WAU set to run special Holden livery in Adelaide

Chaz Mostert with team co-owner Zak Brown. Pic: Walkinshaw Andretti United

WALKINSHAW Andretti United is expected to roll out a special Holden livery at the Adelaide 500 to farewell the brand.

Holden is about to embark on its penultimate event in the Repco Supercars Championship this weekend at the Gold Coast before bidding goodbye at Adelaide in December.

WAU is the team most closely associated with the Lion given its long and successful period as the factory Holden Racing Team.

As reported by Parked Up Plus last night and since verified by V8 Sleuth, WAU plans to send off Holden and its Commodore in style – likely including a livery change.

More details on a potential composition are not yet known.

WAU has traditionally aced its execution of retro liveries, including its 2019 effort which made our list of best Sandown throwback schemes.

The 1999 tribute livery WAU ran three years ago at Sandown

The occasion at Adelaide will be all the more significant for the Clayton squad given it will next year leave the General Motors camp altogether in favour of arch-nemesis Ford.

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It will be one of five teams fielding the new Gen3 S650 Mustang in 2023, while the ZB Commodore will be succeeded by the Chevrolet Camaro.

WAU has 14 race wins at Adelaide, all coming under the HRT banner.

Chaz Mostert and WAU combined for second place in the most recent Adelaide race in February 2020, while Car #2 spearhead Nick Percat won on the streets of the South Australian capital for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport in 2016.

Connor O’Brien joined V8 Sleuth in 2022 as website Editor. He won the Supercars Media Award in 2017 while working as a sports reporter at the Gold Coast Bulletin, before stints at Supercars and Speedcafe. During his time at V8 Sleuth he's twice (2022, 2023) been named Journalist of the Year at the Supercars Media Awards.