ANZAC Centenary: Women drivers and the war

Some women took to the wheel during the First World War but not to the same extent as in the Second World War. Driving was seen as a common pursuit, similar to being seen in a bar. The RAC’s WA Motorist challenged such mores, encouraging women to drive, even citing the “party of ladies, 11 in two cars, who had recently set out … on a tour of 800km, including a visit to (Cape) Leeuwin.” Boans Emporium was more subtly seditious, advertising Ladies Motoring
Coats for 10/6 and the book, Upkeep, A Simple Treatise Of Motor Cars, for 1/6. 

By |October 26th, 2014|Community|0 Comments

ANZAC Centenary: ANZAC Albany pit-stop

With a large number of people expected in Albany for the Anzac Albany commemorations from 30 October, 2014, RAC members heading to the Great Southern region during this time are reminded to be patient on the road.

By |October 25th, 2014|Community|0 Comments

ANZAC Centenary: A centenary to remember

The First World War changed Australia forever and significantly shaped the future of Western Australia, writes Victoria Laurie.

By |October 24th, 2014|Community|0 Comments

Video: 2014 Australia’s Best Car finalists

After a full year of road testing, the RAC has announced the 45 finalists in the 2014 Australia’s Best Cars awards, with diversity being the running theme throughout the list of high-achieving new vehicles.

The finalists are drawn from a field of 220 popular new cars on the Australian market, and are evaluated throughout the year by judges from the motoring clubs across Australia.

The RAC’s Australia’s Best Cars judge, Alex Forrest, said the competition this year was intense with many brand new models spread throughout the list of finalists.

By |October 23rd, 2014|Motoring Advice|0 Comments
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    RAC Roadside Assistance is uniting in pink this month – John’s story

RAC Roadside Assistance is uniting in pink this month – John’s story

For the first time in WA, RAC Roadside Assistance will be branding two iconic yellow patrol vans pink throughout the month of October, to support the Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day. In addition, roadside assistance patrols will be raising funds for the fight against breast cancer.

By |October 22nd, 2014|Community|0 Comments