Models for your collection of the newly unveiled retro round rockets are on their way …


HOT off the reveal of today’s striking retro round livery the DJR Team Penske cars will run at next weekend’s Sandown 500 comes news that our friends at Authentic Collectables have just announced pre-orders for models in various sizes of the 1988 throwback Falcons.

The upcoming models will include both the #17 and #12 Falcons in the colours of Dick Johnson’s 1988 Shell Sierras to celebrate 30 years since Johnson clinched the ’88 Australian Touring Car Championship.

The models will are available to pre-order here through the Authentic Collectables website.

Authentic Collectables expect the models to arrive early next year with both cars available in 1:12, 1:18, 1:43 and 1:64 scale.

Each of the 1:18 scale models will be produced in die-cast with high detail featuring opening bonnet and doors (the boot will be closed) and come with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Authentic Collectables have also announced limited edition prints to celebrate the retro round livery, with two variants available for pre-order now.

Both the prints are licensed by Shell V-Power Racing and are expected to ship in mid October – click here to view and pre-order the limited edition prints.

The real-life Shell V-Power Racing Team cars have been on track today in testing at Queensland Raceway ahead of next week’s Sandown 500 with Alex Premat and Tony D’Alberto joining regular pilots Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard respectively for the Melbourne endurance classic.

Authentic Collectables are a proud V8 Sleuth partner – click here to view the complete Authentic Collectables range of memorabilia, prints, model cars and more.

V8 Sleuth strives to both preserve and celebrate Australian motorsport’s rich history, from tracking and tracing the race-by-race histories and changing ownership of individual cars, to capturing and retelling the stories of the people who made our sport what it is today.