The Road Ahead : August 2010
MEMBER ESSENTIALS RACQ NEWS + OFFERS 58 THE ROAD AHEAD AUG/SEPT 2010 The latest information about RACQ products, services, offers and member benefits. PEDAL POWER TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE Thousands of school children from across Queensland will spend a weekend in Maryborough for the Technology Challenge, investigating and inventing alternative forms of transport. In camp from September 11-12 and working in teams, the students will get to apply alternative energies in eight categories including the 24- hour, human-powered vehicle challenge. It is the largest youth-based education event in the state. www.technologychallenge. com.au RACQ FINANCE DISCOUNT MEMBER BENEFITS DID JUST BY BEING A MEMBER YOU HAVE ACCESS TO A VARIETY OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY RACQ YOU KNOW? Q&A GOLD MEMBER IAN JAZOWNIK AND HIS WIFE GWEN ARE THE WINNERS OF THE CUB SPACEVAN AFTER ENTERING AT RACQ TOURISM'S STAND AT THE 2010 QUEENSLAND CARAVAN, CAMPING & TOURING HOLIDAY SHOW. LIVES: Twin Waters WHAT DO YOU DRIVE/TOW? A Ford Territory and the new $29,000 Cub Spacevan we won thanks to RACQ Tourism in partnership with Caravanning Queensland, Cub Campers, the Sunday Mail and Channel 7. HOW HAS THE RACQ HELPED YOU? We transferred our membership from RACV when we moved to Queensland to retire. We'll definitely be keeping our membership now we're going to be travelling more. We've previously had to get roadside assistance for a fan belt and keys locked in the car. WHERE WILL YOU GO IN YOUR CUB SPACEVAN? We want to head west to see the Kimberleys and Broome. The Cub Spacevan we won has an off-road pack, so it's just perfect. We can't believe we won. www.cubcampers.com.au Did you know that as a member you will receive 1 percent off the standard rate if you take out finance with RACQ? If you also combine this with the pre- approval option, no monthly fees and the ability to apply online or on the toll free number 1300 361 316, then the benefits really start to add up. Go online to the Loan Calculator to estimate approximate loan repayments and savings by paying fortnightly. www.racq.com/loans HYBRID NOISE TESTS The RACQ is conducting a world-first research project into the risk 'low noise' hybrid vehicles present to pedestrians, particularly the blind and vision impaired. Results will be published in The Road Ahead. www.racq.com.au DESIGN AWARD RACQ's Chermside branch has earned a national award from Westfield for Best Retail Design Upgrade. The branch is one of a number across Queensland to be given a fresh, new look with the Club's signature colours. www.racq.com.au CHOPPERS TO THE RESCUE RACQ has sponsored community helicopter rescue services in Queensland for the past 17 years.The network includes RACQ Careflight, RACQ CQ Rescue and RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue. Members are encouraged to support their local rescue helicopter service by donating direct via their websites: www.careflightrescue.com. au, www.cqrescue.com.au, www.chrs.com.au.
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