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Mr Hay's key platforms include
campaigning for motoring enthusiasts and
The Council of Motor Clubs, Australian
National Street Machine Association, 4WD
NSW & ACT, Australian Street Rod Federation
and Drag-Ens Hot Rod Club are all affiliated
with the Australian Confederation of Motor
Clubs (ACMC), which was formed with the
main purpose of assisting individual motoring
By bringing various motor enthusiast
groups together, ACMC's aim is to be an
integral participant and positive influence of
all related working parties by consulting and
operating in partnership with government,
industry and other motoring organisations.
Mr Hay, who is a small businessman in the
fitness industry, was appointed the ACMC
Patron earlier this year in recognition of his
commitment to the motoring enthusiast
He believes the goals and interests of the
motor enthusiast community and the
automotive aftermarket industry are
"We must join together to meet the
challenges that face us... to bring a balanced
approach to the automotive industry, a level
playing-field that embraces the competitive
realities of our future," he said.
"Investment in the aftermarket industry is
encouraging but we must gain political
support and a federal government that will
engage with our industry and enthusiast
community to ensure sustainability and growth
of our lifestyle and your businesses."
Mr Hay agrees with the AAAA's stance that
current Federal Government policy should be
changed to include automotive aftermarket
manufacturers to access programs that
support innovation and automotive exports.
Existing policy excludes aftermarket
component producers from those programs if
the customer is not an Australian based multi-
national vehicle producer.
manufacturing jobs in Australia is of
significant importance and has an impact on
the parts suppliers engaged," Mr Hay said.
"I find it utterly deplorable that the
aftermarket industry, an industry that employs
over 30,000 and (has a) turnover of $11
billion per annum, should be excluded from
"Now I am not a believer in hand-outs, but
I do believe in initiatives that promote industry
growth and international competitiveness;
initiatives that provide a hand-up, initiatives
that cut red-tape and expand markets and
initiatives that encourage employment growth.
"The aftermarket industry grows when new
markets develop, when vehicle retention is
high and when enthusiast passions are kindled
to improve their vehicles.
"Recent job losses in the Australian
have not been well
ACMC President, Tony O'Donnell, was
delighted that the Nationals selected Mr Hay
as a Senate candidate and urged members,
regardless of their political beliefs, to support
"Alan's contribution to our community is
unparallelled... over the last 12 months and
through the direction and support of Mr Hay
we have made tremendous gains towards the
sustainability of our motor enthusiast
lifestyle," Mr O'Donnell said.
"We must encourage the motoring
community to get behind Alan Hay and the
Nationals for the sustainability and prosperity
of our lifestyle well into the future.
"This is an historic opportunity for our
community to elect one of our own to the
Mr O'Donnell said with the disciplines
united through the ACMC, the New South
Wales motoring enthusiast community
consisted of more than 300,000 people.
MOTOR CLUB PATRON SELECTED AS
NATIONALS CANDIDATE FOR REGIONAL NSW
The New South Wales branch of the Nationals party has selected Australian Confederation of
Motor Clubs Patron Alan Hay as a Senate candidate in the 2013 federal elections.
A major Schaeffler technological innovation has resulted in a new surface coating that minimises friction and wear in
components such as engine valve components in engines or rolling bearings.
This is very significant for manufacturers and
aftermarket suppliers seeking to extend the
performance envelope of sensitive engine
The Schaeffler Group's innovative Triondur
CX+ coating has succeeded in halving the friction
losses in the valve trains of passenger cars over
their entire operating life in a customised
combination with engine oils used all over the
world, thereby cutting CO2 emissions in
automobiles by a valuable one to two percent.
Schaeffler's Triondur CX+ also enables rolling
bearings to operate without wear and at low
friction under extreme performance conditions.
This means the friction values in spherical
roller bearings can be cut by 45 percent and the
bearings have the same low friction values in
insufficient lubrication conditions.
Since only one friction partner has to be
coated, such as the tappet or the bearing rollers,
Triondur CX+ can be used as a modular and cost-
The rapid expansion of this highly effective
coating system on the market has been
impressive, with Schaeffler already having
produced more than 20 million parts with this
2012 Materialica Gold Design and Technology
Award winning coating.
GOLD AWARD WINNING HIGH PERFORMANCE
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