From 13 to 15 May, CoolDrive hosted a training event for workshop technicians and owners at the renowned motorsport event

Mount Panorama’s legendary surrounds and the dynamic atmosphere of the Bathurst 12 Hour played host to one of CoolDrive’s Specialist Training Events for 2022.
The event provided attendees opportunities to hone their skills and learn new vehicle system technology from the industry’s leading trainers and experts.
The event kicked off with a number of training sessions hosted at Bathurst TAFE including Servicing the Modern Hybrid and EV, BUS Diagnostics, Smart Charging Systems, ADAS Systems, Air Conditioning Diagnostics and Sensor Diagnostic Training.
Saturday saw the action move to Mount Panorama with CoolDrive’s Corporate Suite hosting industry talks and discussions around what is happening within today’s automotive industry and what technicians and workshops foresee for the future.

Guests were able to watch Qualifying and the Top 10 Shootout from the comfort of the Suite and also had the opportunity to experience course car rides, a podium tour, pit tours and take part in a Q&A session with the CoolDrive Aussie Racing Car Drivers, Reece Chapman and Josh Anderson.
Sunday’s “Race Day” kicked off with an early morning grid walk experience before sunrise, with guests getting up close to the GT racing cars and drivers, and experiencing the roar and lights of the rolling start before heading up to the mountain to see the GTs blast through Skyline, the Dipper and Forrest’s Elbow.
“The Bathurst 12 Hour Specialised Training Event was a resounding success this year with positive feedback received from all attendees,” CoolDrive Auto Parts Category Manager – Tools and Equipment, Matthew Douglass, said.
“Participants found the training programs on offer to be incredibly helpful and took away a lot of learnings that can be applied in their day-to-day running of their businesses.
“The event was also a networking platform for fellow automotive professionals to connect with one another, to share knowledge, as well as ensuring they remain up-to-date with new technologies to prepare for the future of the industry.”
The line-up of trainers at the event included Clint Flower, ex-Automate and current NSW TAFE automotive trade teacher; Ken Fendle, Head Auto Electrical Trainer WesTrack Caterpillar Australia; Mick Jurgens, Service Manager at Lennock Hyundai and Darren Todd, Senior Technical Trainer from Bosch.

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