Bathurst-winning Holdens honoured in stamp collection

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 12/10/2021
  • By Charlie Bullis, Pics by Australia Post

Australia Post is honouring iconic Bathurst 1000 winning Holdens in a new set of special edition stamps.

The ‘Holden’s Final Roar’ collection features five stamps to celebrate 70 years of the manufacturer's success at Mount Panorama.

The first stamp features Peter Brock’s Holden LJ Torana XU-1, which the nine-time Bathurst winner steered to his first win in 1972.

The second special edition stamp depicts Larry Perkins' Castrol-backed Holden VP Commodore, which claimed pole before going on to win the Great Race in 1993.

Also featured is Craig Lowndes and Greg Murphy’s historic 1996 Holden VR Commodore.

Lowndes and Murphy led 129 of the 161 laps aboard the Holden in the 1996 Bathurst 1000, becoming the youngest winning driver combination in history.

Mark Skaife’s 2001 Holden VX Commodore, dubbed 'The Golden Child', is the penultimate piece of the set.

The chassis No. 45 won two championships, two Bathursts and two Adelaide 500s, to be one of the most successful Holdens of all time.

The collection concludes with Holden’s final factory-winning car at the mountain.

Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander’s won the 2020 Bathurst 1000 aboard a Triple Eight-built Holden ZB Commodore.

The stamps have been created by esteemed Holden designer Peter Hughes, with the issue available to purchase from October 7.

The full collection can be viewed on the Australia Post website.

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