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Tyrepower dealer of the year

TYREPOWER Wonthaggi has taken home the award for region A Dealer of the Year 2018 at the recent Tyrepower awards ceremony. Kris and Melanie Baker were thrilled to accept the award for the second time in the Wonthaggi dealership’s 13-year history. “We are so

Keith enjoys a tour

I love my car SO CLEAN you can see your reflection in the panels – Keith Lawson takes good care of his 1956 Morris Minor Tourer. The Cape Woolamai resident has owned the car for more than a decade. “I went for my driving

Only one in the state

I love my car THEY only made 20 of these, says Wonthaggi’s Garry Bolding. He’s talking about the 1997 Holden HSV VS Series II Manta Wagon that Garry recently purchased for his son. “This is the only one in Victoria and there’s only about

Ford Raptor coming soon to Leongatha

LEONGATHA Ford is preparing for the launch of the highly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor truck, the first arriving at the dealership very soon. The Raptor is a high-end off-road performance vehicle based on the popular Ranger series of trucks and has been reengineered from

For the love of cars

AFTER a long day fishing in the Bass Strait, Graeme Wagland would return home and be up ‘till midnight working in his garage. That was a typical day before he retired. Now he’s spending the entire day in his San Remo garage, moving from

Top quality storage solutions for your 4×4

IF YOU’VE got a touring, trade or off-road vehicle, the team from Full Boar Fourbie Drawers has all your storage needs covered. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Dion and Lindy Fox, Full Boar Fourbie Drawers is one of the only places

Car show for a cause

WONTHAGGI will play host to a car show next month to raise funds for the Bass Coast Specialist School. Organisers are expecting around 400 vehicles, including NASCAR race cars, V8s, hot rods, bikes, 4x4s, and classic cars to converge at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve.

One stop shop for auto

DA Automotive which includes Burra Spare Parts and Korumburra Tyre Service is the one stop automotive shop at 20 Sanders Street in Korumburra. The large garage has a massive selection of oils, filters, spark plugs, leads, batteries, tyres, brake pads, fan belts – absolutely

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
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