Erebus Motorsport has added a personal touch to their Holden’s ahead of this weekend’s Tasmania SuperSprint.
There’s no doubting the team is running Commodore’s, but it won’t be displaying the Holden’s lion logo this weekend.
Instead, in the front grill of David Reynolds’ and Anton De Pasquale’s cars this season will be the team’s logo.
“It is very special to me,” Team Owner Betty Klimenko said.
“I have an ‘e’ tattooed on my right forearm and it has two meanings, obviously the first being for Erebus, my team in both Supercars and GT’s.”
Klimenko jokes that her team gave her a reason not to wear granny pants and sit on a rocking chair watching the world go by, but there is more to it.
“My team gave me a sense of purpose, brought balance to me, and the awareness of team and family.
“I am travelling around Australia with my husband and meeting some of the nicest people.”
She also recalls memories of her mother, 48 years since her passing.
“Her name was Eta, so that is the second reason, to honour my mother.
“Having our badge gives me a sense of pride and humbleness, and at the same time I am so proud of my teams, past and present, and what they have achieved.”
The badge change comes at a time where the team has struggled to get their hands on parts.
General Manager Barry Ryan commented: “we are currently struggling to get grill badges from Holden so we took the opportunity to ask Supercars if we could run our own badge.
“Supercars approved this and we made our own Erebus “e” badges with our in-house 3D printing machine.
“It is something Betty has always wanted so we took the opportunity to do it.”
The newly-badged Holdens will be on track at Symmons Plains from Friday onwards.