Davies Craig Goes To 2019 Geelong Revival

02/12/2019 12:00AM

Every year, the City of Geelong comes alive for the annual Geelong Revival Motoring Festival.  The famous bayfront precinct turns into a showcase of cars, motorcycles, automotive history, and vendors for a weekend. The Geelong Revival showcases vintage and contemporary cars, ranging from early 20th century race cars, through to the modern age of technologically advanced supercars, and everything in between.

The event sees vintage aircraft take to the skies, a range of automotive suppliers and restorers showcasing their wares, plus a child friendly transporter in the form of The Little Blue Train. There’s also a broad range of food and beverage sellers to help create a well-rounded and entertaining event.


The centerpiece of the Revival is the quarter mile sprint and the vehicles that compete are of a very diverse range. The winner of Sunday’s Classic Top ten Shootout was Noel Inman. The car? A 5.0L powered Model T Ford. 2nd place was a Camaro, 3rd a 1965 Mustang, and 4th was a 1956 FE Holden. The grunt came courtesy of a 5.8L V8…

Davies Craig Sales & Marketing Manager, John Benson, was also at full throttle as he showcased his very own Porsche 550s Spyder replica. Not only is John’s Porsche 550s Spyder stunning to look at, but this James Dean inspired replica also delivers. It packs a punch with a 2.5 litre horizontally opposed, water cooled, fuel injected boxer engine, and John has fitted an alloy Davies Craig EWP®130 Electric Water Pump Combo kit, and a 14” HP Thermatic® Fan coupled to a front-mounted alloy radiator to keep it running cool. John also participated in the ¼ mile sprint activities on Sunday and finished a creditable second in class, zooming down the strip in a creditable 13.80 secs.

Having the Spyder on show gave the Davies Craig team the opportunity to showcase just how the Davies Craig LCD EWP® & Fan Digital Controller operating in tandem with the Electric Water Pump and Thermatic® Fan works effectively and efficiently to modulate engine temperate to potential car enthusiasts.

“It’s with these sorts of vehicles that owners look to us for specialist cooling advise to meet their cooling needs.  We’re able to discuss the product range we have and recommend the right products for their individual car or build project.” Explained John.

“We’re also excited this year to take the opportunity to do some video interviews with owners and talk about their cars and the equipment they’ve used.

This gives us real time, real world, feedback on how our customers have implemented and installed their choices of EWP®s, fans, digital controllers and other products from our vast range. This in turn allows us to discuss options that might further improve their setup; perhaps a bigger fan, a newer controller, or a better choice of EWP® for the kind of engine and driving being done.” John said.

Davies Craig loves events such as the Geelong Revival as we showcase our range by having a display stand. This allows people that may not be aware of our products to see and feel our EWPs®, spin the electric fans, and ask our experienced staff questions.

We’d love to know if you made your way to the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival and what stood out for you. Drop us a comment on our social media pages.