Holden Enthusiasts Come Together For The 2014 All Holden Day In Geelong

5. March 2014 13:40 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

On Saturday March 1st, Rare Spares sponsored and attended the 2014 All Holden Day in Geelong.

The annual event at the Geelong Showgrounds has been hosted by the Holden FX – HZ Car Club for years, showcasing Holdens, from the 1948 FX to the 2013 VF.

The event unites Holden enthusiasts each year and is open to all makes and models, resulting in a colourful and varied display. 

From 9am – 4pm guests enjoyed competitions, food stalls, trade sites, S.E.S. demonstrations and family entertainment, including a jumping castle and temporary tattooing.

Thousands of people were in attendance, some guests even travelling interstate for the event, and hundreds of cars were set up.

Rare Spares were proud to be sponsors and had a lot of fun on the day meeting the many enthusiasts that make this event possible!

Rare Spares Races With Brad Jones Racing

28. February 2014 13:13 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Rare Spares are excited to announce their partnership with the highly successful team of Brad Jones Racing, in the BOC V8 Supercar driven by Jason Bright, competing this weekend at the Clipsal 500.

“Rare Spares are thrilled to have renewed their association with the highly successful team of Brad Jones Racing.” said David Rayner, Rare Spares General Manager.

 

“Our passion for motorsport runs deep, and over the years we’ve been involved with sponsorship of different categories including the Touring Car Master Series and other motoring and motorsport events and personalities.”

 

Brad Jones Racing have entered three cars in the 2014 V8 Supercar Series, with Jason Bright from Team BOC alongside Fabian Coulthard with Lockwood Racing and Dale Wood in the Advam Commodore.

 

BJR and Team BOC owner Kim Jones believes Rare Spares is a perfect fit for their team.

 

“Both Team BOC and Rare Spares focus on quality in everything we do”

 

The Rare Spares logo will feature on both front guards of car 8, as well as on the transporter, pit walling, Bright’s racing suit and other promotional materials. Bright will also appear at several Rare Spares events throughout 2014.

 

“We believe 2014 is going to be another fantastic year from V8 Supercar racing and we wish the best of luck to Jason Bright!”

 

Rare Spares are committed to their involvement in all aspects of Australia’s car culture, from motorsport to classic car restorations and motoring enthusiast festivals. 

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!