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  1. The Festival of Japanese and European Cars was jam packed with action as it was part of a two-day drift event. There was a real motorsport vibe that many show and shines lack which made it the perfect spot to find some Cars of Bendix! To find your nearest Bendix stockiest, click HERE For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  2. In this video we look at which is the best Bendix brake pad to pair with the Bendix Ultimate disc rotor. To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  3. Bendix have got it in the can with our new range of super convenient spray cans. The all new range of Bendix spray cans, available at your nearest automotive stockist now. Cleanup – Brake & Parts Cleaner A dynamic cleaner designed to rapidly remove brake fluids, oils, dust, dirt, grease and other contaminants from brake linings, disc pads, drums, clutch plates, rotors, cylinders and springs. Stops squeal in disc brakes and can be applied without disassembly of brakes. Bendix Cleanup dries super-fast which enables quicker brake part changes. It also cleans other workshop equipment. Effectively removes impurities from brake components Leaves no residue, staining and is non-corrosive Cleans disc rotors after machining, before brake pad installation Cleans instantly to stop squeaks and squeals in brakes Use on brake parts and other degreasing applications Shine – Shines Tyres The easiest and most effective way to shine your tyres, mudflaps and bumpers, is Bendix Shine, designed to give the ultimate new appearance. Prevents dirt from forming on tyres. Just spray on and let the product produce the shine on your tyres. Ideal for use on low profile and performance tyres. Easy and effective way to shine your tyres, mudflaps & bumper bars. Prevents dirt and road grime forming on tyres. Long lasting. Ideal to use on low profile and performance tyres. Degrease – Removes Oil & Grease A powerful multipurpose degreaser designed to remove grease and grime from numerous surfaces including engines, lawn mowers, outboard motors, concrete floors, driveways and general workshop surfaces. Bendix Degrease is formulated to quickly soften and remove grease and grime in one application leaving the surface sparkling clean. Degreases engine and motor parts. Removes oil and other deposits from concrete paths and other masonry surfaces. Suitable for agricultural uses – tractors, trailers, chain saws and tools. Also suitable for industrial uses – stationary machinery, forklifts and cranes. Multi-Use – Penetrates & Lubricates A heavy duty water dispersant designed to displace moisture and assist in lubricating, protecting and starting wet motors. The product is suitable to be used on most machinery parts, heavy duty engines and hobby engines. It is fast acting in displacing moisture from engines and motor parts and protects against corrosion. Bendix Multi-Use also stops squeaks and loosens rusted parts. Penetrant – loosens rusted nuts and metal parts. Lubricant – Eliminates squeaks, loosens hinges and rusted parts. Lubricates and protects moving parts. For domestic uses such as lawnmowers, generators and other garden machinery Smooth – White Lithium Grease An all-purpose lubricant designed to lubricate and protect surfaces from abrading or scratching one another and helps prevent squeaking. It is an ideal lubricant for wheel bearings operating under all service conditions, CV joints, chassis lubrication, metal hinges, door catches, striker plates, cables and springs, outboard motor s, chains, winches, jacks, garden tools etc. It is suitable for automotive (cars, trucks, tractors and trailers), marine, agriculture, general industrial and household use. Lubricates chains for motorcycles, chainsaws, cranes, conveyors, etc. Powerful lubricant for all industrial and domestic purposes. Lubricates, protects and prevents abrasions, scratches, squeaks & squeals. Ideal for bearings, rollers, hinges, linkages and springs. Corrosion inhibitor ideal for outboard motors. Silicone – Lubricates & Protects A heavy duty lubricant designed to lubricate, waterproof and protect most surfaces from binding, corroding and squeaking. Bendix Silicone is an ideal protectant for plastic, vinyl leather and rubber, window and sliding door tracks, doors hinges, rubber gaskets, metals, vinyl, fibreglass, locks, fishing equipment and boat fittings. It is suitable for marine, automotive and household applications. Industrial strength using a refined grade of Silicone. Designed to lubricate, waterproof and protect surfaces from binding, corroding and squeaking. Suitable for automotive, marine and household use. Ideal lubricant for chains and moving belts, for sliding door tracks & hinges. For more information https://www.bendix.com.au/product-range/consumables-range
  4. Looking for more stopping Power from your 4WD? Bendix has created the Ultimate 4WD Upgrade Kit to decrease stopping distances for your ute. More information available here: https://www.bendix.com.au/product-range/ultimate-4wd-brake-upgrade-kit
  5. We firmly believe that show and shines like Hot Import Nights encapsulates the best of Australia’s scene. From muscle to import, track drift or drags, pure street wowser or time beater, there are so many styles of modifications on show. So lets check out Decembers addition of Cars of Bendix! Precision Racing Lamborghini Huracan Performante We might have seen turbocharged and modified exotics wearing American license plates, so when we encounter a genuine Australian workshop product in person, it’s stupefying. Precision Racing’s Lamborghini Hurancan Performante sets the local benchmark in pushing the limits with twin Garrett turbochargers with billet compressor wheels mounted right where the rear bumper used to be. The exhaust system is fabricated from aircraft-spec titanium, but all coated in black ceramic to reduce temps. A custom air/water intercooler chills the intake charge, made by Plazmaman and PWR. A Motec PDM15 directs all the explosions within the V10 to make over 900hp, with up to 1600hp available for those who dare to take the next step. Even the DCT drivetrain has been beefed up to handle the power, with billet inner and outer cage to handle all that turbocharged bull rage. Crazy Dog Rotorsports Mazda RX-7 So you like drifting, and you like drifting enough to actually go out and build a competition-spec car for it. Cliff has done exactly that; a super reliable RX-7 that won’t look out of place at Formula D or D1GP. He took a 1992 Series 6, and beefed every component in it with the intention of going sideways as fast and as many times as possible. Fast is no good if you don’t look good, so the exterior received a full BN Sports BLS kit, totalling 9 pieces. It sports 130mm wide over fenders, a front splitter with side step diffusers, along with a swan neck GT wing for show, and a ducktail for competition. Inside a REVS Performance Rotary spec engine pumps out 600hp to the wheels, thanks to a Borgwarner EFR 9280 with supporting modifications. That power goes to the rear thanks to a 6 speed sequential dog box and a Cusco Type MZ 2 way mechanical LSD. Up front Cliff achieves maximum angle thanks to a Wisefab extra lock kit, and all four corners are suspended by DG/Wisteria Kick Blue coilovers and custom Swift springs. Ben’s Subaru Impreza WRX STi A rally inspired WRX STi? Ben’s WRX goes way beyond inspired; it literally wears it. The Prodrive WRC S7 kit adorned Subaru’s own rally car in 2002 World Rally Championship, and watching it as a boy was Ben. Now his own WRX wears the same kit, wearing a special Prowraps and Graphics specially designed vinyl wrap. The wider fenders, skirts, rear wing and bumpers are all fibreglass items from Prodrive themselves. It even has the same side mirrors and headlights as the OG rally car. The front lip is a custom item made by Auto Elements, based off a Tamiya model of the actual S7 rally car. Oh, and it goes as hard as it looks too. A rebuilt 2.5l EJ257 block with forged Cosworth internals is mated to a high flow EJ207 heads threatens with 350kW, thanks to a Blouch 1.5XTR turbocharger. The WRX dances around corners thanks to a set of MCA Reds, tuned for a Tarmac rally setup. Superpro control arms and offset bushings helped the turned the WRX’s handling to something similar to a giant RC car, happy to grip around corners or all-wheel drive when needed. OZ Racing Asfaltos in 18x8 complete the full rally look; the wheels are only available via motorsports teams, not anywhere else. Ben plans to take it roll racing, track days, and even some charity events for kids. Jake’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution It doesn’t have a crazy wing, and the smell of E85 in the air is the only way you could tell this is no simple Evolution IX. Jake’s clean and simple build on the surface cloaks a genuine 10 second car. The custom wide body re-uses the front bumper but with subtle cutaway front fenders and blended in rear fenders. Varis side skirts and rear diffuser complete the look before a Porsche Riveria Blue paint job was overlaid on top. Even the TE37SL stickers on the Rays wheels were remade to colour match the car. Little details like the custom vents in the stock bonnet and carbon fibre Ganador mirrors add to its presence. Thanks to the baby blue shade, Jake’s baby is affectionately called the Smurf, but underneath the bonnet lives a 415kW monster. Sucking air through a EFR7670, the forged 2L 4G63 does a 10.6 seconds down the quarter mile, with a full interior and just 285 wide semi slicks. Chook’s Rocket Bunny Nissan 350Z Chook returns third year running with his Rocket Bunny’d 350Z. Just as we thought we’ve seen every iteration of it, he still surprises us with its latest version, one that looked ready to dominate the streets. Gone was the House of Kolor’s Brandywine paint, and instead a more mature, subtle shade of brown was overlaid. It’s also now stripped of its stickers, leaving an immaculate surface to admire the paintwork. Slammed on the ground thanks to air suspension, it makes the 19in Rotiform USFs look more humongous than usual. And it’s not a car with all bark and no bite either. Hidden under its rear bumper is a pair of turbochargers. We assume it’s there for stealth, and simply because there’s no room in the cramped 350Z engine bay. Concept Garage Mercedes C63 AMG It’s the winner of last year’s Best Mercedes award, and we can see why it beat out others. Those fat wheel arches are only part of the equation, as Concept Garage married both subtlety and aggression in an unholy union. The AMG C63 coupe has no lack of power from the factory, but with a massive Whipple supercharger mounted on top of its V8, it threatens to shred the rear tyres anytime the throttle is breathed on. The widebody arches are entirely filled with Strasse Wheels’ SM7 Deep Concave, with a carbon fibre finish. The brakes have been repainted in searing hi-vis green, and the green theme follows inside too. The AMG buckets have been restitched in the same green colour, as well as any stitching that could have been replaced. A similar hued roll cage replaces the rear seats, citing its serious track intent. Out the back, a swan neck GT wing has been fitted, finished in that familiar glossy carbon fibre. Frans’ Honda Integra DC2 A project six years in the making and assembled mostly from home, Frans’ Honda Integra DC2 is a labour of love, and a testimony to his Southern California inspired style. The JDM front end is much sleeker than our Australian versions, and from there he fitted a Mugen bumper and side skirts. The Js Racing lightweight and vented bonnet adds to the front aggression. Rays TE37SL wheels finished in Magnesium Blue was a great touch to match the custom blue paint on the car. Hiding behind those TE37s on the front were twinblock calipers, a nod to the track work this car sees. The Ganador mirrors are rare as, as well as the fully functional Js Racing wing perched at the rear. Inside, Spoon bucket seats sit on either side of a massive Hybrid Racing adjustable short shifter, while a blue Cusco roll cage sits in the rear. The Hybrid Racing shifter hints at the JDM K20A engine sitting under the bonnet, kicking out a 167kW thanks to aftermarket headers, intake and aggressive tuning. The entire build was good enough to take home HIN 2019 Hottest Honda award. Ben’s Toyota Chaser JZX100 Winning Hottest Stance at a show like Hot Import Nights take something special. Benjamin’s wide, slammed Chaser is just that. Getting those massive Work Meisters S1 to fit was no easy task, but Ben didn’t want to rivet on some flares and called it a day. He cut and welded day and night to massage those front and rear arches to fit those mega 18x10.5 wheels, so it’d look stock from a glance. The car was then repainted gloss black to stay under the radar, but with that amount of low using only coilovers, it’s rather hard. Yes, that’s right, it’s static; none of this airbag nonsense. Ben also regularly takes the beast out to drift days, and even does cruises at this height. We applaud Ben’s bravery and commitment to the low lifestyle, we truly do. Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  6. This month we ventured over to South Australia to find some Cars of Bendix at the Adelaide Auto Expo. This show encompasses all walks of automotive life from customs, muscle, imports and race cars, basically there is something to look at no matter what your taste. So lets get into the action and check out Novembers Cars of Bendix! Mark Boxer Starting life as a garden variety Ford ute, Mark or Boxer as he’s known has transformed this 1997 XH Falcon ute into a fire-breathing drag car. Featuring a full drag car rear end, trans-braked Turbo 400 and a 1000rwkW capable Atomic Barra engine with a rather large turbo hanging off the side. Having just been completed, the car has done some shakedown runs on the dyno and made promising power with just over 800rwhp only running 25psi boost at 6000rpm. Mark says the car has been in the build for a while, but he’s very happy to have it completed and even more so to have it featured in the current issue of Street Machine magazine. His current plan is to sell the car as a brand-new build as he's already working on another project, yet says that he hopes someone who will use it regularly buys it and runs some fast times. Robert and Amanda Robert first bought his Evo from a past customer who owned the car, it had previously won the best Japanese car at an Extreme Auto Expo event and when the car came up for sale he just had to have it! The car came with a 2.3ltr stroker kit and a bigger turbo for maximum power. Thanks to Mike Dale the engine was rebuilt and tuned for 354kw at the wheels on 22psi running E85. The team at Salisbury Exhaust hooked him up with cooler pipes and a custom exhaust. All that was left to do was change the colour of the car to Rakio in house at Spikes Auto, switch to a set of XO Luxury Cario wheels with a carbon finish and have a big stereo installed by the team over at ACDC. Amanda’s car was bought almost as you see it today with a full custom interior and crazy stereo system. The interior did need some work however and a few bits and pieces needed to be resprayed and touched up. The car then went into the workshop where it had the holes welded up on the Evo 9 boot, then the clear coat was fixed and resprayed on the Evo 9 carbon wing blade. The car then went into the paint shop where it was sprayed in a colour-shift paint appropriately named Tsunami. Finally the wheels were refreshed and painted in a black colour to finish the car off. Frank - Fast Furious If you’re a fan of the Fast & Furious series you will be no stranger to this car, Frank’s 1970 Dodge Charger. Originally found in a shed after sitting for 10 years the opportunity arose for Frank to purchase this beauty. While the plan originally was to turn it into a burnout car, after getting it back from the paint shop, he couldn’t bring himself to wreck such a well-presented car. It’s fitted with a 440 big block bored out to a 498ci and runs a forged crank, H-beam rods and Callies forged pistons. On top of the engine sits a pair of Edlebrock RPM heads fitted that are pumped full of boost supplied by a BDS 8/71 blower and fed by twin 950cfm carbs to ensure that there is no shortage of fuel supply. Creating a movie-car tribute was not originally on the table, but one thing let to another and with help from his brother, Frank’s Charger is a great tribute to Toretto’s Dad’s car from the original movie. He even displayed it wheels up at the show! Rick Hot rod Ricks’ hot rod is a great example of building something right. Originally purchasing it as a rolling shell from Canberra 15-years ago with a 351 twin ram tunnel, he later changed it to a blown 351 Clevo. After 2 years of regulatory discussions, it's now a fully street legal South Australian based American Hot Rod. With its 12” wide Mickey Thompson rear tyres, 5” American Racing rims on the front and a 3000-stall convertor making this one very cool hot rod. Rick takes pride in having his car driven and not hidden. He’s driven in 42-degree heat and done numerous trips to interstate events. The car has also won many trophies at events held in VIC and it’s not only a car that Rick enjoys driving, but something his family love and take pride in. With its custom interior, flame paint job and big blower, it’s defiantly a car you want to keep an eye out for on the street and at future events. Adam RX7 Boasting a 13B rotary engine and upgraded turbo, Adam’s Mazda is one of a kind stance weapon. Famous for their curvy body line and pop up heads, the FD RX-7 is the pinnacle of the Japanese 90’s era of imports. With the car sitting static, it had to have been one of the lowest cars at the Extreme Auto Expo. Underneath a freshly polished set of Work Meisters tuck right up under the guards. With only a few things left to do on the car, Adam can’t wait to get out and enjoy his rotary-powered Batmobile. Jarrett Porsche Jarrett’s 911s Targa is one of a kind. Whilst keeping the main German styling of the car, Jarrett has also put his personal flavor into the mix, as well as creating something that suits him own personal tastes. The car was not gathered but rather hunted. Jarrett was on the lookout for the perfect car when the opportunity arose to purchase this 1975 Porsche 911s Targa which he was told had “Gearbox problems”. After many hours on Google and some trial and error, a little access hatch was removed which gave assess to the trans tunnel and he discovered a pile of dust and debris. The remains of a coupler joint bushing which cost him a grand total of $25 to replace. After this, the months following saw a full restoration of the car, in which time he added his own flavour to the 911. Jarrett says he’s put about 800 hours of hard work into getting the car to where it is today in its immaculate condition. R33 John John was born with drag racing in his blood and what started out as a streetcar quickly became a fully upgraded drag car. Starting out with the usual modifications, an aftermarket exhaust, Apexi FC, pod filters and larger intercooler saw it make a 227rwkw. John says the was fun for a little while, but his thirst for beating V8s down the quarter mile was strong so he decided it was time for some serious power gains. The car under went more bolt-on upgrades, receiving a pair of HKS 2540’s were installed, 680cc injectors, bosh fuel pump, cam gears, Cusco exhaust catch can and Nismo upgrades, this made for a car that ran 11.8 down the quarter-mile with 338rwkw. Eventually, the engine decided enough was enough and at that point John was all in. An OS 3-litre short block engine package fitted with a brand new N1 head and even bigger HKS turbos. ON it’s first outing the car put down a 10.7. Everyone was impressed yet knew that it was capable of going faster and John dropped the clutch to launch off the line harder. Unfortunately he snapped both rear axles and that was the end of the outing. A few more axles and gearboxes later John ran a 9.66 at 148.85mph. Relieved he didn’t break anything, he attempted a few more runs and found that the car was capable of doing good consistent 9.6-second runs. These days the car not only still makes trips to the drag strip, but he often takes it to The Bend Motorsport Park to do some fairly entertaining but fast laps! Daniel’s Torana Daniels baby blue Torana is an absolute weapon and boasts a very tough sounding 650hp V8 engine. Having been in his position since the ’90s as a bare shell, he built it slowly over a number of years fitting the build in with his busy lifestyle. It was all long night, hard work and cash. The custom paint job was done by the team at Muscle Cars in Salisbury SA and it really sets the car parent from every other Torana. The 400ci V8 is fitted with alloy heads, a twin throttle body EFI setup and is run by an Autronic SMC ECU. Did we mention is also has a cheeky direct port nitrous system? Whilst being fitted out with as many modifications as he could, he also adamantly wanted to make sure that the car was going to be street-legal, so after a vigorous engineering process and a mandatory roadworthy inspection, it’s engineered and 100% street legal. For more information visit: To find your nearest Bendix stockiest, click HERE For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  7. In November 2017 Newcastle hosted the first of its Newcastle 500 races with great success. Now in the third year of the five year contract, the exciting street circuit replaced the Coates Hire Sydney 500 and has hosted some amazing racing and boasts one of the most picturesque locations on the Supercars calendar. With 14 turns, the 2.629km long circuit shares some similarities to the sadly lost Oran Park circuit. After coming away from the previous round at Sandown confident, Chaz Mostert headed for the final round of the 2019 Supercars Championship 5th in the standings and highest ranked at the Tickford Racing garage. “Newcastle’s a tough track with no room for error, and with just two practices on Friday it will be really important to roll out strong so we don’t spend the weekend playing catch up. I think we’ll be on it, the team’s done a great job since Gold Coast, to run a different chassis at Sandown and get on the podium was great, so hopefully we get off to a good start this weekend and can fine tune from there and fight at the front.” With practice taken care of, Chaz started off with a top 10 finish in 8th place in Practice 1. Yet as the times dropped, he wasn’t able to back it up in the 2nd session and could only manage to bring the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang home in 13th position in Practice 2 with a time of 1m10.63s. “A fair bit of work to do, just trying to understand the car. We’ve got some good things going for us, but at the same time we’re searching in other areas, so we’ll throw a few things at it overnight and see what we get from it. There are some positives in it, we just need to squeeze a bit more out of it. We’ll try harder tomorrow, see what we can learn, and go from there.” After qualifying didn't go as well as hoped, Chaz started Race 1 from 16th position on the grid. Admitting that it was a difficult race, he bought the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang home in 11th place at the end of 95 laps, securing himself 5th position in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. “Tough day. That was the most physical race I’ve had all year, and one of the toughest I’ve ever driven, I think. It’s a super tough track, when you just don’t have the car to hang on, it’s really physical on you. I’m happy to get back to 11th from where we started, we didn’t have a great qualifying, and yeah, 11th was probably all we had today. Hopefully we can qualify better tomorrow and put us in a better position for the race.” Starting Race 2 in 11th position, Chaz fought hard and managed a better Sunday result on 6th in final and 32nd race. Overall he scored 2879 points in the season and helped to secure Tickford Racing third place in the Teams’ Championship. “Tough slog, we just didn’t quite have the pace this weekend. Honestly I think the strategy got us there in the end, to P6. It’s good to get a good bank of points and finish off the year fifth in the championship. It’s pretty good to get a top five in the championship, but it was a bit up and down. The consistency hurt us a bit, and some driver mistakes through the year also sucked, but it’s awesome to still be top five in the championship and finish the year off strong.” Having completed the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, racing kicks off again at the Adelaide 500, February 2020. 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
  8. Looking for more stopping Power from your 4WD? Bendix has created the Ultimate 4WD Upgrade Kit to decrease stopping distances for your ute. More information available here: https://www.bendix.com.au/product-range/Ultimate-4WD-Brake-Upgrade-Kit
  9. After consigning his long serving Mustang to the scrap heap at Gold Coast, Chaz Mostert was keen to bounce back at Sandown 500. With the back-up chassis pressed into action, the Supercheap Auto Racing Team took the chance to pay tribute to racing legend Allan Moffat by unveiling a retro inspired Supercar livery for Sandown 500. With his son James Moffat co-driving with Mostert for the second year at Tickford Racing, he thought the tribute was great. “The nod to dad is pretty cool,” said James, adding that hopefully it’ll bring good luck and a podium finish as well. While the Mustang showed pace in the first practice, the top five fastest laps were all set by the Expensive Daewoo Commodores and Nissan Altimas. Just 1/10th of a second separated the Supercheap Auto Mustang from Fabian’s Shell Racing one by the end of the practice session, placing 7th with a laptime of 1:08.3724. On Friday’s practice, Mostert began to warm up to Sandown’s layout, finishing fourth fastest with a 1:08:0537, just slightly off eventual Supercar 2019 season winner Scott McLaughlin. The Commodores kept their pace, taking the top two fastest practice laptimes. With James Moffat on board for Practice 3, the Mustang was only able to improve slightly to a 1:08:0480, but other teams broke into the 1:07s, pushing the pair down to 8th place. It seems that the Mustang’s current setup could only do 1:08s consistently, as Chaz couldn’t finish better than 1:07.9530 on his last practice lap. With the Top 10 shootout format changed to an all-out qualifying race, there was less pressure, but Mostert still couldn’t find the pace to match McLaughlin’s blistering time of 1:07.7736 on the track. McLaughlin locked in the top spot as the rain made the track truly damp and slippery for others. Mostert eventually ended up sixth, sandwiched between the Penrite Racing Commodores of Anton de Pasquale and David Reynolds, respectively. Mostert tried to hold his own, but the Holdens seemed to hold an advantage at Sandown, with three finishing ahead of him. This left Mostert in 9th place, taking 28 points for the Pirtek Enduro Cup. Based on the standing, Moffat and Mostert will be starting Sunday’s race 9th on the grid. With the championship already decided, it was up to Mostert and Moffat to at least grind out a podium for the team. A stroke of luck went their way, when Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander’s Late model camira suffered a suspension failure just 12 laps away from completing a 1-2 with Jamie Whincup/Craig Lowdnes. Thanks to van Gisbergen needing to pit to fix the issue, Mostert and Lee Holdsworth stood on the podium instead, finishing second and third respectively. Mostert was absolutely relieved and pleased that he’s back to podium finishes, commenting “It’s been an absolute nightmare of an Enduro campaign for us, Bathurst and then Gold Coast, not even being able to race there. For me, the best part about today and getting a trophy right at the end here is more for Moff (James Moffat). He’s kind of been on the wrong end of the stick because of the accidents throughout the Enduro campaign with myself and teammates and qualifying laps, so today was awesome to be able to get a trophy for Moffat and thank him for the year.” Mostert now has 2705 points, and is in 5th position going into the Coates Hire Newcastle 500, which will be the final race for 2019. For more information visit https://www.bendix.com.au/ Join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bendixworkshop
  10. After a difficult and somewhat controversial Bathurst 1000 Chaz Mostert was keen to make amends in the No.55 Mustang at the Gold Coast 600. It was the second endurance round and Chaz was sharing the duties again with co-driver James Moffat around the tight 9 corner Surface Paradise Street Circuit. With concrete walls surrounding what are normally pubic roads there is very little room for error when driving flat out in Supercar. Chaz and James posted the second quickest laps of the first two sessions of Friday, and finished Practice 3 sixth overall posting a time of 1m10.29s. Chaz reported “It was a pretty good day for us, good to be in the top two in the first two sessions, and I didn’t quite get the lap together in Practice 3, but it is what it is. We didn’t do too much to the car today and the car had pace, so we’ll see what else we can pull from the Supercheap Auto wagon tonight and go again tomorrow.” Come Saturday Chaz snatched provisional ARMOR ALL Pole Position for the Gold Coast 600 qualifying session jumping to the top on his last run with a 1:10.4279s. “It was a tough session, so tight out there, I was really happy to get that last lap in,” Chaz said. “I left nothing on the table, probably millimetres away from triggering kerb hop sensors, but that’s what it takes around here” The last man out in the Shootout after topping regular qualifying, Mostert tagged the inside wall at Turn 11, firing him hard into the outside concrete with disastrous consequences. After an assessment in the team garage, Tickford Racing CEO Tim Edwards confirmed the car will not only miss the remainder of the weekend, but not race again. “The chassis is a write-off,” said Edwards. "It's punched the chassis rail back through the firewall. “The engine is not even connected to the car anymore, it’s sheared the engine off and shoved it backwards through the car. “The chassis is a complete write-off, as is most of the stuff that’s bolted to it.” Speaking after being cleared from the trackside medical centre, Mostert described himself “super gutted” about the accident. “I just made the smallest mistake and it bites you,” said Mostert, who had won the Saturday race on the Gold Coast in each of the last two years. “There’s no excuse. We were nowhere in the middle sector, I shouldn’t have really made that mistake, but I just really struggled with the feel of the car under me to start with.” Moving down to 6th position on 2447 points in the championship, Mostert will now have to back himself after two very difficult rounds and focus on the next endurance race at the Sandown 500 on the 8th - 10th of November. For more news check out https://www.bendix.com.au/bendix-news
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  13. 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
  14. Jim’s 1987 HDT Calais Sport While there is no shortage of clean and restored Commodores, Jim’s HDT Late model camira Calais is in a class of its own. The model, colour and trim specification is so rare that Jim reckons it’s the only one in Asteroid silver with red leather interior trim from factory. Jim has owned it for 20 years, and finished his restoration/modification just three years ago. The RB30 straight six engine has been rebuilt by Motorsports Mechanicals. Stout enough for good for 1000hp, a massive Precision 6870 turbocharger mounted on the side helps the Calais achieve that four figure horsepower mark. The chromed engine sits in a smoothed out bay, drawing attention and wows from show goers. Anything that wasn’t chromed has brushed metal surfaces or replaced with braided hoses. Outside, it’s been painstakingly repainted in its original colour, with the bodywork restored to factory perfection. The FR Simmons that’s so ubiquitous on older Commodores are found at all four corners in more modern sizes of 20x8in front and 20x9.5in rear. Chris’ 1992 Nissan Skyline GTR 32 Big powerful GTRs are everywhere, but we haven’t seen one that is at extroverted as Chris’ immaculate example. The House of Kolor Candy Teal shouts for your attention, the liquid paintwork contrasting sharply with the GTR’s boxy lines. Pop the bonnet and marvel at the rebuilt RB26DETT, its assorted shiny ancillaries, and how all the twin turbo piping managed to fit in such a tiny engine bay. Featuring forged internals, big lumpy cams, and Tomei ARMS twin turbochargers, the Godzilla easily punts out 750hp at all four wheels. Planting rubber to the ground are a set of three piece BBS rims, measuring 18x9.5in all around. Hiding behind them are massive brakes to haul the beast up, with KSport 8 piston calipers on the front and 6 pistons on the rear. Clamping on 383mm 2-piece rotors upfront, you can count on the GTR for go and whoa in equal measures. Susan’s 1996 HSV Clubsport VS We love our HSVs here, so when a neat HSV Clubsport VS pops up, we can’t help ourselves but meander over for a look. Imagine our surprise when we saw a Garrett GT42 turbocharger hanging off the side of the venerable Expensive Daewoo V8. A gleaming intercooler beams through the front bumper, and we knew immediately that this isn’t your regular HSV museum piece. Susan from Team Wild Speed has owned this HSV for over three years, and had always wanted to do something different to it. “Originally it was supercharged, but we felt the turbo would make more power,” she remarked. The 355cu V8 now sucks air through the custom piping and GT42 to make 550hp at the rear wheels, all without the need to nick the bodywork for space. A Haltech ECU controls all motor functions, making sure the air fuel mixture is translated into motive force via those 20in Momo wheels. The Clubsport still rides beautifully thanks to Monroe GT Sport shock absorbers and springs, while reducing the gap between the fender and tyre. Paul’s 1971 Ford Falcon GT Tribute In the build for the last 10 years, Paul’s Ford Falcon GT made its show car debut here at the Cars under the Stars, and what a debut it was. Parked right up front, it was the centre piece of the show. With a blower poking out the bonnet and gleaming black paint drawing attention from bystanders, the wow factor. The orange and matte black stripes highlights the boxy and iconic lines of the classic 70s’ Falcon. Inside, the sumptuous leather interior has been restored to its former glory, making it a comfortable place to experience the full might of the blown injected 340cu Windsor V8. Power is sent through one of Al’s Raceglide C4 two speed autos. A Smithfield Diff and Gear built Ford 9in with custom axles and ratios controls traction at the rear wheels. Custom 19in Globes are found tucked under the fenders all round. Alex’s 1977 Expensive Daewoo Torana LX Alex’s 1977 Torana started as most projects start off…a simple, straight body shell. Purchased 17 years ago, Alex went straight to work, taking five years to put together this insane monster. Straight off the bat the 6/71 blower dominating the bonnet shouts power, gulping air down to feed a built LS2 V8. It’ll churn 750hp at the rear wheels, which are just as massive as the engine’s torque range. The 15.5in wide semi slicks sit in a tubbed rear end, modified to fit a 4 link suspension setup using Strange coilovers. Power is distributed via a Ford 9in differential and a Powerglide auto. It only has two speeds, which we are guessing is Fast, and Ridiculously Fast. The entire muscle bound package is hidden under a Torana LX sedan body that’s been restored to concourse standards. Alex has sent it down the quarter mile before, easing it off to make a Hail Mary pass of 9.5 seconds. He doesn’t have plans to go back as there is just no way he’d fit a roll cage and ruin the restored interior of his tough street Torana. Frank’s 1957 Chevrolet There’s something seductive about the colour silver; a sleek colour that hides details until you come closer, and yet still catching your eye across the parking lot like a shiny coin on black pavement. As we walked nearer, we knew we were in for a treat. Frank’s ’57 Chevrolet is in its second incarnation, sporting a subtler paintjob than the last cool sky blue shade. As he set to straighten every panel, a bright silver mix was cooked up in the painter’s lab to be laid over the refreshed bodywork. Since he had decided to paint the entire car, the original engine was taken out and interior had to be taken out. It was then when Frank decided to go big or go home. A Dart small block, a mean Howards cam, and an 8/71 blower sucking air through 750cfm carburettors means the Chev is now ready to rumble. With MSD ignition providing the fire to the 98 pump fuel, Frank’s fat Chev would pound the tarmac to tune of 850hp. The interior has been also jazzed up, with soft cream leather on the trims, while touch panels and controls have swapped for billet aluminium pieces or anodised to a brushed metallic finish. Wide WELD Drag racing wheels in custom sizes lay within its massive arches. It’s definitely a car that’ll bring a smile to anyone who sees it. 1978 Ford Cortina TE Ghia The Ford Cortina was underappreciated next to the Falcon, which hogged the limelight and motorsports accolades in Australia. But that didn’t stop this mysterious gentleman from restoring it back to its glory. A barn find, he set about accumulating the papers and slowly brought the original paint, bodywork, interior and mechanicals back to new. Digging through its history, the owner discovered it’s the only Cortina to have the following combination of options: meadow green paint, power steering, air conditioning, black vinyl roof, and the 4.1l crossflow straight six. As the Cortina hailed from Britain, the land of rain, fog and spectacular rally stages, the owner added fog lights on the front, and shod it with forged DragPro wheels as a personal touch to the car. Don’t worry though, the stock wheels are stored safely away. 1932 Ford Roadster The bright yellow paintjob, the exposed wheels and engine bay, the assorted chromed bits; yes, it can only be a ’32 Ford. It’s tough to pinpoint what exactly draws car enthusiasts, young or old, back to these custom built classics. Each one we’ve seen are so different and individual that they speak volumes about its owners. This clean, sunny Roadster features the usual restoration cues; a rebuilt Ford V8 packed with American goodies from Edelbrook, Holley, MSD and other big names in the horsepower business. The triple intake bug catcher adds a fantastic induction noise and tops off the clean chromed engine neatly. The owner has even installed mirrors on the firewall so you can admire it from all angles. The interior is kept super simple with a period correct steering wheel, comfortable re-trimmed benches, and just essential gauges for the engine’s vitals. No air-conditioning is needed when you can just peel the roof off the Roadster! The wide, shiny billet Show Wheels adds a sense of pizzazz to the Roadster, whereas on other cars it might look more brutish and tough. Follow the smooth wheel arches to the back and you’d notice that the ubiquitous custom pinstripes are left on the painted Ford 9in differential. It’s a little, personal flourish that brings the entire car together. 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  15. 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
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