Erebus Motorsport’s Jack Perkins has unveiled the retro livery he will race at this weekend’s Sandown 500, celebrating 30 years since his father’s famous 1993 Bathurst 1000 victory.
It was Larry’s fourth win of six, pairing up with co-driver Gregg Hansford to steer their VP Castrol Commodore to victory in the 34th running of the Great Race.
The reimagined livery utilises a white base with the iconic red and green striping and while Perkins will still run #70, the design will include the historic #11 featured along both front doors and the roof.
“It’s a really cool tribute to be able to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dad’s win in ‘93 and the first win for his own team,” Jack said.
“The original car was also the last Holden engine to win at Bathurst and was Perkins Engineering’s first Bathurst win as a team so there’s a lot of history there and it’s been a really cool fit.
“It’s a huge credit to everyone who made this possible and a special thank you to Shaw and Partners for really sharing mine and Dad’s passion for the history of the sport.”
The restoration of the original VP Commodore was recently completed, with the vehicle undertaking a shakedown at Calder Park two weeks ago in preparation for Bathurst’s Legends Parade.
“The livery certainly brings back memories and it just looks fantastic, simple as that,” Larry said.
“I can still hear the crowd’s tremendous roar in support of us back in ‘93 when we got pole position and won the race so I think this new livery will certainly trigger a few memories from some of the diehard fans.
“I think the fans will really enjoy it and Jack and his team have done a great job at restoring the original car so to see Jack’s newly designed Erebus car side by side with the original is just fantastic.
“The shakedown at Calder went really well so I’m excited to give it another go around the Mountain in October.”
This weekend’s Sandown 500 will see Jack compete in the Super2 Series with his new livery, as well as co-drive alongside Will Brown for the first enduro of the Gen3 era.
Practice 1 for the Dunlop Series kicks off at 9.50am AEST, September 15.