MPC “Fly-through” promotional video
January 16, 2020

Come for buzz through the shop and see what our team do and where we do it! This awesome fly through video credit goes to Aerial Vision & One Photographic. 

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Custom Cars and Coffee Dyno Day
March 27, 2019

The team at Custom Cars & Coffee have teamed up with us to put on a dyno day/car show right here at MPC!! The day is set for the 27th of April 2019 and is sure to be a day to remember. Not only will there be dyno runs all day from various cars there […]

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Shop closure dates for Bathurst 12hr
January 29, 2018

Its that time of year again where we pack the trucks to the brim and head off to Bathurst to have a crack at arguably the country’s greatest race. The Bathurst 12hr! Which means the Croydon Sth shop including MPC Auto Speed will be closed from Tuesday 30th of Jan – Tuesday 6th of Feb. […]

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Lowndes to take on AUST GT Field

The Audi R8 that Lowndes will drive at Phillip Island
Team Vodafone V8 Supercars star Craig Lowndes will return to the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS when the Australian GT Championship heads to Phillip Island in late September.

The 38-year-old has competed with Audi’s factory effort at the last two Bathurst 12 Hour races, but is yet to race in the GT Championship.

He will drive one of five Melbourne Performance Centre-prepared R8s at the Shannons Nationals event.

“I am very pleased to be stepping back aboard an Audi R8 LMS again, and particularly at a track like Phillip Island,” said Lowndes.

“I’ve enjoyed my two outings with the factory Audi team at Bathurst in the 12-Hour but have yet to win in the car, so hopefully Phillip Island will give me the chance.

“The guys at Melbourne Performance Centre have been involved with the factory cars all the way, so I expect we will be very competitive again. I am looking forward to it.”

Lowndes’ entry utilises one of the two cars left in the country following this year’s Phoenix Racing Bathurst assault, and will run in the same One World Bar livery that proprietor Rod Salmon has competed with this season.

While the deal is a one-off, MPC owner Troy Russell has expressed his desire to see Lowndes join the team for a full campaign next year.

“Our aim is for this to be an ongoing program,” said Russell.

“Craig obviously has V8 Supercar commitments, and we’re thankful to Triple Eight for releasing him for the Phillip Island weekend, but … for us this is just the start. We’d like to have a professional driver in the car alongside our current team at every round in 2013.”

MPC is the Australian agent for Audi’s global customer GT program, and is likely to spearhead the marque’s attack on the 2013 Bathurst 12 Hour in the expected absence of an international Audi presence.