The Road Ahead : August 2014
news RACQ HELP VISIT US ON THE WEB RACQ racq.com free2go free2go.com.au The Road Ahead roadahead.com.au Email firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/racqofficial twitter.com/racqofficial youtube.com/racqofficial pinterest.com/racqofficial ROADSIDE HELP (24 HRS) 13 1111 TTY (impaired hearing) 3248 2074 HELP LINE (24 HRS) 13 1905 Medical, home, accident emergency advice. Motoring legal advice. MEMBERSHIP (24 HRS) 13 1905 Join, pay by phone, enquiries. INSURANCE (24 HRS) 13 1905 Enquiries, sales, alterations & payments. Insurance Claims 13 7202 OTHER RACQ SERVICES Child Safety Restraints Advice 3872 8926 or 1800 816 523 Driver Education 3361 2382 (Rec. driving schools) 1800 680 039 RACQ Loans Car & personal loans 1300 361 316 Technical Advice 3666 9148 Members in country areas 1800 623 456 Community & Education 3872 8925 Road safety education Travel Services Accom. bookings (Aust.) 1800 629 501 Road conditions (recorded) 1300 130 595 (24 hrs, or see website) Travel agency bookings 1300 888 449 Vehicle storage 3272 5982 RACQ online shop racq.com/shop Vehicle Inspections 13 1905 OFFICES Head Office 13 1905 P.O. Box 4, Springwood, Qld 4127 Branch/Retail Offices racq.com or see 'RACQ' in the phone directory. ROADAHEAD.COM.AU 6 THE ROAD AHEAD AUG/SEP 2014 RACQ BOARD President & Chairman Geoff Leddy Vice Pres. & Dep. Chairman Nigel Alexander Directors Fay Barker, Campbell Charlton, Tony Gambling, Elizabeth Jameson, Stephen Maitland, Bronwyn Morris, Karl Morris, Richard Pietsch Group CEO Ian Gillespie RACQ PRESIDENT GEOFF LEDDY VIEWPOINT IN MAY THIS year, the RACQ announced a five-year partnership with Australia Zoo to assist in the rehabilitation of native wildlife. We gave the zoo, one of Queensland's best known tourist attractions, two vehicles that are being used by its Wildlife Hospital and Rescue Unit to save injured animals, many of which have been struck by vehicles on the roads. The roadside ambulances are fitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment and have been playing a vital role in animal rescue for some months now. We were proud to partner our two iconic Queensland organisations for a number of reasons: the work Australia Zoo does to preserve native wildlife is phenomenal; RACQ is keen to play a role in rehabilitating injured animals back into the wild; and we knew it was the cementing of a long-standing relationship that benefited our members through discounted entry to the zoo. At the time we said there would be more exciting joint activities to come, and in this edition of The Road Ahead (see pages 8-10), we are detailing the first -- RACQ Australia Zoom -- to be held on the weekend of September 6-7. This will be an amazing event, a celebration of all things related to Australian motor racing against the unique backdrop of Australia Zoo, with racing legend Dick Johnson the headline 'Zoom' attraction. Dick, and his famous DJR racing team, will take centre stage among a large and diverse range of interactive motorsport displays, Porsche Carrera Cup cars, off-road rally cars, sprint cars, CAMS race simulators, go-karts, and race car transporters. Some of Dick's race-winning Ford Sierras from the 1980s era will also be on display as part of the acclaimed Bowden family collection of historic Australian touring cars. RACQ members will have the chance to meet Dick and other members of the DJR team, grab an autograph, and see their V8 supercars and massive B-double transporter. The Irwin family -- Terri, Bindi and Robert -- will present Australia Zoo's world-famous Wildlife Warriors show in the Crocoseum twice each day over the Australia Zoom weekend. I can't imagine a better Father's Day gift for dad than tickets to this fantastic event, so I urge you to support wildlife conservation by attending -- and have a great family outing at the same time.
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