Product Description: 1:18 Scale Penrite Erebus Racing Holden VF Commodore - 2017 Wilson Security Sandown 500 Retro Round - #9 Drivers: David Reynolds / Luke Youlden
Limited Edition Number: To be announced. (Model will include numbered Certificate of Authenticity)
Product Specifications: Die-cast model car with detailed interior and opening parts (bonnet and all four doors).
The Sandown 500 ‘Retro Round’ has fast become one of the most popular racing events in the Supercars Championship with teams and personalities up and down pit lane celebrating motorsport history in a range of ways.
Erebus Penrite Racing have been one of the teams at the pointy end of joining these celebrations and adopting awesome retro-themed liveries for their race cars and 2017 was no exception.
The #9 Holden VF Commodore traded in its familiar black and yellow colours for a red, white and blue livery which served as a tribute to Peter Brock's 1976 Sandown enduro-winning Team Brock Holden L34 Torana. The win marked Brock’s third Sandown enduro win and the second in a streak of seven that ran from 1975 to 1981.
“Pete and Sandown just had something with each other and if he finished he won; that year he won by two laps and it really shocked a lot of people, it was pretty special,” brother Phil Brock said.
“Pete really wanted to do his own thing so he started up Team Brock, and being Aussies the natural thing was the Australian flag, hence the car being red, white and blue.”
With an impressive livery locked away and Luke Youlden joining David Reynolds as co-driver for Sandown and the endurance season, Erebus started the weekend really well with milestone results for the team that couldn’t actually be counted as milestones!
Reynolds topped Saturday morning’s qualifying session, the first time he had done so with Erebus, which switched to Holdens when he joined in 2016.
Then co-driver Luke Youlden converted that pole position into victory in the opening ARMOR ALL Race for the Grid, which was also the first time an Erebus Holden had greeted the chequered flag first.
However, the unusual Sandown qualifying format meant that neither result would enter the record books on that basis, with the pair starting third on Sunday due to Reynolds’ finish in the second sprint behind Cameron Waters and Scott McLaughlin.
Despite the strong Saturday performances, unfortunately the 2017 chapter of the Sandown 500 would see Erebus finish in 17th position. However, history will show that Sandown was a great warm up for the team leading into the Bathurst 1000 and the retro livery was an absolute standout that was a winner with the fans.
Pre-order today to guarantee you don't miss out - expected delivery mid 2018.