SIX-TIME Bathurst 1000 winner Larry Perkins has signed plenty of autographs in his motorsport career but reckons the last two days have been the most he’s signed within a 24-hour period.
The motorsport legend sat down with the V8 Sleuth team this week for a special signing session at printers IVE in Clayton, ironically based in the same Melbourne business park that used to be the home of Perkins’ main rivals, the Holden Racing Team!
‘LP’ added his autograph to all 2500 individually numbered inside front cover pages for our soon-to-be-released book documenting the histories of every Perkins Engineering Commodore race car.
These signed inside cover sheets will then be bound together with the rest of the book’s pages to form a hardcover 400-plus page collector’s publication that is available to pre-order here now and destined to sell out, so make sure you don’t miss out!
More than half of the 2500 copies have already been snapped up by pre order customers.
The book covers all of the Perkins team cars from the 1986 ENZED Commodore VK that started Perkins Engineering as a race team right through to the last Jack Daniel’s Commodore of the late 2000s.
Featuring never-before-published photos, insights from Perkins and a range of former team members and drivers as well as the current car owners, the book is being published by V8 Sleuth and is supported by the National Motor Racing Museum at Mount Panorama and long-time Perkins team supplier ACL Bearing Company.