Erebus Motorsport will honour the memory of Peter Brock with a special Brock ’76 retro livery on David Reynold’s Commodore at this weekend’s Sandown 500.
The Erebus Motorsport Penrite Commodore Reynolds will share with Luke Youlden will sport a red, white and blue colour scheme reminiscent of the livery on the Torana L34 which Peter Brock and brother Phil drove to victory in the Sandown enduro in 1976.
“Pete and Sandown just had something with each other and if he finished he won,” Phil Brock said at the unveiling of the livery. “That year we won by two laps and it really shocked a lot of people; it was pretty special.
“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.”
For Reynolds, the Sandown race is a chance to capitalise on what has been an impressive season so far. He is currently eighth in the points, the highest placed non-Triple Eight race Engineering Commodore driver.
“It’s great to be heading to Sandown in '70s fashion with the Team Brock car, branded Team Erebus,” Reynolds said.
“Peter certainly raised the bar, and hopefully we can replicate his success this weekend, although by two laps could be a bit of a stretch.
“It’s the best livery we’ve had, it’s really clean and simple and showcases the Australian made and owned theme for Penrite.”
The team will transform their entire presentation at Sandown, with the pit garage, race suits and crew uniform all reflecting the ‘70s retro theme of the event.