CHANNEL 7 has launched a new motorsport history series hosted by third-generation racer Jack Perkins.

Jack Perkins on the host set of 7’s Motorsport Classics’

‘7’s Motorsport Classics’ will delve into both the network’s unrivalled motorsport archive and that of Supercars in a new series featuring a range of historic vision.

The first episode airs this Saturday (June 19) as a lead-in to the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley on Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus at 11.30am AEST with a special focus on the famous championship-deciding round of 2010 at Sydney Olympic Park where James Courtney clinched a memorable championship win.

Episode two airs on Sunday at 11.30am AEST (also on Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus) and has a ‘Breakthrough Wins’ theme, highlighting the first ATCC/Supercars Championship race wins for Mark Skaife (Wanneroo 1991), Craig Lowndes (Eastern Creek 1996) and Scott McLaughlin (2013 Pukekohe).

The rest of the episodes will feature a range of classic and modern Bathurst races and themes as well as other episodes focusing on particular tracks, brands and eras.

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.