13 Sep 2018
It’s Retro Round in Supercars this weekend, so we decided to trawl through the archives to see which liveries we’d like to see the teams roll out next year.
Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing
Look, we’re biased, but the Walkinshaw-run VT Commodore from 1999 is hard to pass. Run by Lowndesy and Skaifey, this machine has all those iconic features of late-00s liveries.
There’s enough Mobil 1 branding to tick a box from a sponsorship perspective by today’s standards, not to mention that retro-feel navy, red and white feel.
Triple Eight Race Engineering
It might be a bit tough with Red Bull, but we reckon they could flash a splash of red into their livery – and what better car to tribute than the Betta Electrical Falcon that Jamie Whincup chalked up his first of many race wins.
It was a mean machine, and save for updating for a new manufacturer, we think it would look a treat at the Adelaide Street Circuit next year.
Let’s face it – Ford fans would froth at the prospect of a throwback to this bad boy.
Craig Lowndes’ 00 Motorsport Falcon was a one-hit wonder, but Ford fans will still agree it was the best livery to grace the AU Falcon – and possibly any Falcon – ever. The Green Eyed Monster was a beauty to behold, and seeing it clad on a Mustang next year in Adelaide would be ace.
With a bit of sponsor buy-in and creative tweaking, the Tickford Fords of Mark Winterbottom (Bottle-O) and Cam Waters (Monster Energy) could pull this one off for sure!
DJR Team Penske
Not only did it rep the state colours of South Australia, but the Shell Helix Ford of Dick Johnson’s last season would be a great tribute to the great man here in Adelaide one day.
Whether it’s the bright red, gold and blue paint work that featured on all of the DJR AU Falcons from 1999-2002, or the iconic No. 17 plates, this is one livery we’d love to see Scotty Mac or Fabian Coulthard bring back to Adelaide one day.
Garry Rogers Motorsport
The sponsors might be gone, but we reckon GRM could comfortably throwback to the car that won the Adelaide 500 in 2000.
This design was modified only slightly over the years that Repco, Valvoline and Cummins were the team’s primary sponsors and it would be neat to see GT get around in the car that delivered him victory on Adelaide’s streets in our second year.
This Russell Ingall silver bullet deserves to be remembered for what it was – a beauty. The silver-fronted Commodore would be perfectly reimagined in Rick Kelly’s Altima, and would stand out perfectly on the track.
What throwback Adelaide 500 livery would you love to see in March each year? Let us know in the comments section below!