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John Blanchard Recognised by VASA

8 Aug, 2018

We are proud to announce that CoolDrive Auto Parts CEO John Blanchard has been honoured with a Pioneer Award by VASA for his contribution to the Australian automotive electrical and air conditioning industry. VASA’s Pioneer Awards were inaugurated in 1996 to recognise individuals who have contributed above and beyond the call of duty, to standards,...
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CoolDrive Honours Star Performers

8 Aug, 2018

The geographic diversity of the CoolDrive Auto Parts network was highlighted by the company’s recent Branch of the Year Awards. Presented at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne in late July, the Awards were shared with the CoolDrive branches from Albury (NSW) and Melbourne (VIC), while the new regional award went to the Western Australia/South Australia...
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Loyalty & Longevity Recognised by CoolDrive

8 Aug, 2018

In this age of high employment mobility, the long-term loyalty and contributions of employees has been recognised by CoolDrive Auto Parts’ in recent inductions into its ‘Hall of Fame’. Presented at Melbourne’s Rendezvous Hotel in late July at CoolDrive’s annual Branch of the Year Awards night, the Hall of Fame acknowledges the efforts of individuals...
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Sydney SuperNight Recap

6 Aug, 2018

TODAY TIMES  Qualifying  Qualified: 25th – 1:29.1599s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:27.9494s  Race 21 – 300kms / 77 Laps  Finished: 16th Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen  THE RECAP & WORD FROM TIM Fans have waited over twenty years to see the Supercars race again under lights on their home soil; and last night’s inaugural Sydney SuperNight...
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Sydney SuperNight Preview

3 Aug, 2018

The Sydney SuperNight event is the first night race on the Supercars calendar since 1997. The 300km format is the longest single driver event of the year, and the win is worth a whopping 300 points, making it a possible game changer with the endurance season just around the corner. The elimination style qualifying format as...
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Queensland Raceway Recap

23 Jul, 2018

TODAYS TIMES Qualifying Qualified: 27th – 1:09.5702s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:08.4900s Race 20 – 200kms / 67 Laps  Finished: 22nd Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen  THE  RECAP It was all about moving forward for Tim Blanchard and Team CoolDrive today, with Tim having to work his way through the pack, starting the 200km race out...
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Ipswich Saturday Race Recap

23 Jul, 2018

TODAYS TIMES Practice Three Position: 26th – 1:10.0863 Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:09.0645s Qualifying Qualified: 26th – 1:09.5843s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:08.5014s Race 19 – 120kms / 40 Laps  Finished: 23rd Winner: Scott McLaughlin  COMING UP  Sunday 22nd July 10:40 – 11:00 – Qualifying 14:05 – 15:35 – Race 20 – 200kms / 67 Laps THE WORD...
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Ipswich Friday Practice Report

20 Jul, 2018

TODAYS TIMES Additional Drivers Practice – Dale Wood  Position: 15th – 1:10.4847s Fastest: Garry Jacobson – 1:09.6257s Practice One Position: 20th – 1:10.1202s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:09.3904s Practice Two Position: 14th – 1:09.6605s Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:09.2447s  COMING UP  Saturday 21st July 11:20 – 12:05 – Practice Three 13:25 – 13:40 – Qualifying 16:15 – 17:15...
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CoolDrive Auto Parts Named a Business of Tomorrow

20 Jul, 2018

CoolDrive Auto Parts has been announced as one of the 2018 Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow. The Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow is a program designed to reward and recognise businesses with the drive to shape Australia’s future, with CoolDrive Auto Parts selected amongst the top 200 businesses for 2018. “We are absolutely thrilled to be named...
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Ipswich SuperSprint Review

17 Jul, 2018

Queensland Raceway was quickly dubbed the ‘Paperclip’ because of it’s six turn design and lack of elevation. Changing temperatures can make this circuit a nightmare for drivers and engineers as its grip level changes at different times of the day. Despite its simple layout, it tends to provide entertaining racing with passing opportunities at turns...
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Townsville Saturday Race Report

9 Jul, 2018

TODAY’S TIMES  Qualifying  Qualified: 25th – 1:13.1925s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:12.1239s Race 17 – 200kms / 70 Laps  Finished: 24th Winner: Jamie Whincup COMING UP Sunday 8th July 11:30 – 11:50 – Qualifying 13:55 – 14:20 – Top Ten Shootout 16:05 – 17:45 – Race 18 – 200kms / 70 Laps THE WORD FROM TIM ...
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Townsville Practice Report

9 Jul, 2018

TODAY’S TIMES  Practice One  Position: 25th – 1m14.2592s Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1m12.6700s Practice Two Position: 24th – 1m13.4640s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1m12.2435s  COMING UP Saturday 7th July 11:55 – 12:15 – Qualifying 14:10 – 14:35 – Drivers Parade 16:05 – 17:45 – Race 17 – 200kms / 70 Laps Sunday 8th July 11:30 – 11:50 –...
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Townsville Preview

4 Jul, 2018

Team CoolDrive are touring Queensland in the month of July! After stopping off in Rockhampton and Mackay earlier this week for the always popular CoolDrive Trade Nights; showcasing the Team CoolDrive Supercar and Transporter, the team have arrived in Townsville for the 8th round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. After Townsville, the crew will stay there...
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CoolDrive Auto Parts

2 Jul, 2018

Updated and relevant… our Logo evolves At CoolDrive we think of our brand as a continuous project that’s never totally done. Just as people and companies evolve, so do brands. We’ve grown ours over many years through our fantastic products, a unique culture, and an incredible customer and motorsport community. Today, we’re taking a step...
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Darwin Recap

18 Jun, 2018

TODAY Qualifying Qualified: 21st – 1:06.1638s Provisional Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:05.5538s Top Ten Shootout Pole Position: Rick Kelly – 1:05.8242s Race 16 – 200kms/70 Laps Finished: 18th Winner: David Reynolds THE WORD FROM TIM“The qualifying result wasn’t what we wanted today, again the times were super close. You’re really only chasing one or two...
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Darwin Saturday Recap

18 Jun, 2018

TODAY Practice Three Position: 23rd – 1:06.9613s Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:06.1410s Qualifying Qualified: 19th – 1:06.3461s Pole Position: David Reynolds – 1:05.8496s Race 15 – 120kms/42 Laps Finished: 19th Winner: Scott McLaughlin THE WORD FROM TIM“Qualifying was super close today, a mere two tenths of a second would have seen us as high as fifth!...
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Darwin Friday Practice Report

18 Jun, 2018

TODAY Practice One Position: 16th – 1:07.1742s Fastest: Rick Kelly – 1:06.5065s Practice Two Position: 10th – 1:06.6064s Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:06.1587s  THE WORD FROM TIM “It was a reasonable practice day for us today. I think there are a couple of minor improvements that we can do to tidy things up a little...
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Darwin Supersprint Preview

15 Jun, 2018

Whilst the cool of Winter is well and truly kicking in down south, Team CoolDrive return to the top end of Australia for one of the hottest events of the year; the Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway.  Tim and the Team CoolDrive Supercar have shown good speed here, finishing 12th & 21st in...
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CoolDrive Announces Renewed Focus on Repair Division

24 May, 2018

CoolDrive has announced a renewed focus on its Repair Division with new streamlined processes at its technical repair centres in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.   Moving forwards, customers of the three centres - located in Vermont (VIC), Granville (NSW) and Brendale (QLD) - can look forward to significant improvements in service levels.  ...
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Winton SuperSprint - Sunday Recap

20 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Qualifying Qualified: 20th – 1:19.7917s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:19.0200s Race 14 – 200kms/67 Laps Finished: 18th Winner: Fabian Coulthard   THE RECAP & WORD FROM BRAD JONES Round 6 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship concluded today at Winton Motor Raceway. Cool conditions were again on the agenda, with teams struggling...
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Winton SuperSprint - Saturday Recap

19 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Three Position: 26th – 1:20.5737s Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:19.4601s Qualifying Qualified: 19th – 1:19.6903s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:19.1136s Race 13 – 120kms/40 Laps Finished: 24th Winner: Rick Kelly   COMING UP Sunday 20th May 10:25-10:45 – Qualifying 13:45-15:35 – Race 14 – 200kms/67 Laps   THE WORD FROM TIM...
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Winton SuperSprint - Practice Report

18 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Additional Drivers Practice – Adam Marjoram Position: 20th – 1:41.3219s Fastest: David Russell – 1:38.0430s Practice One Position: 26th – 1:35.7403s Fastest: Fabian Coulthard – 1:32.0341s Practice Two Position: 24th – 1:20.8118s Fastest: Michael Caruso – 1:19.7105s   COMING UP Saturday 19th May 10:30-11:15 – Practice Three 12:40-12:55 – Qualifying 15:50-17:00 – Race...
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Winton SuperSprint Preview

17 May, 2018

Team CoolDrive head to their home circuit this weekend, Winton Motor Raceway for the 6th round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The tight and twisty rural layout features a range of slow corners, which combine to make Winton the slowest circuit on the Supercars calendar.   All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports...
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CoolDrive Call Up For Marjoram

16 May, 2018

Adam Marjoram has received the call up from Tim Blanchard and Team CoolDrive for this weekend's additional driver session at Winton Motor Raceway. With Tim’s confirmed co-driver Dale Wood unable to attend the event, the team decided to give the Super2 star the opportunity to get his first taste of the ZB Supercar. Tim Blanchard...
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CoolDrive Opens Branch in Sunshine West

7 May, 2018

As part of its commitment to Melbourne’s western suburbs, CoolDrive has relocated its Campbellfield branch to Sunshine West.   This move enables the automotive parts distributor to better service its customers in this fast-growing region.   “CoolDrive has a large customer base in Melbourne’s west and by situating a branch in the heart of this...
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Perth SuperSprint - Qualifying Success: Sunday Recap

6 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Four Position: 13th – 55.7012 Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 55.2686s   Qualifying Part One Position: 6th Qualifying Part Two Position: 11th – 55.4125s Qualifying Part Three Position: N/A Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 54.9054s   Race 12 – 200kms/83 Laps Finished: 24th Winner: Scott McLaughlin   THE WORD FROM TIM Tim’s...
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Perth SuperSprint - Saturday Race Recap

5 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Three Position: 16th – 56.3190s Fastest: Will Davison – 55.2847s   Qualifying Part One Position: 24th – 55.4884s Qualifying Part Two Position: N/A Qualifying Part Three Position: N/A Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 54.6397s   Race 11 – 120kms/50 Laps Finished: NC Winner: Scott McLaughlin   THE WORD FROM TIM “It was...
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Perth SuperSprint - Friday Practice Report

4 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One Position – 20th – 56.3726s Fastest – Andre Heimgartner – 55.6825s Practice Two Position – 22nd – 55.6877s Fastest - Scott McLaughlin – 54.8871   THE WORD FROM TIM “As always it was a really close day here in Perth. I feel like the car wasn’t too bad and we made...
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Perth SuperSprint Preview

3 May, 2018

The elimination style qualifying sessions are back on the agenda for this weekends’ Perth SuperSprint event at Barbagallo Raceway. The three 10 minute back-to-back qualifying sessions that see the fastest progress through were a hit with drivers and fans alike.   HOW IT WORKS – Qualifying 1 – The drivers that finished 11th to 26th...
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WIN A V8 HOT LAP EXPERIENCE

30 Apr, 2018

SHARE OUR PASSION. Experience the thrill of a V8 Hot Lap with Tim! Enter at Autocare on our CoolDrive stand E25 - near the Demo stage. For full Terms and Conditions Click Here Good Luck!
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Phillip Island Sunday Recap

22 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMESQualifyingQualified: 25th – 1:31.7609Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:29.8526Race Ten – 250kms / 57 LapsFinished: 23rdWinner: Scott McLaughlin THE WORD FROM TIM  “We really didn’t move forward how we would have liked this weekend. As a group we’ve got a lot to improve on before we get to Perth in two weeks’ time. The team...
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Phillip Island Saturday Recap

21 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying Qualified: 24th – 1:31.3402Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:29.5057Race Nine – 250kms / 57 LapsFinished: 21stWinner: Scott McLaughlin COMING UPSunday 22nd April10:40-11:00 – Qualifying – Race Ten13:50-15:30 – Race Ten – 250kms / 57 Laps THE WORD FROM TIM  “Qualifying wasn’t as good as we hoped after yesterday, so we started a bit further back...
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Phillip Island Friday Recap

20 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMESPractice OnePosition: 25th – 1:32.4100Fastest: James Courtney – 1:30.6461 Practice TwoPosition: 17th – 1:31.1842Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:29.9856 COMING UPSaturday 21st April12:05-12:25 – Qualifying – Race Nine15:45-17:25 – Race Nine – 250kms / 57 LapsSunday 22nd April10:40-11:00 – Qualifying – Race Ten13:50-15:30 – Race Ten – 250kms / 57 Laps THE WORD FROM TIM  “How we...
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Phillip Island Preview

19 Apr, 2018

Brad Jones Racing made their Supercars debut at Phillip Island in 2000. Fast forward 18 years, and they return for their 250th Supercars Championship Round! This is a huge milestone for the team. It’s been a big news week for the team, with Tim Blanchard announcing on Monday his new co-driver - Dale Wood will be...
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Bosch Promotion - February & March 2018

18 Apr, 2018

CoolDrive is pleased to announce the winners of the Travel Vouchers as part of the Feb/Mar Bosch promotion. The winners are: WW Auto Electrics Erindale Service Centre
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CoolDrive Co-Drive

16 Apr, 2018

Team CoolDrive have confirmed their 2018 Pirtek Endurance Cup line-up with the former Brad Jones Racing Car #21 pilot Dale Wood, returning to the stable.Wood, the 2013 Dunlop Super2 Series Champion, spent the last 4 years behind the wheel as a full-time Supercars driver and has moved across to race the #100 Polyflor Sonic Motor...
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Tasmania Sunday Recap - Symmons Plains

8 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Four Position: 23rd – 51.4291s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 50.6904s   Qualifying Part One Position: 15th – 51.4411s Starting P25 for today’s race Qualifying Part Two Position: N/A Qualifying Part Three Qualified: N/A Pole Position: Craig Lowndes – 50.5790s   Race Eight – 200kms / 84 Laps Finished: 16th Winner: Craig Lowndes...
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Tasmania Saturday Recap

7 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES  Practice Three Position: 25th – 51.8124s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 50.7396   Qualifying Part One Position: 26th – 51.6511s Qualifying Part Two Position: N/A Qualifying Part Three Qualified: N/A Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 50.6381s   Race Seven – 120kms / 50 Laps Finished: 21st Winner: Jamie Whincup   THE WORD FROM...
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Tasmania Friday Recap

6 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One Position: 25th – 51.8327s Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 50.7894s Practice Two Position: 26th – 51.4314s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 50.5609s   THE WORD FROM TIM   “It was a big learning day here in Tasmania. We trialled a few things with the new car and found a couple of braking...
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Tasmania Preview

5 Apr, 2018

A new qualifying format is on the agenda for the Tasmania SuperSprint event this weekend.   It will put a great emphasis on the Friday practice sessions, as these results will impact the qualifying sessions. There are three, ten minute, back to back, elimination style qualifying sessions that will work as follows.   The bottom...
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Melbourne 400 Sunday Recap

25 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Race 6 – 70km/13 Laps Finished: 21st Winner: David Reynolds   THE WORD FROM TIM With the first Formula One race of the year getting underway at Albert Park today, the Supercars wrapped up their Melbourne 400 weekend with a short and sharp 70km race this afternoon.   “It’s been a mixed weekend...
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Melbourne 400 Saturday Recap

24 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Race 4 – 70km/13 Laps Finished: 22nd Winner: Jamie Whincup Race 5 – 130km/25 Laps Finished: 11th Winner: Scott Pye   THE WORD FROM TIM   “On the out lap of our first race I noticed the Team CoolDrive Commodore had broken a header, so we really struggled during the first race to...
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Melbourne 400 Friday Recap - Albert Park Opener

23 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Qualifying – Race 5 Qualified: 21st - 1:56.6871Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:55.1576 Qualifying – Race 6 Qualified: 21st – 1:57.2643 Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 1:55.4777 Race 3 – 130kms/25 Laps Finished: 23rd Winner: Scott McLaughlin   THE WORD FROM TIM Albert Park turned on the sunshine for today’s final qualifying sessions...
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Melbourne 400 Recap

23 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One Position: 22nd – 1:58.1079 Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:55.4067 Practice Two Position: 22nd – 1:56.9590 Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:55.2982 Qualifying – Race 3 Qualified: 25th – 1:57.7028 Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:54.6016 Qualifying – Race 4 Qualified: 18th – 1:56.4050 Pole Position:  Jamie Whincup – 1:54.9974   THE WORD...
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Melbourne 400 Preview

22 Mar, 2018

For the first time in Australian Touring Car/Virgin Australia Supercars Championship history, teams will be racing for points at the Coates Hire Melbourne 400, as part of the massive Australian Grand Prix event.   Tim & the Team CoolDrive Commodore have arrived into Melbourne, with on track action getting underway as of Thursday. All sessions...
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New Lighting Solution from LED Autolamps Available at CoolDrive

19 Mar, 2018

Available now at CoolDrive is LED Autolamps’ new reading light, perfect for caravans and RVs.   A handy compact design, measuring just 60mm at the base, with a height of 98mm, means it’s perfect for the smallest of spaces.   What also makes this light so ideal for travellers is its 60° tilt and 360°...
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CoolDrive Now Stocking the World's Most Famous Workshop Lubricant

13 Mar, 2018

A range of maintenance products from the world famous “Water Displacement 40th attempt” Company is now available from CoolDrive stores across Australia.   More commonly known as WD-40, the products include the world-renowned multi-use lubricant in differing aerosol sizes, ranging from 300g to 425g as well as the low-odour variant in a 300g can.  ...
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CoolDrive Introduces Bosch Wiper Blades

8 Mar, 2018

Bosch wiper blades are now available from CoolDrive, including the popular Eco and Aerotwin product ranges.   “We are pleased to be expanding our Bosch product offerings with all CoolDrive branches now stocking its high quality wiper blade range,” Graeme Dyall, Product Manager - Underbody and Cooling, CoolDrive said.   “After noticing a recent trend...
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Adelaide 500 - Recap

4 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying – Race Two Position: 26th Provisional Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin Top Ten Shootout Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen Race Two – 250kms/78 Laps Finished: 23rd Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen   THE WORD FROM TIM It was a 3am finish for the Team CoolDrive crew last night, as they burned the midnight oil to...
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Adelaide 500 - Race One Recap

3 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Three Position: 26th – 1:21.9428 Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:20.8117 Top Ten Shootout Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen Race One – 250kms/78 Laps Finished: DNF Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen   COMING UP Sunday 4th March 9:40-10:00 – Qualifying – Race Two 11:40-12:10 – Top Ten Shootout 15:20-17:20 – Race Two – 250kms/78...
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Adelaide 500 - Day One

2 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One Position: 21st – 1:21.7646 Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:20.1622 Practice Two Position: 26th – 1:22.2389 Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:20.3567 Qualifying – Race One Position: 22nd – 1:21.1451 Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:20.2467   COMING UP Saturday 3rd March 9:50-10:10 – Practice Three 11:55-12:25 – Top Ten Shootout 15:20-17:20 –...
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Adelaide 500 Preview

1 Mar, 2018

The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is about to get underway in Adelaide! This weekend Tim will debut the new ZB Commodore and is looking to continue his fast pace he showed at the recent Supercars test day. The shiny, new look Team CoolDrive Supercar won’t be missed on track, with many calling it the...
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CoolDrive Named New National Distributor for Lightforce

1 Mar, 2018

CoolDrive has been appointed the new national distributor for Lightforce, further demonstrating the automotive parts distributor’s commitment to automotive lighting.   Effective as of 1 March, 2018, the entire range of Lightforce products will be available from CoolDrive’s 33 branches across Australia and New Zealand.   “We are incredibly pleased to be welcoming Lightforce to...
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Challenger Lifts Vehicle Hoists Now Available from Logicar

26 Feb, 2018

Challenger Lifts vehicle hoists are now available in Australia through Logicar, which is the sole Australian distributor for these industry-leading products out of the United States.   Logicar has been distributing hoists and workshop equipment into the Australian automotive industry for over 20 years and believes that the Challenger Lifts range is the best fit...
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CoolDrive Set to Perform with Mantic Clutches

21 Feb, 2018

Now available at CoolDrive is the Mantic range of performance clutches from Clutch Industries. Fully engineered and made in Australia specifically for performance vehicles, the Mantic range consists of high performance, modular, street and track clutches. “The Mantic range has been designed and built by qualified engineers, calling on Clutch Industries’ over 50 years of experience in...
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CoolDrive Opens Third New Zealand Branch

19 Feb, 2018

CoolDrive has increased its footprint in New Zealand with the opening of its third branch, located in Christchurch. Joining fellow CoolDrive branches in Auckland and Albany on New Zealand’s North Island, CoolDrive Christchurch is the first for the automotive aftermarket parts distributor on the South Island. Heading the team at Christchurch is Peter Connelly, National Sales Manager...
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Team CoolDrive New Livery Revealed

16 Feb, 2018

On the first official Supercars test day of 2018, Tim Blanchard has revealed his 2018 Team CoolDrive ZB Commodore. The CoolDrive reveal video, filmed at the local Albury CoolDrive shows a new take on the 2017 livery. Describing his new livery, Tim said, “I remember walking into the BJR workshop in August last year and seeing...
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CoolDrive Partners with Bosch

14 Feb, 2018

CoolDrive has expanded upon its existing relationship with Bosch, confirming that it is now a national distributor for the Bosch Blue Line brand of brakes and rotors. “We have stocked Bosch products for over 10 years across a number of our product categories and when Bosch approached us to distribute its Blue Line range, we were...
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CoolDrive 2018 Footy Tipping Competitions

5 Feb, 2018

The football season is nearly here! Join CoolDrive’s NRL & AFL tipping competitions NOW to win some great PRIZES! First Prize:  Beats Studio  Wireless  Headphones. Valued at $479.95 Second Prize: UE MEGABOOM Portable Wireless  Speaker. Valued at $329.00 Third Prize: Fitbit Charge 2. Valued at $249.95 PLUS! $50 Coles  Group  & Myer Gift Cards for...
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Christmas Opening Hours

20 Dec, 2017

Here are CoolDrive’s opening hours over Christmas:  December 2017 Monday 18th to Thursday 21st - Open normal hours Friday 22nd - Open 8:30am to 11am Christmas Day - Closed Boxing Day - Closed Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th - Open normal hours January 2018 New Year’s Day - Closed Tuesday 2nd - Resume normal business hours Operating hours may vary...
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Newcastle 500 Sunday Recap - The Finale

23 Nov, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Qualifying Qualified: 21st – 1:11.0290s // Provisional Pole Position: Mark Winterbottom – 1:10.2010sTop Ten Shootout // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlinRace 26 (95 Laps / 250kms) // Finished: 16th // Winner: Jamie Whincup THE WORD FROM TIM Newcastle provided the picture-perfect setting for the finale, and the on-track battles had everyone talking today.  The race was full of dramatic...
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Newcastle 500 Saturday Recap

23 Nov, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Qualifying // Qualified: 24th – 1:11.0797 // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:09.9065Race 25 (95 Laps / 250kms) // Finished: 12th // Winner: Scott McLaughlin  THE WORD FROM TIM “It was a really good result for Team CoolDrive and my Brad Jones Racing stable-mates today – Tim Slade finished on the podium, Nick finished 8th and I...
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Newcastle 500 Friday Recap

22 Nov, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice OnePosition: 17th – 1:11.4101 // Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:10.1577Practice Two // Position: 22nd – 1:10.8276 // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:09.5949 THE WORD FROM TIM “It was awesome to turn up at the track today and see so many fans out here, it was pretty overwhelming to see that many people out here so early,...
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Pukekohe Sunday Recap

5 Nov, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying // Qualified: 24th – 1:03.5416 // Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 1:02.5148Race 24 – 200kms / 70 Laps // Finished: 16th // Winner: Jamie Whincup THE WORD FROM TIM The sun shined on Pukekohe today, seeing race fans turn out in droves to see the Supercars light up New Zealand for the final race day. Tim qualified in...
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Pukekohe Saturday Recap

4 Nov, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying // Qualified: 23rd // Pole Position: Cam WatersRace 23 – 200kms / 70 laps // Finished: 19th // Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen COMING UPSunday 5th November12:25 – 12:45 - Qualifying16:10 – 17:40 – Race 24 – 200kms / 70 Laps THE WORD FROM TIM Rain was always on the agenda at Pukekohe today, and with rain setting in heavily...
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Pukekohe Friday Recap

3 Nov, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESPractice One // Position: 22nd – 1:03.7807 // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:02.7153Practice Two // Position: 23rd – 1:03.6288 // Fastest: Cam Waters – 1:02.5623 COMING UPSaturday 4th November12:25 – 12:45 - Qualifying16:10 – 17:40 – Race 23 – 200kms / 70 lapsSunday 5th November12:25 – 12:45 - Qualifying16:10 – 17:40 – Race 24 – 200kms / 70 Laps THE...
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Pukekohe Preview

2 Nov, 2017

TRACK TIMES (NZ - Local Times)Friday 3rd November11:15 – 11:55 – Practice One15:10 – 15:50 – Practice TwoSaturday 4th November12:25 – 12:45 - Qualifying16:10 – 17:40 – Race 23 – 200kms / 70 lapsSunday 5th November12:25 – 12:45 - Qualifying16:10 – 17:40 – Race 24 – 200kms / 70 Laps FAST FACTS - Track Length –...
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GC 600 Sunday Recap - Enduro Cup Ends

22 Oct, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES QualifyingQualified: 24th – 1:11.8879Provisional Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:10.3701Top Ten ShootoutPole Position: Shane Van GisbergenRace 22 – 300kms / 102 LapsFinished: 20thWinner: Scott McLaughlin & Alex Premat THE WORD FROM TODD “It was a tough day in the office. We had to suffer an extra pit stop with a mechanical black flag...
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GC 600 Saturday Recap

21 Oct, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES QualifyingQualified: 20th – 1:23.8023Pole Position: Chaz Mostert – 1:21.5486Race 21 – 300kms / 102 LapsFinished: 15thWinner: Chaz Mostert & Steve Owen THE WORD FROM TIM “We had pretty good pace today in the wet, the Team CoolDrive really performed when Todd and I needed it to. Getting a black flag for a door not...
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GC 600 Friday Recap

20 Oct, 2017

Practice One // Position: 22nd – 1:12.5961 // Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 1:11.0597Practice Two (Co-Drivers) // Position: 26th – 1:13.2919 // Fastest: Paul Dumbrell – 1:11.1445Practice Three // Position: 24th – 1:11.6767 // Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:09.9179 THE WORD FROM TIM “The Gold Coast circuit is pretty tough on both car and driver, you’re dealing with heat one day,...
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GC 600 Preview

17 Oct, 2017

TRACK TIMESFriday 20th October10:55 – 11:25 – Practice One14:00 – 14:30 – Practice Two16:55 – 17:25 – Practice ThreeSaturday 21st October11:20 – 11:40 – Qualifying14:25 – 16:50 – Race 21 – 300kms / 102 LapsSunday 22nd October9:45 – 10:05 – Qualifying11:40 – 12:05 – Top Ten Shootout14:25 - 16:50 – Race 22 – 300kms /...
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Bathurst Sunday Recap - Tough Conditions

8 Oct, 2017

THE RESULT - Bathurst 1000 / 161 LapsFinished: 12thWinner: David Reynolds / Luke Youlden2nd : Scott Pye / Warren Luff3rd : Fabian Coulthard / Tony D’Alberto THE WORD FROM TIM / TODDThe conditions were trying at Bathurst, with rain setting in for most of the day. Tim got off to a great start, but soon after...
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Bathurst Saturday Recap - All Set for the Great Race

7 Oct, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Six – All Drivers // Position: 20 – 2:07.0096 // Fastest: David Reynolds/Luke Youlden: 2:04.9948 Today’s final practice session gave the team a chance to finetune the CoolDrive Commodore and prepare Tim Blanchard and Todd Hazelwood for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. THE WORD FROM TIM Tim: “We concentrated today on our race setup – with...
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Bathurst Friday Recap - Qualifying for the Great Race

6 Oct, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Four – Co-Drivers // Position: 6 – 2:05.8204 // Fastest: Dean Canto – 2:05.3368Practice Five – All Drivers // Position: 22 – 2:06.1468 // Fastest: Scott Mclaughlin - 2:04.1470Qualifying // Qualified: 24 – 2:05.9703 // Provisional Pole Position: Scott Mclaughlin – 2:04.2254 Tim Blanchard and Todd Hazelwood will start the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 from 24th after this afternoon’s...
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Bathurst Thursday Recap - Getting Comfortable

5 Oct, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice One – All DriversPosition: 21st – 2:07.6976Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 2:06.3033Practice Two – Co-DriversPosition: 15th – 2:07.7163Fastest: Dean Canto – 2:06.3268Practice Three – All DriversPosition: 22nd – 2:07.0877Fastest: David Reynolds – 2:05.0932 THE WORD FROM TODD “The first hit out today was promising, the CoolDrive Commodore has good pace, we just struggled a...
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Team CoolDrive Bathurst Preview

5 Oct, 2017

TRACK TIMES Thursday 5th October9:45 - 10:45 – Practice One – All Drivers12:35 - 13:35 – Practice Two – Co-Drivers14:45 - 15:45 – Practice Three – All DriversFriday 6th October8:45 - 9:45 – Practice Four – Co-Drivers11:40 - 12:40 – Practice Five – All Drivers15:50 - 16:30 – QualifyingSaturday 7th October10:10 - 11:10 – Practice...
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CoolDrive Opens 30th Branch

5 Oct, 2017

CoolDrive has opened its landmark 30th branch, at Ashmore on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Headed by Manager Jeff Brassington, the well-located new CoolDrive facility features a modern showroom and offices, supporting an 800sq metre warehouse which carries an extensive inventory.“Reaching our 30th branch is an absolute landmark for the business,” CoolDrive’s General Manager of Marketing Tim Blanchard...
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CoolDrive Taken Over with AFL Grand Final Fever

28 Sep, 2017

The Melbourne branch of CoolDrive really got into the swing of the Grand Final coming up on Saturday. Here is our own Bruce Tempany (87 games for Richmond, ’77 to ’84, played half back in the ’82 Grand Final, broken arm against Peter McConville of Carlton) with original Crows supporter David Heydrich (Category Manager Accessories,...
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Sandown 500 Saturday Recap - 260km Devastation

16 Sep, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Four - Position: 21st – 1:12.1377 // Fastest: Michael Caruso – 1:10.1714Qualifying - Qualified: 23rd – 1:09.3954 // Provisional Pole Position: David Reynolds – 1:08.5791Race for the Grid – 60kms (Co-Driver Race) - Started: 23rd // Finished: DNF // Winner: Luke Youlden – Erebus Penrite Racing THE RECAPToday ended in a 260km/ph devastation for Team CoolDrive, when Todd Hazelwood was...
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Sandown 500 Friday Recap

15 Sep, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One – Todd Hazelwood // Position: 9th – 1:10.0014 //Fastest: Dean Fiore – 1:09.6440Practice Two – Tim Blanchard // Position: 22nd – 1:23.5000 // Fastest: Rick Kelly – 1:20.5047Practice Three – Todd Hazelwood // Position: 13th – 1:22.3272 // Fastest: Tony D’Alberto – 1:20.9755 COMING UP Saturday 16th September9:20 – 9:35 – Practice Four10:50 – 11:10...
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Sandown 500 Preview

14 Sep, 2017

TRACK TIMES Friday 15th September11:15 – 11:45 – Practice One (Co-Drivers Only)13:35 – 14:05 – Practice Two16:10 – 16:40 – Practice Three (Co-Drivers Only)Saturday 16th September9:20 – 9:35 – Practice Four10:50 – 11:10 – Qualifying13:45 – 14:20 – Race for the Grid – 60kms (Co-Driver Race)16:15-16:50 – Race for the Grid – 60kms (Main Driver...
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BJR's Beechey Revival for Sandown

7 Sep, 2017

Brothers Brad and Kim Jones are thrilled to reveal their 3-car Norm Beechey Tribute ahead of the Sandown 500 ‘Retro Round’. Supercars Hall of Famer Norm Beechey contested in the Australian Touring Car Championship from 1963 to 1972, which consisted of 31 ATCC rounds and 26 races. Of those he won 7 races and the...
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Rollover Sensor for Trucks Reduces Risk of Fire

5 Sep, 2017

Developed to maximise safety in the event of a roll-over truck accident, the new REDARC Roll Over Sensor (ROS) is now available from CoolDrive branches Australia-wide. Meeting the latest legislative requirements for roll-over sensing, the REDARC ROS1224 triggers the vehicle’s battery master isolation switch when an imminent accident is detected, cutting power to the truck’s electrical...
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Gabriel Ultra 4WD Shockers from CoolDrive

31 Aug, 2017

Gabriel has introduced a new range of Ultra Plus Off Road gas shock absorbers for the 4WD market and they’re now available from CoolDrive. Designed to fit most popular 4WD wagons, utes and cab chassis on the Australian market, the Gabriel Ultra Plus Off Road shockers are available in original-equipment specification or for a 50mm lift. Built...
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CoolDrive Expands with Logicar Parts Acquisition & Equipment Joint Venture

28 Aug, 2017

CoolDrive has further expanded its operations in automotive parts with the acquisition of Logicar’s engine management spare parts business, effective 2 October. And at the same time, CoolDrive has acquired a 50 percent stake in the remaining Logicar Equipment and ECU reconditioning business, which will continue to operate as a separate entity in a joint-venture between...
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Supporting Orphanages by John Blanchard CEO

25 Aug, 2017

For many years now, CoolDrive has donated money to two children’s orphanages at Christmas, on behalf of our customers and ourselves. Instead of sending Christmas cards to customers we feel the high cost of postage these days this is a better option. In April, my wife, Eunice and I decided to visit one of these...
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Sydney Motorsport Park Sunday Recap - Epic Weekend for Team CoolDrive

20 Aug, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Qualifying - Qualified: 23rd – 1:29.6305s // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:28.2259sRace 18 – 200kms / 52 Laps - Finished: 13th // Winner: Jamie Whincup THE WORD FROM TIM “It’s been a really solid weekend for Team CoolDrive. We’ve had a couple of bad weekends earlier this year so to come away with a 10th and...
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Sydney Motorsport Park Saturday Recap - Season Best Result for Blanchard

19 Aug, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice Three - Position: 12th – 1:29.6491 // Fastest: Michael Caruso – 1:28.8603Qualifying - Qualified: 23rd – 1:29.6952 // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:28.3209 Race 17 – 120kms / 31 Laps - Finished: 11th // Winner: Fabian Coulthard THE WORD FROM TIM Today Tim Blanchard scored his best ever Sydney Motorsport Park result and his best result of the...
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Sydney Motorsport Park Friday Recap

18 Aug, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice One - Position: 13th – 1:31.0141 // Fastest: Michael Caruso – 1:29.9643Practice Two - Position: 21st – 1:30.3785 // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:28.8500 THE WORD FROM TIM “The BJR cars are typically strong here at Sydney Motorsport Park. They are suited to the long sweeping bends and have good stability in those long corners, which is...
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Sydney Motorsport Park Preview

17 Aug, 2017

TRACK TIMES Friday 18th August12:50 – 13:35 – Practice One15:30 – 16:15 – Practice TwoSaturday 19th August11:25 – 12:10 – Practice Three13:35 – 13:50 – Qualifying16:25 – Race 17 – 120kms / 31 LapsSunday 20th August11:00 – 11:20 – Qualifying14:00 – Race 18 – 200kms / 52 Laps FAST FACTS - Track Length – 3.905km //...
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Firebox Fire Extinguishers

15 Aug, 2017

FIRE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE ! ! ! ! ! ! Fire in Vehicles, Fire in the Garage, Fire in the home it is everyone’s worst nightma Damage or complete loss of expensive vehicles, electrical tools in the garage and may even cost of a total kitchen refurb could have been minimised or completely avoided. At...
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New Darwin Branch Opens in Style

14 Aug, 2017

CoolDrive Darwin unofficially opened its relocated branch in style in mid-June with a ‘Trade Show’ that saw Supercar driver Tim Blanchard and his CoolDrive Racing Commodore making a special guest appearance. Both were in town for the Supercars round at Hidden Valley, making it the ideal opportunity to celebrate the Darwin branch’s much-needed relocation to larger...
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FNQ Stars for CoolDrive

11 Aug, 2017

Far North Queensland has trumped the rest of Australasia in the annual CoolDrive Branch of the Year Awards. Big winners were CoolDrive Townsville, which won the annual W.J. Blanchard Branch of the Year award for branches with turnover greater than $5 million, beating the Acacia Ridge (Brisbane) branch into second place. And CoolDrive Cairns, which won the...
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CoolDrive Celebrates 40 Years in Business

10 Aug, 2017

CoolDrive marked four decades in business with a celebratory dinner in Melbourne late July. Attended by 250 industry luminaries, suppliers, key staff past and present, branch managers and special guests, the evening at the iconic Zinc restaurant at Federation Square included CoolDrive’s annual Branch Manager awards presentation. Hosted by Nine Network television personality Brodie Harper, the CoolDrive...
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CoolDrive launches Permatex Gasket, Sealing & Adhesive products

7 Aug, 2017

CoolDrive is excited to introduce quality Permatex products to the ever expanding range of workshop repair solutions. Permatex is a leading global manufacturer of premium chemical products specifically developed for the automotive, heavy duty and marine maintenance repair markets. Automotive enthusiasts, professional technicians and industries alike enjoy the product depth that Permatex offers under numerous...
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Electrical Accessories Winter Specials - July and August 2017

4 Aug, 2017

For all your Electrical Accessories Winter Specials, contact your nearest branch.
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