Taking a look at Holden’s Winged Warrior – The ‘Walky’

23. August 2016 14:26 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
When it comes to iconic cars, Holden has produced plenty, but it wasn’t until they developed their first fuel injected V8 along with a partnership between HSV and Tom Walkinshaw Racing that the Walkinshaw VL Commodore SS  Group A SV was born. After the parting of ways of Holden and Peter Brock’s Holden Dealer Team, The Walkinshaw was scheduled for release in November 1987 but did ... [More]

Holdens and The Great Outdoors – Sleeping in Style

14. August 2016 16:05 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
When it comes to shear originality, not many brands took the great outdoors as seriously as Holden. Our manufactures knew a thing or two about making cars that suited the Australian lifestyle. Here we will take a look how the Holden Torana and Sandman Panel Van were adapted with unique and creative extras for the savvy camper. The LX Torana Hatchback captivated audiences in 1976 wit... [More]

Reliving the glory days – A look at Group N Touring Cars

8. August 2016 11:18 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
As motoring enthusiasts, most of us are fans of motorsport in one form or another, from the golden days at Mount Panorama to the modern high tech powerhouses we see in the V8 Supercars, we really can’t get enough motorsport action. Fortunately for those of us who are fans of classic metal we have the thrilling Touring Car Masters series on offer as well as many grass roots events. However th... [More]

Prevention and Preservation - Safeguarding Your Classic

3. August 2016 11:19 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
There is just something about old cars that makes them special, the sound, the simplicity, the nostalgia, but there are a couple things we don’t like to discuss. Their temperamental nature and expensive running costs are all second to biggest destroyer of classic metal, rust. It’s a harsh reality when it comes to owning a classic car but back in the day, automotive manufactures were fo... [More]

Off the beaten path – A look at some of Australia’s best driving roads

25. July 2016 10:46 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
We are all privileged to call Australia home, with world class scenery right at our door step and summer just around the corner, it’s a great time to get our pride and joy ready for some amazing road trips. Here is a list of some of Australia’s best driving roads and what makes them so special. Great Ocean Road – Victoria   Covering 243km of some of the country’s most ... [More]

The Rotary Holden – When Cultures Collide

18. July 2016 12:27 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Many of us have fond memories of the old HJ Holden. Whether it was the humble sedan, the handy wagon, useful ute or even the mighty Monaro, these cars are a staple of our automotive history. Featuring a base 173c straight six up to a 308ci V8, these cars were quite a performer at the time, but there is another tale to the humble Holden that lived a very different life overseas. Japan is known for ... [More]

Reborn Wrecks – Creating a Masterpiece

11. July 2016 09:31 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
When it comes to cars we often picture ourselves cruising down long winding roads or working away in the shed, getting our pride and joy running just right. But sometimes that’s just not enough to satisfy our automotive obsession. Most of us are just big kids at heart and now we have the tools to turn those left over spares sitting at the back of the shed into something special. Some may fro... [More]

Jason Bright – A look at one of motorsports most familiar faces

5. July 2016 14:19 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Australian Motorsport has many characters and one of the most well-known names in the scene would be Jason Bright. Born in Moe in regional Victoria, Bright’s fondness for competitive racing started at a young age. Beginning his motor racing career in 1988, the then 15 year old Bright took the title of the Junior Club Championship in Gippsland. The fast learner went on to win the Senior Champ... [More]

Reflecting on a Legend – The Story of the Rare Spares Ambassador

30. June 2016 10:56 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
John Bowe is one of Australia’s most highly respected motorsport icons with an incredibly successful career that spans over four decades. The living legend carved his own path being the only driver in Australian motorsport history to win an incredible six National Championships in four categories. JB started his journey in 1971 debuting in Formula Vee and taking out the Tasmanian title at th... [More]

Race HQ – Chasing glory in one of the most popular Holden’s ever built

21. June 2016 12:25 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
The Holden HQ will forever be remembered as the most popular Holden ever built in Australia, with close to half a million rolling out of Holden factory’s between 1971-1974. The HQ is also debatably one of the best looking cars the company has ever made (yes we know there are plenty of others) and is one of the brands most versatile; available in sedan, wagon, panel van, and coupe variants. T... [More]