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DJR UNVEILS THROWBACK LIVERY FOR BATHURST 1000

THE Shell V-Power Racing Team has wound back the clock, rolling out a 1998 tribute livery for this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

The team announced last Friday that it would go retro for the event to mark its 1000th Repco Supercars Championship race.

The stunning scheme was previously run on the EL Falcon in which father-son Dick and Steven Johnson teamed up at Bathurst for the first time.

“To celebrate 1000 races at the Repco Bathurst 1000 is something that Jillie and I are incredibly proud of after all these years,” said Dick.

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“We had no idea what would come of DJR in 1981 and celebrating all of the ups and downs with a tribute livery at the biggest event of the year is incredible.

“The 1998 EL Falcon livery is very special to me as it was the first year I drove the Bathurst 1000 with my son Steven.

The EL Falcon in 1998. Pic: Supplied

“It’s fantastic to see the livery on the current Ford Mustang, it looks incredible.

“I can’t wait to see it take on The Mountain next week.”

Added executive chairman Ryan Story: “Dick Johnson Racing is the first Australian motor racing team to reach the 1000 races milestone and to do it at the Repco Bathurst 1000 makes it even more special.

“The 1998 Shell Helix EL Falcon was my favourite livery growing up and what better way to celebrate 1000 races with one of the most iconic liveries from the 1990s.”

Both DJR Mustangs will don the tribute colours.

As was the case last year, Will Davison will be joined by older brother Alex, while Tony D’Alberto will co-drive with Anton De Pasquale.

A closer look at the retro livery
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