An exciting mix of past and present Australian motorsport drivers and legendary team owners will delight the vast professional audience attending the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo (AAAExpo), co-located with the Collision Repair Expo.
Despite a packed racing schedule as part of the Australian F1 Grand Prix weekend, on Friday April 8, visitors will be able to get up close with their heroes to experience a rare and unfiltered glimpse into what it’s like to compete at the highest level of Australian motorsport. , what the drivers think of the revised layout of the Albert Park F1 track, and much more.
Repco Supercars Championship star drivers Tim Slade – Blanchard Racing Team/CoolDrive Racing, James Courtney – Tickford Racing/GUD and Thomas Randle – Castrol Racing will take part in AAAExpo, proudly sponsored by Repco on the AAAExpo Seminar Stage at 5.30pm on Friday April 8. The entertaining panel session will be moderated by long-time motorsport media expert Paul Marinelli.
Garry Rogers Motorsport will take part in the Collision Repair Expo, sponsored by the SAPE Group, and will take part in the CRE seminar stage beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8. This will be a rare opportunity to hear motorsport legends Garry and Barry Rogers and GRM Performance Director Marcos Ambrose up close, as well as Jason Bargwanna for an original and entertaining session. The stable of current GRM drivers who compete in TCR Australia, S5000 and Trans Am will also be present, including: Dylan O’Keefe, James Golding, Nathan Herne, Aaron Cameron, James Moffat and Ben Bargwanna.
“There is no doubt that motorsport plays an important role in the Australian automotive aftermarket industry, and we are delighted to have so many top drivers and team owners competing at Expos. to get closer to visitors,” the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) said chief executive, Stuart Charity.
The Expos are an ideal platform for motorsport teams and personalities, as the two industries are closely linked on many levels. From the use in motorsport of leading Australian aftermarket brands and technologies on racing vehicles, racing equipment and in team factories, to representing aftermarket brands through marketing and motorsport sponsorship.
This fantastic addition to Expo is just one of the incredibly valuable range of features on offer to trade visitors from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th April. With the theme “The Future Is Here,” Expos will educate and prepare the industry for future success. Over 8,000 trade visitors are expected over three days to see 250 of the industry’s top brands showcasing the latest vehicle repair and maintenance equipment, parts, tools and accessories, new technologies and trends. The Expo is also the only place where visitors can experience the Future Pavilion’s futuristic Workshop and 4WD Innovation Zone.
Combined Expos will use strict Covid Safe protocols to ensure a safe environment for all attendees while complying with government regulations.
Registering for the Expo is quick and easy – and free, allowing attendees to skip the event registration queues. To register visit www.collisionrepair.com.au