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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 00:00

Editor’s note: V8X Supercar Magazine #95


Regular readers of V8X Supercar Magazine would have noticed a theme throughout our 2016 editions.

Earlier in the year in issue #92, we focused on the key role that Holden and Ford and later the Commodore and Falcon played in the history of Australian touring cars.

In issue #93, we looked at the rise of V8 Supercars and pondered whether GT3 now poses a threat to the rebranded Supercars heading into Gen2.

In issue #94, our special Bathurst 1000 edition, we reflected on the importance of Mount Panorama and Peter Brock to the Australian sporting landscape.

And now in issue #95, we examine the current landscape. Assuming Supercars is to remain as a touring-car formula, what role will manufacturers play given Holden and Nissan's recent commitment in contrast to Ford and Volvo's lack of support?

We round-up our series on the state of Supercars with a special examination into the manufacturers and teams as things stand heading into 2017.

We speak to Holden's Simon McNamara and Nissan's Richard Emery about their company's involvement and Rod Nash and Brad Jones for a teams' perspective.

This includes a look at how the engine formula will change into Gen2 with V6 turbos mixing it with V8s in the coming seasons.

In this brave new world,
we take a look at the inner workings of Supercars, from sponsorship, merchandise and membership to corporate hospitality, logistics and the increased focus on female participation.

Also, we farewell Sydney Olympic Park and look into the 2017 schedule with the addition of Newcastle; celebrate Jamie Whincup's 100 wins milestone and compare him to his team- mate Craig Lowndes; profile Super Black Racing's Chris Pither; and look back at the time Peter Brock, Allan Moffat, Allan Grice and John Harvey took on Europe's best.

Remember, V8X Supercar Magazine is also available in digital form in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

And keep up to date with all things Supercars and interact with us on our social media channels, @V8X_Magazine on Twitter, at facebook.com/V8XMagazine on Facebook and now @V8XSupercar on Instagram.

CLICK HERE to purchase the print edition of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #95.


Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November







 Shane van Gisbergen



 Scott McLaughlin



 Jamie Whincup 



 Craig Lowndes



 David Reynolds



 Chaz Mostert



 Fabian Coulthard



 Rick Kelly



 Scott Pye



 Tim Slade


 Full points table