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HOLDEN RACING TEAM CAR HISTORY BOOK RELEASED

THE 400-page hardcover, numbered collector’s edition book celebrating and documenting the history of every Holden Racing Team car to race for the famous squad is now available and in stock.

Available here from the V8 Sleuth Superstore, ‘Holden Racing Team, The Cars, 1989-2016, Second Edition’ was written by V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan and Stefan Bartholomaeus and makes for the perfect Fathers Day and Christmas present.

Limited to just 3000 numbered copies, the book captures the amazing history of the Holden Racing Team from its formation in 1989 to the end of an era in 2016 via the histories of its individual race cars.

The second edition of the book (the original was published in 2017 in a limited run and was sold-out) follows on from the sell-out books featuring Dick Johnson Racing and Perkins Engineering cars that were published in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Featuring updated information on all the cars and numerous never-before-published photographs, this huge 400-page hardcover book tells the story of each of the Holden Racing Team’s Commodore race cars – from its first VL Group A SV ‘Walkinshaw’ to its final VF Commodore.

Featuring all 45 cars to race with the famous ‘lion and helmet’ logo of HRT, this hardcover collector’s book is individually numbered, making it a truly special collectable item.

The book includes all seven of the team’s Bathurst 1000-winning cars and more V8-powered hero cars driven by the likes of driving legends Peter Brock, Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes, Greg Murphy, Garth Tander and many more through to the end of the 2016 season.

Holden moved its official backing from the team across to Triple Eight Race Engineering for the 2017 season, however the former HRT lives on today as Walkinshaw Andretti United.

WAU announced earlier this year it will jump to racing Ford Mustangs in next year’s Repco Supercars Championship, bringing down the curtain on a long history of racing General Motors products in Australia.

The final weekend for HRT with Walkinshaws – 2016 Sydney Olympic Park. The book documents the 2016 VF Commodores and the follow-up racing they did with the team in the years that followed after its rebranding. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith.
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