MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM V8 SLEUTH

On behalf of the whole team at V8 Sleuth, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday break.

The last two years have been very challenging for so many in our ever-changing world, so I hope that the work we do in motorsport media and content has been able to provide a bit of a distraction to what’s going on in the outside world and inform, entertain and educate race fans over that period about our great sport.

We have been blown away by the amazing support we receive and indeed the increase of support we received in 2021.

Thank you to all those who have spent hard-earned money with us on books, prints, DVDs and our other store items, to those who listen to our podcast, engage with us on social media and regularly visit our website and read the stories our team work hard to create.

I am regularly amazed at the volume of emails, social media messages and words of encouragement in person. It blows me away to know just how wide and far we now reach. Without your support we simply can’t do what we do – so thank you, it means so much to us.

It’s been a mammoth year with so many projects and highlights.

Undoubtedly the publication of the Perkins Car history book is an obvious one. We loved working with Jack and Larry Perkins on this book, we’re thrilled at how the final product came out.

Working with Neil Crompton on his book was also a really enjoyable project, as too were the Sensational Adelaide book on the history of the Adelaide 500 and the Bathurst 1990s cars book as well.

The V8 Sleuth Podcast Powered by Repco has gone from strength to strength, so again, thank you for listening and enjoying it. We managed to move into the top 100 of Australian-made podcasts on the Podcast Ranker late in the year and became the most listened to Aussie-made motorsport podcast in November this year all because of you, so thank you for supporting us. 

Our acquisition this year of Motorsport News was an important one for us, and we’re really pleased with the debut and ongoing growth of the Castrol Motorsport News Podcast that kicked off late this year. It will roll on in 2022, so subscribe to that podcast so you don’t miss an episode next season. We have more plans for MNews for the future!

The V8 Sleuth website has continued to grow its audience and content output. More stories, more news, more of everything – it sits in a unique position in the Australian motorsport media landscape with its blend of material that sets it apart from anything else in the market.

All of this is because of our amazing support from readers and fans, but also the great team we have assembled here. A huge thank you to the V8 Sleuth Team – Stefan Bartholomaeus, Will Dale, Shane Rogers, Jaylee Noonan and Pam Rothschild, as well as a huge list of contractors and industry colleagues for your ongoing dedication and work during 2021.

We also appreciate the ongoing support of a range of corporate partners we’ve worked with in 2021. A massive thank you to the teams from Repco, Castrol, Ford, the National Motor Racing Museum, D2N, and The Motorsport Trader, just to name a few.

2022 awaits and we have plenty of plans in place and surprises in store.

There’s a range of books to be launched and we’ll roll out the first pre-order notification in January. Let’s just say if you’re a Holden Racing Team fan you’ll really enjoy that one! Again we’ll be publishing the Repco Supercars Championship Season Guide, pre-orders for that will also open in January.

Our V8 Sleuth Bookshop will be open online over the course of Christmas and New Year, though orders placed between December 23 and January 9 will be fulfilled when we’re back on deck the week starting January 10 2022.

Have a safe and relaxing Christmas and we’ll see you in 2022.

Cheers,
Aaron Noonan
Managing Director, V8 Sleuth

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.