Garry Rogers Motorsport has stepped back 30 years, unveiling its retro livery for this weekend’s Wilson Security Sandown 500.
With 12 cars adopting retro liveries for the Sandown round, Volvo’s S60s have gone back to 1986 with a livery inspired by the Volvo Dealer Team Australian Touring Car Championship winning 240 Turbo.
“To be honest I was a little sceptical of the retro round and this was mainly due to the cost and interruption to our business,” explianed team owner, Rogers. “But, as a result of the enthusiasm of our sponsor group particularly John McMellan from Wilson and their contribution I was convinced that it was a good idea, I am very pleased that they did convince me because the cars look great. The Wilson Security Sandown 500 is an iconic event in our championship and it’s a place that provides me with many fond memories having first raced there in my early model (FX Holden) in 1967 and several years later launching my EH Holden off the causeway and into the dam!
“I remember clearly Robbie Francevic invading our shores with the Volvo. It’s ironic that 30 years later we still have a Kiwi behind the wheel of a Volvo,” he added. “Robbie achieved some remarkable results with the Volvo in 1986 and as much as I am not a superstitious person I pray that the 1986 livery provides us with some success!”
Both the Volvo S60s, #33 of Scott McLaughlin and David Wall and #34 of James Moffat and James Golding will be sporting the new livery for the Wilson Security Sandown 500 this weekend.