Freightliner Racing goes retro

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tim Slade’s Freightliner Racing Commodore is the latest Supercar to be unveiled with a ‘retro’ themed livery for the upcoming Sandown 500 round. 

The BJR in house design took a little inspiration from the Holden Dealer Teams’ 1968 HK Monaro GTS 327 driven to second place at the Bathurst 500 by Jim Palmer and Phil West, and Freightliner’s vintage ‘boomerang’ logo, and received a modern upgrade in terms of styling, pinstriping and PPG colours.

Slade, who sits comfortably in the top 10 of the Supercars Championship, said Freightliner had played a big part in the retro livery design.

“I know a lot of photos were going back and forth to get ideas and inspiration and everyone is really pleased with the result. We went black with the Alliance Truck Parts design for Townsville, now we’re revealing something completely different for Sandown. To have done two unique and distinct liveries for Freightliner this year is pretty cool.”

The Freightliner Racing livery was revealed on the final test day for the team at Winton Motor Raceway and Slade said he was looking forward to kicking off the endurance cup charge in retro style.

Photos: Tim Farrah



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