A LIMITED edition collector’s hardcover book documenting the history of every Triple Eight Race Engineering-built V8 Supercar produced and raced since the team’s creation will be published by V8 Sleuth’s parent company, AN1 Media.
The deal confirmed today will see an official Triple Eight, hardcover collector’s book published by V8 Sleuth that documents all of the Falcon and Commodore race cars the Brisbane-based organisation has built and/or raced since joining the category in 2003.
It will include all eight Bathurst 1000-winning cars and all chassis that have contributed to the team’s eight Drivers Championship wins, nine Teams Championship victories and over 200 championship race wins in the hands of drivers the calibre of Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen, Mark Skaife, Steve Richards and Garth Tander.
In addition to the team’s well-known Betta Electrical, Vodafone, Red Bull, Caltex and Autobarn-backed championship cars, the new book will also include its Super2 Series machines, unique Sandman panel van project car and all customer Supercars that Triple Eight has built for other teams.
The new book, a numbered limited edition and undoubtedly an instant collector’s item, will cover the history of all Triple Eight-built cars through to the end of the 2021 season and be released in early 2022.
Featuring a wide array of never-before-published photos, insights from the team’s drivers and engineers, unique technical information, detailed statistics and much more, the new book documents a golden era of sustained Supercars success for the team led by Roland Dane.
Publisher Aaron Noonan says work has already begun amassing the huge amount of material required for the project, which will take over 12 months to research, compile and publish.
“Triple Eight has built and raced approximately 50 Supercars over nearly two decades so there’s a huge amount of material to work through and stories to cover,” he says.
“I take the team’s official mark of approval for this project as a real feather in the cap of our organisation and our work over the years in keeping Australian motorsport history documented and available for the fans of the sport to enjoy.
“The last year of the Commodore in Supercars in 2021 provides the perfect point to release a book like this. The team’s Falcon chapter is over and now there is a finishing point for the Commodore era it provides the opportunity to celebrate the amazing success of the team and its cars to this point.”
Triple Eight Race Engineering Co-Owner Jessica Dane expects the new publication will be warmly received by the team’s dedicated fan base.
“For many years Aaron and his team have been extremely diligent in their work keeping track of not only Triple Eight’s cars and achievements, but all of the cars in the Supercars paddock,” says Dane.
“There’s no better product for this information to be brought together within than a well-crafted, thoroughly researched and colourful collector’s book.
“We’re looking forward to going for a literal drive down memory lane as the book’s content comes together over upcoming weeks and months.”
Pre-orders for the Triple Eight car history book will open in mid-2021 to allow fans a chance to make sure they don’t miss out on a copy of this eagerly awaited title.
The book follows in the wheel tracks of V8 Sleuth’s previous sell-out chassis history books documenting the history of all of the Holden Racing Team cars (published in 2017) and every DJR/DJR Team Penske car (published in 2020).
The organisation announced in August this year it has finalised a publishing deal to produce the official Perkins Engineering car history book working in close association with Larry and Jack Perkins. That title will be released in time for Father’s Day 2021.