3M Sponsor Resto my Ride on the 2017 Variety Bash

3M have become sponsors of Team Resto in the HR Bash Car for this year’s 2017 Variety Vic Bash. 3M have supported Resto my Ride since the beginning when they generously sponsored Resto my Ride “EJ for EJ” our first ever show. “I’ve always used 3M products and have...

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Back on the Bash

Its happening again! Team Resto are heading off on the 2017 Variety Victoria Bash. The Variety Bash is Australia’s largest (and favourite!) motoring event with participants travelling through the heart of Australia to areas that they would otherwise not see, and at...

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Metalmaster SHST-1.2H Shrinker & Stretcher

Metalmaster SHST-1.2H Shrinker & Stretcher The Metalmaster SHST-1.2H Shrinker & Stretcher (Order Code: S2262) is a clever implement ideally used when working with metal for automotive, motorcycle or even aeroplane bodywork. It can shrink metal for inside bends...

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Hafco HP-20 Workshop Hydraulic Press

Hafco HP-20 Workshop Hydraulic Press Suitable for installing or removing bushing, ball-joints, bearings, gears and pulleys, in addition to flattening or bending material and punching holes, the Hafco HP-20 Workshop Hydraulic Press is ready to report for general duties...

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Daves 1933 Ford Roadster

Dave’s not only an avid car enthusiast; he is qualified in mechanical engineering and president of the Smokin’ Aces Car Club. So when it comes to his 1933 Ford Roadster only the best will do. Dave started building his hot rod in 2002 and completed the build in 2007....

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LSV’s Top 10 FAQ’s

Top 10 – LSV’s Frequently Asked Questions We polled the team and here are LSV’s most frequently asked questions by customers: Q1          What sort of insurance do you provide? We offer Comprehensive Insurance which covers you for loss or damage to your car as well as...

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HAFCO Metalmaster HM-32 Belt-Driven Mill Drill

HAFCO Metalmaster HM-32 Belt-Driven Mill Drill A smart choice for the serious home engineer, the ruggedly-built HAFCO Metalmaster HM-32 Belt-Driven Mill Drill (Order Code: M121) offers reliability, versatility, and plenty of power. It’s propelled by a 1.5kW/2Hp (240V)...

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Upgraded ‘Tinting Guide’ posters set the tone

Upgraded ‘Tinting Guide’ posters set the tone. Accurate, informative colour tools are one of the keys to helping paint technicians minimise colour matching time and it is here that PPG continues to offer a market leading advantage. For example, the local PPG Team has...

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HAFCO UB-100 Workshop Bar Bender

HAFCO UB-100 Workshop Bar Bender For both cold and hot bending of flat, round or square steel — when producing grids, doors, gates, balcony railings and even outdoor furniture — the HAFCO UB-100 Workshop Bar Bender (Order Code: B043) is the right tool for the job....

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Breaking Tradition

 Applying modern technology to engine coolant  The Australian automotive industry is steep in tradition. Though rooted in convention, the High Performance community is more apt to apply modern technology than most if not all other businesses. ----- There is a caveat...

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PPG Tech Tips – Aerosol Technology

PPG Tech Tips - The rise of hi-tech aerosol technology John Hristias – PPG Business Support Manager Asia/Pacific The humble aerosol has come a long way in the past decade – where it used to be the cheap and nasty option, it’s not anymore. Aerosols have always been...

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Electric Tube Bender

DB – 32 Electric Tube Bender A versatile, powerful and portable tube-bending system for site use or pre-fabrication of pre-set angle The DB-32 includes a digital display readout for dialling in the bend angle required and is use on the following material tube types;...

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Size does matter!

Size does matter! Whether you’re in the process of buying a spray booth or simply replacing or upgrading your spray booth motor, you need to ask yourself, “what size motor do I actually need?” There is no doubt that motors for fans are essential for the function and...

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Winning big at SEMA

Winning big at SEMA It wasn’t just PPG’s legendary stand at the 2016 SEMA Show which took colour to new heights, PPG-painted vehicles also captured a string of major awards at the event. According to John Parran, PPG Marketing Director, the wins reinforced PPG’s...

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Hafco Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Hafco WDV-3P Workshop Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner Perfect for home, office, garage or the workshop. No mess is too much for the Hafco WDV-3P Workshop Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner. It tackles everything from quick spills to tough, ground-in grime effortlessly and with...

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Variety Vic Bash 2017 full itinerary released

Variety Vic Bash 2017 full itinerary released   As the only motoring event in Australia that supports kids in need on the road, this year The Variety Vic Bash will focus on the BIG GIVE, stopping along the way to surprise schools and organisations with grants...

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What’s the problem with using water in your cooling system?

What’s the problem with using water in your cooling system?   When water is water and not vapour it has excellent heat transfer and pumping characteristics, better than any other fluid, so why does it cause so many problems in ‘real world’ application? Engine and...

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PPG Tech Tips – Body Filler

PPG Tech Tips - Body filler – filling in the gaps John Hristias – PPG Business Support Manager Asia/Pacific Body filler is a really basic part of the repair process but, because it’s so common, it’s very easy for bad habits to develop. In fact, I regularly see these...

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Your Car, Your Choice

Your Car, Your Choice LSV understand that being involved in an accident can be a very distressing time. When the unspeakable happens, LSV customers have peace of mind knowing that their comprehensive cover includes full choice of licensed repairer. Furthermore, LSV...

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Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Mechanic’s Creeper

Features 3 position adjustable head rest 70mm thick comfortable head rest 6 swivel wheels for maximum stability Fabricated steel frame 136kg weight capacity 1020 x 440mm sturdy steel frame (L x W) 110mm height Hafco MCW-40H Mechanic’s Creeper Manoeuvre under...

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PPG – Keys to the candy store

Keys to the candy store   For custom vehicle artisans, PPG’s huge assortment of VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes has become the ‘go-to’ choice because they offer almost limitless possibilities to create a one-of-a-kind special effects finish. Now PPG is...

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Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Service Tool Tray

Features 740 x 510 x 20mm top tray (LxWxD) 860 to 1200mm adjustable tray height Non slip rubber liner on tray 34kg total tray load capacity Padded extension on vertical support 605mm wide inside wheel frame 650mm deep from padded vertical support to front edge 4 x...

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Good Boiling Vs Bad Boiling with Evans Coolants

Good Boiling Vs Bad Boiling   A certain amount of boiling is needed in order to successfully transfer heat from a hot metal surface to the liquid coolant.  It is important to understand the four distinct phase changes that an engine coolant will experience....

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PPG Tech Tips – Choosing the best spray gun for each job

John Hristias – PPG Business Support Manager Asia/Pacific Naturally, the spray gun is a painter’s most important piece of equipment. However, there’s no such thing as a universal spray gun for every application – the modern refinish process is far too specialised. ...

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Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Bead Roller

Perfect for the workshop or Garage The Metalmaster SJ-24D Bead Roller from Machineryhouse is the perfect solution for fabricating your own replacement panels in your home workshop or garage. Made from heavy plate steel and featuring a huge 470mm throat depth, the...

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Merry Christmas from LSV

The team at LSV would like to wish all their customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! They will remain open throughout the Christmas period, excluding the public holidays. You can contact them on 133 578 between 8:30am and 6pm on weekdays. You can also...

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Spray Booth Filter Maintenance

Spray booths are designed to provide a clean, temperature controlled environment in which to paint. To ensure your spray paint booth is in good working order MN Spraybooths recommend proactive servicing to help expose any underlying issues or detect faults before they...

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For What It’s Worth

LSV want to demystify the term agreed value as they often find that customers have questions about its use and application. LSV understand that some people have cars that are rare and unique. They also appreciate what goes into obtaining, building and/or maintaining a...

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Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Joggler & Punch Plier

The dual-function Metalmaster JPP-1 Joggler & Punch Plier is the ideal hand tool for sheet metal and vehicle body repairs that involve joining metal pieces together. With a dual head featuring a crimp flange and punch tool, plus a 1mm sheet metal capacity, the...

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Custom Workshop hits the spot

Many of this country’s top custom vehicle builders choose to use PPG products (including VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes) and, like their collision repair counterparts, that brings all the added support benefits, such as training. Indeed, some of NSW’s best...

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Pedders jumps on board the Ride

Resto my Ride are proud to announce that Pedders have jumped on board the Ride as an official partner for the upcoming series. Pedders is an Australian family owned and operated company with a long history and a strong future. As Australia’s number one shock absorber,...

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PPG Tech Tips – Repairing matt clearcoat

John Hristias – PPG Business Support Manager Asia/Pacific Compared with traditional gloss clearcoats, vehicles finished in a matt clearcoat are not only radically different in appearance, the coating itself also requires a quite specific process to ensure it’s...

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Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Metal Cutting Band Saw

Sit back and watch! This weight driven band saw cuts through your metal without applying any pressure. It is also completely hands free once you place the saw down and features an automatic cut-off stopping the motor when the cut is complete. Ideal for cutting tube,...

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Get Resto’d Winner #3

Michael Ryan - 1954 Volkswagen "oval" Beetle The Volkswagen Beetle is a classic car favourite worldwide, so the chance to restore a rare, oval window '54 model just couldn't be passed up. In 1953, the first Volkswagen Beetles reached Australia, with New Zealand...

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The New Smart Repair Portable Booth is here!

MN Spraybooths are excited to introduce the perfect new addition to their existing spray booth range – THE DROVER Portable Booth. THE DROVER is the all new Australian made smart repair booth that will change the way preparation and spray painting is currently...

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LSV – At Your Service!

LSV pride themselves on offering an insurance product and service that meets the unique needs of car enthusiast. But don’t take their word for it, here is a small sample of what their customers have had to say about the level of service that they receive from LSV....

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Ready Set Ride! Filming the show at the Bodymaster workshop

Filming has started in Melbourne on Custom Entertainments 8 part reality-doco series Resto my Ride.  The new Australian series documents car restorations and the people behind the cars.  It's about time a car resto show was made in Australia! Read the full story in...

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White dominates global automotive popularity

If you have a white car parked in the driveway you are not alone. According to data from PPG, the world’s largest supplier of transportation coatings, white continues to be the most popular automotive colour on the planet – a position it has held for the past several...

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Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Bench Grinder with Linisher

BG8-915 Bench Grinder with Linisher The Linishall BG8-915 Industrial Bench Grinder is your perfect companion to get the job done! This model features a 200mm Grinder with a 915 x 50mm Linisher and Medium Wheel & Linisher Attachment. Features True 1HP motor for...

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Hotter coolant temperatures with Evans ……. what the?!

On many occasions people spend their hard earned cash on Evans Coolant only to discover that, once installed, coolant temperatures actually rise.  To most users of Evans this is a shock, especially when they expect ‘cooler temperatures’.  In a flash the Evans is...

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PPG Tech Tips

John Hristias – PPG Business Support Manager Asia/Pacific Secrets to the perfect custom colour When formulating a custom colour, the aim is to create something clean, rich and attention grabbing. However, many painters forget to try different technologies. New pigment...

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BATHURST – VIVA LA UNDER-DOG!

By Eric Norton Another Bathurst 1000 has come and gone, with all the usual thrills, spills and controversies - the latter having more than its fair share. The “underdog” Tekno Motorsport team got the win due to a penalty on the power house team of Triple 8. Plenty of...

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Get Resto’d Winner #2

Travis Bath - 1969 Ford XW Falcon GT  As a tribute to his father and a treasure for his kids, this XW Falcon GT will be a very special restoration. Travis bought his dream car in 1999 in parts, in high fill and has never driven it. His intention was to restore it with...

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Olds Cool dominates Hot August Nights

Impressing fans and judges alike at premier car shows around the world isn’t easy but PPG’s VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes continue to set the award winning benchmark by giving custom artisans an extraordinary palette of high energy colours to choose from....

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Hare and Forbes Machineryhouse Belt Drive Bench Drill

BD-325 Belt Drive Bench Drill This Bench Drill is ideal for the home, workshop or farm and features a quiet belt drive system. It's got 12 spindle speeds, from 280, 420, 440, 550, 620, 660, 1150, 1180, 1400, 1550, 1830 to 2380rpm. The motor is a copper wound 240V...

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Busting the Myths

Busting the Myths All new and innovative products fall victim to incorrect information.  In these modern times the internet can be a great resource to gain information on products you may be considering, however, this information can often be misguided and untrue....

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Join Team Resto

Do you want to get involved with the new series of Resto my Ride?  Of course you do!  We are currently looking for people with special talents and loads of enthusiasm. Can you air brush? Are you good at building cars? Maybe you’re a mechanic that wants to work on...

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Get Resto’d Winner #1

Sam Coad and his 1979 Holden HZ Kingswood ute  When a father and son team decided to take on their first restoration project, they chose a hard-working Aussie classic – and now they’re entrusting it to experts. SAM’S STORY Only 14 years old, Sam Coad decided a little...

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Aussie Cars – 1970 to 1980

The 1970’s started with Holden and Ford still at the top of the ladder, closely followed by Chrysler. These 6 cylinder cars and the newer V8 versions were quickly modernised into 2 door coupe versions. Both the Holden Monaro and the Chrysler Charger (the slogan “hey...

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Mates Rates for Resto My Ride Supporters

LSV insure car enthusiasts – from classic to muscle cars, from prestige to vintage cars and practically everything in between. LSV are great supporters of Resto my Ride and because you are our mates, LSV have an exclusive offer for you and your car insurance needs....

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Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Throatless Hand Lever Shear

This cast steel throatless shear will allow you to make a straight cut and intricately curved and irregular cuts in metal with ease and accuracy in 1.2mm mild steel! Features "NO BULL CAPACITY" - Australian Tested & Rated To True Working Capacity Throatless shears...

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The Real Value of Insurance with LSV

We received a call from a customer recently who at the age of 64 had never had car insurance. He owns a couple of cars, one being a classic. Recently his beloved classic was involved in an accident. No one was injured and the customer was not at fault. The customer...

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The General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger

The General Lee (sometimes referred to as simply "the General") is the name given to a 1969 Dodge Charger driven in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard by the Duke cousins, Bo and Luke, along with cousins Coy and Vance (in season 5). It is known for its...

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MN Spraybooths launches new product….sneak peek!

Since 2011 MN Spraybooths has been dedicated to delivering the most affordable and reliable spray paint booths and refinishing equipment to suit a variety of commercial, industrial and automotive applications. At MN Spraybooths we are passionate about what we do and...

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Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Garage Flooring Tiles

Give your shed the showroom treatment! Suitable for any room with a flat floor, the HAFCO Floor Tiles don’t only look great and give you a clean coordinated look, but they can also cover any floor imperfections and provide a non-slip base. Available in multiple colour...

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What is Evans Waterless Engine Coolant?

What is Evans Waterless Engine Coolant? A coolant formulation designed not to be mixed with water. Evans has no water content, eliminating the harmful effects of having water in your cooling system If Evans Coolants are so good why is not everyone using it? Despite...

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Behind the scenes with Team Resto

Things have been moving petty quickly at Resto my Ride over the past month.  Winners were chosen to Get Resto'd, we had less then 2 weeks to get the HR Holden bash car ready for the Variety Bash and then we embarked on the 10 day journey...... from Melbourne to Darwin...

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Get Resto’d – winners notified

A national competition was launched in February 2016 to Get Resto’d. Thousands of people from all over Australia entered with the hope that their Ride would be chosen to get fully restored. Once the competition ended we read through every entry and viewed the...

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Laid Up Cover with LSV Insurance

It often surprises us how many of our customers are unaware that Lumley Special Vehicles offers Laid Up Cover under our Comprehensive Car Insurance, or for that matter, that it even exists. Many also deem it unnecessary; they feel it may be cheaper or even easier to...

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Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Steel Engine Tear Down Table

The perfect companion for the garage! A work bench, tool cart, and tear-down table all in one package to work on your mowers, small engines and transmissions etc. The 1220 x 710mm steel table top holds up to 136kg and also features a 19mm safety edge around table and...

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Team Resto’s last day on the Variety Vic Bash

Team Resto departed on the 2016 Variety Bash from Melbourne on Wednesday August 10 along with the other entrants and event officials for a 10-day fun-filled adventure heading north and travelling through some of Australia’s most spectacular outback country. With only...

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Do you know what to look for when buying a new spray booth?

answers the questions you should be asking. Australia has some of the most stringent rules and regulations in the world, so if you’re in the market for a new spray booth we encourage you to do your homework. The question often arises – “should l buy Australian made or...

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Variety Vic Bash hits the half way mark

The Bashers have hit the half way mark of their amazing journey from Melbourne to Darwin. Along the way they have met some amazing people, stopped at schools and attended special events; all in the name of raising awareness and funds for Variety the Children's...

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LSV insurance to Di for…..

Di has been working at LSV for over 15 years and she enjoys her position as a Sales & Service Specialist. Some of her clients have been with  LSV for over 10  years and absolutely love her!  She grew up in Melbourne and loves going for drives to the Yarra Valley....

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Resto my Ride hits the road

What a great day to meet all the Variety Bash participants at The Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. Hundreds of people attended the early morning festivities including a few dragons, sheep, punks, camels and even the odd clown! 2016 commemorates the 26th anniversary...

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Why make the change to Evans Waterless Engine Coolant?

This is a question which is often raised, why switch to Evans when water has been used for decades. After-all water does work, it has worked for many years and we do not see thousands of cars stranded on the road side with overheating engines. Like everything else...

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Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse jumps on board the Ride

You can’t get the job done if you don’t have the right tools! Resto my Ride are proud to announce that Hare and Forbes Machineryhouse who have been supplying NEW and USED workshop and engineering equipment since 1930 have jumped on board the Ride as series sponsors....

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Competition update – Get Resto’d

Thank you to everyone that entered the competition to Get Resto’d. We were absolutely inundated with entries for the competition from all over Australia so as you can imagine it took us a while to get through them all. We laughed while reading some of the entries and...

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Resto my Ride announces partnership with LSV Insurance

Things are moving quickly as the team at Resto my Ride commence filming for the upcoming series. The team have secured the series naming rights sponsor and are excited to announce a partnership with Lumley Special Vehicles (LSV) LSV are leaders in service and value....

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Flash Back Friday – Plymouth Barracuda 1970’s

The Plymouth Barracuda’s design was originally based off the Valiant. In a sense, designer John Samsen and his design team were designing a pony car: one that is comfortable, stylish, powerful, compact and affordable. The first model came onto the market a few weeks...

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Resto my Ride partners with Variety the Children’s Charity

We are very proud to announce that we have partnered with Variety the Children's Charity as our preferred charity for the series. The Variety Bash is Australia’s largest (and favourite!) motoring event with participants travelling through the heart of Australia to...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Simon Allen

Simon Allen - VIC Plymouth Barracuda Convertible 1971 This Plymouth Barracuda Convertible has been a part of the Allen family since it was given to Simon’s cousin Robyn in New York as a graduation present. She had the car until she passed away. The car was then passed...

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Flash Back Friday – Fiat 500 Topolino -1936 – 1955

The Fiat 500 commonly known as “Topolino” is an Italian city car produced and manufactures by Fiat from 1936 to 1955. The name “Topolino” literally translates as “little mouse” in Italian. The Topolino was one of the smallest cars in the world at the time of its...

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MN Spraybooths join Resto my Ride

Resto my Ride are proud to announce that MN Spraybooths have jumped on board the Ride as sponsors of the upcoming series. MN Spraybooths are a proud Australian owned and operated spray booth manufacturer renowned for supplying a broad range of energy efficient and...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Fabian Sbrissa

Fabian Sbrissa - VIC FIAT 500C Topolino Convertible Coupe 1950 Fabian’s Fiat Topolino (The Little Mouse) holds great memories and strong sentimental value to the family. The first car Fabian’s Dad ever rode in was a Topolino. His older cousin was a doctor and one of...

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Flash Back Friday – XA Ford Falcon 1972 – 1973

The XA Ford Falcon was produced by Ford Australia from 1972 to 1973. The XA Falcon saw the return of a two-door hardtop, which allowed the new XA GT to appear in two-and four-door body styles for the first time. Sold between March 1972 and September 1973, the XA...

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Evans Waterless Engine Coolants joins Resto my Ride

Resto my Ride are pleased to announce that Evans Waterless Engine Coolants have joined the Ride as one of our sponsors for the upcoming series. “We're thrilled to be able to work with a company that is as passionate about their product as much as we are about ours”...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall from South Australia Nominating Jodi Wynne Ford XA Coupe 1972 Andrew is nominating his partner Jodi for the Resto. Jodi is a very special lady. She is a cancer survivor and lives every day of her life to the fullest. Andrew and Jodi share custody of...

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Volkswagen Kombi – Flash Back Friday

First Generation (T1 1950 - 1967) Second Generation (T2 1967 - 1979) Those who grew up in a world populated by the likes of Taragos, and other Japanese ‘people movers’, may not understand how a slow, noisy ‘tin box’ could become the most recognisable and best loved...

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NEW competition launches on Instagram

WIN a personalised illustration of your Ride by Simon May Design. There's only one way you can enter this competition and that's though our Instagram page. (CLICK HERE) Each week for the month of July we will be posting photo's on Instagram for you to LIKE and that...

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Get Resto’d Entry – John Whyte

John Whyte QLD Volkswagen Kombi Duel Cab Utility 1973 John enjoyed doing up cars with his brother Russell. Russell was a fitter turner welder, and John loved pulling cars apart, painting and reassembling them. Sadly Russell passed away and since his passing it has...

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Holden Monaro GTS 350 – Flash Back Friday

In June 1969, the HK Monaro was replaced by the face lifted HT Monaro. The 'GTS 327' became the 'GTS 350' with the replacement of the Chevrolet 327in3 (5.4 L) V8 by the 300 bhp (224kW) Chevrolet 350 in3 (5.7 L) V8. As the Monaro was Holden's main car in Series...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Phillip Waters

Phillip Waters NSW Holden Monaro GTS Coupe 1973 Phillip's love affair with “The Mistress” started way back when he was a teenager. He saw his first 350 GTS Coupe in the showroom at McGrath Holden in Liverpool when his old man decided to trade his trusty FC in on a...

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Falcon Sundowner Panel Van – Flash Back Friday

It doesn't get much more Australian then a Panel Van. It's remained an Australian icon for decades even after it ceased production and has featured in many popular songs, films, TV adds and soapies. In Australia, panel vans were a development from the Australian...

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Dec McKearney the Irish Conductor

Dec is the mighty grand poobah of the Resto Team. He grew up on another island before Australia became his home. He had a few stipulations before he left Ireland. He wanted to make sure his new home would be the perfect place to restore cars and more importantly there...

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Sam Martin the Boss

Sam's the BOSS. She keeps all the boys in check at the workshop and cooks a cracking BBQ every Friday afternoon for the team. The semi-Irish lass loves having a drink at her local pub and sneaking Molly the Workshop Dog in with her whenever she can. You may hear her...

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Dave McIntyre the Head Beater

Dave's from country Victoria and has always wanted to restore cars. He likes entering Ute shows and going to the Deni Ute Muster. He never leaves home without his hat on and when he's not on Facebook he loves catching up with his mates at the Torrumburry Pub! What did...

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Mitch Smart the Spray Gun Wizard

Mitch started his career as a Spray Painter in Bendigo. He then moved to Adelaide, returned back to Bendigo and now calls Melbourne his home. The quiet giant enjoys spending time with his family and friends and absolutely loves Japanese cars! What did you want to do...

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Mick Godden the Engine Master

Mick eats and breaths cars. He always wanted to build engines. He left school at 13 and that's exactly what he's done ever since. He loves having a drink at the pub with his mates and can't wait to drive across the Nullarbor....again! What did you want to do when you...

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Dave Portelli the Resident – President

Dave's our resident car guru. He's the president of The Smokin' Aces, Hot Rod, Muscle and Custom Car Club which was founded in 2007. Dave enjoys going to the Barossa Valley with his Mrs and trying full bodied red wines. He's got his own collection of cars which he has...

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Simon May the Illustrator

Meet Simon May. Simon was born in the UK, he was raised in Perth and now lives in Melbourne. He has had a lifelong passion for cars, art and loves a good pint of ale....he's also a huge fan of the drummer from Def Leppard.....but that's another story! What did you...

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Molly the Panel Shop Dog

Molly is our resident Panel Shop Dog. She’s a black and white Staffy and absolutely loves being at the workshop with Sam and Dec. Molly gets super excited when a new car turns up for a Resto and always greets customers with her propeller tail and piglet like grunts!...

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Get Resto’d Competition Update

Everyone keep asking – when will the winners of the Get Resto'd competition be announced? We received so many entries. We are still in the process of reading all of the stories that were submitted as well as checking out all of the photos. Our entries have come from...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Ashley Dilley

Ashley Dilley from WA Ford XC Sundowner Panel Van 1976 Ashley was on a road trip through the Western Australia wheat belt when he stumbled across this XC Sundowner Panel Van.  He instantly fell in love with the cars shape and thought it would be a great...

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Chrysler AP5 Valiant – Flash Back Friday

The Chrysler AP5 Valiant was produced by Chrysler Australia from 1963 to 1965.  It was the third Chrysler Valiant model to be produced in Australia. The AP5 Valiant was released in May 1963, replacing the SV1 Valiant. It was the first Valiant model to be manufactured...

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Resto my Ride Testamonials

People from all over have been watching Resto my Ride - An EJ for EJ and have been leaving their feedback and comments about the show. Below are just a few of the testimonials. To read all of the amazing comments and feedback Resto my Ride has received.....and to...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Andrew Penney

Andrew Penney Nominating Simon Penney from NSW Valiant Ap5 Safari Regal Wagon 1964 Andrew has nominated Simon for the Resto. Simon is a hard working single dad of 3 and he currently works 2 jobs. He would do anything for his kids and on top of that he would help...

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Harley Davidson Softail Springer – Flashback Friday

In 1988 Harley Davidson celebrated their 85th anniversary in Milwaukee. Over 60,000 people attended the event. The decade was revolutionary for Harley Davidson but that didn't stop them ending the year with a bang. The FXSTS Springer Softail model was introduced into...

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Get Resto’d – Competition Closes

Thank you to everyone that entered the Get Resto’d competition. The competition has now closed. We have received heaps of entries from all over Australia so it’s going to take us a while to read all your stories and check out your photos. We will keep you updated on...

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Get Resto’d Entry – John Urbanek

John Urbanek from QLD Harley Davidson FXSTS 1989 John bought his bike second hand in 1990 in Western Australia from a shop which no longer exists. After riding it for a year he started modifying it to make it look like something out of the 40's and 50's. It all...

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Holden Torana – Flash Back Friday

The Holden Torana was manufactured from 1967 to 1980. The name comes from an Aboriginal word meaning “to fly”. The first Torana (HB Series) was released in 1967 and was a four-cylinder compant vehicle with origins of the British Vaxhall Vivas of the mid 1960's....

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Dec McKearney radio interview on Northside FM 99.3

Sydney-Siders! Tune in to Northside Radio FM 99.3 on Thursday 26 May at 8am to hear Dec McKearney from Bodymaster Prestige Paint and Panel chat with Simon on "Breakfast with Baker" about the "EJ for EJ" and the upcoming series of Resto My...

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Simon May – Resto my Ride – Resident Illustrator

Resto my Ride would like to introduce you to Simon May, our resident illustrator. UK born, Perth-raised and Melbourne-based, Simon has had a lifelong passion for cars and art. This fuelled his desire to combine his two greatest interests to produce Automotive art....

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Get Resto’d Entry – Allan Mills

Allan Mills from Tasmania Holden LJ GTR Torana 1972 How long have you spent looking for your dream car? Allan spent 30 years looking for his Torana. Yep, 30 years!! From 1982 until he finally found it in 2012. Many people thought that the LJ GTR Torana V8 prototype...

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Shelby Cobra – Flash Back Friday

From the late 1980s onwards, Carroll Shelby (Shelby Automobiles, Inc.) and associated companies have built what are known in the hobby as "Continuation Cars"; Shelby authorised continuations of the original AC-built Cobra series. Produced in Las Vegas, Nevada, these...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith from WA Nominating herself and her husband – His & Hers 2 x Shelby Cobra's Replica Rebecca has been watching motor sports since she could walk. Her bedroom growing up was plastered with car magazine centrefolds rather than actors or bands. She spent...

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Ford Cortina Lotus – Flash Back Friday

The Ford Cortina Lotus was only offered as a two-door saloon all in white with a contrasting green side flash down each flank. It had a unique 1,557 cc twin cam engine by Lotus but based on the Cortina's Kent OHV engine. Aluminium was used for some body panels. For a...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Cam Gilfillan

Competition Entry Cam Gilfillan Nominating his dad Beau Gilfillan Ford Cortina 1965 Cortina's have been a part of the Gilfillan family for generations. Cam is nominating his father Beau for the Resto. Both Cam's Father and Grandfather have owned several Cortina's over...

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www.restomyride.tv Launch

Resto my Ride are thrilled to announce the launch of Resto my Ride TV. The full length documentary “An EJ for EJ” is now LIVE on www.restomyride.tv Watch the Resto my Ride team fully restore an EJ Holden in only 9 weeks! The Resto'd EJ was donated to the EJ Whitten...

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Harley Davidson – Flash Back Friday

When the first Harley Davidson's were imported into Australia around 1912 the local market was dominated by English motorcycles. Harley's were more expensive then the English bikes, but with their bigger engines and sturdier frames they proved to be well suited to the...

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Passed in! XY Falcon GT-HO Phase 3

A XY Falcon GT-HO Phase 3 was passed in at auction in Melbourne this week. It was passed in at a whopping $480,000. The rare XY Phase 3 which originally cost $5,300 in 1971 was once predicted to become the first million dollar Australian made classic car. It's...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Chris Zienkiewicz

Competition Entry Chris Zienkiewicz from VIC Nominating his son Kane Harley Davidson 1946 Chris has nominated his son Kane for the Resto. Chris has always loved bikes and had several Harley’s back in the 70s & 80s. While cleaning up the garage Chris and his son...

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Chev 1 Ton Truck – Flash Back Friday

Original Chev Ute’s were available in Australia from the early 1920's, built by large body works such as Holden Motor Body Builders in Adelaide, Miller's in Sydney as well as local body shops such as Trevan Ford in Lismore. Chevy's sold in Australia normally had...

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Get Resto’d Competition Date Extended

The Get Resto'd competition end date has been extended to 31st May 2016. Over the past month we've started featuring competition entries on Facebook and Instagram. We will continue to do this so keep an eye on both of them to see if you're ride gets showcased. Thank...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Tia Carrigan

Competition Entry Tia Carrigan from QLD Nominating her father Laurie and uncle Dennis Chev 1 Tonne Truck 1927 'Gypsy' was bought brand new by Tia's great grandfather, a fortnight before her grandfather was born in 1927 and became a hard working addition on the family...

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Dodge Phoenix – Flash Back Friday

The DE Phoenix was introduced in Australia in 1969. The new model featured horizontal dual headlights & a 120 inch wheelbase. Overall 5.5 meters in length. It was marketed as the 400 limited edition series with each car carrying a numbered dashboard badge. 371...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Wayne Flood

Competition Entry Wayne Flood from Western Australia Dodge Phoenix 1970 The Biggest American car to be assembled in Australia & right hand drive to boot. 19 ft long, 6 ft wide. 4 door pillar less hardtop. BB 383. Wayne had to knock down a wall and widen the front...

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Valiant Charger – Flash Back Friday

We're loving Chargers this week. Did you know the Charger achieved critical acclaim winning the 1971 Australian Wheels “Car of the Year.” More importantly it was a bloody cool car! Thanks again to Gary Price who entered the Get Resto'd competition with his 1973...

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Get Resto’d Competition Update

We have and are still receiving all kinds of entries from all over Australia. From cars to motorbikes, ice cream trucks to tanks. We are currently going through each and every entry and are enjoying reading about your stories, your restoration dreams and checking out...

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Get Resto’d Entry – Gary Price

Competition Entry Gary Price from Victoria Valiant Charger 1973 This Valiant Charger was the first car Gary bought back in 1990 when he was just 17. His dad said “don't buy it son, the motors got some issues.” Gary left the car yard that day and thought his dad was...

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Subscribe to Resto My Ride on You Tube

Resto My Ride has a YouTube Channel you can subscribe to. You'll find footage from the Resto My Ride series as well as updates, interviews and footage of what's happening in the workshop. The full length episode “An EJ for EJ” will be available shortly. Click here to...

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the competition run for? The competition closes Tuesday 31 May 2016 What can I enter? You can enter anything with wheels!! You can enter cars, motorbikes, trucks or even an aeroplanes. How many times can I enter? You can only enter each RESTO once....

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VIP Premiere Screening – An EJ for EJ

The Premiere Screening of Resto my Ride – An EJ for EJ - took place on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at the Whitten Oval. Guests arrived from 6pm and were greeted by the EJ Holden which was displayed at the entrance of the stadium....right next to the EJ Whitten statue....

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Smokin’ Aces by the Bay

The EJ and the team at Resto my Ride were invited to the annual Aces by the Bay car show in Williamstown on Sunday the 15th of November! The event is held at Seaworks in Williamstown, home of the Sea Shepherd. We were the guests if our terrific sponsor, Tuff Lift. The...

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RECORD PRICE for EJ Holden

Restored EJ Holden sells at Auction for record breaking price of $70,000.  An “EJ for EJ” was the first project for a new series called Resto my Ride and was sold at auction at the EJ Whitten Foundation’s Grand Final Lunch on September 30th for a record breaking...

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Filler – Beaters best friend.

When you want to deliver the best - you have to use the best products. We only use 3M products in the workshop. There is simply no point in buying and using second rate products when you want to deliver the best outcome. The products are reliable and deliver the same...

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Put in a call to Rare Spares

The EJ is back from the sandblasters and Lance is heading over to deliver us some parts. On the way are the floor pans and door skins which we need to make a start! There is only 7 weeks to go and everyone keeps telling us its going to be a tough ride... but we keep...

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Tufflift hoists

Who said we need any instructions? We love when big boxes arrive in the workshop for us blokes to unwrap. Luckily the guys from Tufflift where on hand to install our new hoist in the workshop. Whether your a car enthusiast, professional or commercial outfit - Tufflift...

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The Countdown is On..

We have "officially" launched the Resto My Ride Website and Social media pages today! And now its time to spread the word. We will be blogging and sharing across Facebook, Youtube and Instagram often over the next 8 weeks as we countdown the days until we reveal the...

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Blasted

www.theblastfactory.com.au The best thing about this Resto is getting to watch and capture the beauty of all the people working on the car. Nick from The Blast Factory in full gear removing the paint, bog and rust for the EJ.  A skilled craft and by far one of the...

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Off to be blasted…

The team at The Blast Factory  have told us that they will look after the EJ. Off she goes to Coburg to see Nick and his team to strip her back to bare metal. After we stripped the EJ down we put it on the Rotisserie and loaded her on to the back of the tow truck to...

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So Tuff

When we were looking for a hoist for the Bodymaster workshop - there was no question about the best hoist to get. Tufflift is a leading international hoist manufacturing and distribution company based in Australia with over 60 years combined experience in sales,...

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Quiet on the set

Without the help of our Major partners at  Rare Spares, we wouldn't have got this project off the ground. Rare Spares have generously donated the EJ Holden and all the parts needed to enable us to undertake this project fr the EJ Whitten Foundation. And, we are...

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