Monthly Archives: January 2014

UWA Motorsport team gains $15,000 RAC sponsorship

This post is part of our blog series about the RAC Community Sponsorships program. The RAC is committed to giving back to our members and the wider WA community through the Community Sponsorships program. Since 2011, the program has donated over $325,000 in sponsorship support to a variety of community initiatives across WA.

What is involved with this sponsorship?
Each year, the University of Western Australia Motorsport (UWAM) team take part in Formula SAE, an international engineering competition where students finance, design, build and race their own small open-wheeled vehicles. The RAC is investing in this year’s UWAM project, which is focusing on building a ‘greener’ car.

Why is the program being sponsored?
UWAM are aiming to develop a more fuel efficient engine and drivetrain. This is beneficial for the team’s outright performance, as over 10% of Formula SAE competition points are awarded for fuel efficiency. The project also falls in line with the RAC’s goal to reduce CO² emissions for WA vehicles, a goal that supports the RAC’s Less Emissions Mission program, which offers discounts to people with greener cars.

Fitness Tips for a Healthy 2014 thanks to our partner Goodlife Health Clubs

With the Christmas season well and truly over, our friends at Goodlife Health Clubs have given us some exercises to help kick start 2014 in the right way! To help your hip pocket, RAC members can also enjoy discounts on  Goodlife gym memberships. Save 20% off a 12 month All Clubs Saver membership, no joining fee and more!


By |January 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Car Review: Subaru Outback Diesel

In terms of meeting the competition head-on, the Outback diesel automatic is Subaru’s biggest and most important piece of the puzzle.

2014 RAC President Tour Michael Harvey

RAC Member & passenger of the 2014 RAC President’s Tour, Michael Harvey has worked in teacher education at Edith Cowan University for 33 years. Since retiring, his interests include swimming at Scarborough beach, latin dancing and gardening as well as reading and travel. 

RAC President Tour Michael Harvey

2014 RAC President Tour participant Michael Harvey

By |January 19th, 2014|Tourism, Travel|2 Comments

2013 Tourism Events Wrap-Up

A Reflection on 2013

“The name RAC means quality and care for the client. RAC can be trusted to do the right thing for the client and make the trip really enjoyable” – member quote

2013 was an exciting and diverse year of touring for RAC Members and their families who were invited to attend an array of hosted events in metro and regional WA. Showcasing the best of WA’s amazing landscapes, destinations and experiences on offer, last year’s RAC events captivated members with family fun days, glamorous dinners, 4WD adventuring and off the beaten track discovery tours.

Last year, over 2200 members and their families enjoyed a couple of great days at Whiteman Park and Yanchep National Park. Members and their families we’re also ferried across to Rottnest Island to enjoy an affordable weekend away.

By |January 6th, 2014|Tourism|0 Comments