Tander’s title winning livery returns Courtney/Perkins Holden

Tander’s title winning livery returns Courtney/Perkins Holden
September 12, 2017 | 10:38 pm | Author: Steven Wright

James Courtney and Jack Perkins revealed their retro livery via the team’s Facebook Live feed, which is inspired by the team’s former driver Garth Tander championship winning Holden.

The team was established as the K-Mart outfit in 2001 alongside the Holden Racing Team, the took on the HSV Dealer Team branding was used by the Clayton-based team between 2005 and ’08.

They won two driver titles for Rick Kelly in 2006 and Garth Tander in 2007 and also claimed back-to-back teams’ championships.

The now team manager Matt Nilsson did engineer Tander to a championship beating Jamie Whincup to the title.

“For me, being involved in the team as a race engineer at the time, it’s great to pay tribute to such a successful period in the team’s history,” Mobil 1 HSV Racing general manager Nilsson said.

“To win the driver and team championship two years in a row was a fantastic achievement, so it’s nice to reflect on that. It’s a period we all are very proud of, and it certainly yielded some fantastic memories.”

“As for the car, the orange and black is a match made in heaven with Boost Mobile, so it’s great to have such a good-looking car that reflects a major part of the Team’s history, while working so well with our current partners.”

“We are all really excited to have this car on show at the Sandown 500.”

Scott Pye and Luff’s #2 Commodore retro livery is set to be unveiled by the team tomorrow at 8pm NZ time and is likely based on an old Brock Mobil livery.