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Dick Johnson Racing #17 Ford Mustang GT 500 Rounds Celebration Livery Designed By Tristan Groves
At the 2023 Adelaide 500, Dick Johnson Racing became the first team to reach 500 Championship Rounds in ATCC / Supercars history.
A racer at heart, DJR started from humble beginnings in the wake of the now infamous rock incident at Bathurst in 1980 which is now part of Australian motorsport folklore.
With a newly built Tru-Blu Ford Falcon XD, Dick Johnson rolled up to the first round of the 1981 Australian Touring Car Championship at Symmons Plains in what would be DJR’s first official appearance as a team. He won that round and then a few more, including the season ending Lakeside round to seal the championship against his great rival Peter Brock – a pretty handy debut season for the team which also included a Bathurst 1000 win.
Fast forward over 40 years and the iconic Ford team has grown from a backyard operation into one of the oldest and most revered professional motorsport teams in the country with 10 drivers titles, 3 teams championships, 4 Bathurst 1000 wins, 148 race wins, 314 podiums and 154 pole positions.
Both Dick Johnson and his team are legends in motorsport.
To celebrate the 500 rounds milestone, designer Tristan Groves has created this very special model for fans of Dick Johnson Racing which combines characteristics reminiscent of the iconic 1981 Tru-Blu Ford Falcon XD applied to the 2023 Gen3 Mustang GT Supercar which the team races currently. It’s an awesome combination of both old and new.
- Die-cast model, sealed body with clear windows.
- Detailed racing cockpit and Gen3 undercarriage.
- Comprised of roughly 65 individual metal and plastic parts.
- Anywhere between 50-100 steps in paint and decoration finishing.
- Limited edition. Model comes presented in a display case with car details printed on base
plate and numbered backing board which acts as the Certificate of Authenticity.