The Flying Spanners competition was very well received at AAAExpo

The Australian Auto Aftermarket and Collision Repair Expos played host to the next generation of mechanics, with the inaugural Supercheap Auto Trade ‘Flying Spanners’ competition taking place.
Six teams of two apprentices took part in the competition, which saw up and comers from MyCar, Kangan Institute and Box Hill TAFE pitted head-to-head to see which team could strip and rebuild an engine, using only hand tools, faster than the other.
Kangan Institute Manager of Commercial Vehicle and Engine Technology, Gavin Cribb, said that the institute’s support of the competition indicates its commitment to the future of the industry.
“At Kangan Institute, we are extremely passionate about fostering the next generation of automotive talent through our Automotive Centre of Excellence,” Gavin said.
“We were very excited to see our teams in full flight at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, going head-to-head with some of our country’s best and brightest students.”
With the competition taking place over the three days of the Expo, the road to the final for the teams began on the Thursday, with the opening two matchups being followed by the final for the day.
The process was repeated on the Friday, with the winner of each day facing off on the final day of Expo.
After a long road to the final, which saw their journey begin on the opening day, Nathaniel Chin and Micheal Mercer beat fellow MyCar apprentices Dylan Suric and Matthew Hunter to be crowned champions, with the winning pair stripping and rebuilding their engine in 19 minutes and 4 seconds.

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