Category Archives: Community

Holden Dream Cruise – Celebrating the end of an era!

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We know we live in Canberra, but if you ever needed an excuse to grab a last minute ticket to Adelaide the Holden Dream Cruise would be it. As holden winds down the Australian operations and the last car rolls off our assembly line thousands of loyal Holden enthusiasts are converging on Adelaides city centre to commemorate what is Australia’s Best car. Coming to life this weekend, Sunday October 15th and starting at Elizabeth City Centre, the cruise will follow… Read More

What are you doing this Mothers Day?

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Here at Gerald Slaven, we love our mums, so we put together this list of our favourite things to do around Canberra this Mother’s Day. Organising a day out and sharing an experience with Mum is a great alternative to a gift. It’s more fun, and always more memorable. Be careful though – Mother’s Day is barely a week away, so make sure you’re ready to show Mum some love this SundayMay 14th.   Get Outdoors in that Autumn Sun Take… Read More

Easter long weekend – a great time to drive!

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  Easter is just around the corner and with it comes one of the longest weekends of the year. Canberra is surrounded by beautiful countryside, national parks, and sweeping highways, so why not explore them? Here are some of our favourite drives to take this long weekend Mt. Kosciuszko National Park Driving out to the Snowies can be experienced as a day trip or overnight adventure, depending on your preference. Starting out just South of Canberra, the first leg of… Read More

Pollie Pedal – Supporting our returned soldiers and their families

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  The Pollie Pedal bike ride is on again, raising much needed funds for Soldier On. Soldier On provides our returning soldiers and their families with mental and physical support. Being a solider is tough, but coming home can be even tougher. Many of our veterans find it extremely hard to adjust to everyday life after the stress of the field. Their challenge is shared by their family and friends. Soldiers often have post-traumatic stress and find it difficult to reintegrate… Read More

Volkswagens T-Roc revealed

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Are you one of those people who just wishes their Golf was an SUV? Well, as unlikely as that sounds, Volkswagen has made it into a reality with the new T-Roc SUV. When the first concept for the T-Roc came out in 2014 (pictured), it had a Targa roof and 2-doors. Now, all that has changed. The current T-Roc that we are all more likely to see is a 5-door SUV with a fixed roof, looking and feeling like a… Read More

Loving your car this Autumn

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  After a summer like we’ve had, it’s hard to blame anyone who is relieved that it’s over. It’s been the hottest summer on record with scorching sun, relentless heat and countless trips to the beach. With all the outdoor activities that summer has brought, and all the kilometres travelled to your favourite outdoor destinations, your car will need a bit of tender loving care. These 5 essential tips will help you get your car back in action this Autumn,… Read More

Volkswagen bids us farewell at Kennards hire Rally Australia

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  How great is it that Australia’s Coffs Harbour will be the place for the final stage of the year for the WRC FIA World Rally Championships, bringing us the Kennards Hire rally stage… Not only that, it will also forever be the final race circuit for Volkswagen Motorsport. This amazing 312.98km circuit of road, dirt and gravel will be run over the 3 days of this weekend amongst some of the best scenery the coast has to offer. Racing… Read More

EOFY is the time to buy!

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It’s that time of the year again when retailers gear up to count all their unsold stock and mark down what’s left so they don’t have to count it. Sound familiar? Well we’re doing just that. Why count it, if someone can drive it? This weekend Holden is having their 4 day EOFY sale. This means that if you’re in the market for an end of year bargain, Holden would be the place to go and the car to look… Read More

Our top 10 picks for this June Long Weekend

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Well Canberrans its finally here, the June long weekend. For those of us lucky enough not to be working (which is rare in the Automotive industry) we want to sit back, relax and unwind. After canvassing our staff for their hints and tips on what to do this long weekend, here is out top 10 straight from the mouths of the Gerald Slaven Crew.. 1. Vivid Sydney The Vivid festival is in full swing in Sydney and is a mass… Read More

Volkswagen drive for the community.

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Volkswagen Drive for the Community is on again on Sunday May 1st. We are encouraging all our Volkswagen drivers, young and old, to come out, drive your ride and support adolescent mental health at this fantastic annual event. Don’t own a Volkswagen? You can still get involved by lining the streets and watching this communal VW cruise and cheering on your favourite car. What is it? Volkswagen’s Drive for the Community is an initiative of the Canberra Hospital Foundation. After… Read More