Aluminium Radiators & Engineering Pty Ltd
Unit 11 / 60 Kremzow Rd
Brendale QLD Australia

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Company Profile

ARE was established in early1998 by Richard & Val Anderson as a secondary business to supplement their income from their then present business of 20 years, Brisbane Radiator Service. The widespread & still increasing use of aluminium cores in cars & light trucks, meant a slow down in work turnover, because, if a cooling system with an aluminium core is properly maintained, it will outlast at least two copper/brass radiators. As of the start of 2000, 98% of cars & light commercials registered in Australia, has an aluminium core/plastic tank radiator !

We have purchased the very best equipment and always strive to supply the very best product for the intended purpose. I have always been driven by  pride, so please take the time to look through the quality and performance of our workmanship and compare to what you may purchase elsewhere.


Message from the Director - Richard Anderson

I have been involved and interested in cars and the automotive industry for as long as I can remember.  I've owned several streeters over the years, including two heavily modified GT Falcon's, a Lotus Cortina and a LC GTR Torana.  I moved into 4WD for a while, returning to performance cars with a  XR6 Falcon in '94.  I currently drive a Skyline R33 GTST, my wife drives, and my daughter a 1987 Ford Telstar TX5 Turbo.  There's also a Datto Ute with a CA18DET engine sitting in it just waiting to be finished....

1969 Improved Production EH Holden Oran Park. I was 19 yr. old app.mechanic.

1974 Yeronga Corso Unlimited Displacement State Champion 3 yrs in a row

1978 Trevor  Hawthorn's car (& driver)
 with  my engine & tune up,


Of my hundreds of trophies over 30yrs, this is by far my proudest.



Our LC Holden Torana - owned back in the late '70's

1977 This Torana claimed 3 ANDRA A/Gas speed records (moving the record from 136MPH to 150.92 MPH which stood 9yrs) and a gold Christmas tree in Comp. Eliminator at the 1978 ADR's Castlereigh.


I started racing go-karts at 15, car club gymkhana's at 16, circuit racing cars at 18, power boat racing at 24, drag racing at 28 & from 31 on, a bad back forcing me to race radio control boats for 10yrs., switching to r/c circuit cars & finally r/c drag cars. Over these years I came 2nd. outright in my Improved Production EH Holden at a T. T. meeting at Amaroo Park in 1969. 2nd. outright in my XU1 Torana  at the Lakeside round of the Australian Touring Car Championships in 1973, 3 State Unlimited Displacement boat titles in 1974 – 7, 16 AMPBA model boat records & some state & national titles, & numerous QMDRA 1/10 scale drag records – best being current rail ET & TS of 2.017 secs. @  71.85 mph (115.7 kph) for the 44 yard strip. However, my real highlight & pride, was Drag Racing in 1977, when I installed my 454 big block chev into Trevor Hawthorne’s chop top Torana & we set 3 ANDRA A/Gas speed records, pushing it from 136 mph to 150.92mph which took 9 years to be broken. We also won a Gold Christmas Tree in Completion Eliminator at the 1978 ADR’s at Castlereigh. No excuses here, if you can make the power you'll run the MPH !

All the above was achieved through my own mechanical work, but with very valued assistance & guidance from Bryan Schuster, Ron Richards, Bill Mann & Mick Atholwood, all of whom are friends & I still call on their expertise &/or ideas, if I have a problem. The most important aspect of my success was to not only seek guidance from the best possible in the field, but especially find out the reason behind their ideas and thoughts, so I knew the basic principals, not just the solutions !

I am not a Qualified Engineer, but apart from doing all my own mechanical assembly & fabrication over the years, I topped my class each year in my mechanics course where I attended a Regional College in Tamworth, & came somewhere between 3rd & 10th in the State in my final year. Automatic trans. & auto electrical were my weaknesses. I was lucky enough to spend many hours with Ron Richards & Bill Mann at Ron’s flow bench when the change from bigger is best philosophy was found to be wrong, bringing the first set of welded big block Pro Stock heads (Mullins) into the country in 1975. I use much of what I learnt back then now, & still do as much flow testing as I can, trying to give the best “package” product I can. Remember, in this field, everything is a compromise & the secret is to minimize the losses in these compromises


My other pride & joy is this quarter scale dragster powered by a 70cc supercharged V8 producing 7.78hp @ 13200 on 9.4lb boost with 20% nitromethane. Completely built & tuned by myself! Unfortunately I've had to sell it to help with expansion of ARE.


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