Auto Archive

Historical cars shine

DESPITE early morning rain, the sunshine squeezed through the clouds for the recent Bass Coast Historical Automotive Club parade event. And what a day it was; with around 30 historic cars and their owners lining up to answer questions from the public at the

Keep the wheels turning with hassle free repairs

WITH more than 25 years in the smash repair industry, Frank Marinelli knows what it takes to keep customers happy, and now South Gippsland residents can enjoy the benefits of that expertise at the newly opened Korumburra Auto Body Repairs. Frank and his friendly

Inverloch Probus learns about senior road safety

ROAD safety is a very relevant subject to all of us and particularly to elderly drivers. At the Inverloch Probus Club’s June general meeting, the guest speaker subject was Elderly Road Safety presented by Bass Coast Shire Road Safety Program coordinator, John Ernst. John

Albert motoring along at 90

ALBERT Klun celebrated his 90th birthday with a family dinner at Wonthaggi Club on May 3. He is photographed with his great grandson Travis Donohue who turned four on the same day. Their cake was a 1934 Ford Coupe to celebrate Albert’s lifelong passion

Attention to detail pays off

CPK McLaren MotorBody is a 2018 Finalist in the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce VACC Industry Awards. The Leongatha-based business was also back to back finalists in 2016 and 2017. CPK McLaren MotorBody, at its refurbished and expended facility at 17-19 Roughead Street, is

Team effort to clean up roads

THE strong wind weather event on Sunday afternoon caused chaos on roads throughout South Gippsland with countless number of trees blown onto roads. Police and SES were aided by numerous local farmers and other residents who assisted with chainsaws or with dragging trees off

The biggest show (and shine) of all

THE 2018 edition of the Rotary Club of Leongatha’s Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet was the biggest ever. It was a fitting finale for John O’Connor who’s led the organisation of the event from the outset, and will hand the role to Lindsay

Dom’s Torana geared up for Show ‘n’ Shine

THE Rotary Club of Leongatha’s Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet provides a stage for local car enthusiasts to proudly display their pride and joy. Dom D’Agostino will bring along his 1975 LX Hatchback Torana to the event on Sunday, March 4 at the

Leongatha dealerships in new hands

THE new owner of some of Leongatha’s most recognised car dealerships is on a mission to set a new benchmark in motoring in South Gippsland. Warren Stewart, who has taken over the Knights and Westaway dealerships, said customers will be the biggest beneficiaries in

Rea torques his way around it

THREE-time defending WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea believes the new technical rules introduced for the 2018 season won’t make a huge difference to the speed of his Kawasaki ZX-10RR. He is finalising preparations for the Yamaha Finance-backed season opener at Phillip Island this weekend, February

Shining example of community spirit

THE organisers of the 5th annual Wonthaggi Automotive Show and Shine Swap Meet on Sunday, January 28, the Wonthaggi Power Football Netball Club would be the first to acknowledge that the weather for their big annual event recently was just a little too good.

Less talk, more action on roads

PROPOSED changes to Phillip Island Road through both San Remo and Newhaven have generated much discussion among locals, many of whom are clearly not happy with the options put forward by VicRoads. Bass MP Brian Paynter said he has met with many local people

School’s back, so slow down

AS THE new school year gets underway, local police will be targeting drivers failing to adhere to the speed limits of 40km/h in school zones at specified times. Operation ‘Schools Back’ kicked off on February 1 where an increase in police presence around schools
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