by: Auto Giant
Tony Fasano Motor Sports And Auto Giant
Motorsport is special to me in a lot of ways, it allows one to be competitive, it allows one to see things that you would not usually see on a normal road car and it allows you to be involved in something very special in a team environment.
So today, I thought I would share a little about me, Tony Fasano, my career to date and my life in this awesome automotive industry and how I got started from a young age and how and when I started fixing race cars, but also how it can help you when you have your car serviced or repaired at Auto Giant.
But before we get into it, I would like to share some things about me and why I am who I am today and why I am so passionate about this automotive industry. So, from the age of 5 years old, I always loved cars and working with my hands. When something broke like my toys my dad and I would go to the garage and we would fix them, I would fix my pedal race car, I would fix my push bikes, I would help dad fix mums car, I would pass the spanners to dad when he was under the car and whatever else I could get my hands on, and yes it is hard to believe but at that age I was very good at working with my hands. My dad would show me how to do things and he would let me get involved, I thought it was so cool at the time. I gather that this was the start of an amazing career in the industry.
I started visiting race car tracks at 12 years old, we would ride our push bikes about 20km to lakeside raceway and watch from the outside as we didn’t have money to get in, so my mate and I would go to the fence and just look over, we would watch the race cars come in on the trailers and be in awe.
I started working on my first race car at 14 years old and this is was where it all started for me, from here I worked on nearly every category of race cars in Australia all the way up to v8 supercars, 2ltr touring cars, production cars, sports sedans, club cars, Gemini race cars, HQ race cars, Porsche cup and Commodore cup series. We were very successful in many categories, we won championships and lots of races and even broke lap records at many race tracks around Australia. I traveled with teams and would have to say I loved it. The challenge of the car, its reliability, the driver-car combination of how the car works was an amazing experience that forged who I am today and the knowledge I have in the automotive industry.
So how does this help you when getting your car serviced or repaired at Auto Giant?
The experience I gained while working in this environment was invaluable due to the stresses that vehicles and people get put under while on the track and on the road. I was able to understand why things went wrong, why they broke, what was the best resolution for repair so this wouldn’t happen again.
So, I get it, your car is not a race car, I do understand this but having this knowledge and experience gives us the competitive edge in repairing and servicing your vehicle, as we see things that most others don’t. So how does this benefit you when servicing or repairing your vehicle. Well, we complete a service or repair on your vehicle we are not just doing a service we are examining your vehicle thoroughly to make sure you don’t have any surprises popping up soon. This will save you money in the long run.
Due to the fast pace Motorsport experience I have attained I now know how to think fast on my feet so how does this benefit you, well when your car is being diagnosed or repaired, we are able to make decisions fast so the repair can be done quickly but also with quality products that last the time for the application. Without this motorsport back round you would only be guessing as you would not know why things break, the quality of part needed when repairing the problem that your vehicle has. Is it broken because it just broke, was it the way it was driven, was it a faulty part etc. You need to be a specialist an Expert do this examination and you need someone that has done the hours by putting things under extreme pressures, like motorsport, it’s the only way you can get this experience to be able to call yourself an expert or specialist.
Like doctors, you have Gp’s and you have specialists that look after the human body, it’s no different here when repairing vehicles, we are doctors of vehicles. At Auto Giant we are well known reputable Experts and specialists, we have been in business for 20 years now and the skill set that has attained in motorsport is used daily in Auto Giant Service and repair procedures making sure every time you have your car is in for repair it gets the expert specialist treatment at the same price of going to a Gp. I train all my staff in all the systems I have learnt throughout my motorsport carer so they can pass my knowledge onto others in our business. This is one of my biggest passion is training in this industry as on a daily basis I see what others are doing out there and it makes me wonder how were they trained and why would they have done that. Faulty repairs or low-quality parts usually relate to another repair which costs you the customer more money as the job has to be repaired again. Not a very good result for you!
I love this industry I am very passionate about the industry, but also, I am very grateful for all the experiences and people I have met and helped over the last 20 years in business and 30 years in the industry.
So, check us out here at Auto Giant and use a reputable true expert and specialist that has been in business for 20 years, and in the industry for over 30yrs. I love what I am doing this is why I still study each day towards bettering myself. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get back on the road fast and reliably. Advice is free just give us a call happy to help with all your motoring needs.
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