It was a special day in V8 Supercars yesterday, as Holden Racing Team celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
HRT driver, and V8 Supercars champion, James Courtney was on hand to unveil the anniversary racing livery on the team’s Holden VF Commodore racer. The livery features matte silver, black and day-glo red highlights along with a 25th Anniversary logo on the doors of the car.
But, as Peter Hughes, the Holden designer behind the livery, noted, the livery also features 230 names representing each Holden dealer in the brand’s network.
“The suggestion for Holden’s dealer names to be subtly incorporated into the livery was actually a request from (Holden Sponsorship and Motorsport Manager) Simon McNamara, who wanted to say ‘thank you’ to our dealer network and give them due recognition for their commitment to Holden, and HRT over its 25 years,” Hughes said.
The 25th Anniversary livery will make its debut at this weekend’s Coates Hire Sydney 500, where Courtney will be at the helm. Courtney stated he was thrilled to represent the anniversary livery after missing out on the Star Wars branded cars due to injury.
“This year has been all about celebrating 25 years of the Holden Racing Team and I’m proud to be carrying the names of all the Holden dealers on my car, it’s a great way for me to personally thank them for their continued support,” Courtney said.
“The colors are great, the car looks bold and aggressive, yet also classy, and I think having the dealers included complements the scheme perfectly.”