Pro-Duct Commodore VN Group A rolls back out at Sydney Motorsport Park …
STORY: AARON NOONAN
THE first Perkins Engineering-built Group A VN Commodore race car has returned to the track today at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Carrying its 1992 Winfield Triple Challenge colours – including spiderweb bonnet and Winfield Triple Challenge event door sticker – the black Pro-Duct Motorsport Commodore turned its first laps since restoration.
The team at HOONTV.COM.AU passed on this image to the V8 Sleuth team today with car owner Jamie McDonald at the wheel of the #33 Commodore when it headed onto the circuit.
The car, PE chassis 011, was raced by Bob Pearson’s Pro-Duct team in 1991 and 1992 before it became the team’s second car in 1993 (when it was converted to a VP), 1994 and 1995 raced mainly by Bruce Stewart, but also by Brad Jones at the 1994 Winfield Triple Challenge.
Later owned and raced by George Ayoub and Barry Morcom, its last race was in August 2000 in the hands of Tim Rowse in the final round of that year’s Konica V8 Lites Series at Mallala.
Today’s run on track at Sydney Motorsport Park is its first hit-out on a circuit since then!
We reported on this car’s restoration back in late June of this year, click here to read more technical details about the work that has been undertaken to return it to its Group A spec and livery.