Some of the biggest names in Australian motorsport to join the auto industry’s largest Expo
An exciting mix of top Australian motorsport drivers past and present and legendary team owners will thrill the huge trade audience attending the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo (AAAExpo), co-located with the Collision Repair Expo.
Despite a busy race schedule as part of the Australian F1 Grand Prix weekend, on Friday 8th April visitors will be able to get up close and personal with their heroes to experience a rare unfiltered insight into what it’s like competing at the highest levels of Australian motorsport, how drivers feel about the revised Albert Park F1 track layout, and much more.
Repco Supercars Championship star drivers Tim Slade – Blanchard Racing Team/CoolDrive Racing, James Courtney – Tickford Racing/GUD, and Thomas Randle – Castrol Racing will attend the AAAExpo, proudly sponsored by Repco on the AAAExpo Seminar Stage at 5.30pm on Friday 8th April. The entertaining panel session will be hosted by long-time motorsport media pundit Paul Marinelli.
Garry Rogers Motorsport will attend the Collision Repair Expo, sponsored by SAPE Group, and take to the CRE Seminar Stage from 12:30pm on Friday 8th April. It will be a rare opportunity to listen to motorsport legends Garry and Barry Rogers and GRM Performance Director Marcos Ambrose, as well as Jason Bargwanna up close and personal for a quirky and entertaining session. The stable of current GRM drivers who compete in TCR Australia, S5000 and Trans Am will also be in attendance including: Dylan O’Keefe, James Golding, Nathan Herne, Aaron Cameron, James Moffat and Ben Bargwanna.
“There is no doubting the importance motorsport plays in Australia’s auto aftermarket industry, and we are excited to have so many high-profile drivers and team owners take part in the Expos to get up close and personal with visitors,” Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Charity, said.
The Expos are a perfect platform for motorsport teams and personalities to be involved with, given the two industries are closely intertwined across many levels. From motorsports use of Australia’s leading aftermarket brands and technology on race vehicles, race equipment and in the team factories, through to the representation of aftermarket brands through motorsport marketing and sponsorship.
This fantastic addition to the Expo forms just one element of the incredibly valuable array of features on offer to trade visitor, from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th April. With the theme ‘The Future Is Here’ the Expos will educate and prepare the industry for success in the future. Over 8,000 trade visitors are expected across three days to see 250 of the industry’s leading brands showcasing the latest vehicle repair and servicing equipment, parts, tools and accessories, new technology and trends. The Expo is also the only place visitors can experience the futuristic Workshop of the Future Pavilion and the 4WD Innovation Zone.
The combined Expos will employ strict Covid Safe protocols to ensure a safe environment for all attendees while complying with government regulations.