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  1. Conquering the Mountain is a feat coveted by many Supercar drivers. While there were mixed results at Pukehohe Park, Mostert is gunning for a win at 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, as his handling of the No.55 Mustang grows in confidence. With a 3rd place finish from the last race, Mostert is closing down on 2nd place Shane Van Gisbergen in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Friday’s atmosphere was set alive during the practice rounds, with Mostert setting a lightning quick 2:03.5089, right after the championship leader Scott McLaughlin’s 2:03.6965. He became the sixth driver to ever set a 2:03s lap at Bathurst, joining Andre Heimgartner, Will Davison, Cameron Waters, McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup. “For me the car kept getting better. I think just learning how to drive it and get the most out of it is the biggest thing,” Mostert commented, adding that the car’s settings would be more beneficial during the race. “We’ve been working hard on the car in practice, it feels a bit better on full tanks than light tanks, so I’m hoping we got a better race car than qualifying car.” Mostert also attributed the 2:03 lap to his experience in driving the BMW GT3 at the Bathurst 12hr endurance race. “I’m very lucky I get to do some BMW laps in the GT3 across here, I think that’s helped a lot with the Supercars getting faster and faster over the year.” While the blistering practice laps helped, the wet conditions of the Amour All Qualifying Race 25 made the Mountain unpredictable, with many Supercars sliding across the grass at the Chase. Mostert traded pole position with McLaughlin several times, dipping into the 2:30s, before McLaughlin sealed it with a 2:27.647s. Qualifying for the shootout in 2nd place, Mostert stands a chance to grab pole position on Saturday. “The second set of tyres we put on didn’t come in until very very late. It is what it is. At least we are in the top 10,” said Mostert. “Everyone in the pitlane can give themselves a pat on the back. I had about 10 or a dozen moments out there where I thought ‘that was close,’ no doubt everyone was feeling that,” he added. Saturday’s Armour All Top Ten Shootout had the same tense atmosphere as Friday, as Mostert limbers up to do battle with McLaughlin again. With only one lap to determine pole position, Mostert did his best to replicate his incredible practice laptime. While still nabbing a very decent 2:03.7897, it was 0.4s off McLaughlin’s insane 2:03.3783, which is now the fastest Supercar lap ever set at Bathurst. Tickford Racing’s stable mate Cameron Waters in the No.6 Monster Energy Racing Ford Mustang also dipped into the 2:03s, clinching the 3rd position on Sunday’s starting grid. The 2nd and 3rd positions of the Tickford Racing Mustangs would prove fateful on Sunday. After a strong start to the 1000km and the team Tickford cars in the Top 5 for most of the race, on lap 123 things went badly wrong, under fuel saving orders from Tickford, Mostert tried to go around Waters at the Chase after coming down Conrod Straight. They both collided, spinning each other off into the sand trap, stranding them and getting passed by Jamie Whincup and Scott McLaughlin. Mostert then had to return to the pits to serve a drive-through penalty for the incident, ending any hopes for a podium this year. Mostert finished eventually in 16th position, picking up 114 points, and letting Bathurst 1000 6th placed Fabian Coulthard climb above him in the Championship points. After the race, Mostert approached gutted Waters and the team to apologize before leaving the track. In later team statement, Mostert said he was ‘shattered’. “You know, it’s the biggest race of the year, the event we look forward to the most, and the race we want to win the most.” Conceding it was his fault, Mostert went on to say “I didn’t need to pass him, shouldn’t have tried, and it ruined both our races which is the worst part. I’m really sorry to Cam and the whole team, we should be celebrating a podium or two right now, but we are empty handed.” Now in 4th position on 2441 points, Mostert will be focusing on the 2019 VodaFone Gold Coast 600 on the 26th-27th October to make amends for this year’s disappointing Bathurst results. For more news check out https://www.bendix.com.au/bendix-news
  2. Opened in 1963, Pukekohe Park Raceway is roughly 40 kilometres south is the NZ capital, Auckland and over the years has seen a massive amount of motorsport royalty laps the 2.91km 11-corner circuit. Having had its final Grand Prix race in 2000, the Supercars Championship raced here until 2008, then following a 5-year break, headed back to the iconic track after a $6.6M upgrade. Coming away from the previous round at The Bend Motorsport Park with two podiums and a pole, Chaz Mostert in the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang was heading to NZ holding second place in the championship. Having stepped on the podium in NZ last year, Chaz was confident that the current progress and success could be repeated. “It’s always good to head across the ditch, they always have a huge crowd out at Pukekohe and the Kiwi fans are great to race in front of. We’ve made some good progress lately in the Supercheap Auto camp, we’ve got our Mustang running well and we’re closing in on the car up front. Last year we were able to grab a podium here, so we’ll aim to roll off strong again and have a red hot crack at the top spot.” Team Principal Tim Edwards was also confident that Chaz and the team were in a good position and with previous success in NZ, the chase for the top step on the podium was definitely possible. “We’re looking forward to the weekend and a chance to keep improving as a team. We’ve been edging closer to the front and very well could have had a win or two in Tailem Bend, so we’re really chomping at the bit to finally get back to the top step. Pukekohe has been pretty nice to us the last few years, so if we can roll off well we should be in the hunt again for a really positive weekend.” Friday’s practice sessions weren’t ideal for Chaz and the team, coming away with no posted flying laps in P1, he came back in P2 and was able to but although being a little off the pace, he was still able to post a time of 1.02:18 and 12th fastest. “Obviously the team cars are pretty quick, and the car felt pretty good for me, but just a little bit down the order today. I don’t want to be too alarmed, we’ll come back tomorrow, we’ve got another practice, and we’ll get into the day, so fingers crossed we’ll turn it around.” Tim Edwards was also quietly confident that Chaz would bounce back for Saturday’s action. “You can’t be upset leading both practice sessions, but it’s just that, practice. We’re pretty confident in our cars and Cam and Chaz will be quicker tomorrow, we’re not concerned about that. The field was really close today and with the potential for rain tomorrow, it could be a pretty exciting day. But for now, we’ll do our homework, see what more we can get out of the cars, and go again tomorrow.” Saturday got off to a great start for Chaz who bettered his Friday practice time in P3 with a time of 1.01:90 making him outright fastest in the session. With his confidence on a high, he then backed up his performance in the hotly contested qualifying session with an even faster 1.01:78 which put him 4th on the grid. Unfortunately his luck for the day ended there as he and his team-mate Cam Waters had a racing incident during a battle into turn 5 and Chaz’s car came off second best. Chaz managed to limp the car back to the pits so that the team could get it back on the track. The damage was bad enough that he sat out for 14-laps of the race, but was still able to cross the finish line to finish in 24th place. “What do you say, I guess this place just hates me some days. We made the car a fair bit better today, car had good pace, and obviously we were on for a podium if it all came together, then unfortunately Cam and I got together there in Turn 5. We were racing hard, I had warmer tyres so I thought I’d be able to get around the outside, but he went just as deep as me and locked up, and that was that. Broke some bits on the front corner and we had to scramble just to get points. Tough day, we’ll try to make it a better one tomorrow.” Although being disappointed for the team and Chaz about the incident which lost the Supercheap Racing Mustang a podium position, Tim Edwards was positive and already looking forward to Sunday. “Its great to have Cam back on the podium and Lee in the top five, but obviously really disappointing for Chaz and Will. The positive is we had four really fast cars, two ended up in the top five and the other two were in the running for the podium. As for Chaz and Cam getting together, they shouldn’t have, they were both on the limit like they usually are, and they crossed that line. You hate to have it happen, we really should have had at least two cars on the podium, so it’s a tough pill to swallow, but tomorrow’s another day. If we can bring today’s pace back tomorrow we’re every chance to have another strong result.” Sunday was a great comeback for the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang with Chaz making his way back onto the podium for the 12th time this season. Having finished 3rd in Qualifying with a time of 1m01.63s, then 7th in the Top Ten Shootout slightly slower with 1m02.02s, Chaz managed to miss out on the Safety Car dramas which affected the overall positions of his team-mates and bought the Mustang home in 3rd position, but was clearly disappointed for the other Tickford drivers. “I had a lot of pressure from Nick (Percat) there at the end, but yeah, what a crazy day. Really should have been probably racing for probably seventh or something like that, but yeah, just ended up with a trophy, don’t really understand how. Everyone’s obviously pretty disappointed, as you would be, you know you’ve had a guy like Lee Holdsworth start on the front row today, Waters started up there too, and yeah unfortunately they’re probably the guys who deserved to sit up here today.” Team Principal Tim Edwards against pointed out the positives of the event, but suggested that the disappointment from the Sunday race will only make the drivers more eager to do well at Bathurst. “The positives come first, we had excellent car speed all weekend, and its great to come out with a couple podiums. I think it’s safe to say we were the fastest Ford team all weekend and the fastest team outright for a majority of it, which is credit to the team. But what happened today is beyond disappointing, to have three of our cars taken out of the running by something out of our control is incredibly frustrating. It shouldn’t have happened and our drivers, engineers, and crew don’t deserve to be done like that. There’s a fire under all four camps after that, and we’ll be ready to give it our all at Bathurst next month.” With the unfortunate result on Saturday, but great comeback on Sunday, Chaz managed to retain his 3rd outright position in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship behind SVG. The championship continues from October 10th for the iconic Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. For more information on Bendix visit; ✓ https://www.bendix.com.au/bendix-news ✓ https://www.facebook.com/bendixworkshop/ ✓ https://www.instagram.com/bendix_workshop/ ✓ https://www.youtube.com/user/BendixTV
  3. Today Mark Boxer from HoonTV takes us through his Top 10 tips for servicing brakes. Find more brake technical content at https://www.bendix.com.au/videos
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  5. On a cold July morning in Goulburn we saw the drift community gather together for Rev Drift sessions at Wakefield Park Raceway. The event was organised by the guys at Revolution Motorsport and run on the shortened track making it a technical affair with the highspeed front straight sorting out the men from the boys with entry speeds into turn one proving exciting to say the least. There certainly was no shortage of well set up high powered drift cars ready to burn through the rubber with plenty of Nissan S13’s, S14’s, 180SX’s and a mix of interesting old school cars including a 1986 R31 Skyline and a 1JZ Powered Toyota Cressida. The competition was hot with loads of capable drivers showing aggression and commitment that you would normally only see at top level drifting competition in Australia. These grassroots teams left nothing on the table with awards going to Nic Kurippan from Team Red Stage as best driver showing enviable car control skills. The biggest entry award went to Victorian driver Zac Bognar, who was regularly seen throwing his Nissan in backwards at the fishhook! Best looking car on the day went to Josh Lewis in his Battleship Grey R34 Nissan Skyline. With a full roll cage and 425Kw under the bonnet it was certainly a monster of a car on the track. The event wouldn’t be possible without the support from Wakefield Park Raceway, Revolution Motorsport and all the teams. We look forward to the next Rev Drift Sessions!
  6. Affectionately known as The Paperclip, Queensland Raceway was opened in 1999 and has hosted a large number of Supercars and Superbike races since then. The fast and challenging 3.12km long Ipswich based circuit comprises of 6 corners and was the last track Dick Johnson drove competitively at. Having previously had great success at the circuit, Chaz Mostert was looking forward to the round. “QR’s a special place for me. Obviously I got my first win there back in the day, and we’ve had a fair bit of success over the years, hopefully we can add to it this weekend. Townsville was overall pretty positive but I feel like we let a win slip out of our hands there, so we’re pretty hungry to go out and get the most out of it this weekend.” Friday’s practice sessions were a great start to the round with Mostert posting the 5th and 3rd fastest laps. Chaz felt there was more in it and was keen to try harder in the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Mustang the following day although both he and teammate Will Davison both bettered the 2018 lap record set by James Courtney. “It’s been a pretty tough day for us in 55. I probably expected to roll out a little bit stronger or get the car feel under me a little bit stronger, but we chucked the toolbox at it over the last two sessions so we’re going to have to go in the truck again, see if there’s another toolbox in there, and then probably chuck the toolbox at it again. Look, it could just be the track, you know. It degrades every year we come, but for me, the grip level out there, I’m just not feeling it through my car. Obviously we’re trying some different things, we’re trying to bridge the gap to these guys (Davison and Scott McLaughlin) too, and for me I just need to chase it a little bit more.” Team Principal Tim Edwards added to this by suggesting that the track condition could be a cause of the lack in grip. “It was a pretty positive day for the team overall. Everyone is in or close to in the window of where they need to be, and while we’ve got a bit of work to do, we’re pretty happy with the speed of our cars. The guys are saying the track is a bit more abrasive so we have to work with that, but we’ll keep our heads down and try to get ahead of the game for tomorrow.” Saturday’s Practice 3 was a great start to the weekend with Chaz again going under the 2018 lap record, setting the 4th fastest time in the session. The track conditions improved during the following qualifying session. With times dropping all round, Chaz managed a best time of 1m08.97s putting him in 6th place on the grid for the race. Chaz grabbed the bull by the horns off the start line rounding up Shane in the 97 Holden Commodore and then passing Tickford teammate Holdsworth around the outside of the final corner seeing him in P4 by the end of lap 1. Fighting hard the rest of the race Mostert scored his 8th podium finish for 2019 taking out third place in the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang behind his very excited teammate Will Davison. “First of all, these two guys next to me (Jamie Whincup and Will Davison) today were super impressive. Will (has been) chasing a podium all year, so its good to see him finally get up there, and also great to stand up there with a teammate. My race, look, I was nervous as on the start line. I was really not happy with my car in qualifying, knowing that the rules, you’ve got to carry your qualifying car over. So I’m super shocked to get a podium today with how the car was feeling earlier today. Saying that, I just trucked on, had a pretty lucky first lap as these guys were all battling in front, I kind of did a bit of a Townsville move again and just got myself into a bit of clean track and I came out, I think I was in fourth after it all settled out, so I got myself into position to try and get a podium.” On Sunday Chaz started the day fast with a best time of 1m08.81s in Practice 4, putting him 6th fastest. He then went faster with a time of 1m08.62s during Qualifying 3, which scored him a spot on the front row of the grid. Race 20 saw a heated exchange with Scott McLaughlin on lap one before the drivers settled into their spots. Chaz looked comfortable throughout the race and was able to bring the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang home in 3rd place netting him his 9th podium this year. “Consistency this weekend’s been good, a couple thirds, and I think through practice I was third. So yeah, look, it’s good for our team, but a lot of work to do with these two guys beside us (Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen) and Jamie (Whincup) across the weekend have been absolute stand outs…Today we lost a little bit of performance compared to yesterday but I definitely (think) if I had the car I had yesterday I still wouldn’t have had anything for these two.” With a pair of podiums, Chaz retains his 4th place in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, tightening his gap to SVG from 29 points in Townsville it 20. The championship continues Aug 23-25 at The Bend Motorsport Park for the OTR SuperSprint. For more information on Bendix visit; ✓ https://www.bendix.com.au/bendix-news ✓ https://www.facebook.com/bendixworkshop/ ✓https://www.instagram.com/bendix_workshop/ ✓ https://www.youtube.com/user/BendixTV
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ0koDXk6PY&feature=youtu.be Welcome to Bendix brakes, today we will look at how a modern disc brake system works. We will start by looking at the braking components involved in stopping a vehicle and how they work together. Starting with one of the main components in the braking system we look at the disc rotor which the brake pads squeeze against, this will create friction that decelerates the rotation of the wheel and vehicle. The caliper is activated by brake fluid hydraulic pressure produced from the vehicles brake pedal and master cylinder. In this assembly the brake pads are squeezed up against the disc rotor surface to create friction. Brake Calliper Assembly A calliper is made up of multiple parts all crucial in effective operation of the brake system. These parts include the caliper and mounting bracket, slide pins, locking bolts, dust boots, brake mounting clips, brake pads and shims, the brake piston with dust boot and seal. The caliper is fed brake fluid through a banjo fitting which drives the piston forward towards the inside brake pad when the brake pedal is pushed. This causes the caliper to move along the slide pins which then pulls the outside brake pad up against the brake disc rotor. Now that we understand the parts lets see how the braking system works. When the brake pedal is pressed the caliper will receive high pressure brake fluid from the master cylinder which will push the piston into the inside brake pad and onto the disc rotor surface. Hydraulic pressure will cause the caliper to move along the slide pins pulling the outer brake pad against the opposite side of the disc rotor causing friction and decelerating the brake and the vehicle. Looking at the braking process from another angle we can see the brake fluid pushing the piston which in turn pushes the inner brake pad against the inside of the disc rotor, once this has happened the fluid will now push the caliper along the slides and the outer brake pad will be pulled towards the opposite side of the disc rotor. To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  8. This month we went car hunting somewhere different for Cars of Bendix! Rev Drift Sessions was held at Wakefield Park Raceway near Goulburn NSW. A space where like minded drifters gathered to test their skills around the tight and twisty 2.2Km circuit. To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  9. Following on from the BetEazy Darwin Triple Crown, Chaz Mostert and Tickford Racing team headed to Townsville. Introduced to the Supercars Championship calendar 10 years ago in 2009, the Townsville 400 is made up of two 200km races held on the Saturday and Sunday around the technical 2.85km long street circuit which comprises of 13 turns. The format has remained the same for the past 10 years with the exception of 2014 when it was the Townsville 500, made up of two 125km races on the Saturday and one 250km race on the Sunday. Having scored his 6th podium after 7 rounds, Chaz was feeling positive after good results at the end of the first half of the season and was looking forward to getting back to the Queensland track. “It’s always good to get to Townsville, it’s a fun track and a great event, so I’m looking forward to getting back in the Supercheap rocket and trying to chip away towards the pointy end. Darwin was pretty good to us, with the development we’ve had in the cars I think we’ve definitely made some gains, obviously we’ll continue with that track and hopefully have a positive weekend in the sunshine.” Friday’s sessions didn’t prove to be ideal for Mostert in the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang after he was only able to complete ten laps. Chaz sat out most of Practice 1 due to the wet conditions, but was then plagued by an electrical issue in the Mustang during Practice 2 which wasn’t fixed until late in the session. His day ended with 16th and 14th positions across the two sessions. Not a total loss, but disappointing having stood on the podium at the previous round. “I’m not gutted from the results, or where we are on the times sheets, I’m just gutted that we didn’t get the track running we probably wanted to today. We had some things that we really wanted to get a bit of an idea on, so this really put us on the back foot for this weekend. I’m not sure how we’ll roll out tomorrow, but we’ll just try to recover the best way we can. Obviously we’ve got some quick team mates, so that’s fantastic from a team point of view to try to rely on. We’ll look forward to tomorrow, onwards and upwards, and we’ll see how we go.” On Saturday Chaz hit the ground running and managed to put the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang on the front row of the grid with a qualifying time of 1m12.22s. This second place start was a huge boost for Chaz and after a long 200km race he managed to come in third, bringing his 47th career podium and 7th of the season “I’m super pumped to get a trophy here, I’ve been trying for a lot of years, and always seemed to come up short, so I got the monkey off my back. I’m a lot of years into my career, but this has always been the one to get away from us. For me, I had a pretty reasonable start, running a bit of a different, wild card, a bit like Jamie (Whincup) this weekend. (It probably has) better qualifying pace, but the race car we’ll have to make a little bit better. Overall, it seemed pretty quick, I just couldn’t quite hang onto these guys (Scott McLaughlin and Whincup) as much as I’d like to, and overall I pat the guys on the back. I think they’ve done a pretty good job with the mentality of going forward.” Sunday’s qualifying didn’t go quite as well as the day before for Chaz who dropped back 14 positions from his Saturday start. Chaz did manage to get a great race start in very tricky conditions with rain starting to sprinkle on the Townsville circuit which catapulted him into 9th place on the first lap. Sadly his fight to get back into podium contention wasn’t meant to be with an incorrect fuel delivery amount during a stop meaning he had to stop again in the closing stages in order to take 5th place legally. “A bit gutted to be honest. The car was really, really good in the slippery conditions, and there was some stuff we did at the start, even before the race started, and the weather just didn’t go our way. Obviously it was great to have a fast car, but that extra pit stop at the end hurt our finishing position. A bit gutted, P5, most people would kill for that result, but when you feel you can get a trophy and maybe even on that top step, it hurts that it eluded us today.” With two solid race results, Chaz moves into 4th place in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship with only a 29 point deficit on SGV and a 6 point lead over David Reynolds who sits in 5th. Racing continues July 26-28 at the Century Batteries Ipswitch SuperSprint. For more information on Bendix visit; ✓ https://www.bendix.com.au/bendix-news ✓ https://www.facebook.com/bendixworkshop/ ✓ https://www.instagram.com/bendix_workshop/ ✓ https://www.youtube.com/user/BendixTV
  10. 1. Shad’s 1974 Mazda RX-4 One of the first cars I heard, saw and smelt upon arriving at Rolling30. It’s not often that you have the pleasure of seeing a street driven Luce Rotary; most are reserved for the drag-strip alongside the RX-2s & RX-3s. Shad was able to find his RX-4 about 5 years ago from south of the border, down Victoria way, already sporting a few mods with a Cosmo 13B Turbo engine and a Series 5 RX7 gearbox. Wanting to stand apart from the crowds, he went to PAC to help him build the car into a tough, reliable street car. PAC Performance definitely built this car tough with a 13B bridge ported motor from a series 8 RX-7 with a tasty GT51R Turbo hanging off the side coupled with a Turbosmart EBoost 2 & Blow Off Valve. Underneath the car you’ll find a C4 Auto gearbox, 9” Truetrac LSD and 15” RC Components Fusion Street Fighter Wheels; customized by PAC Performance. This RX4 is now making 600HP thanks to a Microtech LT16C ECU and a custom PAC fuel tank housing triple pumps to push that sweet E85 through. Of course, being a PAC car, it has taken a trip down the drag strip and joined the 9 second club running 9.7sec at 139 mph. The final thing Shad is looking to do is finish off the interior of the car, which currently houses a full roll cage as the main modification. 2. Mark’s 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is definitely an interesting sports car and Mark’s is a fine example of the 2+2 coupe. Built in Germany from 1955 to 1974, there were just over 445,000 cars produced, combining the chassis & mechanicals of a Type 1 Volkswagen Beetle with styling from Italy’s Carrozzeria Ghia and hand-build bodywork by Germany’s Wilhelm Karmann GmbH. Mark purchased the car in 2008 and spent the next 5 years rebuilding the car from the ground up in his garage with the help of friends and family, including a full respray. The 1916 Type 1 VW Engine was rebuilt in October 2018 by WPVW to make 125HP at the wheels, with plenty of goodies from CB Performance including match-ported manifolds, wedgeport heads and 5.5 journal rods. The car is also running 40mm IDF Webers with 34mm venturis. Rolling around on 16” x 6” Porsche Fuch rims, Mark enjoys getting out and touring the car around NSW & Victoria. 3. Jared’s 1966 Austin-Healey Sprite MK III The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car designed as a low-cost model that “a chap could keep in his bike shed”. The cars have quite a successful race-pedigree, placing 12th at Le Mans in 1965, and several class wins at Sebring with Stirling Moss, Bruce McLaren & Steve McQueen behind the wheel. Interestingly, the Sprites were imported into Australia as a completely knocked down kit and assembled in Enfield, NSW. Jared’s Sprite, however, came from New Zealand, where it had done some classic Targa rallying. The factory 1.1L A-Series I4 engine, making a grand total of 59 HP, had already be ditched for the Toyota 4AGE engine, but the work was not up to Australian standards, so Jared spent a couple of years rebuilding the car with his brother Josh to get it to where it is today. The new 4AGE Big Port Engine is from an AE86, it’s had the EFI removed and converted to twin 40mm Dellorto side draft carby, to keep it somewhat period correct. The pistons, heads, camshafts & cam gears have all been upgraded to make 138HP at the rear wheels, but there’s still a bit more in the engine before Jared is happy with it. Underneath the car you’ll find a set of 13”x 6” Superlite rims, 2 piece full floating 4340 Billet Axles (with a lifetime guarantee), and a 3.7:1 LSD. The power is put to the ground through an AE86 T50 5 speed box with an Exedy heavy duty clutch and ultralight flywheel, and seeing as the car only weighs 695kg, it would definitely be a fun drive, especially through the twisties. Jared has a few more plans for the car, including a roll cage and some interior mods to go with the power plans. 4. Brett’s 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer A70 There are plenty of lancers on the road under different marketing badges around the world: Colt, Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler Valiant, Hindustan. There’s been plenty of evolutions of the model, 9 in fact, so you’d be forgiven if you were to mistake Brett’s car for something else. The car started out new in the family where Brett’s father sold it at Pember’s Chrysler, but then had it traded back in 1984 for a Mitsubishi Sigma. It was given to Brett as his first car, and has been slowly modified over time, first as a daily driver and then to a super sprint car starting at Oran Park in 1987. The car now sees the track at Wakefield on a semi-regular basis where Brett’s son races it predominately. The original engine has been replaced with a Mitsubishi 2.4 Sirius 4G64 engine with dual 45mm Weber carbys, 12:1 compression forged pistons, a ported head and mild camshafts to make 180 HP with plenty of torque. The car has also borrowed several parts from a Sigma including the gearbox, a 4.9:1 LSD from a MK I Cortina and the brakes from a Scorpion. The 14” x 7” Performance Superlite wheels with Nitto Semi-Slicks keep the car firmly on the racetrack! 5. 1992 Ferrari 512 TR “TestaRossa” Despite being outside of the 30 year limit for Rolling30, this gorgeous Ferrari 512 TR in Giallo Modena came by with the hopes of getting out on track to give the crowds the aural pleasure of the 4.9 liter rear-mounted flat 12 at full song. The car was also up for sale, and I’m sure plenty of people would love to have this beauty in their garages after years of it sitting on their walls growing up. This example finished in Ferrari Nero Stellato yellow with original 5 spoke alloy wheels is a complete concourse car with no modifications. There is not a lot to say but wow! 6. 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO Phase IV A piece of ‘almost’ racing history was out on track at Rolling30 – 2 of 4 XA GT-HO Phase IV sedans ever produced. The production of the car, for homologation to the Group E Series Production Touring Car series aiming for the 1972 Hardie-Ferodo race at Bathurst, was cut short when on the 25th June 1972 the Sun-Herald published an article entitled “160MPH ‘Super Cars’ Soon” sparked the New South Wales Minister for Transport, Milton Morris, to call for a ban on the supercars three days later. On the fourth day the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) announced the end of the Group E regulations, replacing them with Group C regulations which allowed modified versions of road cars to compete, and thus removing the need for manufacturers to develop road-going race vehicles. Ford officially ceased production on Sunday 2nd July after one car had been produced, with three others in various stages of construction at Ford Special Vehicles; their internal race division. Hand built seam-welded and a blueprinted engine producing almost 400HP. This intact factory race car with under 5000 miles is one of the only three manufactured by Ford Special Vehicles for Allan Moffat & Fred Gibson. 7. Aaron’s 1951 Chevy 3100 Pickup ‘Memphis Hell’ Aaron’s 51 Chev is definitely a head turner, guaranteed to attract attention anywhere it goes, and when your business is building cars like it for a living, that’s a unique business card to hold. Aaron was lucky to purchase the car for $1,500, but has invested plenty into it since then, both time and resources. The roof has been chopped, doors and bonnet shaved, engine bay built and there’s plenty of work done in the rear tub too. Underneath the car you’ll find a Holden Rodeo chassis & floor pan, keeping it in the GM family, with a 5L v8 engine and t56 6 speed manual box. The car sits millimeters off the ground thanks to the 4 link, air bagged suspension on the notched chassis and a set of staggered Simmons OM rims – 17”x10” on the front and 18”x12” in the rear. Over the last 10 years the car has constantly evolved; starting out as an LPG at Ocean Grove in Victoria when he started building it with his dad, moving to Carby petrol, and now injected. The retro race style is Aaron’s latest, and who know where it will go next. 8. Jason’s 1982 Holden VH Commodore – Brock HDT Race Tribute Jason had a couple of Commodores at Rolling 30, but this VH took our eye with the HDT Brock/Perkins livery of the winning car from the 1982 James Hardie 1000. The 308 under the hood with a cold air intake is all you need to make 215kW at the HDT 20” Aero wheels. Jason was super busy running his cars on the day so we settled on grabbing some detailed snaps of the car and listening to that tough 308 open up around the GP circuit. Check out the video here To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  11. Coming into a very hot Darwin race weekend Chaz was keen to improve on his 6th place standing in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. This round was held at Hidden Valley in the Northern Territory and the track is known for its high speeds and fast lap times. It’s a 2.87 kilometre 14 corner technical circuit with sweeping bends and a long 1.1 kilometre main straight. So lots of opportunity for passing and also drama which the Darwin round never fails to deliver! The Tickford team opened the weekend with a series of strong practice sessions with Chaz posting the fastest time in Practice 1 and then going P4 in Practice 2 with a 1m06.33s. The qualifying session went mostly to plan with the No. 55 posting a 1m06.32s and lining up 6th on the grid. Tickford went into race 15 with an aggressive pit strategy that gave Chaz Mostert the track position to notch his sixth podium of 2019 and a second-place finish in the first race of the Darwin Triple Crown. Chaz gave us his thoughts on Race 15 “We were very lucky there at the end. It’s been – I was saying – probably two, three years since we’ve had the ability to do an aggressive strategy and come home probably a bit sadder on tyres than some others, but every day you get a trophy from doing it is a good strategy call, so credit to Adam (De Borre, engineer). He stuck to his guns, had a crack, and the trophy was a team effort today. The boys were really quick in the pit stops, no fumbling around, and I just tried to hold onto the tyres, but the temperature up here is really hard. The end of the race was pretty interesting for us, I was looking in the mirror, I saw Davey Reynolds – he’s a pretty hard charger – he was coming for me, and then there was, you know, more fresh tyres behind him, coming and coming. I was probably lucky that Scotty McLaughlin kind of buggered off down the road a little bit and gave me a bit of clean air to just focus on looking after the tyres, and P2 is all we had today.” Race 16 qualifying started well with Chaz posting the 3rd fastest time, only to drop to 8th in the Top 10 shootout with a 1m06.22s. Chaz lamented prior to the race start “ We dropped a bit in the last sector and finished P8 in the shootout, but on the plus side I think we have a good race car and I’m ready to race” Moving into the race and starting 8th on the grid the No.55 managed to have a clean start and move up two positions after a late strategy call for new tyres which enabled him to jump his team mates Will Davidson and Lee Holdsworth. Looking back on the race with Chaz “We just stuck to our strategy. The top four was probably the best result we could get, but just ran out of puff there at the end to get back to there. It is what it is, P6 is a good bank of points, just not where we want to be. We still have some work to do, obviously, and we’ll keep fighting.” Team principal Tim Edwards gave us his thoughts on the weekend: “All told that’s a really good weekend for us. Our car speed was very good and for the most part we executed very well. The only difference right now is while our cars are very good a couple of cars – one car in particular – are doing great. We’re really happy with the results, and right now we’ve got four cars in the top ten of the championship, which is incredibly hard to do in any championship. We’ve got to recognise that, but at the same time we’re racers, and we want more than fourth place, so we have to keep working.” Next up is the Watpac Townsville 400 in the Far North of Queensland on July 5th -7th. Which means a lot of miles for the team back home in Melbourne to prepare the car before the long drive to Townsville in 3 weeks’ time. Stay tuned to see how Chaz and the No.55 Supercheap Auto Racing Mustang supported by Bendix goes on the streets of Townsville! Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  12. For June we went car hunting at Rolling 30! A new event held at Sydney Motorsport Park featuring cars built more than 30 years ago. With amazing old school muscle cars, customs and exotics there was no better place to be on the weekend. To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  13. Following on from the training poster we developed to provide a deeper understanding of how the Bendix braking system works, we decided to take this concept to the next level. A visit to the Bendix website will reveal a full 3D version of the Bendix Brake System Guide which gives the viewer full 360 degree insight into the system. https://www.bendix.com.au/help/the-bendix-brake-system-guide-an-intro-to-bendix-disc-brake-function-and-maintenance To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  14. The 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship headed to Winton Raceway in regional Victoria, with Chaz Mostert looking to move up the championship standings from his current 5th place in the title chase. Winton is a technical 3.0 km circuit made up of 12 corners with a combination of long fast straights and twisty and tight bends, which never fails to provide thrilling racing and lap one controversy as the cars try and negotiate the tight left hander at turn one. The opening practice for the weekend saw Chaz Mostert leading a top three sweep for the Mustangs and the Tickford Racing driver turned a 1:19.64s to finish 0.2253 seconds ahead of Scott McLaughlin, while Lee Holdsworth was third. Chaz continued this form into qualifying posting a 1:20.62s lap after the chequered flag and took the ARMOR ALL Pole ahead of DJR rival Fabian Coulthard. Starting Race 13 of the championship form Pole, Chaz went side by side with Coulthard through turns one and two only to be pushed wide and have several cars pass him on the run down to turn 3. Chaz had to settle back into a rhythm from there and avoided further trouble to bring the 55 Mustang home in second place after the Tickford team put together a solid race strategy. Chaz said “I’m a little bit disappointed, when you start on pole you want to win, but it just shows how quick these guys at DJR are, and we have to keep moving forward. The good thing is I think car balance-wise we matched them today, but there’s just some componentry stuff we need to work on.” Moving into Sunday the DJR Mustang of Scott McLaughlin was over half a second faster than the rest of the field and Chaz in the Number 55 had to settle for 5th on the grid for race 14 with a 01:19.14 lap time. The race didn’t go quite to plan with Chaz firing the car off into the gravel at Turn 7 on lap one. The no 55 then fell to the back of the pack before firing wide again at Turn 3 the next time around. Things got worse with a 15-second penalty for a Turn 10 clash with James Courtney. Chaz then had to work his way back up the order and was helped by a late Safety Car period and managed to salvage 10th place at the chequered flag. “First lap, what a balls up from me. I was just pretty aggressive over the kerb, the tyre pressures weren’t quite up, I just bucked off there and skated me a bit wide. It happens, it happens to everyone out there, but today it bit me. We obviously went on an aggressive strategy to pit early and try to get some clean air and run, and I think it was working for us… We were very lucky with the Safety Car, or we would have probably been 16th at the end. Someone was looking down on us today to put another set of tyres on and get some more points, but yeah, tough race for us.” After a very up and down weekend Chaz sits in 6th place in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The team will now make the long journey to Hidden Valley in the Northern Territory for the BetEasy Darwin Triple crown starting on the 15th of June. Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  15. We went hunting for some cars at UNITED Festival, featuring 250+ cars in the show n shine, along with an exhaust sound off contest and a project car reveal. With All Makes, All Models, All Styles – United in Passion, what better place to find the Cars of Bendix? To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page