News Garry Rogers Motorsport Open Day gets Thumbs Up from Fans

GRM Open Day 2

V8 Supercars fans turned up in force for this year’s Open Day at Garry Rogers Motorsport’s Victorian race headquarters in Dandenong on Saturday 21 March, eager to get a look at the team’s behind-the-scenes operation and take part in the fun day.

Billed as bigger and better than last year, the free GRM event didn’t disappoint and everyone had a great time wandering around the displays, checking out the blue #33 and #34 race cars and joining in the entertainment. There were lucky door prizes and competitions, with framed photos and merchandise packs for the winners.

As one of the major sponsors of the Wilson Security Racing GRM team, PAYCE had a strong presence with its red corporate arch spanning the forecourt entrance, helping to add to a colourful day.
Team drivers, Scott McLaughlin, David Wall and Chris Pither were kept busy all day chatting and posing for photographs with fans and signing autographs and team posters.

Popular with everyone were the pit stop challenges, with the drivers prepared to take on all comers from the crowd. Kids were also able to challenge Scott on the workshop race simulator while the little ones had a ball on the “Cars’ jumping castle.

GRM opened up the doors to its massive B-double transporter so fans could take a close look at all the equipment and facilities needed to support the race cars at the tracks around Australia.
As well as the two race-going Volvo S60 Polestars on show, the Volvo Car Club displayed a fantastic collection of immaculate vintage and not-so-old Volvos.

Volvo Car Australia also brought some of its latest models along, including the sensational road version of the S60 Polestar and Volvo Trucks added to the brand flavour with two of the biggest trucks in its range.

GRM team owner, Garry Rogers said he totally enjoyed the day and was pleased to be able to give something back to the many fans who support the team throughout the season.
“When we are at the track we have to focus on getting the job done, so the time we have available to spend with our many supporters is limited,” he said.

“But at the Open Day with the pressure off, we can relax and indulge ourselves with the fans and have a bit of fun, before getting back to the business side of racing.

“It was great to see so many families, along with their young ones, decked out in the team’s apparel. Definitely the youngsters are the next generation of motor sport enthusiasts and hopefully some will be future competitors.”

PAYCE Managing Director and avid motor sports supporter, Brian Boyd congratulated Garry and his team for putting on a great show for the fans.

“Garry is a legend in a sport he has excelled in for more than 50 years, both as a driver and team owner and his followers are a loyal band,” he said.

“The Open Day was an opportunity to repay that loyalty and the team unselfishly gave up their time at this busy point in the season to acknowledge how important their fans are to them and to the sport.

“Garry’s decision to partner with Volvo Polestar Racing and Wilson Security last year brought on board a whole new group of supporters who would no doubt have appreciated the opportunity to see the hard work and dedication that goes into getting two competitive race cars to the grid throughout the season.”

Brian Boyd said PAYCE was excited to be part of the Wilson Security Racing GRM team and he was looking forward to the team enjoying many successes during the 2015 season.

Click to share
Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Related Posts

News Chats for Change: Impact Tales, Straight from the Horse’s Mouth – Coming Soon

Chats for Change is a conversation series promoting social innovation and thought leadership. We want to engage people from all generations, backgrounds and industries in a conversation about our society’s most complex social issues and […]

Read More.
C4C_Coming Soon Tile

News Greater Sydney Commission Awards Recognise Washington Park

24 February, 2017 – At the Inaugural Greater Sydney Commission Awards held at the QBV Tea Rooms on Thursday 23th February, 2017, Washington Park was awarded commendation for ‘Great Integrated Planning Project’. This award reflects […]

Read More.
GSC_Dom and Lucy

News Washington Park awarded Commendation at UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence

5 August, 2016 –Washington Park at Riverwood developed by PAYCE Consolidated Limited, has been awarded a commendation from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW in the category of Masterplanned Communities at their annual awards […]

Read More.
13923548_1138915962832077_7378432377184743859_o

News PAYCE congratulates NSW Community Housing Provider of the Year Award winners

29 July 2016 – Leading Australian property development and investment company, PAYCE today congratulated Evolve Housing and Pacific Link Housing on winning the NSW Community Housing Provider of the Year Award at the Affordable Housing Conference […]

Read More.
Harts_Landing_01

News 2016 PAYCE SUTHERLAND 2 SURF attracted strong field

25 July 2016 – Good but chilly conditions prevailed for this year’s PAYCE Sutherland2Surf fun run and walk from Sutherland to Wanda Beach, Cronulla on Sunday, 24 July 2016. The event is in its 45th […]

Read More.
PAYCE S2S 2016  18

News Fast PAYCE Racing Team Revs up for 2015 F1 in Schools Competition

Four students from Engadine High School have formed the Fast PAYCE Racing team to compete in this year’s 2015 F1 in Schools Challenge, an international competition open to high school students around the globe. The […]

Read More.
IMG_0718smll3

News PAYCE Backs Mustang Sally’s Return To Track For TCM Championship

10 June 2015: PAYCE Managing Director, Brian Boyd today said he was thrilled to be part of John Bowe’s successful plan to get top-performing Ford Mustang, ‘Mustang Sally’ and driver, Steve Johnson to Darwin for […]

Read More.
2015 SJ Mustang - side Darwin v3 no branding

News PAYCE Supported Carrera Cup Team Notches Up First Podium At Phillip Island

23 May 2015: Young fast-rising star Richard Muscat and his co-driver Sam Walter finished off the first Carrera Cup Pro-Am meeting at Phillip Island with a well-deserved podium result, after bringing the Wilson Security/PAYCE/Genis Porsche […]

Read More.
RGP-2015 Clipsal 500 Thu -5j9x4151 edit

News PM Tony Abbott meets Save Our Sons in Canberra as PAYCE Manager completes Save Our Sons Trek

13 May 2015: PAYCE Project manager Michael Malak walked into a typically cold night in Canberra to the lights of Budget night. Michael, eight kilos lighter, had lost count of the blisters he had on his […]

Read More.
PM 800 wide

News PAYCE Manager Takes Long Road For Charity

1 May 2015: PAYCE Project manager Michael Malak is a long way from home as he treks his way down the Hume Highway with a bunch of fellow fundraisers. He has a blister the size of […]

Read More.
MM at save Our Sons Walk4

News PAYCE Partners with Kirrawee Public School to celebrate School’s 65th Anniversary

Leading Australian property company, PAYCE has joined Sutherland Shire’s Kirrawee Public School as a Partner level Sponsor to support the school’s 65th anniversary fundraising program. Best known locally for its Kirrawee brickpit project and its […]

Read More.
Kirrawee_public_school

News Spirits High in Wilson Security Racing GRM Camp Despite Early Season Setbacks

2 April 2015: PAYCE Managing Director, Brian Boyd remains very confident the PAYCE supported Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) team will bounce back strongly from a series of disappointing results in the opening […]

Read More.
V8 Supercars

News Good Weather Attracts Big Field to 2015 PAYCE Cronulla Shark Island Swim

30 March 2015: This year’s PAYCE Cronulla Shark Island Swim and the shorter PAYCE Cronulla Beach Fun Swim attracted a total of 783 starters, the biggest field for the past four years. Jesse Goodyear and […]

Read More.
293902c

News PAYCE Backs Cronulla Shark Island Swim Under A Long Term Sponsorship Plan

PAYCE has once again thrown its support behind the Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year under a long-term sponsorship deal. With the 2015 PAYCE Cronulla Shark Island Swim and the PAYCE […]

Read More.
_95W6728

News Brian Boyd Discusses PAYCE Support of Young Talent in Porsche Carrera Cup Series

9 March 2015: PAYCE will support one of motorsport’s fast-rising stars, 22-year-old driver, Richard Muscat with his full-time participation in this year’s highly competitive Porsche Carrera Cup Championship. He will drive a new Porsche 911 […]

Read More.
RGP-2015 Clipsal 500 Thu -5j9x4151 edit

News PAYCE Adds its Support to 2015 Riverwood Autumn Fair

A long-time supporter of Riverwood community and charity events, PAYCE, has come on board as a key sponsor of this year’s Riverwood Autumn Fair to be held on Saturday 7 March at the Salt Pan […]

Read More.
Autumn Fair 2015

News East Village Joins In The Chinese New Year Celebrations

13 February 2015: East Village’s exciting new retail centre in Zetland will be the focus of four days of fun and activities this week, with local residents and visitors to the centre invited to join […]

Read More.
3R0A0114

News V8 Supercars Workshop A Big Hit With F1 In Schools Students

Ten students from Engadine High’s FI in Schools Challenge teams were treated to a great experience by corporate supporter, PAYCE, who arranged a private workshop with one of the leading V8 Supercars teams, Wilson Security […]

Read More.
Engadine High & GRM drivers

News 2015 Livery For PAYCE Sponsored Wilson Security Racing GRM Team Revealed

9 February 2015: The 2015 season for V8 Supercars has commenced and the new livery for each team revealed. PAYCE is excited to share with you this online video from Volvo on the new PAYCE […]

Watch the video.

News Engadine High’s F1 In Schools Teams To Pit Stop With V8 Supercars Team

Teams from Engadine High School competing in this year’s international F1 in Schools Challenge have been invited to meet one of V8 Supercars’ top performing teams from 2014, Volvo Polestar GRM (now known as Wilson […]

Read More.
Car with Payce logo smll

News PAYCE Joins With City Of Canterbury To Celebrate 2015 Australia Day

22 January 2015: PAYCE is pleased to announce its support for Canterbury City Council’s annual Australia Day celebrations on Monday, 26 January. PAYCE’s Managing Director, Brian Boyd said his company was extremely proud to be […]

Read More.
AustraliaDay2015widescreen

News Kirrawee Oak Road North Aglow For Christmas

The trees bordering Kirrawee’s strip of shops on Oak Road North are once again lit with fairy lights to mark the festive season after an absence of several years. Local businesses on the strip were […]

Read More.
photo 3

News 2014 Lights of Christmas Opening Night Mesmerises Audiences

10 December 2014: View some of the highlights from the Opening Night of the 2014 Lights of Christmas presented by PAYCE. The spectacular digital 3D light and sound projections at St Mary’s Cathedral depicted picturesque […]

Watch the video.

News PAYCE Signs Sponsorship Deal With Volvo Polestar GRM V8 Supercars Team

27 November 2014: Continuing with its support of Australian motorsport, PAYCE has signed a sponsorship deal for the next two seasons of the V8 Supercars Championship with this year’s high-performing Volvo Polestar Racing team. Also […]

Read More.
Volvo-S60-Polestar-performance-concept-2

News PAYCE Announces More Free Fitness Classes For The Shire

21 November 2014: PAYCE has thrown its support behind an innovative program of healthy lifestyle sessions starting shortly in Sutherland Shire’s suburb of Sylvania. Already operating successfully at two other locations in the Shire for […]

Read More.
LLGA

News PAYCE Backs IMB Cook Community Classic

PAYCE is among several private sector organisations throwing their support behind one of Sutherland Shire’s most popular community events of the year, the IMB Cook Community Classic to be held on Sunday 23 November at […]

Read More.
CCC

News PAYCE Shares Highlights From 2013 Lights Of Christmas

As the 2014 Lights of Christmas by PAYCE draws close, PAYCE is proud to showcase some of the highlights from previous Sydney Lights of Christmas celebrations. Click to share

Watch the video.

News PAYCE Presents 2014 Lights Of Christmas

13 November 2014: PAYCE is proud to announce it will be presenting this year’s spectacular festive season tradition – the Lights of Christmas at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney. The new partnership with PAYCE will […]

Read More.
LoC_2013_155

News PAYCE Helps School F1 Racing Team Get On The Grid

12 November 2014: Leading Australian property company, PAYCE stepped in at the last minute to help a team of students from Engadine High School make it to the start line in this year’s State Finals […]

Read More.
Team Mass Acceleration med

News A Grand Reveal for East Village Buyers

15 September 2014: New apartment buyers of PAYCE’s East Village commercial and residential project at Victoria Park, Zetland recently attended a Grand Reveal event, where they were given a special welcome and preview tour of […]

Watch the video.

News PAYCE Australian TransAM Challenge delights spectators

PAYCE Australian TransAM Challenge delivers a thrilling event for spectators at 2014 Muscle Car Masters Click to share

Watch the video.

News PAYCE Australian Trans-AM Challenge Thrills Fans At Muscle Car Masters

8 September 2014: Motorsport fans who braved the inclement weather at this year’s Muscle Car Masters event at Eastern Creek’s Sydney Motorsports Park were treated to some outstanding racing over the two days, with the […]

Read More.
AMA at Muscle Cars

News PAYCE ATA Challenge announced for Muscle Car Masters

LEADING Australian property developer, PAYCE, have joined forces with Australian Trans-Am, ahead of their maiden interstate event at the 2014 Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park. PAYCE has been transforming places since 1978 and […]

Read More.
PAYCE ATA Challenge

News PAYCE Australian Trans-Am Challenge Announced

PAYCE has joined forces with Australian Trans-Am to announce the PAYCE Trans-Am Challenge at the 2014 Muscle Car Masters.   Click to share

Watch the video.

News Two PAYCE Projects Winners At 2014 Sydney Design Awards

20 August 2014: Two PAYCE projects have taken out major awards in this year’s Sydney Design Awards announced on Wednesday 20th August. East Village at Victoria Park in Zetland won the Architecture-Mixed Use Constructed category […]

Read More.
2014 Sydney Design Awards Trophies

News Five PAYCE Projects Shortlisted For 2014 Sydney Design Awards

6 August 2014: Five PAYCE projects entered in this year’s 2014 Sydney Design Awards have been shortlisted, with the winners to be announced at an Awards Presentation on 20 August. The Sydney Design Awards celebrate […]

Read More.
certificate_shortlist300

News Dick Johnson Racing Launches Retro Bathurst Livery

28 July 2014: Over 7000 fans were on hand at this year’s Open Day at Dick Johnson Racing’s Queensland headquarters on 27 July to witness the unveiling of the team’s retro livery for the 2014 […]

Read More.
2014 DJR Bathurst Car

News S2S PAYCE Street Team Challenge Winners Announced

28 July 2014: This year’s Brooks Caltex  Sutherland2Surf Fun Run & Walk event held on Sunday 20th July added a new category – the PAYCE Street Team Challenge – and the winning street was Ewos Parade […]

Read More.
S2S PAYCE Street Winners

News Dick Johnson Racing Open Day A Big Hit With Fans

28 July 2014: Over 7000 fans and their families attended this year’s Open Day at Dick Johnson Racing’s Queensland headquarters on Sunday 27 July under Queensland’s famous sunny, clear skies. A free annual event for […]

Read More.
2014 DJR Open Day

News PAYCE Showcases New Partnership With DJR At 2014 Dick Johnson Racing Open Day

Over 7,000 people flocked to Dick Johnson Racing’s headquarters on Sunday 27th July to enjoy the annual DJR Open Day event and to meet the DJR team. Partnering with DJR for the first time in 2014, […]

Watch the video.