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World Heli Challenge 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013

All eyes of the international snowsports world are on New Zealand right now with some of the world's best flying south for the 2013 World Heli Challenge.

Exide Batteries powers the World Heli Challenge.

It is an elite heli-accessed ski and snowboard event attracting athletes from around the world to challenge themselves in the backcountry terrain surrounding Wanaka. As we know, this part of NZ is where only the strong (Batteries) survive.

Southern Lakes Heli fly the competitors on two competition days - a Freestyle Day and Extreme Day. Athletes are judged on their overall performance across both days, their abilities to showcase their freeriding skills in steep and challenging terrain and to deliver a smooth, strong and consistent line.

This year's World Heli Challenge event kicks off on Friday, 26 July with the first-ever Junior World Heli Challenge for 12-16 year old athletes.

The elite level ski and snowboard event will then take place from 4 to 22 August this year with a strong local line up including 2012 winner Will Jackways and Wanaka legends Sam Smoothy and Fraser McDougall. International athletes are also flying down for a piece of the action including snowboarder Antti Autti from Finland.

To watch some of the amazing 2013 video click here or visit: or

Ascari Ferrari comes to Melbourne

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Exide brings the 'Ascari Ferrari' to Melbourne

Exide Batteries is delighted to deliver the historic “Ascari Ferrari” to Melbourne on the 60th anniversary of the 1952 Grand Prix World Championship as a tribute to this car's legacy.

Ascari Ferrari

The Ascari Ferrari, the 1952 Ferrari 500 Chassis No. 5, was driven by Alberto Ascari to claim Ferrari its first two World Championship titles in 1952 and 1953. It became the single most successful chassis in Grand Prix history. This Ferrari has a very fond place in Australia’s motorsport history, having also been raced by Tony Gaze DFC OAM, the first Australian to compete in a Grand Prix, and Lex Davison, who claimed two Australian Grand Prix wins with the car.

After five decades, the car that won Ferrari its first two World Championships, and ultimately became the most successful chassis in Grand Prix history, returns to Australian shores and is reunited with Australian legend, Tony Gaze DFC OAM – Australia’s first Grand Prix driver.

Tony Gaze bought the car from Ferrari after the 1953 Championship and had considerable success in it, never finishing worse than third in all but one race when he spun on someone else’s oil.

Tony Gaze, now 92 years young, has an incredible life story. He is Australia’s first Formula 1 driver and greatest living World War Two pilot. A Spitfire fighter pilot with the Royal Air Force during World War II, he escaped occupied France, he was the only Australian to destroy two jet aircraft, and he became the first Australian to fly jet aircraft internationally. He is a three-time recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross for acts of valour and courage. Tony established the Lex Davison Society, assisting young racing drivers breaking into Formula One racing. For services to motor sport, he received the Medal of the Order of Australia.

Tony Gaze DFC

The 60th Anniversary program runs throughout March and includes showcasing the 1952 Ferrari Tipo 500 Chassis No.5 at the 2012 Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport (March 9-11) and at the 2012 Formula 1 Australia Grand Prix (March 5-18).

Exide is proud to support this testimonial to a great man and wonderful machine.

Exide - Major Sponsor of the Adventure Angler

Friday, March 02, 2012

Adventure Angler


The Adventure Angler series is themed around exotic destinations with amazing and unique fishing opportunities, yet each show has an adventurous twist.  Locations might be reached by jet skis, quad (motor) bikes, helicopter, inflatable boats, yachts or horses, but whatever the means it will be another great escapade for our intrepid hero, Micah Adams

Adventure Angler showcases the finest fishing on the planet using methods such as fly, lures and soft plastics and also highlights the stunning landscapes for which each location has been chosen. Adventure Angler takes you to dream destinations and the fishing is as good as anything ever filmed!

Exide Batteries have teamed up with Micah Adams to showcase our technically advanced range of Marine and Deep Cycle batteries available through Exide.  Micah Adams uses our Exide batteries in his extreme conditions and so should you. 

Series 3 of Adventure Angler Adventure Angler  aires on Fox Sports 2 from Feb 2nd, Thursday 6.30pm EST .


New Exide Motorcycle range

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Exide Launches new bike range


 Exide is pleased to announce the launch of its new motorcycle and power sport battery range.



Exide Maintenance Free AGM  range deliver high performance power, multi-positional fitment and fully sealed after plug installation delivering a leak-proof, spill-proof powerhouse. Suitable for the weather extremes of Australia and New Zealand, the AGM construction (immobilised acid in cells) and AGM (Glass mat) separator is the optimal choice for reliable performance in motorcycles, personal water craft and a range of leisure product.


So when you're cruising the open road and looking for the very best in performance and reliability, Exide Bike batteries will get you on the road faster and keep you there longer.


Ask your nearest Exide stockist  about this new range.



Tough Aussie Awarded

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Exide batteries has just been awarded the prestigious “Toyota President’s Award for Design and Development” at the annual Toyota Supplier Conference held in April 2011.   The award recognizes excellence in design and development where application of leading battery technologies in close consultation with Toyota has resulted in a battery with superior performance for Camry and Aurion.

Five years of design and development by dedicated Exide technicians and staff has been recognised by Toyota with vehicle customers and battery purchasers being the ultimate beneficiaries of Exide’s commitment to deliver the best batteries in the world.

Exide Technologies is one of the largest battery suppliers to vehicle manufacturers based in Australia. Ongoing exchange of technologies with vehicle manufacturers enables Exide to remain at the forefront of meeting the needs of new vehicles. This, in turn, is supported by Exide's global connections with vehicle manufacturers around the world to ensure the latest technologies are employed to power the vehicles of the future.

Exide Technologies manufactures batteries designed and built for Australia’s extreme conditions at their TS16949 and ISO14001 accredited manufacturing facility located in Elizabeth, South Australia. Exide also operates a battery recycling facility in Wellington, New Zealand where around 1 million spent batteries are recycled every year contributing to a cleaner environment.

The award is testament to our Australian Made product and staff. Since 1935 we have been manufacturing world leading products in Australia, specifically designed for Australian conditions. We are proud to manufacture leading automotive product offerings – including the Extreme® and Extra® ranges – in Elizabeth, South Australia and we are delighted to be acknowledged by winning the Toyota President’s Award for Design and Development,” said John Cowpe – Exide Technologies Managing Director.