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Preparing for the 2016 Great Escape

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Like many automotive enthusiasts, we have varying reasons for getting involved in Motorsport. For most, its the simple enjoyment of the sport. Some relish in building a car more capable than the competition. However, for Leon Down and his good mate Andrew (not to be confused with Spares Box very own Leon and Andrew), the reason is far …
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Wheel Alignment Explained

Wheel Alignment Explained

What does Wheel Alignment mean for your Vehicle?   A vehicles “Wheel Alignment” simply refers to the position of the wheels in relation to each other and the body of the car. Like a shopping cart with a wheel that won’t straighten, if your wheels aren’t “true” to each other, your car will likely not steer …
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The New Four Door King of the ‘Ring

The new four door king of the ‘Ring

Lap times at the Nurburgring have long been the yardstick for which performance cars are measured. It’s a biased yardstick, given that not every performance car on the market is designed for tracks such as the Nurburgring, but that doesn’t stop manufacturers from belting their latest creations around it in the hope of one-upping the …
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The Rides of Spares Box: James A’s Alfa 75

The Rides of Spares Box- James A’s Alfa 75

After looking at the world of modern Japanese performance in our last profile, we go a little more classic this time by looking at James’ Alfa 75. A beacon of driving pleasure in it’s day, and the perfect fixer upper for any car enthusiast who loves working on them as much as they love driving them. …
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Annual Italian Car Concorso D’Eleganza

Annual Italian Car Concorso D’Eleganza

Early on Sunday morning, September 13th, all manner of classic and modern Italian cars fired into life to make the annual drive to Gough Whitlam Park in Tempe for the annual Concorso D’Eleganza – one of the cornerstone events for Italian vehicle enthusiasts in Sydney each year. Hosted by Alfa Romeo Owners Club Australia, the …
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The Rides of Spares Box: Chris’s Holden Torana

The Rides of Spares Box- Chris’s Holden Torana

Injecting a little Aussie Muscle into the Spares Box Garage is Chris’s beast of a Holden Torana. Stripped and renovated basically from the inside out, we love this car here at the office. It sums up everything a well-customised classic car should be: luxurious, lightning quick, full of grunt and with just a little bit …
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