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Grip : GRIP November 2012
GENUINE PARTS GRIP ANNUAL SAFETY SHOW A BIG SUCCESS Andrew Minns Category Manager - Collision AN estimated crowd of 17,000 people attended the second annual Sutho Cops & Rodders Road Safety and Car Show in October, and Subaru had a strong presence, teaming up with Callaghan Collision Centre, a Subaru Preferred Collision Repairer. The show, held at the Boys’ Town playing fields in En- gadine, NSW, was judged a huge success. The theme of the show was safety, so Subaru show- cased a purpose-built cutaway Liberty providing an in-depth visual display of deployed airbags and featured safety aspects of the vehicle. This proved to be a huge drawcard to our site, spark- ing many conversations and interactions between Subaru staff, Jason Hornby, General Manager of Cal- laghan Collision Centre and the crowd. Our message was clear. As the technical advancements and safety aspects of the modern day vehicle continue to increase, the importance of having your vehicle re- paired with Subaru Genuine Parts at a Subaru Preferred Collision Repairer is the best way to meet manufac- turer’s specifications and ensure the safety aspects of your vehicle are not compro- units and police displays, which included previous highway patrol vehicles and wagons. Guest speakers included Ron Delezio, who has personally been affected by road trauma, and V8 Super- car drivers Ian Luff, Mark “Frosty” Winterbottom and Jim Richards. All money raised was given to the organisers’ nomi- nated charity, the St George Hospital Trauma Unit. Planning has already com- menced for next year’s show, and judging by this year, it appears the event will be bigger and better. Subaru Australia and Cal- laghan Collision Centre will continue to support this worthy cause. mised. The goal of the event’s organisers, Community Policing Command, was to promote road safety and attempt to reduce the road trauma that emergency ser- vices personnel see on an all too regular basis. Visual demonstrations and displays highlighted the effects road trauma has on families, friends and the community. Rescue ser- vices personnel combined together and performed a ‘live’ rescue at a serious mo- tor vehicle collision. Over 300 cars from various enthusiasts motor group were on display, along with the Orrcon Steel Racing simulator, Shannon’s Insur- ance Super Rig, military dog INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE NEW FORESTER MARKETING AWARDS BRZ NEWS AFTERSALES GENUINE PARTS AMBASSADOR TRENDS DEALER STATS SPORT
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