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Moffat retro livery for Grove Racing Mustangs

GROVE Racing has wound back the clock with a special retro look for a good cause.

The team’s #19 and #26 Ford Mustangs will contest the Sandown 500 in a livery inspired by Allan Moffat’s 1979 XC Falcon.

It ties in with Penrite – which is the naming rights sponsor of both Grove Racing and the Sandown 500 – partnering with legendary driver and Dementia Australia patron Moffat.

The 83-year-old, who won the Sandown 500 on six occasions, has battled dementia for quite some time now.

Allan Moffat’s Federation Falcon during the 1979 Hang Ten 400 at Sandown. Pic: an1images.com / Ian Smith

“It is a great initiative that Penrite have undertaken to bring this livery to life in partnership with Allan Moffat and Dementia Australia,” said Grove team principal David Cauchi. 

“This is a fantastic way to create awareness for Dementia Australia as well as mark the return of the Sandown 500 event.

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“We are excited to see the cars on track with our four endurance drivers behind the wheel and look forward to doing Penrite, Dementia Australia and Allan Moffat proud.” 

Star co-driver Garth Tander, who’ll share the #26 entry with David Reynolds, hailed the initiative.

“The livery looks fantastic, and I am honoured to drive the #26 Ford Mustang at the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 in this special livery to raise awareness for a really important cause,” said the five-time Bathurst 1000 winner.

“Allan and Phil Grant have done tremendous work with Dementia Australia and the team will certainly be working hard to achieve a strong result for Penrite, Allan and Dementia Australia.”

Dementia Australia is the official charity partner of the Sandown 500.

David Reynolds and Garth Tander. Pic: Supplied/Jack Martin

“I extend my gratitude to Penrite Oil and Supercars for inviting Dementia Australia to be a part of this exciting opportunity to raise awareness and funds to support dementia services and programs,” said Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe.

“It is so exciting to see Dementia Australia’s logo included in the historic livery launched today.

“Allan Moffat as our Patron and his support network have been so generous in sharing about his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to raise awareness in the community and vital funds for Dementia Australia.”

The #19 Grove Mustang will be piloted by Matt Payne and Kevin Estre.

Kevin Estre and Matt Payne. Pic: Supplied/Jack Martin
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Kevin Estre, Matt Payne, David Reynolds and Garth Tander. Pic: Supplied
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