the photos, as well as a $200 Rare Spares voucher to the photo with the most likes overall at the end of the competition!

Full competition details and to enter CLICK HERE 

Round three prizes went to Jess and Ross Funston in first place, Stephen Booth in second and Daniel Craft in third.

The competition is running for 3 more weeks, so keep them coming! We want your car!

Picnic At Hanging Rock Car Show

6. May 2014 13:44 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)

On Sunday May 4th the Rare Spares sponsored 27th annual Picnic at Hanging Rock event, run by the Macedon Ranges and District Motor Club.

Despite the cold weather, many vintage, classic, restored, modified and veteran vehicles including cars, trucks and motorcycles were on display, making the event one of Victoria’s largest one day motoring events.

Trade stands, displays, refreshments and kid’s entertainment all added to the festival atmosphere on the day.

Rare Spares were out in full force with two marquees and product displays, supported by two promotional girls who spread the word about Rare Spares $200 voucher give away, and Ambassador John Bowe was there to congratulate the winner.

Rare Spares are strong supporters of Australian Car Clubs and it was fantastic to see how many came down for the day!

If you have some pictures from the day that you’d like to share with us, send them to Amy at adixon@rarespares.net.au.

 

Wolfy’s Classic Car Park Up

30. April 2014 09:32 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)

Rare Spares Newcastle Distributor Wolfy’s Auto One store, in conjunction with the 48-78 Holden Car Club, host an auto enthusiast event every second Saturday of the month called Wolfy’s Classic Car Park Up.

Classic car enthusiasts come together to share their passion and raise money for the club and charities with a sausage sizzle and display of some of the finest rides around.

“The club hosts the event, but they’re non-discriminatory, they’ll even let Fords come,” said Lance from Wolfy’s Auto One.

The 48-78 Holden Car Club’s Events Coordinator Gary said, “It’s a bit of a social gathering for anyone with a passion for older cars, but everyone is welcome.”

Wolfy’s supports them by offering store discounts and novelty prizes for vehicle owners.

The club is the oldest Holden car club in Australia and has over 80 members. They’re looking forward to soon redeeming a club banner from the Rare Spares Loyalty Club.

You can catch them at the upcoming charity event, Tilligary Motorama, at the Tilligary Sports Club on May 18th.