Industry News

Vacancies rates in automotive jobs rise

ALMOST 40,000 automotive technicians are needed to fill vacant jobs in Australia, highlighting the increasing difficulty of attracting employees to the Australian automotive business, according to recruitment specialist Motor Staff.

Ford's Mustang to muscle in on

Ford has revealed the Mustang is to set to take its place on the grid for the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The Mustang will make its Australian track debut at the first round of the Supercars Series in March 2019 at the Adelaide 500. Ford Australia and Ford Performance are working with DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing in homologation of Mustang for competition next year, as the Supercars Series enables two-door coupes entry into the nation’s most popular series for the first time since its inception in 1997.

Tesla offers positive training experience

The Tesla Roadster Sport is a beautiful car. The all-electric, two-door speedster is quick too. Capable of 0-100km/h in under 4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 210km/h, the power generated from its monstrous battery pack and three-phase four pole AC induction motor is extraordinary.

New tyre for series driving motorsport future

The first of the growing one make racing series' 14 rounds will take place at Sydney Motorsport Park on 21 February. The full field of Nissan Pulsar race cars will be fitted with Toyo Tires Proxes R888R semi-slick tyres, the tyre maker's most advanced road-legal motorsport offering.

COMMODORE SURVIVAL STILL A POSSIBILITY

The ambition of Belgian entrepreneur Guido Dumarey to keep the Commodore, and the Adelaide factory in which it is built, from being consigned to history has received support from Christopher Pyne, the Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science.