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Analysis: The Ford Mustang muddle

Analysis: The Ford Mustang muddle

The Falcon hasn't been part of the Australian marketplace since Ford ended production in October 2016, but the FG X Supercar will race on until the end of 2018 at...

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Analysis: Supercars’ relevance to manufacturers

Analysis: Supercars’ relevance to manufacturers

The three models of cars being raced in Supercars – the Holden VF Commodore, Ford FG X Falcon and Nissan Altima – are no longer manufactured and/or sold in showrooms...

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Event preview: 2017 Vodafone Gold Coast 600

Event preview: 2017 Vodafone Gold Coast 600

The Pirtek Endurance Cup will be awarded on the Gold Coast as the long-distance events wrap up on the high-speed and concrete-lined streets of Surfers Paradise. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100...

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On sale now: 2017 Bathurst 1000 winners’ poster

On sale now: 2017 Bathurst 1000 winners’ poster

Celebrate Erebus Motorsport's David Reynolds and Luke Youlden win in the 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with this commemorative poster. The poster is uncreased, unfolded, unstapled and printed on high-quality photographic...

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Rulers: How the V8 engine came to dominate

Rulers: How the V8 engine came to dominate

V8 engines are at the heart of Australian touring cars, giving name to our premier motorsport category and this publication. With Supercars set to move away from the V8, we...

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Issue #100: Celebrating V8X’s century

Issue #100: Celebrating V8X’s century

"Nothing but V8 Supercar!" – that was the title tag that featured on the first edition of V8X Supercar Magazine and it remains true 99 issues down the track. V8X Supercar...

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Column: Frosty on the next generation

Column: Frosty on the next generation

Mark Winterbottom has a first-hand view of the rise of the next generation of Supercars with the likes of Chaz Mostert, Cameron Waters, Richie Stanaway and Garry Jacobson emerging from...

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Column: Lowndes on racing on into Gen2

Column: Lowndes on racing on into Gen2

Craig Lowndes is the most experienced driver in the Supercars field and will race on into the next era of the sport, explaining his reasons why he's signed with Triple...

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Analysis: Will 'Big Bash' Supercars succeed?

Analysis: Will 'Big Bash' Supercars succeed?

Australian sporting codes are busily creating shortened versions of their games to replicate the success of cricket's Big Bash League, including the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. V8X Supercar Magazine explores whether...

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Event preview: 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

Event preview: 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

The big one! The Bathurst 1000 remains the biggest event on the Supercars schedule; the race all teams and drivers want to win above all the rest. V8X Supercar Magazine issue...

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Rogers column: On an upward trajectory

Rogers column: On an upward trajectory

Garry Rogers Motorsport heads back to Mount Panorama with Holden Commodores and Garth Tander, two ingredients to the team's only Bathurst 1000 win back in 2000. And team is confident...

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Shootout: Ranking the top 10 endurance masters

Shootout: Ranking the top 10 endurance masters

Brock, Johnson, Moffat, Richards, Perkins and more... these drivers became legends through their heroics in endurance races, particularly the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama Circuit. V8X Supercar Magazine ranks the top...

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Analysis: Doubling up at Bathurst

Analysis: Doubling up at Bathurst

Supercars looks set to commit to a second championship round in Bathurst at the proposed Velocity Park facility adjacent to Mount Panorama, as we explore in V8X Supercar Magazine issue...

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Flashback! Decade-on endurance anniversaries

Flashback! Decade-on endurance anniversaries

In the midst of the 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup, we take a look back at the key decade-on anniversaries from the long-distance races over the years in V8X Supercar Magazine...

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Going wild: Next-generation Aussie racers

Going wild: Next-generation Aussie racers

Supercars' wildcard initiative has been widely praised for good reason. In allowing wildcard entries into select sprint rounds, the series is not only harking back to the glory days of...

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Pullout poster in issue #100: Endurance masters

Pullout poster in issue #100: Endurance masters

Celebrate the masters of endurance racing with this commemorative poster in the print edition of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100. Issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Pirtek Endurance Cup...

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Event preview: 2017 Wilson Security Sandown 500

Event preview: 2017 Wilson Security Sandown 500

The 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup gets underway at the home of the traditional Bathurst precursor, Sandown International Raceway. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Pirtek Endurance...

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Editor’s note on #100: Bringing up our century

Editor’s note on #100: Bringing up our century

Seventeen years after the launch of V8X Supercar Magazine, here we are presenting issue #100! Reaching the century wouldn't have been possible without you, our readers. So thank you for your...

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V8X Supercar Magazine #100 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine #100 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100 is on sale now in print and digital form. Issue #100 is a special 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup edition with a detailed preview of the long-distance...

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Book extract: Alan Jones’ racing career after F1

Book extract: Alan Jones’ racing career after F1

Alan Jones is one of only two Australians to win the Formula 1 world drivers' championship and the first driver to do it for the now famous Williams team. His...

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Bathurst 1000: Book the best seats with ASM

Bathurst 1000: Book the best seats with ASM

Join Australian Sports Marketing (ASM) at Mount Panorama for Australia's Great Race. Their VIP suite is located above pit garages 1-4 and provides spectacular balcony viewing of the start/finish-line, pitlane and...

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Fast facts: Endurance champions

Fast facts: Endurance champions

The Endurance Cup has run in various forms from 1981. The following are the rules for the competitions and the winners. 1981 RULES: Awarded to the manufacturer with the most points across all...

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Team merchandise: Gear up for 2017 Bathurst 1000

Team merchandise: Gear up for 2017 Bathurst 1000

Get set for the 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with Red Bull Holden Racing Team and TeamVortex team merchandise now available from the V8X Supercar Magazine online shop. The shop includes...

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Entry list: 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup

Entry list: 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup

It's the best time of the year... the long-distance races, highlighted by the Great Race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. The driver pairing with the most points across Sandown, Bathurst...

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Father’s Day: V8X Supercar Magazine gift guide

Father’s Day: V8X Supercar Magazine gift guide

Father's Day is fast approaching! And V8X Supercar Magazine has you covered if you're looking for the perfect gift for a Supercars-loving father. You'll find the following in the V8X Supercar...

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Monthly winners: Monroe Mark Winterbottom competition

Monthly winners: Monroe Mark Winterbottom competition

V8X Supercar Magazine is giving away the 2013 Bathurst 1000-winning version of Mark Winterbottom's helmet. Simply subscribe or renew to V8X Supercar Magazine before November 30, 2017, to go into the...

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New book: How Alan Jones climbed to the top 

New book: How Alan Jones climbed to the top 

Alan Jones is one of only two Australians to win the Formula 1 world drivers' championship and the first driver to do it for the now famous Williams team. His...

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Shootout: Top 10 circuits we miss in Supercars

Shootout: Top 10 circuits we miss in Supercars

While Supercars is abuzz with the possibility of new international events, the expansion of Queensland Raceway and development of The Bend Motorsport Park facility in South Australia, V8X Supercar Magazine...

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Lowndes column: Pathway to Supercars

Lowndes column: Pathway to Supercars

Craig Lowndes discusses the current pathway to Supercars and compares it to his arrival in the series in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99. Issue #99 is on...

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Lloyds Auctions: Iconic Fords go under the hammer

Lloyds Auctions: Iconic Fords go under the hammer

The towering legend that is Bathurst's Mount Panorama race track has been the cause of much celebration and disappointment for race drivers and teams alike since the first endurance race...

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Rogers column: Golding opportunity

Rogers column: Golding opportunity

Team owner Garry Rogers is a renowned talent spotter having given the likes of Garth Tander, Jason Bright, Steven Richards, Jamie Whincup, Lee Holdsworth, Michael Caruso, Scott McLaughlin and more...

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Frosty column: Favourite Ford Falcons

Frosty column: Favourite Ford Falcons

Mark Winterbottom has driven Ford Falcons exclusively throughout his Supercars career. In his latest column for V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99, he names his favourite Falcons. Issue #99 is on sale...

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Feature: How touring cars ruled over open wheelers

Feature: How touring cars ruled over open wheelers

Open wheelers are the most popular form of motorsport in most parts of the world. Yet in Australia touring cars reign supreme. This despite the fact great grand prix drivers...

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Double duty: LDM’s school-boy rookie

Double duty: LDM’s school-boy rookie

Teenager Alex Rullo is the youngest driver to ever race in Supercars and is combining his Year 12 studies in his native Perth with racing in the main game for Lucas...

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Uncharted Waters: Prodrive’s rising star

Uncharted Waters: Prodrive’s rising star

A gun in junior formulae, Mildura's Cameron Waters was brought back to earth last year with a tough rookie season in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. But he is making...

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Undercard: Supercars’ support acts

Undercard: Supercars’ support acts

While Supercars looks ahead to Gen2 and Gen3, its support categories are undergoing their own transformations, led by the new-look SuperUtes series. We take a snapshot of how the main...

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Fraternising with Foges: Chaz Mostert

Fraternising with Foges: Chaz Mostert

Chaz Mostert tells Mark Fogarty why his big Bathurst crash in 2015 didn't slow him down following a long-awaited return to victory lane with Prodrive Racing Australia in V8X Supercar...

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Rivalries: Greatest team battles of yesteryear

Rivalries: Greatest team battles of yesteryear

Triple Eight Race Engineering versus DJR Team Penske shapes as a rivalry set to dominate Supercars in the coming years. With this in mind, we take a look back at...

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Supercars Gen2: Fork in the road

Supercars Gen2: Fork in the road

Two of the three models raced in Supercars are no longer sold in the Australian marketplace. So where is the series heading with the Gen2 rules in effect? We examine...

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Analysis: The case for a spec V8

Analysis: The case for a spec V8

Engines other than V8s will feature under the Gen2 regulations in Supercars. But as Prodrive Racing Australia's Mark Winterbottom and Jason Bright argue, is it worth considering a spec V8...

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Analysis: Here comes the Kia Stinger

Analysis: Here comes the Kia Stinger

The changes to the Holden Commodore and end of production for the Ford Falcon are paving the way for other car manufacturers to target the four-door sedan market in Australia...

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Exclusive: Dane questions Mustang’s place in Supercars

Exclusive: Dane questions Mustang’s place in Supercars

While most of us are getting excited at the prospect of the potential arrival of the Ford Mustang in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship when the series opens up to...

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French connection: Ludo Lacroix’s big move

French connection: Ludo Lacroix’s big move

Esteemed engineer/designer Ludo Lacroix shocked the Supercars pitlane when he left Triple Eight Race Engineering and accepted a position at DJR Team Penske. V8X Supercar Magazine chats with respective team bosses...

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DJR Team Penske vs Triple Eight: Bring it on!

DJR Team Penske vs Triple Eight: Bring it on!

Triple Eight Race Engineering's place at the top of Supercars is under threat like never before from DJR Team Penske. V8X Supercar Magazine examines the titanic battle for supremacy in...

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Editor’s note on #99: Ninety-nine not out…

Editor’s note on #99: Ninety-nine not out…

There's been a lot of focus lately on the decline of the Ford versus Holden rivalry. But here we are, in the final chapter of the Falcon versus Commodore battle...

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V8X Supercar Magazine #99 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine #99 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99 is on sale now in print and digital form. Issue #99 features the Red Bull Holden Racing Team and DJR Team Penske on the cover, examining...

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Issue #100: Pre-order your copy now!

Issue #100: Pre-order your copy now!

V8X Supercar Magazine is fast approaching its 100th edition, due for release in August 2017. Issue #100 will also be the 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup/Bathurst 1000 preview edition, making for a...

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Monthly winners: Monroe Mark Winterbottom competition

Monthly winners: Monroe Mark Winterbottom competition

V8X Supercar Magazine is giving away the 2013 Bathurst 1000-winning version of Mark Winterbottom's signed helmet. Simply subscribe or renew to V8X Supercar Magazine before November 30, 2017, to go into...

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Shootout: Open-wheel and touring-car stars

Shootout: Open-wheel and touring-car stars

Success in one discipline of motorsport is hard enough. Yet some drivers can lay claim to winning runs in very different forms of motorsport, such as open wheelers and touring...

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Glenn Seton: Baby-faced assassin

Glenn Seton: Baby-faced assassin

It's 20 years since Glenn Seton took his second championship win in 1997, the last success for a single-car team in Supercars. He reflects back on his career following on...

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Beyond Simona: Australia’s female racers

Beyond Simona: Australia’s female racers

Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro's three-year full-time Supercars deal could be a watershed moment for Aussie female racers. With an influx of women competing in junior formulas and a talented...

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Icons: Best team/driver-sponsor combinations

Icons: Best team/driver-sponsor combinations

There are some familiar sponsors and team combinations on the 2017 Supercars grid: Shell with DJR Team Penske, Mobil with Walkinshaw Racing and more. In honour of these partnerships, we...

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Frosty column: Racing the green machine

Frosty column: Racing the green machine

Mark Winterbottom is determined to get back into championship contention and regain the #1 plate, as he writes in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98. Issue #98 is...

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Lowndes column: Still learning in Supercars

Lowndes column: Still learning in Supercars

Craig Lowndes may be the most experienced driver in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, but he is still learning and adapting as he goes on as he details in his...

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Rogers column: Welcoming back Tander

Rogers column: Welcoming back Tander

Garth Tander returns to Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2017 after 13 years away. Team boss Garry Rogers writes about Tander's impact in his second spell with the team in his...

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Analysis: Wildcards super-sizing the grid

Analysis: Wildcards super-sizing the grid

Supercars is opening up the main game to wildcard entries from the second-tier Super2 series, finally bolstering the grid beyond the current licence holders. The following analysis piece featured in V8X Supercar Magazine issue...

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Analysis: How much does a Supercar cost?

Analysis: How much does a Supercar cost?

Supercars is an expensive game, on and off the track. We scoured pitlane to find approximates of some of the big cost items to run in the series in V8X...

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Analysis: Sustaining interest in Supercars

Analysis: Sustaining interest in Supercars

Into the third season of the current television deal, how is interest in Supercars tracking? As with most Australian sports, attracting crowds while also asking fans to pay for watching...

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Analysis: Kiwi invasion in Supercars

Analysis: Kiwi invasion in Supercars

Sixteen years ago, V8 Supercars first ventured to Pukekohe Park Raceway for a championship round won by local hero Greg Murphy. We are now witnessing the rise of New Zealanders...

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Roundtable: The state of Supercars, Part II

Roundtable: The state of Supercars, Part II

In late 2016, V8X Supercar Magazine assembled a group of six to discuss the state of play in Supercars from their point of view. We looked to cover as many...

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Vital link: Engineering success in Supercars

Vital link: Engineering success in Supercars

Hiding behind the stars of Supercars but no less important to success in the series are the race engineers, the vital link between the drivers and unlocking speed from their...

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Fraternising with Foges: The Bright stuff

Fraternising with Foges: The Bright stuff

Veteran Jason Bright tells Mark Fogarty why a return to his old Ford haunt was the best option to keep his Supercars driving career alive in issue #98. Issue #98 is...

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Tander: Back to where it all began

Tander: Back to where it all began

Garth Tander's career has come full circle, returning to the team which gave him his V8 Supercars debut two decades ago and extending his record as Holden's most loyal driver. V8X...

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Walkinshaw Racing: Beyond the Holden Racing Team

Walkinshaw Racing: Beyond the Holden Racing Team

It may no longer be the official Holden Racing Team (HRT), but the hunger to win is still as strong as ever at Mobil 1 HSV Racing. V8X Supercar Magazine looks...

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Editor’s note on #98: When history repeats

Editor’s note on #98: When history repeats

Watching Supercars in 2017 is sure to spark a case of déjà vu for long-time fans. There's two Shell-backed Dick Johnson Racing Team Penske entries running at the front of...

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V8X Supercar Magazine #98 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine #98 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98 is on sale now in print and digital form. Issue #98 features Walkinshaw Racing on the cover, exploring the team's transformation from the Holden Racing Team...

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Legends: When Davids beat Goliaths

Legends: When Davids beat Goliaths

With cars of varying size set to feature under the Gen2 regulations, V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97 looks back at the head-bashing little guys of Australian touring cars. Issue #97 is...

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Shootout: Biggest silly season moves of the V8 era

Shootout: Biggest silly season moves of the V8 era

The 2016-2017 silly season was headlined by Scott McLaughlin's move to DJR Team Penske and saw veterans Garth Tander and Jason Bright return to former teams. V8X Supercar Magazine issue...

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Blanchard: Finding a cool drive

Blanchard: Finding a cool drive

After fleeting full-time stints at Dick Johnson Racing and Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, Tim Blanchard has finally found continuity with a second season at Brad Jones Racing with his own license...

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Percat & Slade: BJR’s South Aussies

Percat & Slade: BJR’s South Aussies

South Australian natives Nick Percat and Tim Slade have done the hard yards in Supercars. Now they reunite at Brad Jones Racing (BJR) to take the next step in their...

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Analysis: Holden’s numerical supremacy

Analysis: Holden’s numerical supremacy

Holden was the first manufacturer to commit to Gen2 and has over half of the Supercars grid running its Commodores in 2017. But what impact is that having on Supercars?...

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Rogers column: Returning to Holden

Rogers column: Returning to Holden

Garry Rogers Motorsport has had a fraught 12 months with the departure of Volvo leading to a legal battle over the ownership of the Volvo S60 Supercars. Team owner Garry Rogers...

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Lowndes column: Keeping fit for racing

Lowndes column: Keeping fit for racing

Craig Lowndes details how he prepares for a new season of racing in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97. Issue #97 is your must-have guide to the new...

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Frosty column: Welcoming back Brighty

Frosty column: Welcoming back Brighty

Mark Winterbottom and Jason Bright reunite as teammates in 2017, over a decade since they teamed up for victory at Sandown in 2006. Winterbottom discusses Bright's arrival at Prodrive Racing Australia...

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Analysis: Volvo in memoriam

Analysis: Volvo in memoriam

The Volvo S60 Supercars are no longer, benched following Volvo's withdrawal from Supercars and its legal stoush with Garry Rogers Motorsport. In V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97, we remember its brief...

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Fraternising with Foges: Giving it some jandal, Scott McLaughlin

Fraternising with Foges: Giving it some jandal, Scott McLaughlin

Fan-favourite Scott McLaughlin explains the ins and outs of his move to DJR Team Penske in a typically candid and colourful conversation with Mark Fogarty in V8X Supercar Magazine issue...

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Roundtable: The state of Supercars, Part I

Roundtable: The state of Supercars, Part I

In late 2016, V8X Supercar Magazine assembled a group of six to discuss the state of play in Supercars from their point of view. We looked to cover as many...

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Analysis: Ranking the movers and shakers

Analysis: Ranking the movers and shakers

The 2016 season saw close to half the grid swap teams in the silliest silly season in Supercars. Fittingly, then, the championship and Bathurst 1000 winners were new to their...

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Giveaway: Winterbottom’s Bathurst-winning helmet

Giveaway: Winterbottom’s Bathurst-winning helmet

V8X Supercar Magazine is giving away the 2013 Bathurst 1000-winning version of Mark Winterbottom's signed helmet. Simply subscribe or renew to V8X Supercar Magazine between now and November 30, 2017, to...

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Supercars 2017: Seventeen battles to watch

Supercars 2017: Seventeen battles to watch

There are many storylines throughout the field for the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97 looks at the 17 battles to track this season. Issue #97 is...

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Supercars 2017: Your guide to the grid

Supercars 2017: Your guide to the grid

The 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship gets underway this weekend with the Clipsal 500 on the city streets of Adelaide in South Australia. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97 is your must-have...

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Issue #97: How to purchase the latest V8X Supercar Magazine

Issue #97: How to purchase the latest V8X Supercar Magazine

The 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship gets underway in Adelaide this weekend. And V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97 is your must-have guide to the new season, including full-field driver profiles...

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V8X Supercar Magazine #97 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine #97 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97 is on sale now in print and digital form. Issue #97 is your must-have guide to the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season, including full-field driver...

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Supercars 2017: Freightliner calendar fridge magnet with issue #97

Supercars 2017: Freightliner calendar fridge magnet with issue #97

V8X Supercar Magazine is offering a 2017 Freightliner-backed Supercars calendar fridge magnet with issue #97. Issue #97 is your complete guide to the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season, including extensive...

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Feature: The new order of manufacturer power in Supercars

Feature: The new order of manufacturer power in Supercars

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is back to having two manufacturers providing factory funding in 2017, five years into the Car of the Future era and in the first year...

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Motorsport legend: Captain Peter Janson

Motorsport legend: Captain Peter Janson

Meet Peter Janson, expat New Zealander, part of Melbourne's social elite, friend of royals, instigator of the Melbourne Cup's social scene and one of the great characters to participate in...

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Nissan history: Cars of the rising sun

Nissan history: Cars of the rising sun

As Nissan ponders whether to replace the Altima with the GT-R under the Gen2 regulations, we delve into the Japanese manufacturer's history in Australian touring cars to see how history...

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Analysis: 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour talking points

Analysis: 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour talking points

The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour continues its upward trajectory with its most star-studded line-up in 2017. The following major talking points for the 'other' endurance event at Mount Panorama were published...

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Shootout: Teams we’d love to see racing again

Shootout: Teams we’d love to see racing again

As fans digest the move of the Holden Racing Team name from Walkinshaw Racing to Triple Eight Race Engineering, we ponder which 10 teams we'd love to see still racing...

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Lowndes column: The engineering challenge

Lowndes column: The engineering challenge

Craig Lowndes faced an in-season engineering change in 2016, as Ludo Lacroix departed Triple Eight Race Engineering for DJR Team Penske and John 'Irish' McGregor stepped up from data engineer...

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Rogers column: What could’ve been with Volvo

Rogers column: What could’ve been with Volvo

Garry Rogers Motorsport will revert back to running Holden VF Commodores in 2017, following the legal dispute with Volvo that ended the three-year stint for the S60 Supercar. In his exclusive...

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Frosty column: Bouncing back in 2017

Frosty column: Bouncing back in 2017

Mark Winterbottom's bid to defend his Supercars title came unstuck without the pace to challenge Triple Eight Race Engineering on a consistent basis in 2016. Winterbottom writes about his determination to...

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Fraternising with Foges: The Iron Maiden, Simona de Silvestro

Fraternising with Foges: The Iron Maiden, Simona de Silvestro

Nissan Motorsport newcomer Simona de Silvestro tells Mark Fogarty why she's ready for the challenge of becoming Supercars' first full-time female driver in her latest effort to break the gender...

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Analysis: Back to the future into Gen2

Analysis: Back to the future into Gen2

V8 sedans have been the staple of Supercars for more than 20 years. But dig deeper in the Australian Touring Car Championship history books and you'll see non-V8s and coupes...

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2020 vision: Looking ahead to Gen2

2020 vision: Looking ahead to Gen2

There are no big changes to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in 2017 despite the implementation of the Gen2 rules. But by the 2020 season, the championship could look and...

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Holden Racing Team: Rise and fall of the empire

Holden Racing Team: Rise and fall of the empire

The Holden Racing Team (HRT) ruled V8 Supercars at the turn of the century. But the team's fall from the top of the perch would eventually spiral to the loss...

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Exclusive feature: Rewriting the rulebook

Exclusive feature: Rewriting the rulebook

Following a season that seemed to be dominated by controversial penalties, Supercars chief operating officer Shane Howard reveals details of a comprehensive overhaul of the sporting rulebook and plans to...

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Analysis: Seventeen talking points for 2017

Analysis: Seventeen talking points for 2017

The 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship sets up the 2017 season beautifully: the continued rivalry of the Red Bull Racing Australia drivers, the growing threat of DJR Team Penske, a...

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New year: 2017 Caltex wall calendar

New year: 2017 Caltex wall calendar

Get set for the new year and the upcoming 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season with a pullout Caltex wall calendar in the print edition of V8X Supercar Magazine issue...

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Shane van Gisbergen: Coming of age in 2016

Shane van Gisbergen: Coming of age in 2016

Shane van Gisbergen burst onto the V8 Supercars scene as a teenager in 2007. But while there was no doubting his natural talent, it took the New Zealander the best...

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Tekno Autosports: The little team that could

Tekno Autosports: The little team that could

Tekno Autosports is a single-car outfit in a paddock full of larger teams. However, if its Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 victory is anything to go by, it isn't holding it...

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Season in review: Top 10 headlines of 2016

Season in review: Top 10 headlines of 2016

It was a big year off the track for Supercars, from the uncertainty around manufacturers to the future of street-circuit events to the start of another silly season.  V8X Supercar Magazine...

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Season in review: Top 10 races of 2016

Season in review: Top 10 races of 2016

Intense head-to-head battles, penalties, rain, strategic gambles and more... The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship certainly delivered when it came to entertainment across the 29 races in the 2016 season. V8X Supercar...

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Season in review: Top 10 drivers of 2016

Season in review: Top 10 drivers of 2016

Championship standings don't always tell the true story of a driver's season, with some underachieving in strong teams and others overachieving with smaller teams. V8X Supercar Magazine ranks the top 10...

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Editor’s note: V8X Supercar Magazine #96

Editor’s note: V8X Supercar Magazine #96

Roland Dane divides public opinion 
like no one else 
in Supercars. But credit where credit is due, Dane's courage in pairing up Shane van Gisbergen with Jamie Whincup delivered a...

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V8X Supercar Magazine #96 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine #96 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #96 is on sale now in print and digital form. Issue #96 is your must-have 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season in review publication, with a look...

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Giveaway: Win limited edition 'The Colours of a Champion' Peter Brock print

Giveaway: Win limited edition 'The Colours of a Champion' Peter Brock print

V8X Supercar Magazine is giving away a 'The Colours of a Champion' Peter Brock A2 sized limited-edition print, signed by artist Peter Hughes. The print commemorates the late Brock by showcasing...

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Flashback: Euro trip in 1986

Flashback: Euro trip in 1986

Thirty years ago in 1986, a bunch of cavalier souls took leave of their usual Australian Touring Car Championship duties so they could go and stick it to the Europeans. It...

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Analysis: Customer teams fighting on

Analysis: Customer teams fighting on

Erebus Motorsport and Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport have been playing a game of cat and mouse on and off the track in 2016, chasing results to survive and hopefully prosper. V8X Supercar...

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Centurion II: Whincup’s 100-win milestone

Centurion II: Whincup’s 100-win milestone

He may have missed out on the championship to teammate Shane van Gisbergen but the 2016 season saw Jamie Whincup follow in the footsteps of Craig Lowndes and notch up...

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Pither & Super Black Racing: All heart

Pither & Super Black Racing: All heart

One of the surprises of the 2016 season was Chris Pither's pole position for Super Black Racing at Queensland Raceway. It was the culmination of a dream for team owner Tony...

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Poster: SVG 2016 Supercars champion

Poster: SVG 2016 Supercars champion

Shane van Gisbergen notched up his maiden Virgin Australia Supercars Championship with a storming drive in Race 28 at Sydney Olympic Park, recovering from a pitlane penalty to take a...

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Analysis: Why Newcastle will work where Sydney Olympic Park failed

Analysis: Why Newcastle will work where Sydney Olympic Park failed

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will take to the Sydney Olympic Park street circuit for the last time this weekend. As the series farewell Sydney, it welcomes Newcastle from 2017...

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Frosty column: Farewell Sydney Olympic Park

Frosty column: Farewell Sydney Olympic Park

Mark Winterbottom will have fond memories of the Sydney Olympic Park street circuit. The Western Sydney native won his maiden Supercars title at the event in 2015. Winterbottom writes about the...

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Shootout: Top 10 moments at Sydney Olympic Park

Shootout: Top 10 moments at Sydney Olympic Park

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship farewells the Sydney Olympic Park street circuit this weekend. Surrounding the complex that hosted the 2000 Olympics, the circuit has hosted the Supercars season finale from...

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Transporters: On the road with Brad Jones Racing

Transporters: On the road with Brad Jones Racing

The trucks that transport Supercars across the country are so much more than mobile storage devices. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #95 goes inside Brad Jones Racing's Stax transporter with its...

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Corporate hospitality: Catering for sponsors

Corporate hospitality: Catering for sponsors

Putting stickers on Supercars and releasing merchandise is not end of the sponsorship game. Activation is increasingly a vital component of keeping sponsors happy. And at events, that takes the form...

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Tribal colours: Merchandise in Supercars

Tribal colours: Merchandise in Supercars

Merchandise has become big business for teams and manufacturers in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. It is an important revenue stream for teams, a key branding exercise for sponsors and...

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Super push: Female drivers in Supercars

Super push: Female drivers in Supercars

Supercars' signing of Nissan Motorsport-bound Simona de Silvestro to a three-year deal is a landmark for the category in the push to have regular female drivers on the grid. V8X Supercar...

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Sponsorships: The off-track battle for supremacy

Sponsorships: The off-track battle for supremacy

  The chase for sponsorship has never been so fierce. Triple Eight Race Engineering and DJR Team Penske took different approaches to funding their racing operations in 2016. They talk V8X...

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Poster: Walkinshaw Racing’s Holden Racing Team

Poster: Walkinshaw Racing’s Holden Racing Team

Commemorate Walkinshaw Racing's Holden Racing Team with the above poster in the print edition of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #95, on sale now! CLICK HERE to purchase the print edition of...

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Analysis: Coming soon… the new-generation Commodore Supercar

Analysis: Coming soon… the new-generation Commodore Supercar

Holden's next-generation Commodore Supercar is at an advanced stage of development that could see it ready for testing before the middle of next year. Mark Fogarty takes a look at its...

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Rogers column: The battle to keep the Volvos

Rogers column: The battle to keep the Volvos

Garry Rogers Motorsport remains in limbo over the future of its current Volvo S60 Supercars. In his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #95, Garry Rogers outlines why his team...

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Lowndes column: Racing on with Holden

Lowndes column: Racing on with Holden

Craig Lowndes will remain under the Holden banner for the foreseeable future following the manufacturer's decision to recommit to Supercars into the Gen2 era. Lowndes will not come under the Holden...

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V8s versus V6s: The new engine formula

V8s versus V6s: The new engine formula

Supercars has dropped the V8 tag as it prepares to open up the series to new engine platforms in the coming seasons. In V8X Supercar Magazine issue #95, Speedcafe.com editor Stefan...

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Fraternising with Foges: The Lion King, Simon McNamara

Fraternising with Foges: The Lion King, Simon McNamara

A new-look Commodore racer, the first without a V8, will hit the tracks in 2018. But as Holden's head of motorsport Simon McNamara outlines to Mark Fogarty in V8X Supercar...

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Holding on: Manufacturers in Supercars

Holding on: Manufacturers in Supercars

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is back to having two manufacturers providing factory funding in 2017, five years into the Car of the Future era and in the first year...

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Editor’s note: V8X Supercar Magazine #95

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...

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V8X Supercar Magazine issue #95 on sale now

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #95 on sale now

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #95 is on sale now in print and digital form.  V8X Supercar Magazine issue #95 takes an in-depth examination into manufacturers in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship...

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Giveaway: Win V8X #94 signed by Bathurst winners

Giveaway: Win V8X #94 signed by Bathurst winners

Tekno Autosports' Will Davison and Jonathon Webb are officially the winners of the 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 after Triple Eight's penalty appeal was dismissed. To celebrate the win for the...

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Feature: Who do you think you are?

Feature: Who do you think you are?

The movement of licenses amongst teams has become as vital to the silly season as driver changes; from the time the licensing system was introduced in 1999 to the 26...

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Pullout poster: Craig Lowndes ‘Triple Crown’ 1996

Pullout poster: Craig Lowndes ‘Triple Crown’ 1996

Craig Lowndes entered the 1996 Australian Touring Car Championship for his first full-time season with the Holden Racing Team alongside Peter Brock. He had rocked the establishment at Mount Panorama in...

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Triple Eight: Decade of dominance, 2006-2016

Triple Eight: Decade of dominance, 2006-2016

Triple Eight Race Engineering's breakthrough Bathurst 1000 win in 2006 marked the beginning of a dominant period for the Roland Dane-led team of Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup. A decade on...

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Lowndes column: Celebrating Peter Brock

Lowndes column: Celebrating Peter Brock

Craig Lowndes arrived into V8 Supercars as Peter Brock's protégé and took over the mantle of Holden's leading driver with a clean sweep of the championship, Sandown and Bathurst in...

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Flashback! When underdogs triumphed in 1986

Flashback! When underdogs triumphed in 1986

Watching an underdog take on more fancied opponents and triumph is one of the great pleasures of sports. So on the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest underdog victories at...

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By the numbers: 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

By the numbers: 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

Records, anniversaries, milestones and more... V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 takes a look at the numbers that matter for the 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 is...

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One-lap dash: Shootout to glory

One-lap dash: Shootout to glory

Qualifying for the 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will mark the 40th time the shootout determines the polesitter for the Great Race. To celebrate the milestone, V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94...

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Shootout: Ten best internationals at Bathurst

Shootout: Ten best internationals at Bathurst

It's 50 years since Finland's Rauno Aaltonen etched his name into Great Race history by becoming the first international to win what was then known as the Bathurst 500. The Finnish...

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The Great Race: How we got here…

The Great Race: How we got here…

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 has come a long way since the first Armstrong 500 was held at Phillip Island Circuit in 1960. Fifty-six years on, V8X Supercar Magazine looks back...

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Flashbacks: Drivers’ first Bathurst memories

Flashbacks: Drivers’ first Bathurst memories

The first Bathurst experience is a jaw-dropping moment that's exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. Mount Panorama remains a place where a passion can grow and stays with us...

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Great Race: Gearing up for the Bathurst 1000

Great Race: Gearing up for the Bathurst 1000

The big one, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, is next up on the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship schedule. And V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 has you covered for the...

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Analysis: Where to for the 500 beyond Sandown?

Analysis: Where to for the 500 beyond Sandown?

Sandown International Raceway's days appear numbered with the likelihood that the facility will be handed over to property developers in the coming years. So where to next for the pre-Bathurst 500km...

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Rogers column: Farewell McLaughlin, welcome Golding

Rogers column: Farewell McLaughlin, welcome Golding

It's been a tumultuous year for Garry Rogers with Volvo's shock withdrawal of support for his team resulting in legal action and star driver Scott McLaughlin announcing his departure to...

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Frosty column: Getting into endurance mode

Frosty column: Getting into endurance mode

Nine hundred points are on offer for the three Pirtek Endurance Cup events at Sandown, Bathurst and the Gold Coast, so the two-driver long-distance races shape as crucial in deciding...

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Brock’s best: Top fives and numbers of his career

Brock’s best: Top fives and numbers of his career

Peter Brock's record at Mount Panorama remains unrivalled with nine victories in the Great Race. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 pays tribute to Brock, 10 years since his passing, by remembering...

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Ten years on: The Peter Brock legacy

Ten years on: The Peter Brock legacy

The 10th month of the year became 'Brocktober' in the late 1970s. October and Peter Brock were synonymous with success in the Bathurst 1000 from 1978 to 1984, when his...

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Fraternising with Foges: Gun of a son, Steven Richards

Fraternising with Foges: Gun of a son, Steven Richards

Four-times Bathurst 1000 winner Steven Richards hasn't rested on his laurels since retiring from full-time Supercars racing, as he explains in an in-depth discussion about his career with Mark Fogarty...

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Analysis: Gearing up for the Pirtek Enduro Cup

Analysis: Gearing up for the Pirtek Enduro Cup

The Pirtek Endurance Cup events will once again play a crucial role in deciding the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 takes a look at some of...

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Lowndes’ 600th race milestone: Best wins of his career

Lowndes’ 600th race milestone: Best wins of his career

Craig Lowndes will become the first driver in the history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/Virgin Australia Supercars Championship to compete in 600 races in the Sunday race of the...

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Jeff Grech: The rise of the Holden Racing Team

Jeff Grech: The rise of the Holden Racing Team

Jeff Grech has done it all. He's worked at or managed some of the greatest teams in the history of Australian touring cars, including the Holden Dealer Team, Perkins Engineering...

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Editor’s note: V8X Supercar Magazine #94

Editor’s note: V8X Supercar Magazine #94

October means
 only one thing 
for Australian motorsport fans... the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is on the horizon! So as we gear up for the 2016 edition of the Great Race...

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V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 on sale now

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 on sale now

The print and digital editions of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 (August/September 2016) are on sale now! V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 is your must-have guide to the 2016 Supercheap Auto...

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Father’s Day: V8X gift guide

Father’s Day: V8X gift guide

Father's Day is fast approaching! And V8X Supercar Magazine has you covered if you're looking for the perfect gift for a Supercars-loving father. V8X Supercar Magazine is offering the following special...

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Lost tracks of NSW: Oran Park Raceway

Lost tracks of NSW: Oran Park Raceway

In today's Oran Park Town, you can live in a street named after Peter Brock, Dick Johnson or Allan Moffat, or throw a frisbee in Wayne Gardner Reserve. This town...

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Lost tracks of NSW: Amaroo Park Raceway

Lost tracks of NSW: Amaroo Park Raceway

Amaroo Park was the brainchild of Sydney industrialist Oscar Glaser, who imagined an all-encompassing motorsport facility and, mooted grand prix circuit aside, realised those dreams. Over its history the facility would...

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Lost tracks of NSW: Warwick Farm Raceway

Lost tracks of NSW: Warwick Farm Raceway

Warwick Farm was the track that classed-up Australian motorsport. Its fast sweeping bends were loved by drivers and its location just 30km from the centre of Sydney and then-lavish spectator...

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Lost tracks of NSW: Catalina Park Raceway

Lost tracks of NSW: Catalina Park Raceway

Catalina Park, nestled in the heart of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, is unique amongst the lost tracks of New South Wales in that its 2.2km layout remains largely intact. V8X...

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Giveaway: Win signed Mark Winterbottom merchandise

Giveaway: Win signed Mark Winterbottom merchandise

V8X Supercar Magazine is giving you the chance to win Mark Winterbottom-signed merchandise thanks to our friends at Monroe Shock Absorbers. Make a purchase in V8X Supercar Magazine's online store in...

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In memoriam: The lost tracks of New South Wales

In memoriam: The lost tracks of New South Wales

The Sydney Olympic Park street circuit will join the ranks of lost New South Wales race tracks at the end of 2016, along with Catalina Park, Warwick Farm, Amaroo Park...

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Shootout: Top 10 iconic racing numbers

Shootout: Top 10 iconic racing numbers

Think iconic Australian touring-car numbers and some immediately come to mind: Peter Brock's #05, Dick Johnson's #17, Larry Perkins' #11 and, of course, the #1 for the reigning champion. V8X Supercar...

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AVESCO milestones: The decade that delivered

AVESCO milestones: The decade that delivered

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship has now dropped the V8 tag from its title, 20 years on from the time the V8 Supercars revolution had just begun. V8X Supercar Magazine looks...

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Pirtek Endurance Cup 2016: Co-drivers to watch

Pirtek Endurance Cup 2016: Co-drivers to watch

After the silliest of silly seasons, the endurance co-driver market has followed suit with a mix of youth and experience locked in for the Sandown, Bathurst and Gold Coast races. Headlining...

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Flashback: The V8 Supercars revolution

Flashback: The V8 Supercars revolution

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship has now dropped the V8 tag from its title, 20 years on from the time the V8 Supercars revolution had just begun. V8X Supercar Magazine looks...

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Team histories: Where did they come from?

Team histories: Where did they come from?

The movement of licenses amongst teams has become as vital to the silly season as driver changes; from the time the licensing system was introduced in 1999 to the 26...

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The supporting act: Greg Murphy in 1996

The supporting act: Greg Murphy in 1996

Greg Murphy was a bullish young Kiwi at the time Craig Lowndes was drafted into the #15 Holden Racing Team (HRT) entry in 1996. He had similar ambitions to Lowndes with...

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Perfect storm: Craig Lowndes’ dream rookie season of 1996

Perfect storm: Craig Lowndes’ dream rookie season of 1996

Craig Lowndes entered the 1996 Australian Touring Car Championship as a rookie that had rocked the establishment at Mount Panorama. He went on to clean sweep the 1996 season and...

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The challenger: Get to know rising star Garry Jacobson

The challenger: Get to know rising star Garry Jacobson

Shepparton-native Garry Jacobson has an impressive junior formula resume. But, after some leaner years following a Formula Ford accident in 2012, he is now capitalising on securing the best seat...

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Le future: Get to know rising star Jack Le Brocq

Le future: Get to know rising star Jack Le Brocq

Jack Le Brocq has found a new Dunlop Series home at championship-winning outfit Prodrive Racing Australia in 2016. After finishing third in last year's title race behind Cameron Waters and...

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Summer loving: The case for a change of season

Summer loving: The case for a change of season

There's a big stumbling block to the often-stated goal of a condensed Virgin Australia Supercars Championship calendar that can attract wider mainstream appeal. And it relates to how Supercars fits...

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Supercars schedule: The calendar conundrums

Supercars schedule: The calendar conundrums

As the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship grapples with attracting manufacturers and entrants into Gen2, the series must solidify its calendar of events at an important juncture for the sport. V8X Supercar...

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New horizons: Is GT3 the future for Supercars?

New horizons: Is GT3 the future for Supercars?

As the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship battles for manufacturer interest, the Australian GT Championship is reaping the benefits of increased brand interest. So are the two categories heading for a...

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Dr. Ryan Story: Self-confessed geek who saved DJR

Dr. Ryan Story: Self-confessed geek who saved DJR

There are very smart people in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship pitlane... and then there's Doctor Ryan Story. V8X Supercar Magazine's new recruit Mark Fogarty sat down with Story for an...

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Rogers column: Fighting on in the tough times

Rogers column: Fighting on in the tough times

Scott McLaughlin's decision to move to DJR Team Penske from 2017 is the latest blow to Garry Rogers Motorsport. The team will lose its star driver following on from the news...

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Evolution of a series: Where we’ve come from…

Evolution of a series: Where we’ve come from…

To understand where one is going, first take stock of where one has been. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #93 takes an in-depth look into the future of the Virgin Australia Supercars...

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Analysis: Has Supercars found the winning format?

Analysis: Has Supercars found the winning format?

The 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship opened with a record-breaking number of different winners and high praise for the racing quality produced by the new-look Super Sprint format. While there's been...

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Analysis: The uncertain road ahead for Supercars

Analysis: The uncertain road ahead for Supercars

Not since the demise of Group A has the future direction of Australia's premier motorsport category come under such scrutiny. So amongst so many mixed messages and debates, where is...

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Editor’s note: V8X Supercar Magazine #93

Editor’s note: V8X Supercar Magazine #93

May you live in interesting times... and we certainly are when it comes to the rebranded Virgin Australia Supercars Championship! The series is entering a critical phase, one of the most...

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V8X Supercar Magazine #93 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine #93 on sale now!

The print and digital editions of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #93 (June/July 2016) are on sale now! V8X Supercar Magazine issue #93 takes an in-depth look into the future of the...

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Frosty column: Pushing the limits

Frosty column: Pushing the limits

We often hear Supercars drivers talk about chasing a setup, but what does that actually entail? Reigning series champion Mark Winterbottom discusses the importance and challenges of car setup in his...

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Ford versus Holden: Where to from here?

Ford versus Holden: Where to from here?

The Falcon will race on in Supercars beyond the retirement of the nameplate off the production line, but for how much longer and what of the future of Ford versus...

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Top 10 non-Fords or Holdens: Best of the rest

Top 10 non-Fords or Holdens: Best of the rest

While paying tribute to the greatest Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores, V8X Supercar Magazine issue #92 also ranks the top 10 non-Fords or Holdens in the history of Australian touring...

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Top 10 Commodores: The General’s finest

Top 10 Commodores: The General’s finest

After debuting on track in 1980, the Commodore went on to enjoy success across the Group C, Group A and V8 Supercars eras. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #92, a special Ford...

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Top 10 Falcons: The Blue Oval’s finest

Top 10 Falcons: The Blue Oval’s finest

Amongst the long list of racing Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores, there are certain models that stand out from the crowd for their success on track and popularity off it. V8X...

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Dunlop Series: Main-game stars of tomorrow

Dunlop Series: Main-game stars of tomorrow

The Dunlop Development Series is undergoing a refresh in 2016, with the introduction of Car of the Future-generation cars and a new crop of youngsters. The likes of Cameron Waters, Scott...

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Red versus blue: How Holden won the war

Red versus blue: How Holden won the war

It may be one of Australia's greatest sporting rivalries but it now appears Ford versus Holden is falling in a lopsided mess. After all, in their exclusive battles in the V8...

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Manufacturer devotion: Ford or Holden loyalists

Manufacturer devotion: Ford or Holden loyalists

There's a perception that the drivers of yesteryear were more brand loyal than their counterparts of today. But the likes of Brock, Moffat, Johnson and co defected at one point or...

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Crossing the divide: Ford and Holden defectors

Crossing the divide: Ford and Holden defectors

We often associate certain drivers with a particular manufacturer – Brock with Holden, Johnson with Ford, Perkins with Holden, Moffat with Ford etc, etc. But in actual fact, most of the...

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V8 era: The technical battleground

V8 era: The technical battleground

The V8 era pitted the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore in head-to-head combat for two decades. What followed with the introduction of the locally-built V8 racers from the end of...

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Holden Commodore: Where it all began…

Holden Commodore: Where it all began…

The Commodore had big shoes to fill when it became Holden's flagship model in 1978, replacing the Kingswood on the road and the Torana on the race track. V8X Supercar Magazine...

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Ford Falcon: Where it all began...

Ford Falcon: Where it all began...

The Falcon may have won the last Armstrong 500 held at Phillip Island in 1962, but it wasn't until the V8-powered Falcon XR GT conquered Mount Panorama that the Falcon...

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Rogers column: Why V8s will stay for some time

Rogers column: Why V8s will stay for some time

Much was made of V8 Supercars' announcement that the series will be rebranded as the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, dropping the V8 tag. Yet V8 engines will remain on the grid...

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Lowndes column: The start of something big

Lowndes column: The start of something big

It's been a big year for Craig Lowndes in 2016, following on from his 100-win milestone, Bathurst victory and runners-up finish in the V8 Supercars championship last season. Lowndes moved clear...

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Holden Commodore: Bathurst and championship winners

Holden Commodore: Bathurst and championship winners

The Commodore had big shoes to fill when it became Holden's flagship model in 1978, replacing the Kingswood on the road and the Torana on the race track. But the Commodore...

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Ford Falcon: Bathurst and championship winners

Ford Falcon: Bathurst and championship winners

The Ford Falcon became an Australian icon as the Blue Oval's flagship sedan model. The popularity of the Falcon can be attributed to its success on the race track; notching up...

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Falcon & Commodore: A tribute to the icons of adversary

Falcon & Commodore: A tribute to the icons of adversary

All good things come to an end, sadly. And with retirement of the Ford Falcon looming, so too is the end of the road for the on-track battles between the...

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V8X Supercar Magazine issue #92 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #92 on sale now!

The print and digital editions of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #92 (April/May 2016) are on sale now! V8X Supercar Magazine issue #92 is a celebration of the Ford Falcon and Holden...

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Reed & Ashby: The Lansvale Smash Repairs boys

Reed & Ashby: The Lansvale Smash Repairs boys

The story of Steve Reed and Trevor Ashby is really a story of how motor racing used to be... a couple of mates with a smash repair business that allowed...

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Five-hundred wins: Holden’s milestone achievement

Five-hundred wins: Holden’s milestone achievement

Holden is the first manufacturer to claim 500 race wins in the Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars with Triple Eight Race Engineering's Shane van Gisbergen bringing up the milestone in...

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Bridesmaids: Best drivers never to win a title

Bridesmaids: Best drivers never to win a title

Mark Winterbottom finally broke through for a V8 Supercars championship win in 2015, avoiding the unwanted tag of one of the best drivers never to win a title. V8X Supercar Magazine...

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Confusion rules: Strangest sporting regulations

Confusion rules: Strangest sporting regulations

Formula 1's new-look elimination qualifying format lasted just one grand prix, dumped following its spectacular failure to entertain at the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. But as V8X Supercar Magazine...

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Beyond Sydney Olympic Park: Where to from here?

Beyond Sydney Olympic Park: Where to from here?

The V8 Supercars calendar looks set for dramatic changes in the coming years, following confirmation that the axe has fallen on the Sydney Olympic Park street circuit following this season's...

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Numbers game: Garry Rogers on being seen

Numbers game: Garry Rogers on being seen

V8 Supercars teams have had the chance to be creative with how they present their racing numbers in 2016. The V8 Supercars Commission allowed teams to choose their own fonts for...

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Battle for brands: GT3 versus V8 Supercars

Battle for brands: GT3 versus V8 Supercars

Although V8 Supercars is now promoting the Bathurst 12 Hour, can it entice manufacturers to race in the series in addition to their GT3 programs? V8X Supercar Magazine issue #91 takes...

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State of the union: Warburton on all things V8 Supercars

State of the union: Warburton on all things V8 Supercars

As V8 Supercars edges closer towards the Gen2 rules and revives its international expansion plans in its second year under the current television arrangements, V8X Supercar Magazine sat down with...

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Future proof: Triple Eight’s three-car fight back

Future proof: Triple Eight’s three-car fight back

Triple Eight and Jamie Whincup's run of championship wins came to an end in 2015, losing out to Prodrive Racing Australia's Mark Winterbottom. But in 2016, Triple Eight ups the stakes...

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Season preview: 2016 V8 Supercars team and driver line-up

Season preview: 2016 V8 Supercars team and driver line-up

The 2016 V8 Supercars season sees wholesale changes to the team and driver line-up throughout the grid. Every team has either expanded, contracted or features a new driver following one of...

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V8Race Experience: Win a six-lap gold pass V8 drive

V8Race Experience: Win a six-lap gold pass V8 drive

V8X Supercar Magazine and V8Race Experience are offering a six-lap gold pass V8 driving stint for one lucky digital subscriber. Simply subscribe to V8X Supercar Magazine's digital edition for only $29...

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New columnist: Lowndes joins V8X Supercar Magazine

New columnist: Lowndes joins V8X Supercar Magazine

V8 Supercars legend Craig Lowndes will write an exclusive column for V8X Supercar Magazine from next issue (on sale in newsagents from April 2016). Lowndes' new column will give race fans...

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V8X Supercar Magazine issue #91 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #91 on sale now!

The print and digital editions of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #91 (February/March 2016) are on sale now! V8X Supercar Magazine issue #91 is your complete guide to the 2016 V8 Supercars...

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OVO Mobile: Getting connected with V8 Supercars

OVO Mobile: Getting connected with V8 Supercars

As we gear up for the 2016 V8 Supercars season, get set to connect with the series like never before with OVO. OVO… what is OVO? It’s those three letters...

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2016 grid: Making sense of the silly season

2016 grid: Making sense of the silly season

It's rare for five race winners to switch between the most prominent V8 Supercars teams in one hit. But Shane van Gisbergen, Will Davison, David Reynolds, Fabian Coulthard and James...

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Pushing the limits: HRT’s ‘Petty Bar’ Commodore

Pushing the limits: HRT’s ‘Petty Bar’ Commodore

When 'spy' shots appeared in the press of the Holden Racing Team's Commodore racer, snapped during pre-season testing for the 1996 season, the design of its super stiff roll cage...

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Pushing the limits: Larko’s ‘single seater’ EF Falcon

Pushing the limits: Larko’s ‘single seater’ EF Falcon

When open-wheeler ace Mark Larkham announced he was going to have a crack at Australia's new breed of V8 touring cars in 1995, he figured he would have to come...

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Pushing the limits: Perkins’ Chev-beating Holden V8

Pushing the limits: Perkins’ Chev-beating Holden V8

The largest technical advances usually occur in the early years of any new racing category, when lots of grey areas exist in a fresh rulebook just waiting to be exploited. When...

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GRM & BJR: The succession plans

GRM & BJR: The succession plans

They are two of the most-loved V8 Supercars teams and both were born out of the driving careers of their owners. Now, both Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) and Brad Jones...

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Up in smoke: The rise and fall of tobacco sponsorship

Up in smoke: The rise and fall of tobacco sponsorship

Money makes the world go round. And V8 Supercars is no exception, with television revenue and sponsorship dollars the lifeblood for teams. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #90 takes a look at...

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Showdown: The greatest championship deciders

Showdown: The greatest championship deciders

Since the introduction of the multi-round season from 1969, we've witnessed a number of dramatic final-round championship deciders in the Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars. Some end in controversial collisions, others...

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Looking ahead: Why 2016 promises so much

Looking ahead: Why 2016 promises so much

The 2016 V8 Supercars season shapes as one of the most intriguing in recent times, as the new-look grid shuffles up the pack and new race formats spice up the...

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Get set for 2016: Castrol EDGE calendar in V8X #90

Get set for 2016: Castrol EDGE calendar in V8X #90

The print edition of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #90 is on sale now and includes the 2016 Castrol EDGE V8 Supercars calendar. Never miss a round of the 2016 V8 Supercars...

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Mike Raymond: Where it all began on the box…

Mike Raymond: Where it all began on the box…

Television coverage of Australian touring cars has come a long way over the decades. And it was thanks to pioneers like Mike Raymond who led the way for the revolutionary...

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TV analysis: How the media-rights deal delivered

TV analysis: How the media-rights deal delivered

The 2015 V8 Supercars season marked the beginning of the new-look media rights landscape.  V8X Supercar Magazine issue #90 looks at how the new world order in the broadcasting landscape looks...

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FPR to PRA: From paupers to kings

FPR to PRA: From paupers to kings

While Prodrive Racing Australia has become synonymous with winning, its predecessor Ford Performance Racing took time to establish itself in V8 Supercars. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #90 takes a look at...

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Clipsal 500 Adelaide

2-5 March

Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint 

7-9 April

WD-40 Phillip Island 500  21-23 April 

Perth Super Sprint  

5-7 May 

Winton Super Sprint 

19-21 May 

CrownBet Triple Crown Darwin

16-18 June

Watpac Townsville 400

7-9 July

Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint

28-30 July

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint

18-20 August

Wilson Security Sandown 500

15-17 September

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

5-8 October

Vodafone Gold Coast 600

20-22 October

ITM Auckland Super Sprint

3-5 November

Coates Hire Newcastle 500

24-26 November

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Jamie Whincup

2580

 2

 Fabian Coulthard

2563

 3

 Scott McLaughlin

2553

 4

 Chaz Mostert

2454

 5

 Shane van Gisbergen

2391

 6

 Craig Lowndes

1950

 7

 Mark Winterbottom

1872

 8

 Cameron Waters

1858

 9

 David Reynolds

1857

 10

 Garth Tander

1830

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