Home' V8X Supercar Magazine : April May 2014 Issue 80 Contents COUpES VS SEdANS
I read with interest the V8X
article on V8 Supercars post-
2017 or earlier if Falcon and
Commodore sales continue to
slide (Beyond the Falcon and
While the argument by Dick
Johnson about having a “hero
car” like the Mustang or Camaro
makes sense, just look at the
sales of two-door coupes against
four-door sedans in the per-
If I was going to purchase a
performance vehicle, then a four-
door sedan would be my prefer-
ence because I can carry up to
five people in comfort instead of
having a two-door with a couple
squashed in to the back seat in a
In fact, my concern is that
some manufacturers will not
have a model that fits the cat-
egory, while I would be disap-
pointed to see four-door sedans
and two-door coupes racing in
the same category, as it would
create a lot of problems getting
the regulations equal across the
both body types.
I hope that I do not sound
too pessimistic but I have really
enjoyed my V8 Supercar racing
since the 1990s and, in par-
ticular 2013, as the Car of the
Future concept made for great
racing last year.
INGALL ROLLS ON
I would like to say that Russell
Ingall should have bowed out
gracefully of V8 Supercars
in 2013 as to me and many
others his time is up.
There is no doubt the bloke
can steer a car but he won’t
be competitive in a Lucas
Dumbrell Motorsport car.
He should have insisted that
an up and coming driver or at
least one of the out of contract
drivers take the seat in 2014.
It’s great to see such a big influx
of young and exciting drivers
coming into V8 Supercars last
season and into 2014.
We had Scott McLaughlin and
Chaz Mostert winning races in
their rookie seasons in 2013,
James Moffat, Fabian Coulthard
and David Reynolds came on
strong with their first wins and
Scott Pye showing promise in a
Now we have Nick Percat
finally getting his break in the
main game, Jack Perkins back
for another go and Tim Slade in
a factory team.
These lads are the future
of the series and are getting a
chance to shine in good teams
and equipment, which is great
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yOUR COMMENTs FROM FaCEbOOk
1. Tim Slade, Will Davison, Lee Holdsworth – 2. 2008 – 3. Paul Cruickshank Racing – 4. Holden, Ford, AMG Mercedes-Benz – 5. Glenn Seton, Craig Lowndes, David Besnard – 6.
False. Also drove for Garry Rogers Motorsport and Tasman Motorsport. – 7. Three (2012-2014) – 8 . True – 9. David Reynolds – 10. Rick Kelly, Holden Young Lions, Sandown, 2002
1. Name the three full-time drivers who have
raced for three different manufacturers in the V8
2. In which year did Brad Jones Racing switch from
Ford to Holden?
3. With which team did Jonathon Webb make his V8
Supercars debut with at the 2006 endurance events?
4. Name the manufacturers James Rosenberg Racing
has been aligned with in V8 Supercars.
5. Name the three drivers that formed Ford
Performance Racing’s driver line-up in its debut
season in 2003.
6. True or false: Andrew Jones has only driven for
family team Brad Jones Racing in V8 Supercars.
7. For how many seasons have Jason Bright and
Fabian Coulthard been teammates at Brad Jones
8. True or false: Kelly Racing has run four cars
throughout its time in V8 Supercars.
9. Which current full-time driver made his V8
Supercars debut with Paul Weel Racing and has
raced for both factory Holden and Ford teams.
10. Name the driver, team, track and year in the
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