Monthly archives: December, 2009

The RPO83 – a HO by another name

When the last Falcon XY Phase III rolled off the production line in 1971, it signified the end of an era, becoming the final GT-HO officially sanctioned by Ford. But it was far from the end of the HO story. The company’s replacement for the XY, the all-Australian designed and built XA range, was launched…



Team Vodafone 2010 Commodore breaks cover

The first ever Triple Eight Race Engineering built Commodore broke cover yesterday with Team Vodafone driver, Jamie Whincup completing a shakedown in the car at Queensland Raceway. Dual V8 Supercar champion, Whincup carried out a handful of laps in the VE Commodore which was covered in stickers to disguise TeamVodafone’s 2010 livery. The public will…



Daniel Gaunt signs with Lucas Dumbrell Racing

Auckland based Triple X Motorsport driver Daniel Gaunt has been signed to race in multi-year V8 Supercar deal with Lucas Dumbrell Racing. Currently second overall in the 2009/2010 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge driving the Placemakers/Hampsta Porsche 997, 24-year-old Gaunt will drive the former V8 Supercar championship winning Holden of Garth Tander. With the V8 series…



Tim Slade to drive for Stone Brothers in 2010

Slade has already got some miles in a Stone Brothers Racing (SBR) Falcon under his belt in preparation for the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series. The former Supercheap Auto Racing driver, who will drive an SBR-prepared FG under the James Rosenberg Racing licence, described his first few outings in a Ford as successful. Slade took…



Bright joins Brad Jones Racing

Team BOC and WOW Racing co-owners Brad and Kim have announced that Jason Bright has agreed a two-year deal to join the Brad Jones Racing team. Bright brings a wealth of V8 Supercar experience to the team with a resume that includes drives with Stone Brothers Racing, Holden Racing Team, PWR Racing and Ford Performance…



Gold Coast’s A1 GP future awaits two reviews

The head of V8 Supercars Australia says he believes there will be enough time to adequately prepare for next year’s Super GP on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Premier Anna Bligh said yesterday two reviews of the event, held in October this year without the open wheel A1 cars, would not be finalised until early next year….



New V8 Supercars threat emerges

A new threat has emerged in defending V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup’s rear view mirror after Greg Murphy combined with fellow veteran Russell Ingall at Holden’s Paul Morris Motorsports. For someone who would have been tempted to throw it all in following several lean years, Murphy, 37, sounded like an excited rookie after officially being…



Revolutionary road ahead for the V8 Supercars

HOLDEN and Ford domination of the V8 Supercar series could soon be broken with at least one other manufacturer likely to be brought in. HOLDEN and Ford domination of the V8 Supercar series could soon be broken with at least one other manufacturer likely to be brought in. As many as seven other car companies…