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Wednesday, May 29, 2024


A FAMILIAR Holden will return to the Touring Car Masters ranks in 2022 with a new face aboard – and you certainly won’t miss it on the racetrack.

Victorian racer Warren Trewin is making the move to TCM after buying a race-winning Holden Monaro GTS 350 late last year.

Initially built and campaigned by Tony Edwards, the car was a race winner in the hands of both Les Walmsley and Keith Kassulke before passing to the ownership of Jim Pollicina.

Both he and regular co-pilot Dean Lille raced the car, before it moved to Queensland and owner Guy Gibbons.

Trewin has a history of fielding well-presented cars and the Monaro will be no exception courtesy of a livery by noted designer Tim Pattinson.

Warren Trewin will race this spectacularly-liveried HQ Monaro in this year’s Touring Car Masters Series. Pic: Supplied

“Coming into TCM with this car is like life’s full circle! I started HQ racing and was competitive – we had national podiums and all the usual Highs and lows,” Trewin said.

“After that I moved on to Production Car stuff with our Commodores, including the Bathurst 6 Hour, before we entered TA2. I always liked look and sound of the cars and still do.

“We got to the point where I wanted to look around for something else and TCM was hugely appealing for us.

“I’m never going to beat a JB (John Bowe) or (Steve) Johnson, but I want to have cool car and do some different tracks we’ve never done.

“It will give us some good experiences and in a cool thing.

“I always new wanted the HQ Coupe’ and was hunting around for the right car. I spoke to Les Walmsley about this car, that he raced, and then got on to Guy Gibbons in QLD and the timing was right for him.

“The car arrives this week, we’ll have a look and get it stickered up and ready for the opening round. It’s a really good fit for our brands like Berryman Products.

“I’m really looking forward to it, to be in the category and racing alongside all the different cars and drivers.

“Presenting well is my MO, and Tim’s livery will take care of that. The rest of it like results will be what it will be!”

Trewin is locked in to compete in the opening round of the 2022 Touring Car Masters Series at the Newcastle 500, currently scheduled for March 4-6.

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