Like in any successful operation/team you cannot achieve greatness on your own – we at Sinclair Ford FPV Advantage are very proud of our partner relationships. We have an association with many of the best brands in their field, they support us and we in turn ask that should you have the opportunity that you support them.
Ford Performance Racing FPR are the not only the ‘factory’ team but one of the best in V8 Supercars pit lane. While a manufacturer can not directly own a race team, Prodrive (Ford’s partner in FPV) are the link to the Blue Oval. Sinclair Ford FPV Advantage work closely with the Race Team and its drivers with our customer visits to race headquarters, pit tours at race meetings, driver visits to our Dealership and even the odd Hot Lap ride we’ve been able to jag for a lucky Sinclair Ford FPV Advantage customer. We thank FPR Team Principal Tim Edwards, Louise and the entire FPR team and wish them great results in the Championship. www.fpr.com.au
John Bowe Racing – JB is an icon in Australian Motorsport and a V8 Supercar Hall of Fame Inductee with a 22 year career in V8 Supercars where he won a countless races, lap records and a Championship, the odd Bathurst and JB has a massive fan base around the country. He holds the record for most V8SC race starts and the most for a manufacturer (Ford). John is the Sinclair Ford FPV Ambassador, a role he’s held for many years, he’s almost a fixture at Sinclair Ford. JB is not only one of the best racers this country has ever seen, he is without doubt one of the best motoring minds and understanding of car and customers like very few before him. Sinclair Ford FPV Advantage customers/members have had access to a host of boutique events with John Bowe including our annual ‘Challenge The Champ’ karting battle, Wakefield Park track day for our customers and much more. JB adds a dimension to our business our customers really engage with – he is a true Champion! www.johnbowe.com.au
V8Race are Australia’s premier ride/drive operator with over 24 V8Race experience cars in their fleet, they run in every mainland Australian state and are the best in the business. V8Race hold over 85 dedicated track days and have provided over 20,000 drivers with the thrill of driving a V8Race car on a championship circuit. In 2010 V8Race added the legendary Mt Panorama to their list of circuits (amazing). For the first time in history the public were permitted to drive a V8Race Experience car on the closed circuit (just like the Bathurst 1000). Our Sinclair Ford FPV Advantage members had a rare opportunity to join John Bowe and DJR’s Steven Johnson in their Octane Dreams and Race Mates program – this is a very special event. Don’t miss your chance to DriveBathurst with John Bowe and V8Race with Sinclair Ford’s FPV Advantage team. As JB says, ‘see you trackside’ www.v8race.com
Eastern Creek International Kart Raceway is unquestionably Australia’s finest karting facility. We have run our ‘Challenge The Champ’ event here for a number of years and it is a favourite with our FPV owners. In the eyes of many of our owners – they actually think they can beat the master – but they realise its not so easy, he can actually drive a kart as well. JB said, “Eastern Creek Kart Raceway is similar to many sweeping road circuits in Europe with its full noise flowing corners – it’s really quite technical, what a blast. For the Sinclair Ford FPV crew it’s their version of the world championship and the bragging rights that go with it. I raced with the owners of Eastern Creek Kart Raceway – Garry Holt, we won the Bathurst 12 Hour in 2010 with Paul Morris in Holtie’s BMW 335i. He’s a real racer and he certainly knows his stuff, I love racing here, the circuit is awesome and our days here are always fantastic. You gotta race here to know what I mean. www.easterncreekkarts.com.au
John Bowe Driving John Bowe is possibly one of the greatest drivers in Australian Motor Sport history and he brings a bringing a wealth of experience, it could easily be argued John Bowe Driving are the leading Driver Training academy in Australia. Of course JB Driving are Sinclair Ford’s choice when we run our FPV Track days at Wakefield Park. They understand the role like very few others and have a fantastic way of demonstrating their craft. Driving is a taught skill – so the ability to communicate is the key to the success of John Bowe Driving and having access to once of the best minds in the motoring world will never hamper your success. John Bowe Driving are the providers of your FPV Driver Training – need we say anymore. Many V8 Supercar stars have worked for JBD including Jamie Whincup, such is the respect they have in the ‘real motoring world’ and we are pleased to have John Bowe Driving as a Sinclair Ford FPV Advantage Partner. www.johnbowedriving.com.au
Audrey Wilkinson is unquestionably the best Vineyard in the Hunter Valley, says who – all of the Sinclair Ford FPV Advantage owners who’ve joined us on one of drive days to Audrey Wilkinson’s over the years. If that’s not enough, our local wine expert – John Bowe will attest to the fact without hesitation. JB is a serious wine buff, having travelled the world to many wine regions. In JB’s own words, ‘Audrey Wilkinson produce some of the best wines in the country, that just the start – their location in The Hunter has to be one of the best views I have ever seen from a vineyard, bar none. Your have to see if for yourself – the wine, the people and location are just the best. Tell ‘em JB sent you, I guarantee you’ill love the wine and the view” www.audreywilkinson.com.au
Wakefield Park Circuit has always been our choice for our annual ‘Sinclair Ford FPV Advantage Track Day’ Its no secret JB has a huge influence in our event planning and our Wakefield Park event is significant for that fact. When JB first raised the potential of exposing our guys to a track day – his first choice was Wakefield Park, his reasoning was really simple. Wakefield Park is 2.2ks round and only has a fence along pit lane, that means the rest of the field is open space, no tyre walls, barriers or anthing else that doesn’t like FPV’s. Since 2006 we with the support of John Bowe and John Bowe Driving (Cuffie and Terry Bowe) we have conducted our track days much to the delight of all attendees – they all come away with a better appreciation of the FPV and are in no doubt of JB talent (he still hold a sub 60 sec lap record). Wakefield Park is a fantastic opportunity to join us in your FPV for a ripper day. www.wakefieldpark.com.au
Muscle Car Masters – is the biggest and best Muscle car event on the Australian motorsport calendar. If you love your Muscle Cars – this is your event. It’s one of the biggest crowds ever drawn to The Creek. The machinery is Muscle Car heaven and covers a range of categories including Group A (which is where V8 Supercars morphed from) – so if you like, it’s like an Australian Motorsport history lesson. For many of us it takes us back to our boyhood memories of the great racers of our youth with the current crop of modern day Legends including Jimmy Richards, Glen Seton and our very own John Bowe. This is run over the Father’s Day weekend and is a huge hit with dad and the family – see you there! www.musclecarmasters.com.au
Eastern Creek Raceway – is our local track for many Sinclair Ford events including our John Bowe V8Race program that runs here up to 8 times a year, its where our Sinclair Ford FPV Advantage members first attend their FPV training with John Bowe Driving after delivery and of course its our local circuit – just some 15ks to the east of our Dealership. We are at Eastern Creek raceway for All Ford Day in July each year and back with our Sinclair Ford VIP Marquee for Muscle Car Masters so we spend a substantial amount of time throughout the year at Eastern Creek Raceway. Why not join us at one of our many events @ The Creek www.easterncreekraceway.com.au
www.Towie.com – is almost family to our FPV Advantage members. Not only is day an FPV Advantage member himself, but he is a vital component in the delivery of the best ownership experience. Danny Whittaker is a local fella who understands the commitment we have for our owners, he is an extension of us at a time of need. The www.towie.com fleet now has three trucks including two tilt trays and a GS utility (nice car mate). Anyone who has had Danny arrive are very pleased to see his happy, helpful, smiling face. He understands and will do his best to take the pain away. Many of our members have prevailed on Danny to move the show or race car. John Bowe can attest to Danny’s care, he’s moved his and FPR’s race cars when they are in Sydney. Danny, thanks for being a vital part of our Sinclair Ford Advantage program.