Posted: 18 October, 2012 by Motorsport

V8 Supercar Teams Pay Tribute To 50 Years Of Bathurst

V8 Supercar teams will tip their hats to legends of the mountain with retro paint jobs.

Tags: V8 Supercars, Lowndes, Brock, Johnson

V8 Supercar teams will tip their hats to legends of the mountain with retro paint jobs for 50 years of Bathurst at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Watch the video above to see the lengths Team Vodafone went to mark the anniversary, delivering the racecar via helicopter drop onto Brock's Skyline.

Five-time Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes, joined Bev Brock, Peter’s wife, to reveal a look that is synonymous with Mt Panorama.

Bold black, white and red livery campaigned by the Holden Dealer Team cars during one of their most dominant periods, 1978-1984.

2012 marks 25 years since Brock’s last win at Bathurst, and 40 years since his first.

“I’m excited because obviously I grew up watching Brock drive and this was one of my favourite car designs – to have it recreated on my own car is a huge honour," said Lowndes.

Dick Johnson Racing will also turn back the clock at this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, unveiling a special one-off livery that its Team Norton DJR Falcon entry will carry at Mount Panorama.

For more on Dick Johnson Racing: www.djr.com.au

For more on the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000: bathurst.v8supercars.com.au

Ford Performance Racing is paying homage to arguably the Blue Oval’s greatest triumph at Bathurst during this year’s 50th anniversary of the great race.

The factory Ford team is running its cars in the same colours as the famous 1977 1-2 finish by Allan Moffat and Colin Bond for this year’s 1000-kilometre race at Mount Panorama.

For more information on Ford Performance Racing: fpr.com.au

Tags: V8 Supercars, Lowndes, Brock, Johnson

Post a comment

* Indicates required field

(this will be the name displayed on the site)
 

Related Content

To Read Next