Retro Brock Bathurst livery for Holden Supercars squad

Triple Eight will run a Holden Dealer Team-inspired livery on its Commodores at the 2019 Bathurst 1000.

Retro Brock Bathurst livery for Holden Supercars squad

The factory Holden squad will pay tribute to the marque's 50 years of factory motorsport involvement with a special retro look for both of its entries at the Great Race.

The Jamie Whincup/Craig Lowndes and Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander entries will run a red and white look inspired by the Toranas raced by Peter Brock and Colin Bond at the 1971 Bathurst 500.

“We tried many variations, but the 1971 HDT livery ended up being the perfect inspiration because of its unique historical appearance,” GM Design Australia Exterior Manager Peter Hughes said.

“The horizontal heritage stripes over the roof, for example, are unmistakable and should make a statement over the top of the mountain, just as they did back in 1971.

“It’s a great way for everyone to celebrate a wonderful history of factory Holden Bathurst entries and the heroic drivers, both past and present, that race them."

According to Whincup, the retro livery is the perfect way for him and Lowndes to rekindle a three-time Bathurst-winning partnership that's been on ice for 10 years.

“Craig and I are obviously looking forward to racing together again and it’s a great that we will be doing it with such an iconic livery on our car,” he said.

“Being the factory Holden team is something that Triple Eight is really proud of, so it’s pretty special to be marking their 50th anniversary of factory involvement in this way.  

"Holden has had a lot of success at Mount Panorama and we’re very lucky to say we’ve played a small part in that. Lowndesy and I will certainly be trying to add to that next week.”

Running a Brock-inspired livery is fitting for seven-time Bathurst winner Lowndes, as he looks to run down Peter Perfect's total of nine Mount Panorama crowns.

“Jamie and I individually have a lot of experience at Bathurst, but we also have a great history racing together,” Lowndes said.

“To be teaming up with him again in the year that marks the 50th anniversary of Holden’s factory involvement in motorsport will be something we will remember for years to come.

“Preparation is always key at Bathurst. Mechanically, last year was tough in the build-up to the race with all the power steering issues. 

"Come race day we had pace and a good strategy which meant we were able to be there in the end to fight for the win. 

"You never know what’s going to happen at Bathurst!”

The new livery will get its first hit-out at Triple Eight's pre-enduros test at Queensland Raceway.

DJR Team Penske, Matt Stone Racing and Kostecki Brothers Racing will also be in action at QR today.

Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Bathurst livery
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Bathurst livery
1/6

Photo by: Triple Eight Race Engineering

Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Bathurst livery
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Bathurst livery
2/6

Photo by: Triple Eight Race Engineering

Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering and Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering
Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering and Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering
3/6

Photo by: Triple Eight Race Engineering

Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering and Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering
Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering and Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering
4/6

Photo by: Triple Eight Race Engineering

Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Bathurst livery
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Bathurst livery
5/6

Photo by: Triple Eight Race Engineering

Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering and Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering
Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering and Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering
6/6

Photo by: Triple Eight Race Engineering

shares
comments
Top Supercars drivers predict 'fast', 'crazy' Bathurst 1000

Previous article

Top Supercars drivers predict 'fast', 'crazy' Bathurst 1000

Next article

Covers come off Rossi/Hinchcliffe Bathurst 1000 entry

Covers come off Rossi/Hinchcliffe Bathurst 1000 entry
Load comments
How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star Prime

How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star

His decision to leave Brad Jones Racing was the biggest shock of the Australian Supercars silly season so far. But for Nick Percat, it comes as the culmination of a personal journey that has made him into one of the most rounded drivers in the series, now in search of a seat that can make him a champion

Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8 Prime

Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8

On the face of it, picking an 18-year-old rookie to replace arguably the greatest Supercars driver of all time is a risky move. But as Jamie Whincup takes up a team principal role and hands his car to Broc Feeney, it's one that he is confident will be rewarded in the fullness of time - time which wasn't afforded to Whincup in his early days

Supercars
Sep 1, 2021
How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention Prime

How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention

After his fledgling career was paused by a battle with testicular cancer, Thomas Randle then had to wrestle with finding a drive in Supercars after he got the all-clear. It's been a long road for the Melbourne native but, after two lengthy battles, he's finally got a full-time drive to look forward to

Supercars
Jun 29, 2021
How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle Prime

How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle

With Supercars’ Gen3 era on the horizon, a shift is set to take place – in more ways than one – but, as has become clear in recent weeks, the plan to bin the stick and use paddles with electronic assisted shift has been met with fierce opposition

Supercars
May 24, 2021
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020
Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester" Prime

Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester"

Scott McLaughlin has been a controversial figure in Supercars over the past few years but, as he heads off to a fresh challenge in IndyCar, the Australian tin-top series needs to find someone else to fill his drama-filled boots as the category enters a new era...

Supercars
Nov 3, 2020