History

The Start

Rafi Herscovici, mechanic engineer who finished his studies at 1970 at Laningrad (Saint Petersburg​).
Between the years 1970-74 he operated as garage manager at a Fiat service centre, in Kishinev, Moldova.
In addition he ran a workshop for the renovation and preparation of race cars of Moskowitz and a group of karting. In 1974 he immigrated to Israel and settled in Dimona.

1974

Opening of the “FIAT TORINO” authorized garage in Dimona, Israel.

1975-1976

Garage activity is expanding to restore and renovate Lancia Zagato cars, Lancia Bolivia sports, reconstruction of english cars MG, Spitfire, Mini Morris, etc.

1977-1978

Assembly and adaptations of turbo systems for private cars, turbo assembly for Volvo and Alfa Romeo cars.

1979-1980

Renovation of Jaguars series Models 1938, 1.5 liter, model XG6 – 420G (picture).
In 1979 the garage purchased innovative equipment for paint department. An industrial paint room was set up and a laboratory for mixing colors.

1981

Sub-agency authorized Citroen, Talbot and Peugeot.

1983-1984

Construction of race cars for the Rally Cross, Matra Bagheera, Mini Cooper, Alfa Romeo and Lancia Sport.

1985

Participation in cars race in Ashkelon with 7 types of cars in different categories.

RALEX was awarded the certificate of the beautiful business by the Council of “Beautiful Land of Israel”. The title was awarded by the Ministry of Transport / Vehicle Division, the Israel Garage Association and the car importers.

1986-1987

Restoration of a PORSCHE, a vehicle that has received the title of the most beautiful vehicle in Israel.

1991

Toyota’s authorized sub-agency (see opening page). Design of a showroom, designed and executed by employees of the RALEX factory.

1993-1994

Reconstruction of cars of the 1930s: Austin, Morris 8 (pictured), Mercedes 38.

1996

Renovation of Chrysler New Yorker model 1964 (pictured), a thorough and authentic renovation by the garage workers at RALEX, which won the first place in the US in an international exhibition.

 

1997

Construction of the first Formula cars in Israel: Formula F3. Opening of a vehicle museum in Ashdod.

1998

The completion of the reconstruction of a Dodge Brothers 1924.

An official visit at the museum of the drivers of the London – Jerusalem Rally with the participation of 46 cars.

In the photo: Sportive Driving School.

1999

Entry to a futuristic branch of testing chassis and car body with the use of a computerized robot produced by the Swedish company “Car-o-Liner”.

The opening of a car exhibition and the selection of the most beautiful car in Israel (the first festival of its kind in Israel) by RALEX.

2000

60’s Volvo Amazon Renovation (picture).

Build of a kit car (two twin turbo) for field racing.

Receiving  the most beautiful car for the Chrysler New Yorker.

2001

A letter of appointment was issued by the Ministry of Transport, which is mainly authorized to examine professional managers in the field of vehicle repair (see Ministry of Transportation approvals).

Collaboration and support for Amal Ashdod students in the construction of karting cars.

2002

It was determined by the National Association of Collectors that the Chrysler New Yorker was renovated by the RALEX team at the highest level.

2003

Preparation of a New Yorker 1964 vehicle for an international exhibition in Germany, a vehicle that won first place in the United States in 1996.

Assembling a mechanical sculpture at the entrance of the city of Ashdod.

2004

Renovation of Fargo Dodge (Dodge Fargo) pickup from the Establishment of the State. (picture)

2005

Ralex celebrates 30 years (picture).

Renovation of Volkswagen Commando Car.

2006

FIAT traktor 1970 renovation.

2007

The Jubilee Parade – Ashdod Celebrates 50 Years, Honorary Visit of 5Club.

2008

Completion of the Alfa Romeo car renovation.

The beginning of the Mercedes-Benz 220SE renovation.

Refurbishment of the Matra Murena 1983.

Contessa.

Starting a construction project of a Rolls Royce Build.

The beginning of the SAAB car restoration.

2009

Completion of reconstruction of Mercedes 220SEB.

Creating a “new car”.

Renovation of Fiat 1X9.

2010

Completion of the SAAB car renovation.

Completion of the Contessa car renovation.

2011

Renovation of a Alfa Romeo Spider 1976.

Building the wooden parts of the Rolls Royce Build.

Hosting the Israeli Alfa Classic club.

2012

The reconstruction of Susita Sabra taken from a prototype.

2013

Renovation of a Mercedes Pagoda 1963.

Jaguar Saloon SS 1938 (Second Round).

Mercedes 230.

Hosting 5club.

2014

Build of Alfa Romeo replica.

Rnovation of a Vespa PX200E (picture)

Building the roof of the Rolls Royce Build, and completing the electrical systems. 

2015

Renovating a Jaguar MK9 (picture)

Jaguar 420G round two.

Renovation of a Mini Clubman.

Ralex Celebrates 40.

2016

Continuation and finish of Mini Clubman (picture).

Renovation of the first Toyota Corolla Liftback 1991, in honor of the 25th celebration of Toyota in Israel.

Museum renovation.

A parade throughout the city of Ashdod.

2017

Participation in the meeting of the 5club at the Big Fashion in Ashdod.

Finished Renovating the Mercedes Pagoda.

Finished renovation of Mercedes 450.

Finished Sabra Susita Sport.

2018

Renovation of Rolls Royce Corniche convertible 1979.

2019

soon…