HRT VF Commodore V8 Supercar driven by Garth Tander at the 2015 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint featuring the special ANZAC Appeal livery.
After being introduced in the 2013 season, Holden Racing Team’s ANZAC tribute has become an annual initiative by Holden and HRT. It is supported by the Returned & Services League, with the livery raising awareness and funds for the RSL’s annual ANZAC Appeal. The 2015 version saw Holden’s famous HRT lion and driver logo again replaced by the RSL’s ANZAC Appeal Rising Sun logo, with a silhouette of ANZAC diggers from the original Gallipoli landing featuring on each side of the car and bonnet. The ANZAC Appeal logo was also featured on the boot lid, with “ANZAC Centenary, April 25, 2015” featuring above the front windscreen and on the rear wing.
When the livery was announced in 2015 Tander said he is passionate about ANZAC Day and the RSL’s appeal because of family ties. “ANZAC Day is a very special day in my family because my grandfather served overseas in the Army, so when you say ‘ANZAC’, the first thing I think about is respect,” Tander said. “The ANZAC spirit epitomises what Australia is all about; going out of your way for a mate, doing the hard work, and doing it properly, and working together – and now as a parent I’m making sure my kids hear the full ANZAC story and what it means. To me, it’s special to be able to carry the ANZAC Rising Sun, and even more so this year with the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.”
Given the national significance of the day and the wide support for the annual initiative by Holden and HRT, the 2015 ANZAC Appeal livery has been one of the most highly requested models from collector’s for Biante to produce for quite some time. We’re very pleased that we have been able to gain approval to produce it and in staying true to the purpose of the ANZAC livery each year, part proceeds of the sale of this model will be donated to the RSL’s ANZAC Appeal.
This replica of Tander’s 2015 Holden Racing Team ANZAC Appeal Commodore will be produced in die-cast with fully opening parts other than the boot with detailed engine bay, highly detailed racing interior and faithfully replicated livery.
It will be produced in an exclusive limited edition quantity and will include a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.