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Chasers Motorworks Eastside :: Birthday BBQ

Earlier this month Chasers Motorworks ‘eastside division’ McGlone St Mitcham celebrated their second birthday, inviting loyal customers and friends along for a free feed and a few drinks to mark the occasion.

The weather was perfect with around 60 cars and 100 people coming out to enjoy the sunshine and awesome company.

Unfortunately a Vicdrift Members day was on at the same time and so a few people could not be in attendance.
But this didn’t discourage everybody else from joining in the festivities.

What is Chasers Motorworks Eastside?
Chasers Motorworks – Eastside Division began in April 2010 after Manny Su successfully negotiated an agreement with the already established Chasers Motorworks Dynon Rd (in West Melbourne). Bosses Glenn Trollope and Paul Flourentzou agreed that an eastern suburbs workshop would be mutually beneficial to both entities.

Together they would be able to provide excellent service, tuning and advice for a wider audience in the Melbourne car community.

Over the years there have been many people requesting to be a part of the Chasers Motorworks group, however they have all been turned down as the current owners felt that they either lacked an understanding of what their brand is all about or didn’t have the same passion or determination in cars/motorsport needed to succeed.

Fortunately for Manny, they agreed to allow him to operate an eastern suburbs based workshop, which marks an unprecedented event of having two performance workshops under the same banner.

Manny has been in the car street scene since 1998 and has experienced many of the huge events of yesteryear as well as having experienced the different styles of products and servicing on offer from many of the established workshops; most of which are still around today.

When a series of incidents led Manny to the capable hands of Paul Flourentzou (dyno tuner, ex Motec engineer) at Chasers Motorworks Dynon road, Paul tuned Manny’s personal s15,

Being so impressed with the level of service at Chasers westside, Manny wanted to start a car workshop which could provide the same level of service to the potential customers in the eastern suburbs.

What does Chasers Motorworks do?
Both divisions offer servicing, in-house tuning and race preparation and modifications.
Both workshop also follow this simple code of practice…
“Quality work, as quickly as possible, always keeping the customer informed, at an affordable price” – Manny

Chasers Motorworks are very seriously into the time attack scene with several cars (EVO 6, EVO 8, R32 GTR and an Audi TT) attending and placing very well in the “World Time Attack Challenge 2011” (Eastern Creek, NSW).

This year in August they will again vie for the title of fastest Pro Class car in Australia and are currently putting in a huge amount of effort to make that happen.

You will regularly see their cars or customers cars driving at local tracks like Philip Island and Sandown. For those that regularly race at Winton, you may have even seen Manny setting some respectable times in his own S15, which also made an appearance at the recent ARC Forum Battle.

So, if you love cars, or would like information on how to get onto the track, you should speak to one of the guys at Chasers and they will be sure to help.

If you are lucky enough to attend WTAC 2012 this year, come and say hello to the boys track-side.

I would like to thank Manny for taking the time to talk to us about his successful workshop.
Visit the Chasers website to get in contact with Manny and the team:

A massive thank you to Melvin Tang for heading out and taking these awesome photos for us. If you would like to see more of Melvin’s work head to his photography Facebook page and hit that ‘like’ button.
We will be sharing more of Melvin’s work here in the future as he is joining the Grip Shift Slide team as a regular contributor!
Thanks for reading,
– Gwyn.

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