MOMO Goes Retro With Erebus for the Sandown 500!!
Erebus Motorsport has pulled the covers off David Reynold’s special edition livery, as the team gears up for this weekend’s retro round at the Sandown 500.
Hitting the track at Winton Motor Raceway today, the #9 Holden has traded in its familiar colours for a red, white and blue livery, as a tribute to Peter and Phil Brock winning the ’76 Sandown event in the Holden L34 Torana.
The win marked Brock’s third Sandown enduro win and the second in a streak of seven that ran from 1975 to 1981.
“Pete and Sandown just had something with each other and if he finished he won; that year we won by two laps and it really shocked a lot of people, it was pretty special,” Phil Brock said.
“Personally, I had not driven with my brother before and when he went out by himself that year he asked if I would drive with him in the endurance races which I was very happy to do.
“Pete really wanted to do his own thing so he started up Team Brock, and being Aussie’s the natural thing was the Australian flag, hence the car being red, white and blue.”
The retro livery is complemented by retro logos from Penrite, Holden, Snap-On and Ryco.
The timing of the retro round activation is fitting with MOMO having recently launched its Heritage Line, which comprises a series of retro and re-released MOMO steering wheels from past decades. The Heritage Line is characterised by a return to MOMO’s retro ‘stacked’ logo from the 1960’s which features on the #9 Holden and driver suits.
The team will transform their entire look, with the garage, race suits and crew uniform to suit those of the past.
David Reynolds and co-driver Luke Youlden will be decked out in custom, retro-inspired white, red and blue MOMO XL ONE race suits, with eyecatching red TOP LIGHT race gloves and GT PRO race boots.
“It’s great to be heading to Sandown in 70’s fashion with the Team Brock car, branded Team Erebus,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds heads into this weekend eighth in the Championship standings, after finishing in the top ten in 11 of the last 13 races this year.
The Sandown 500 gets underway on Friday, with first practice at 11:15am local time.
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