Prodrive Racing Australia has gone with Supercheap Auto’s 1999 look for their retro livery for this year’s Wilson Security Sandown 500.
After going with the Steve Ellery livery last year, Supercheap Auto had a fan poll which included the 2005 Murphy and the 2012 Ingall liveries but its the 1999 John Briggs EL Falcon that got the approval.
The two Holden liveries were great choices but it caused some friction between fans on social media and within the Holden community so the sponsor choose the 1999 one to avoid any conflicts of having a Holden livery on a Falcon.
“Retro round is a great concept and it is nice to be able to recognise a bit of Supercheap Auto’s 20-year history in the sport this weekend at the Sandown 500,” Mostert said.
“We ran one of their retro liveries last year which was a lot of fun and got a great fan response so hopefully the fans really like what we’ve got this year. John Briggs played a big role in Supercheap Auto’s entry to the sport so hopefully we can do him proud.
“John’s original car has been restored and it is great that it is still around. I had the chance to check it out and while 1999 isn’t that long ago for a lot of fans, I couldn’t get over how much Supercars have developed.
“You can tell it is a Supercar but it looks ancient when you compare it to the Prodrive Racing FG X Falcon I drive today.
“The technology has come a long way, as have the materials we use to build the car and of course the safety we have has advanced significantly.”