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Summer Edition 2016

Rex Driver #64

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General Positions: Membership: Webmaster: Russell Badenoch The Impreza WRX Owners Club of South Australia is a CAMS Delegate: Jason Bartsch Business Partner Liaison: Jarred McGaffin club for motoring enthusiasts with a passion for Motorsport Coordinator: Tania Langcake performance cars. Our focus is on performance oriented Subaru vehicles, including the Impreza WRX, Motorsport Whipping Boy: Jason Bartsch STI, Liberty RS, Forester GT and BRZ’s, but membership Events Coordinator: Zoe Rule is considered from owners of other vehicles. Cruise Master: Brendan Moore Social Media Master: Brad Halliday Merchandise Officers: Zoe Rule & Damien Andersen Club Magazine: General Committee Members: Gareth Scanlen, Dylan The Club magazine Rex Driver is published quarterly and distributed free to all members. Contributions are Butler & Jacob Richards welcomed from Club Members and interested parties Magazine Layout & design: Seth Coultas Email: sethcoultas@gmail.com alike and may be submitted via email directly to the Editor at: sethcoultas@gmail.com

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Official Magazine of the Impreza WRX Owners Club of South Australia Inc. Summer 2016

Contents CLUB RACING

SOCIAL & NEWS

10 2015 SA Time Attack

12 Subaru Rumor Mill

16 S&J Club Championship Rnd 1: Mallala Sprint

13 WRXSA Tour de Hillclimb

18 S&J Club Championship Rnd 2: Mount Alma

14 WRXSA Ten Pin Bowling & Mini Golf Fun Day

34 Collingrove Lap Records

24 Return of the Goose!

35 Mallala Lap Records

30 WRXSA / MGEC Brothers Cruise

36 Willunga Lap Records

32 50th Anniversary of the “Boxer”

37 Phillip Island Lap Records

MOTORSPORTS

37 WRXSA Dyno Records

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British Touring Car Championship

38 Victoria Park Sprint Lap Records

28

Australian Rally Championship

38 Legend of the Lakes Lap Records

Front cover: Jacob Richards at the Mount Alma Mile — Photo by Frank Kutsche


REGULARS 3

Club Info Page

6

Look Who’s Torqueing

7

Editorial

8

2016 S&J Club Championship Wrap-up

11 New Members Welcome 40 ‘Classic’ Rex Driver 42 WRXSA Club Merchandise 43 Rex Driver Advertising 44 Club Partners 46 Upcoming Events

ARTICLE & PHOTO ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thank you so much to everyone that contributed to make this another fantastic edition of Rex Driver! Without your support this magazine would not be possible : Frank Kutsche "Sticks & Stones" Spiro Koulianos Tania Langcake Brad Halliday Zoe Rule Jason Bartsch Damien Brand Tasman Orme Ben Wilden Richard Paul Jon Langhan Brendan Moore Brendan Capper Sean Jenner Wayne Brauer STS Images Justin Hanney Photography Subaru Australia Subaru International BTCC Official Website If you would like to contribute or just send in some pics of your car contact me at sethcoultas@gmail.com.


LOOK WHO’S TOURQUING Spiro Koulianos

Welcome back to our illustrious magazine; 2016 is in full swing and if you haven’t been paying attention you’ll get left in some serious dust.

in some pics with #wrxsasocial. Check out the latest pics and vids from the website.

The club has had a busy start to the year bringing you great cruises and social events as well as awesome rounds in the club championship. Numbers have been high and getting better all round which only fuels your committee to give you more. So great to be part of and see, let’s keep it going.

Your committee has been busy with all the fun stuff but we’ve been getting down to business also. WRXSA business partners and sponsors are offering great deals to our members. Need something done to your ride then get behind the business partners that get behind the club, check out all the special offers currently being offered on the website.

Our member numbers are looking great this year, and are still growing with new friendly fun car enthusiasts signing up every day. No wonder there are better numbers at events; so no excuses now, join in on the fun just jump onto the forum get the info and get out there. And when you are out there don’t forget to tag

Winter is indeed coming and with the wet and wild winter weather comes hearty comfort food as well as perfect boost weather. A great time to be a WRXSA member indeed! Especially with Subinats and all the other great events that are coming up. Spiro Koulianos


Racing is full of ups and downs. The thrill of nailing a Seth Coultas turn perfectly or even bringing home a trophy; to over cooking a corner or experiencing a mechanical failure that knocks you out of an event. Much like life in general it is the adversity that you face and In this editions “Classic” Rex Driver” article we look conquer that makes success and joy so much back at a very interesting time when the club first sweeter! became CAMS affiliated and talks about how the Victorian WRX Club had its own Club Championship. I got a good 7 years of racing from my STI’s stock Fast forward to 2016 and WRXSA has (in my opinion engine before it died and that is an amazing at least) the most rewarding and exciting club testament to the skill of the engineers responsible for championship in the state! Thanks largely to the its design, and the mechanics at S&J / Driven that support of S&J. have taken care of it over that time; but now it is time for upgrades! 2016 will be a new start for good old The numbers of members competing in events STI-045 who will be back with a vengeance. continues to break records and there are regularly more WRXSA members competing at Grassroots 2016 is looking to be a banner year for Subaru as well, Events than any other single club! This creates an new adventures as part of the British Touring Car unmatched social comradery stemming from friendly Championship; and the long awaited return to Aussie competition and a willingness to help others out. Well Rally stomping grounds in the Australian Rally done to all those that are giving it a go or just going Championship. Combined with further attempts to along to watch and cheer our club members on. break records at the Isle of Mann & Nürburgring 24 Hours; Rally USA and Global Rally Cross; this is going Catch you all later! to be an exciting year for Subaru Motorsport! Seth Coultas


Round 1 2016 S&J Automotive Club Championship: Mallala Sprint

Combined results: 13 pts: S. McInness: Round 1 Winner! 13 pts: M. Knighton The 2016 S&J Automotive Club Championship kicked off the season with a trip to the track. 6 Members took 12 pts: T. Langcake the opportunity to start the year with a boost around 11 pts: E. Lampard Mallala, on a day where conditions were great for PB's. 10 pts: J. Schaefer 7 pts: D. Andersen Scott McInness was showed us how it’s done in a Porsche GT3 posting a great time of 1:17.27. John Schaefer also posted a great time despite having an Round 2 2016 S&J Automotive Club overheating issue that prevented him from achieving Championship: Mount Alma Mile that sub 1:20 time. The Mount Alma Mile is a unique event held on a closed section of public road in the Inman Valley 10km Matt Knighton also impressed by running a 1:22.35, from Victor Harbor. more than 2 seconds faster than his previous Personal 17 club members put on their racing shoes for the 2 Best, while Tania Langcake also managed to knock day event, the most for this event on WRXSA record. over 2 seconds off her previous PB. Eric Lampard was Being a 2 day event also allowed for members to relax quietly achieving in his 2014 WRX, improving each run and swap stories over a BBQ and quiet drink Saturday to finish with a very respectable time of 1:23.27. evening before retiring to bed in order to get up, and Damien Anderson had an eventful day sadly not do it all again on Sunday. allowing him to post the time he was hoping for. Damien was unlucky in suffering a split brake line at The speed trap at the 200m point was once again in 180+kph and ended up showing the rest of us just how use but due to a curious Kangaroo (chewed well the gravel traps do their job. This didn’t stop through the wiring) the spectator timing board was Damien thought. With the help of Gareth Scanlen and not able to be viewed. Top speed trap times for a quick boost back to his home in Gawler, Damien WRXSA entrants were (in kph): made it back out on the track and posted the time of Tasman Orme 154.50 1:28.47. Now that’s courage! Credit to you Damien, Tania Langcake 152.54 not sure if I’d be brave enough. Damien Hirst 148.14 Outright Placing Points: Damien Brand 143.14 6 pts: S. McInness 5 pts: J. Schaefer The fastest non-WRXSA time, was Willall Racings K. 4 pts: M. Knighton Wilson in his 35 GTR Clocked at 200.57kph!!!! No 3 pts: E. Lampard points are awarded for top speeds, just the bragging 2 pts: T. Langcake rights till next year. 1 pt: D. Andersen This year’s event that saw several accidents with the Personal Best Time Points: dreaded finish line living up to its reputation. 10 pts: T. Langcake (-2.22) Mechanical issues were unfortunately also part of the 9 pts: M. Knighton (2.15) weekend which saw some of our own members have 8 pts: E. Lampard (-1.05) to withdraw early, commiserations to these guys. 7 pts: S. McInness (-0.99) 6 pts: D. Andersen (-0.97) 5 pts: J. Schaefer (-0.96)


Outright Placing Points: 17 pts: D. Brand 16 pts: T. Orme 15 pts: D. Hirst 14 pts J. Bartsch 13 pts: J. Langhan 12 pts I.Shevchenko 11 pts: B. Moore 10 pts: R. Paul 9 pts: T. Langcake 8 pts: N. Galliford 7 pts: J. Richards 6 pts: B. Wilden 5 pts: J. Schaefer 4 pts: D. Thomas 3 pts: A. Sailsbury 2 pts: D. Butler 1 pt: C. McGaffin Personal Best Time Points: 21 pts: T. Langcake (-4.17) 20 pts: B. Wilden (-3.41) 19 pts: J. Langhan (-2.71) 18 pts: I. Shevchenko (-1.86) 17 pts: D. Hirst (-1.34) 16 pts: D. Thomas (-1.25) 15 pts: C. McGaffin (-1.15) 14 pts: D. Butler (-0.98) 13pts: D. Brand (-0.82) 12 pts: A. Sailsbury (-0.62) 11 pts: B. Moore (-0.44) 10 pts: N. Galliford (-0.41) 9 pts: J. Richards (-0.30) 8 pts: J. Schaefer (0.17) 7 pts: R. Paul (0.33) 6 pts: J. Bartsch (0.55) 5 pts: T. Orme (1.23) Combined results: 33 pts: D. Hirst: Round 1 Winner! 32 pts: J. Langhan 30 pts: T. Langcake 30 pts: D. Brand 30 pts: I. Shevchenko 26 pts: B. Wilden 22 pts: B. Moore 20 pts: J. Bartsch 20 pts: D. Thomas 20 pts: T. Orme 19 pts: N. Galliford

18 pts: R. Paul 16 pts: D. Butler 16 pts: C. McGaffin 16 pts: J. Richards 15 pts: A. Sailsbury 13 pts: J. Schaefer

Round 2 2016 S&J Automotive Club Championship: Collingrove Round 3 saw members head to the Collingrove Hill Climb in the Barossa Valley for the first round of the Winter Cup. 14 Members entered the popular event and many more came along to spectate and support our members. Thanks to Jason and Zoe, while not entered themselves still came along to cook the BBQ, good team work guys. The day saw cool and Slippery conditions making the run for a Personal Best time difficult. Entrants continually chipped away clocking respectable times, but only a 4 of the 14 members managed to better their PB times. Well Done to those members. Outright Placing Points: 14 pts: D. Hirst 13 pts: J. Schaefer 12 pts: R. Badenoch 11 pts: M. Knighton 10 pts: D. Butler 9 pts: J. Loader 8 pts: M. Arnold 7 pts: J. Richards 6 pts: D. Caruara 5 pts: A. Sailsbury 4 pts: D. Andersen 3 pts: B. Davey 2 pts: T. Schaefer 1 pt: M. Reed

Combined results: 28 pts: J. Schaefer Round 1 Winner! 26 pts: J. Loader 24 pts: M. Arnold 22 pts: D. Hirst 22 pts: D. Butler 22 pts: R. Badenoch 20 pts: T. Schaefer 18 pts: M. Knighton 17 pts: B. Davey 16 pts: A. Sailsbury 15 pts: D. Caruara 14 pts: M. Reed 13 pts: J. Richards 9 pts: D. Andersen

Personal Best Time Points: 17 pts: T. Schaefer (-3.12) 16 pts: J. Loader (-1.22) 15 pts: M. Arnold (-1.20) 14 pts: J. Schaefer (-1.05) 13 pts: M. Reed (-0.40) 12 pts: B. Davey (-0.71) 11 pts: D. Butler (-0.24) 10 pts: R. Badenoch (0.03) 9 pts: D. Caruara (0.03) 8 pts: D. Hirst (0.08) 7 pts: M. Knighton (0.31) 6 pts: J. Richards (0.32) 5 pts: D. Andersen (1.42)

Leaderboard After 3 Rounds A total of 27 Individual members have entered an event and are now a part of the Club Championship TOP 10 OUTRIGHT 55 pts: D. Hirst 51 pts: J. Schaefer 42 pts: T. Langcake 38 pts: D. Butler 36 pts: A. Sailsbury 32 pts: J. Langhan 30 pts: I. Shevchenko 30 pts: D. Brand 30 pts: T. Orme 29 pts: J. Richards


2015 SA Time Attack

The 2015 SA Time Attack was something a bit different in that it was structured as a Day / Night event, meaning that it started just after lunch and continued all the way till 10pm. This was a big draw for me as racing under lights is something I had never done before and considering it was a 40 odd degree day it was a good alternative to racing during the heat of the day.

Maybe it was just because I was already braking and it was obvious fairly quickly that I was not going to pull up in time, but it was quite a simple case of ensuring that I went straight off and did not try to make it around the corner. On two of the three times I pulled up enough to not need to go into the sand trap, meaning I could just get back on the track straight away no worries at all; the third was a bit more exciting in that the brakes were fading in a serious way It was also a good draw for spectators for the same and I went straight into the sand. Again it was still very reason and plenty of the WRXSA family made the trip controlled, I went straight in and the bogginess of the out to Mallala to cheer on the competitors. Racing in sand was no match for the Subaru AWD! I just went the afternoon was a good opportunity to re-familiarise straight across around the back of the trap and remyself with the track, experimenting with braking entered the track. points and driving lines. Then once the sun went down and the lights were switched on the atmosphere This just goes to show once more that if want to find changed drastically. your cars limits the track is the place to do it! The lighting around the track was quite good, there Some good lap times were set with David Kim being were no real dark spots but even so the sense of speed the fastest club member on the day: did change compared to racing during the day, David Kim: 1:17.72 meaning you had to watch your braking points in Jason Bartsch: 1:19.08 particular. This time out braking points were Jon Langham: 1:19.43 something I was pushing quite a bit and this resulted in Seth Coultas: 1:23.92 overshooting a corner on 3 occasions. Coming off the Isaac Shevchenko: 1:23.98 track was not something I have done before so it was a Simon Goodwin 1:24.06 bit of a new experience, but it was not as bad as I Nick Galliford: 1:26.46 thought it might be! Damian McGinn 1:31.62 Seth Coultas


Welcome New Club Members! Fellow members please make new members feel welcome at future events. We hope they will enjoy their time in the club, and wish them the very best.

560 Nathan Maslin 561 Matthew Jones 562 Gordon Christie 563 Karina and Lyndsay Billett 564 Shannon Greenwood 565 Haldon KirkhouseSmith 566 Megan Jane 567 Brenton Bailey 568 Braeden Davey 569 Tasman Orme

570 Jarreth Rowley 571 Jordan Rohrlach 572 Zac Ozolins 573 Melissa Hay 574 Mike Thompson 575 Jay Chong 576 Kelly Rielly 577 David Watson 578 David Daly 579 Gordon Shields 580 Daniel Balacco Welcome everyone!


Subaru Rumour Mill Car and Driver (caranddriver.com) recently speculated that Subaru have been testing an experimental prototype with a midmounted turbocharged boxer engine driving the rear wheels, and two electric motors powering the front wheels. Their source (apparently close to Subaru) stated that Subaru have been testing this setup in a modified BRZ; but it is unknown if this testing could result in a new two-door AWD sports coupe or something a bit more mundane. The idea of hybrid petrol / electric drivetrain is not completely new, Subaru have already got their Viziv Concept SUV that puts a petrol engine in the front and an electric motor in the back. Sadly a short time later the rumour was squashed by Tom Doll (Subaru of America’s president and COO), who noted that it would be prohibitively expensive to develop a sports car like that.

This is a completely un-official artists rendering of what a new mid-engine coupe could have looked like taken from the March edition of Japanese magazine Holiday Auto.


WRXSA Tour de Hillclimb The WRXSA Tour de Hillclimb was a fresh new route to add to the already expansive cruise layouts. It had club members meeting at Windy Point on a Saturday morning for a quick chat and catch up before setting out on a tour of the three hillclimb locations down south. First up we headed down through Blackwood and Clarendon to find our way to Wickhams Hill where we wound our way to the top of the hill to the sound of boxer rumble. From here, the cruise headed through the hills to McLaren Vale and had us at our second location, the popular Old Willinga Hill where we twisted our way up the wide, fast paced hill which also is host to the Tour Down Under. A quick stop at the top of the hill for a regroup, stretch of the legs and a farewell to a couple of members and it was off to our final location and the best one yet, Mt. Alma where members got in a sneaky practice (slow paced) run before the event in April and a look at the amazing view from the top of the hill. From here it was back to Willunga for a feed and a well earned beverage before home time. All up an amazing teaser of what hillclimbs fellow WRXSA members race on throughout the year and a chance to attract more entries for events. Brad Halliday


WRXSA’s first social event for the year was held on Sunday 13th of March, at Barossa Bowland. It was a perfect day for some friendly competition, especially with the boys competing against each other to see who could send their ball down the lane the quickest! There were many different bowling styles to be seen, one in particular which worked quite well for Stella, which was to bowl the ball down backwards, which proved to work a lot better than the conventional way! Up next was 18 holes of mini golf, we only had the one ‘Hole in One’ for the day and that went to little Mia who wasn’t shy to ask us each hole if we had got one yet! Zoe Rule Mini Golf

Ten-Pin Bowling

Shaun

54

Mia

135

Zac

57

Jacob

122

Nick

58

Zac

117

Jacob

59

Stella

111

Zoe

60

Jason

110

Jason

60

Day-Mow

94

Mia

72

Shaun

84

Day-Mow

74

Nick

77

Stella

75

Zoe

66

Connor

102


Round 1 2016 S&J Automotive Club Championship: Mallala Sprint

John Schaefer had some “overheating issues”.


First event back since spending 3 months repairing the body damaged caused at Eden Valley hillclimb. I drove fairly tentatively but managed to remain competitive. It was great to get back on the track and I was very happy with 25th overall. My goal was to just enjoy myself and drive an unbent and unbroken car home. The highlight was definitely the overnight camp with great mates and fellow club members. Jason Bartsch


Was great to catch up with everyone again. Alma is a fast and dangerous track which rewards the brave. Being my first time here I had no expectations but I managed to reach my target time and finished in the top 10! Damien Brand

Had a great weekend driving and catching up with friends, it's a fast event which is getting faster each year. Drove conservatively for consistent results to position 9th overall. Tasman Orme


An exciting and nervous event for me running a new car and my first time running semi slicks. After figuring out where I was loosing speed on the first 2 runs I went into run 3 feeling good past turn 2. Felt quick thru the chicane but unfortunately broke 2nd gear on the exit of the chicane. A sad an unexpected finish to my race. A great bunch of people to hang out with in the evening and great to be part of the car club and racing community again. Ben Wilden


The Mount Alma Mile is best described as thrilling, fast, terrifying and challenging all rolled into one. Richard Paul

Was the first time up in the Driven Motorsport Evo X. The car felt strong and planted...but not planted enough for road tyres after cracking the 47 sec barrier. The track conditions and professionalism of the officials, contractors and event as a whole unfortunately wasn't worth the 9k damage. Jon Langhan

Worth the tow trip home. Brendan Moore


Subaru joins the British Touring Car Championship with Team BMR

Colin Turkington DOB: 21 March 1982 – BTCC Debut: 2002 With consistent wins (36) and regular podium finishes Colin Turkington also holds two BTCC titles from 2009 and 2014.

Not content to just stick to the tried and true rally heritage, Subaru continues to spread it’s motorsport roots signing a 3 year deal with Team BMR to run 4 Subaru Levorg’s in the 2016 BTCC. While the road going cars are AWD the race cars will be modified to RWD in order to conform to the Championships rules. This is the first time that a Subaru has competed in the BTCC, and while Team BRM are also quite new they have signed on two very Jason Plato experienced drivers; Jason Plato & Colin Turkington. These two British DOB: 14 Oct 1967 – BTCC Debut: 1997 drivers have been competing in the BTCC for 19 and 14 years With 94 British Touring Car Championship race respectively, and between them that have completed 789 BTCC races, wins to his name, Jason Plato has won more and won 130 of them! They also hold 4 driver titles, so the new Levorg races than any other driver in the history of Sports Tourers will be in safe hands. Two newer drivers have also been the BTCC! He won his first title in 2001 and then another in 2010. signed making the team one of the largest on the grid. Team BRM with the support of Subaru Global will develop the new cars four cylinder boxer engine to full BTCC specification. Team BRM acknowledge that developing the engine from scratch will be a big challenge but aim to focus on getting the basics right early on, and then develop it further over the next three years. Two races into the 2016 Championship and the team has faced some challenges. As is to be expected a variety of issues have resulted in some DNF’s including James Cole’s car dramatically catching fire in Round 2 (a result of a fuel ancillary system failure), thankfully he was able to exit the car without injury. Meanwhile it appears that Colin Turkington has certainly come to grips with his new car, breaking into the Top 10 at Donington Park and is currently sitting in 17th place in the Driver Championship.

James Cole DOB: 16 Aug 1988 – BTCC Debut: 2013 As a relatively new driver to the series James shows plenty of potential, he has competed in 63 races and was able to break into the top 10 at Silverstone last year.

Warren Scott DOB: 28 Sep 1971 – BTCC Debut: 2013 Warren comes from a British Superbike background and founded the BMR team in 2013. Now the boss of one of the biggest teams on the grid he remains both at the helm and behind the wheel.


Photos from the BTCC Official Website: www.btcc.net

Sticks & Stones Photography Frank is one WRXSA most committed and longest standing members, he is also arguably one of the best Motorsport Photographers in the state. With over 30 years of experience Frank is one of the most experienced photographers you are likely to find; his photos never fail to impress and have graced the cover of our magazine on numerous occasions. If you would like to see more of his work or would like to purchase photos head over to: http:// www.freewebs.com/fkutsche/ you will not be disappointed!

Richard Paul climbing turn two Photo by Frank Kutsche “Sticks & Stones�


RETURN OF THE GOOSE!

I was on track to finish off an amazing year of motorsport. It was my second season and things were going better than I could have ever hoped for. A couple of class wins and some very respectable outright placings. The Goose was on song too. With most of the little creases ironed out during the season the car was feeling fantastic. Until this happened.

So what went wrong? I have no shame in admitting that this was driver error. If you are going to push yourself as a driver, sooner or later you are going to make a mistake. Some mistakes are more costly than others. I wasn't familiar enough with the course. We did a sighting lap but there was just too much to remember. I came into a left hander with too much pace. It tightened way more than I was expecting. I turned in as best I could but there was nothing more I could do. I hit the brakes hard to reduce as much speed as possible before impact. Lucky it was just a glancing blow along the guard rail. It totalled the entire driver’s side of the car. From headlight to taillight. I remember trying to call my partner Zoe to tell her I was ok. I knew she was on the start line watching and I didn’t want her to think I was hurt. This is the downside of motorsport but it’s the reality. Every one of us that races knows the risks but we all agree the rewards outweigh them 10 fold.

It was the last race of the season. The inaugural Eden Valley Hillclimb put on by the Autocorsa Group. A spectacular fast flowing section of road just outside Sedan. Also the longest Hillclimb South Australia has on offer.

For two days I couldn't bring myself to go downstairs and look at the car. But I had to put the emotions aside and set about fixing the car. As with all of us with a motorsport addiction money is always tight. I simply couldn't afford to send it off to a crash repairer. All the work was going to be done in my single car space allotted to my apartment.


Once I had assessed the damage and to my surprise there was no major structural damage. The first step was to order new parts. Thanks to Megan from Yaruki road, S&J, SSM Performance parts and Jarvis Subaru (Jacob Richards). Also special thanks to Dylan Butler for donating his doors of his wreck.

Most of the repair was pretty straight forward. The rear quarter was going to be the biggest challenge. It was going to be too expensive to replace, so I decided to bash it as straight as possible and bog it up. So after a few tutorial videos on YouTube and a trip to supercheap I was ready to try my hand at panel beating. To most people bog is a dirty word. But if you do it properly it is a great product to use. I found the key is patience. Lots of patience. I spent days sanding and sculpting the rear. One thing that I was aware of from the start was I wasn't going to get the rear wheel arch looking 100%. The simple solution was to go widebody flares. The bolt on variety look ok but I just loved the body moulded ABW flares. The flares turned into a much bigger and more difficult job than I had imagined. First of all I had no idea how to attach them. The internet wasn't much help either. A combination of homemade brackets, bog and fiberglass was the solution.

It was at this point where I was running low on motivation. I was so close but the final stages where attention to detail is so crucial. The last 10% is always the hardest. A friend of mine convinced me to take it for a drive to get my motivation back. Seeing it in the light of day made me so proud and certainly recharged my motivation. But, there was a problem. Just when I was so close to finished I decided I wasn't happy with the way the rear flares looked. Compared to the very aggressive front, the back look a bit lame. After some technical advice from fellow member Brendan Moore I decided to beef up the rears. I used shaping foam and more bog to bring the flares out by about 10mm. Then sanded to shape. Then I tried my hand at fibre glassing. This is an art that I very much underestimated. But with persistence and more advice from Brendo I eventually had flares that would be strong enough to survive and looking exactly how I wanted.


By this stage I had received my third letter from Strata telling me to cease works on my car and to have no material or tools in my car space. This area is for cars to park only. But I wasn't going to stop now. Not when I was this close. I got put onto a young painter willing to do a cash job. His attitude and eagerness made my decision easy. I couldn't believe the turnaround time either. Not even a full week and all after hours. Many thanks to Corey Edwards.

Goose has never looked better. I was so excited that I actually drove it out booth! It was still warm. The addition of a gloss black roof and 20mm bolt on spacers had the goose looking better than I ever could imagine. Jason Bartsch


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Can Subaru bring the magic back to the ARC?

In the past Subaru Australia noted that it would only return to the Australian Rally Championship if they would be able to fight for outright honours as in recent years only 2WD cars were eligible and AWD vehicles were relegated to a secondary AWD Championship. Well, late last year the ARC announced that along with a change of Chairman to David Waldon; they would do just that, moving back to allowing 4WD vehicles to compete in the main championship.

Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to secure Molly as our driver and Subaru Ambassador. She’s got a wonderful attitude, has worked really hard for the opportunity and she’s a glass half-full person, never the victim. Then, of course, her performances both here and internationally have been very strong, reinforced by the fact she is the world’s top-ranked female rally driver.

In February Subaru Australia announced that true to their word they would be returning to contest the 2016 ARC Championship. After a 10 year break Subaru will be returning with a 2016 WRX STI NR4 prepared by Les Walkden Rallying and driven by Molly Taylor. Last year Molly came second overall in the ARC and had rallying in her blood; mother Coral is a four time Australian Rally Champion co-driver and father Mark ran a rally school.

Mr Senior added: “The rekindling of our partnership with Les Walkden is very pleasing. They are highly successful and have a great record with Group N production vehicles. We are going to be very realistic with our expectations. The current regulations are very loose and free – you could virtually build anything, but we have chosen a showroom stock Group N production Subaru. “We really want our motorsport philosophy to be ‘run on Sunday, buy on Monday.’ It will also be a learning curve for Molly, coming into a bigger, heavier car than the lightweight machines she’s previously been running. She’s a perfect fit for the Subaru brand as we move to attract new customers, particularly younger ones.”

Molly who has been driving competitively since 2006 was also recently awarded the Peter Brock Medal for demonstrating outstanding ability, sportsman-like attitude along with a willingness and capacity to promote the sport to the wider community; just like Brocky.


Molly looking forward to the challenge said: “This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m both humbled and excited to be part of Subaru’s new plans to build on their amazing rally heritage in Australia. We’ve got a lot of work to do in testing before the first round in April, but the NR4 is a great car and we look forward to seeing the return of the Subaru rally fans, both new and old.” After testing in Tasmania the team will head over the WA for their debut at the Quit Forest Rally on the 2224th of April. Will Subaru have what it takes to pick up where they left off; or will the 10 year break mean that the championship winning formula has been lost? Regardless of the answer we can all look forward to some exciting Subaru Rally action, and that makes me very happy!

Molly testing the new Subaru over Easter in Tasmania

UPDATE: Molly Taylor and codriver Bill Hayes achieved a very respectable 4th place in the Quit Forest Rally with out right honours going to Simon Evans & Ben Searcy in their GC8 STI Seth Coultas

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Brothers in arms!

The WRXSA/MGEC Cruise was something a bit different to add to the mix, putting the boxer rumble up against the sweet sound of the Evos. The cruise meet point up at McElligotts Reserve overlooked Adelaide and provided the perfect backdrop to the jam packed Subaru and Mitsubishi filled car park which gave members of both car clubs the chance to mingle and share some friendly banter between clubs before venturing off into the hills for a nice Easter Sunday boost.

warmed up and drivers woke up. From here it was off down Greenhill Road and through the winding hills of Adelaide in convoy with both clubs acting quite nicely together despite the rivalries between makes. After playing in hills for a couple of hours and not a drop of rain to be seen, we arrived at the end destination at Grumpy’s Brewhaus for a wind down and a pizza to end a perfect Easter Sunday.

The cruise slowly wound its way up through Belair and A thank you to all who came along and enjoyed Easter Upper Sturt to the first meet point at Mt. Lofty where Sunday in style. Brad Halliday a short stop off and catch up was had while the cars


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50th Anniversary of the Subaru “Boxer” Engine

On May the 14th 2016 Subaru celebrates the 50th anniversary of its “Boxer” engine. Subaru’s signature Boxer engine was introduced on the Subaru 1000 compact passenger car on May 14, 1966.

Under the “Confidence in Motion” brand statement, Subaru will continue to enhance its engineering excellence and distinctive appeal to offer an “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” driving experience to customers worldwide.

Since then, Subaru has refined and maximized the advantages of its Boxer engines and continuously enhanced them to power its vehicles. Today, every vehicle sold by Subaru is fitted with a Boxer engine and its total production over the past 50 years tops 16 million units. In a horizontally-opposed design of the Boxer engine, the pistons face each other in a side-to-side symmetrical layout. The opposing pistons work to cancel out the inertia force of each other, resulting in less vibration and superb rotational balance which provide a smooth feel right up to the high rev range. The Subaru 1000 Sedan was the first use of the Subaru Boxer Engine, boasting 40kw of power.

The Boxer engine is one of the key components that comprise Subaru’s distinctive Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. Subaru Symmetrical AWD offers a combination of superior stability and traction intrinsic to AWD and balanced distribution of weight provided by the symmetrically-laid-out drivetrain with a longitudinally-mounted Boxer engine positioned in line with it; the synergy delivers excellent performance such as stability at high speeds and brisk cornering. The current STi now has 221kw and 407Nm of torque.


Collingrove Lap Records Rank Time

Gap

Name

Car

Date

Damien Brand

1997 WRX STI Type R

2015

#1

33.27

#2

33.74

0.47 Damien Hirst

1999 WRX STI

2013

#3

33.89

0.62 Dan Day

2006 WRX STI

2013

#4

33.91

0.64 Jason Bartsch

2006 WRX STI

2015

#5

33.96

0.69 Glen Breugem

2000 WRX

2015

#6

34.52

1.25 Matt Knighton

2000 WRX

2015

#7

34.73

1.46 Andrew Colwell

2005 WRX STI

2015

#8

35.10

1.83 Kye Rees

1998 WRX

2015

#9

35.15

1.88 Russell Badenoch

2009 Forester XT

2015

#10

35.16

1.89 Seth Coultas

2000 WRX STI

2015

#11

35.42

2.15 Mark Povey

2000 WRX STI

2015

#12

35.45

2.18 Brendan Moore

2000 WRX Hatch

2014

#13

35.68

2.41 Garry Dodd

1999 WRX

2015

#14

35.68

2.41 Damien Anderson

2005 WRX

2015

#15

35.71

2.44 Richard Paul

Subaru WRX 1998

2013

#16

35.75

2.48 Remo Silicano

2003 WRX

2015

#17

36.06

2.79 Nigel McGaffin

2008 WRX STI

2015

#18

36.17

2.90 John Schaefer

2000 WRX STI RA

2015

#19

36.33

3.06 Dylan Butler

2006 WRX

2014

#20

36.47

3.20 Jacob Richards

2003 WRX

2015

#21

36.93

3.66 Tania Langcake

1999 WRX

2015

#22

37.00

3.73 Dylan Thomas

2006 WRX

2015

#23

37.30

4.03 Jonathon Loader

2006 WRX STI

2015

#24

37.37

4.10 Ben Hersey

WRX

2014

#25

37.54

4.27 Jake Zuppa

2002 WRX STI

2015

#26

37.71

4.44 Spiro Koulianos

2003 WRX STI

2015

#27

37.81

4.54 Mathew Langbrandner 2012 WRX

2015

#28

38.37

5.10 Hugh McLauglin

Liberty GT

2014

#29

38.56

5.29 Brad Halliday

2012 WRX

2015

#30

38.63

5.36 Wayne Brauer

1999 WRX

2015

#31

38.68

5.41 Jarrad McGaffin

1998 WRX

2015

#32

38.93

5.66 Zoe Rule

1999 WRX

2015

#33

39.17

5.90 Tim Dobie

Subaru Forester

2014

#34

40.15

6.88 Michelle Hirst

1999 WRX STI

2015

#35

41.37

8.10 Thomas Schaefer

2000 WRX

2015

#36

41.57

8.3

2004 Forester XT

2015

RACE / RALLY

Dylan McDonald

#1 Damien Brand

#2 Damien Hirst

#4 Jason Bartsch

#5 Glenn Breugem Photos by Brendan Capper

If your lap time is not included or is out-of-date just let me know at sethcoultas@gmail.com


Mallala Lap Records Rank Time

Gap

#1 David Kim

Name

Car

Date

David Kim

1999 WRX

2015

#1

1:17.72

#2

1:17.88

0.16 Damien Hirst

1999 WRX STI

2014

#3

1:18.37

0.65 Jason Bartsch

2006 WRX STI

2014

#4

1:20.68

2.96 John Schafer

2001 STI RA

2016

#5

1:21.62

3.90 Chris Slee

2001 WRX STI

2012

#6

1:22.26

4.54 Andrew Krieger

1999 WRX

#7

1:22.35

4.63 Matt Knighton

2000 WRX

2016

#8

1:23.08

5.36 Seth Coultas

2000 WRX STI

2013

#9

1:23.27

5.55 Eric Lampard

2014 WRX

2016

#10

1:24.05

6.33 Simon Goodwin

2004 WRX STI

2015

#11

1:24.68

6.96 Dylan Butler

2001 WRX

2014

#12

1:26.34

8.62 Shayne Harmsen

2000 WRX

#13

1:27.09

9.37 Daniel Caruna

2007 Liberty GT-STI

2013

#14

1:27.52

9.80 Tania Langcake

1999 WRX

2016

#15

1:28.47

10.75 Damien Anderson

2005 WRX

2016

RACE / RALLY

*Current WRXSA Members Only

#2 Damien Hirst

#3 Jason Bartsch Photos by STS Images & Justin Hanney Photography


Willunga Lap Records Rank Time

Gap

Name

Car

Date

Class

2006 Subaru WRX STI

2015

Modified 4WD over 3500cc

#1

1:27.91

Jason Bartsch

#2

1:28.34

0.43 Damien Brand

1997 Subaru WRX STI Type R

2015

Race / Rally 4WD up to 3500cc

#3

1:30.81

2.90 Damien Hirst

1999 Subaru WRX STI

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#4

1:32.01

4.10 Remo Siciliano

2003 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#5

1:33.89

5.98 Matt Knighton

2000 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#6

1:34.75

6.84 Damien Anderson

2005 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD over 3500cc

#7

1:36.32

8.41 Jacob Richards

2003 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#8

1:36.59

8.68 Brendan Moore

2000 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#9

1:37.45

9.54 Nigel McGaffin

2008 Subaru WRX STI

2014

Modified 4WD over 3500cc

#10

1:38.37

10.46 Jarrad McGaffin

1998 Subaru WRX

2014

Standard 4WD

#11

1:39.28

11.37 Seth Coultas

2000 Subaru WRX STI

2014

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#12

1:39.90

11.99 Tania Langcake

1999 Subaru WRX

2015

Race / Rally 4WD up to 3500cc

#13

1:40.31

12.40 Richard Paul

1998 Subaru WRX

2015

Race / Rally 4WD up to 3500cc

#14

1:40.55

12.64 Mark Povey

1982 Stanza

2015

Race / Rally 1600-2000cc


Phillip Island Lap Records Rank Time #1

Gap

1:48.12

Name

Car

Date

Damien Brand

1997 WRX STI Type RA

2015

#2

1:48.60

0.48

Jason Bartsch

2006 WRX STI

2015

#3

1:56.97

8.85

Damien Hirst

1999 WRX STI

2012

#4

1:58.64

10.52 Garry Dodd

1999 WRX

2012

#5

1:59.26

11.14 Dylan Butler

2006 WRX

2015

#6

2:01.30

13.18 Jacob Richards

2006 WRX

2015

#7

2:06.57

18.45 Tania Langcake

2000 WRX

2015

#8

2:08.14* 20.02 Andrew Kemmler

2002 WRX STI

2014

#9

2:08.54

2002 WRX

2012

#10

2:10.17* 22.05 David Rowe

2007 EVO

2014

#11

2:11.72* 23.60 Hugh McLaughlin

Liberty GT

2014

#12

2:14.07

1999 WRX

2015

#13

2:14.12* 26.00 Nigel McGaffin

2006 WRX STI

2014

#14

2:18.05

2004 WRX STI

2012

#15

2:19.00* 30.88 Jarrad McGaffin

1998 WRX

2014

#16

2:20.78* 32.66 Paul Bugala

2006 WRX STI

2014

#17

2:38.21

2006 WRX STI

2012

20.42 Gary Wolstencroft

25.95 Zoe Rule

29.96 Spiro Koulianos

50.09 Matthew Cherry

*WET*

WRXSA Dyno

Car

Engine

POWER!

Pete Lawrence

Subaru WRX

2.0L

240.17kw

Brad Halliday

Subaru WRX

2.5L

203.7kw

Jacob Richards

Subaru WRX

2.0L

201.2kw

Daniel Caruana

Subaru Liberty

2.5L

191.6kw

STS Images (Street / Track / Show)

Nigel McGaffin

Subaru STI

2.5L

177.1kw

McKelvy Reed

Subaru WRX

2.5L

172.6kw

Matt Knighton

Subaru WRX

2.0L

170.0kw

Special thanks to STS Images for the use of their photos. Focusing on the Adelaide car scene as well as various motorsport events all over the state. If you would like to see more great photos like this head over to: https://www.facebook.com/stsimages/ You will not be disappointed!

Daniel McAdam

Subaru WRX

2.0L

139.6kw

Subaru Forester

2.5L

126.2kw

Subaru SVX

3.3L

109.3kw

Daniel Caruana

Nissan Skyline

2.5L

205.0kw

Nick Galliford

Nissan Skyline

2.5L

193.5kw

Thomas Hams James Bills


Victoria Park Sprint WRXSA Lap Records Rank Time

Gap

Name

Car

Date

Class

#1

52.56

Jason Bartsch

Subaru WRX STI 2006

2015

Race/ Rally

#2

52.66

0.11 Damien Hirst

Subaru WRX STI 1999

2015

Modified

#3

54.88

2.32 David Kim

Subaru WRX

2015

Race / Rally

#4

56.90

4.34 Seth Coultas

Subaru WRX STI 2000

2014

Modified

Legend of the Lakes WRXSA Lap Records Rank Time

Gap

Name

Car

Date

Class

WRX STI Type R 1997

2015

Race/ Rally

#1

54.79

Damien Brand

#2

56.63

1.84 Jason Bartsch

WRX STI 2006

2015

Race / Rally

#3

61.90

7.11 Mark Povey

Datsun Stanza 1969

2015

Associate

#4

64.85

10.06 Seth Coultas

WRX STI 2000

2009

Standard 4WD

#5

65.04

10.25 Tania Langcake

WRX 1999

2015

Race / Rally


“CLASSIC”


Celebrating Over 15 years of Rex Driver! Summer 2000

Look Who’s Torqueing

When the club was originally being formed in January 1999 the question of CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motor Sports) Affiliation was raised. At the time it was decided not to proceed down this path for several reasons. These reasons included the cost, which is about $500 per year, and also we were unsure exactly how many members, if any were interested in competition type events. Basically in Australia if you are not a member of a CAMS Affiliated Club and do not have a CAMS license you can not compete in any official Motorsport. Jump forward to December 2000, as the club approaches 2 years as an entity and with some 70 members, it was felt the time was right for the Club to make this step, and seek CAMS Affiliation. This will open up a world of participating in Motor Sport to our Club Members. Sounds interesting, but you are not too keen on the idea of selling the house to buy a race car? The intent here is that members can use their every day car, in fun and fair spirited friendly competition. I am not talking about one on one, door handle to door handle racing, but single car timed events such as Super Sprints or Hill Climbs, where the chance of damage to the Rex is very small. It is interesting to note that the Victorian WRX Club conducts its own club championship, which consists of a series of tarmac competition events. Those participating collect points for finishing in the top places at each round, at the end of each year points are totalled to give a Club Champion.

Now some of you may be thinking this sounds fine, but how would someone in a standard Rex, on a family budget compete with those driving a STi or a heavily modified WRX? In an attempt to open up the competition to all, the Victorian Club has come up with 4 different classes where drivers compete against those with similarly modified cars. The classes range from Standard Class in which the vehicles must be factory standard with only very minor modifications allowed to early WRX’s to bring them to an equal footing with 00MY cars in terms of brakes, wheels and seating. There is also a modified Class, Super Modified Class and Open Class (where anything goes). So the long and short of this is that anyone who wants to have some fun in their car, can compete on an equal footing. Currently I am gathering information, ideas and accessing the feasibility of us establishing our own Club Champion series here in SA. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, contact myself. The more ideas and input we have, the better such a series could be. Until next time, Safe Rexing.

Sean Jenner


Represent your club, and grab some great gear at the same time with WRXSA Merchandise! Stubby Holders, Lanyards & Stickers now available! For just a gold coin donation you can grab a new WRXSA sticker for you car, tool box, or anywhere else you like! For only $5 and just in time for summer you can grab a new WRXSA stubby holder.

Finally we also have WRXSA Lanyards, perfect for keys, ID cards or even your CAMS licence.

WRXSA Long & Short Sleeve T-Shirts WRXSA logo screen printed white onto front and back on black t-shirts. Available in short and long sleeves – The long sleeve version also features www.wrxsa.com on the sleeves and is suitable for motorsport. Material: 100% Cotton Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL Cost: Short Sleeve $20 / Long Sleeve $25 If you would like to purchase any merchandise just email merchandise@wrxsa.com and we’ll tee up delivery or bring them to the next event. We also still have the “Old School” full colour WRXSA stickers available if you would prefer those.


Advertising Rates

Club Sponsors / Partners

Platinum Partner - $480 (annual) Includes: 4 x full page ads in Rex Driver Naming rights to cruises or charity events etc‌ Website Advertising Forum & Facebook Group access Copies of the Rex Driver publication. Gold Partner: $250 (annual) Includes: 4 x 1/2 page ads in Rex Driver Website advertising Forum & Facebook Group access Copies of the Rex Driver publication

Effective 2015/2016

General Advertising / Single Issue Full Page Colour: $100 per issue Half Page Colour: $60 per issue 1 /3 Page Colour: $30 per issue All advertisers will receive a copy of Rex Driver Publication

Silver Partner: $150 (annual) Includes: 4 x business card sized ads Forum access Copies of the Rex Driver publication

WRXSA committee reserve the right to change prices subject to consultation by the committee. Material Requirements: PDF or JPG files preferred for advertising. The editor reserves the right to select the location of advertising space. Articles submitted by members can be submitted in Word or Publisher format, however desired fonts must be supplied or a substitution will be applied. Please ensure all photos submitted are high resolution so they can be fully appreciated. No responsibility is accepted for error occurring in the printing of material which is incorrectly supplied. The editor reserves the right to reject any advertising material deemed inappropriate for the Rex Driver publication.


WRXSA Club Partners

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Upcoming Events Don’t forget to mark these dates in your calendar, and check the club website for the full details: www.wrxsa.com

S&J Automotive Club Championship Round 4: May 29th – Motorkhana @ Monarto Round 5: June 5th – Collingrove Hillclimb Round 6: June 26th – Super Sprint @ Mallala Round 7: August 7th – Collingrove Hillclimb Round 8: August 14th – Motorkhana @ Monarto Round 9: September 4th – Eblens Subaru Hillclimb Challenge @ Collingrove Round 10: September 25th – Wickhams Hill Hillclimb Round 11: October 22nd – Twilight Time Attack @ Mallala Round 12: November 27th – Willunga Hillclimb

WRXSA Club Meetings Every 2nd Tuesday of the month Astor Hotel 437 Pultney Street Everyone is encouraged to come along to our monthly club meetings and catch up with your fellow club members. We kick things off with dinner at 6pm followed by the meeting at 7pm, usually finishing up around 8:30. Upcoming Dates: 14th June 12th July 9th August 13th September

WRXSA Coastal Cruise 2016—Photo by Wayne Brauer

SUBINATS 2016 will up biggest Australian Subaru event this year and WRXSA will be there representing SA. Entries are now open so if you are on the fence about going (you don’t have to race) maybe the following activities will entice you: Molly Taylor (Subaru Australia’s Rally Driver) will be there for demonstrations and to compete. Dyno Battle on the Friday night Go Karting Championship Show and Shine and of course the, Sunday Sprint along with a practice day on Saturday

Stay tuned to Facebook and the forum for upcoming cruise dates and details.


TYREPOWER JOINS TYRE CLEAN-UP SCHEME Largest independent tyre retail chain joins Tyre Stewardship Australia Addressing the challenge of 48 million end-of–life tyres per year Ensuring sustainability, helping to turn waste tyres into new jobs and industries Australia’ largest independent tyre retail chain, Tyrepower, has put its national network behind Tyre Stewardship Australia as part of an industry wide push to address an up to 48 million old tyres per year challenge. With over 250 independent stores operating under the Tyrepower banner, the retail group’s participation in the newly established Tyre Stewardship Scheme adds further momentum to the support for the initiative, which includes backing from tyre manufacturers covering over 60% of the Australian tyre market. Established in 1977, the Tyrepower Group is now one of the primary tyre retailing channels in Australia and New Zealand. It joins tyre manufacturers, such as Continental, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli, Toyo and Yokohama and their retail outlets, in signing on to the Tyre Stewardship Scheme. Together they aim to turn end-of-life tyres into a valuable feedstock for new products that generate new ‘green jobs’, establish transparent and sustainable management of recycling and deliver industry education, research and development. Tyrepower Chief Executive Officer, David Wilson, enthusiastically committed the group to the stewardship scheme, which is endorsed by ACCC and supported by State and Federal governments. “Tyrepower is a responsible corporate citizen and we are taking the high ground on this issue,” he said. “We want to ensure all dealers are using approved recyclers and engaging in sustainable behaviour. Together we will start to clean up the problem the nation is facing”. The Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme came into effect on 1st

August, having been launched earlier in the year by the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, to address the growing issue of the stockpile of end-of-life tyres and the attendant environmental and community concerns. TSA Chairman Gerry Morvell welcomed the membership of Tyrepower and its commitment to addressing the problem. “Tyrepower is one of Australasia’s biggest and most respected tyre retailers and I believe its commitment to the Tyre Stewardship Scheme complements the company’s position in the community,” he said. “Their participation in the Scheme will not only help address the physical management of the end-of- life tyres, but will also play a major role in gaining public recognition and support for the Scheme. “We know that Australians prefer to do the ‘right thing’ for the environment and by joining the Scheme, Australian tyre businesses are meeting that consumer expectation”. Tyre Stewardship Australia is an industry initiative led by major tyre manufacturers including and backed by the Australian Motor Industry Federation, the Minerals Council of Australia with the support of Federal and State/Territory Governments. The Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme has three core objectives: education of industry and consumers; research and development focussed on new uses for the recycled raw materials; and independent auditing designed to eradicate dirty, unsafe and illegal practices. It will be funded through a levy of 25 cents per new tyre sold in Australia. The Scheme will recognise sustainable end-of-life tyre management through an accreditation and auditing system. Consumers will be able to identify participants in the Scheme through TSA signage at retail outlets and by visiting the TSA website. Details of the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme and the opportunity for relevant companies to register their interest in participating can be found on the TSA website at www.tyrestewardship.org.au


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Rex Driver #64 Summer 2016  

WRXSA's official club magazine, designed and produced by Seth Coultas (and other club members). For more info, or to join the club visit wrx...

Rex Driver #64 Summer 2016  

WRXSA's official club magazine, designed and produced by Seth Coultas (and other club members). For more info, or to join the club visit wrx...