Erebus Penrite Racing #9 Holden ZB Commodore Supercar – 2018 Sandown 500 Retro Round
Erebus Penrite Racing Holden ZB Commodore driven by David Reynolds and Luke Youlden at the 2018 Rabble.Club Sandown 500 Retro Round.
Featuring an amazing retro themed livery paying homage to the vintage Chickadee colours of the Holden VK Commodore that Graeme Bailey and Allan Grice drove to win a surprise victory at the 1986 Bathurst 1000, this car simply looked fantastic and is a perfect example of a retro livery done right.
As part of the launch for this car and the #99 team mate car of DePasquale/Brown which payed tribute to his Toyota Celica in another retro livery, Graeme Bailey was on hand and described the liveries as an honour.
“It’s an honour to see the recognition and I feel proud to be involved,” said Bailey.
“They look the goods, obviously I am very familiar with the cars but they’re instantly recognisable.
“The Celica days for me was a more family affair, but obviously the Commodore was the big achievement.
“It gave everyone something to talk about, it was a very good feeling to beat them.”
The Penrite ZB Commodore looked magnificent and it performed pretty well on race day too – albeit not quite to the lofty standards as the 1986 car, ultimately finishing in 5th place for the race.
Sealed body die-cast with clear windows, detailed interior and will be presented in a clear display case with a stamped base and an individually numbered backing board which certifies the edition number of the model.