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SPLIT PRESTON HIRE LIVERY FOR SANDOWN

Preston Hire Sandown 500 livery - Photo: Supplied

Preston Hire Sandown 500 livery – Photo: Supplied

Preston Hire Racing have created a special “Old Vs New” livery ahead of this months Sandown 500 retro round.

The No.18 Holden Commodore to be raced by Lee Holdsworth and Karl Reinder at the opening round of the Pirtek Enduro Cup will feature a 50/50 livery that mixes it’s current yellow and black look with a tribute to title sponsor, Preston Hire’s, past.

That tribute will see one side of the car adorn a white and pink livery with the sponsor’s original branding Preston Erection, the name the company name was used from 1969 until 2001.

50/50 livery for the Team 18 Holden Commodore - Photo: Supplied

50/50 livery for the Team 18 Holden Commodore – Photo: Supplied

Team 18 owner Charlie Schwerkolt expects that the alternative livery will prove to be a standout amongst the other retro colour schemes.

“The retro car looks really fantastic. It shows the history from where all our partners came from but especially showing Preston Hire’s origins with the old fashioned Preston Erection livery,” said Schwerkolt.

“We put our heads together to come up with something different and I believe this is going to be a real stand out for this iconic event. Our team crew will look awesome in their retro jackets and hats, it should be a lot of fun.”

50/50 livery for the Team 18 Holden Commodore - Photo: Supplied

50/50 livery for the Team 18 Holden Commodore – Photo: Supplied

Lee Holdsworth, who currently sits 12th in the championship standings, is looking forward to endurance races.

“I’m so pumped to kick off the endurance season,” said Holdsworth.

“The Sandown 500 is one of my favourite events and the retro theme adds to the excitement, especially with our cool livery, which will be a big talking point.

“Karl and I were pretty quick in race trim last year so I’m looking forwards to challenge for a top result.”

50/50 livery for the Team 18 Holden Commodore - Photo: Supplied

50/50 livery for the Team 18 Holden Commodore – Photo: Supplied

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