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THE new limited-edition collector’s book documenting the history of the cars of Dick Johnson Racing and DJR Team Penske has been officially released.

Over a year in the making, the officially-licensed Dick Johnson Racing/DJR Team Penske: 40 Years of Cars, 1980-2019 book captures the amazing history of the team via the racing achievements of its individual race cars, from the famous ‘rock’ Falcon XD of 1980 through to the Shell V-Power Racing Team Mustangs competing in the modern Supercars Championship.

Each of the 3000 books is individually numbered and signed by the three-time Bathurst 1000 winner Johnson with the total print run expected to sell out quickly.

The book can be purchased here from the V8 Sleuth Bookshop.

Written by award-winning journalists Will Dale and Aaron Noonan of v8sleuth.com.au, nearly 50 cars are profiled within the 400-plus-page book including detailed history information, comments and recollections from former team drivers and personnel, as well as comprehensive statistics.

The team’s Bathurst and Championship-winning cars feature prominently, each car’s racing history presented in a stunning layout along with a special focus placed on each car’s performances in ‘The Great Race’ at Bathurst.

Previously unpublished photos covering the entire range of Falcons, Sierras and Mustangs raced by the team over the last four decades will also be a major highlight of the publication, including several rare photos provided by long-time fans of the team.

Officially licensed and endorsed by Dick Johnson, DJR and DJR Team Penske, the book is published by V8 Sleuth in association with Authentic Collectables, the official supplier of model cars and print memorabilia to DJR Team Penske.

The new title follows V8 Sleuth’s well-received books that were released in 2018, one documenting the pictorial history of Ford at Bathurst and the other of Holden at Bathurst.

The DJR car history book is the follow-up to the sold-out, award-winning publication from 2017 from V8 Sleuth documenting the racing histories of every Holden Racing Team car.

Visit the V8 Sleuth Bookshop online here to buy the DJR Car History book and a range of other publications.

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