Penrite Oil turns back the clock

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 12/09/2016
  • By Erebus Motorsport

Erebus Motorsport has stepped back in time, unveiling its 1960s inspired design for this weekend’s ‘Retro Round’, the Wilson Security Sandown 500.

Replacing the modern black and gold, David Reynolds and Craig Baird will sport a one-off design built around Penrite’s branding from the late 1950s through to early 1980s.

The duo will also carry the #90 on their Penrite Oil Commodore this weekend – as the Australian owned and made company celebrates its 90th anniversary.

Reynolds erebus retro bonnet 2016

“This retro livery is to celebrate Penrite’s 90 years of oil manufacturing in Australia,” Penrite Oil general manager of sales and marketing Toby Dymond said.

John and Margaret Dymond bought the company in 1979 and together with their nine children, Penrite Oil has grown to be a successful family owned and operated business.

“My dad was very passionate about oil and lubricant technology, he made it his life’s work to set about developing new industry leading standards,” he said.

“He always pushed us all to find better ways to do things; growing up and working in the automotive trade he learnt how things worked and always wanted them to perform at their best.

“We have grown significantly but still have not lost sight of our original goals, and that is to make the best possible quality product and right oil for any application.”

Erebus retro 2016

Today, Penrite continues to be 100 per cent Australian owned and managed, with manufacturing facilities in Victoria and Queensland.

David Reynolds is also excited to be able to take a look back through Penrite’s history this weekend.

“They have been around for a long time and it’s really cool to be able to celebrate their milestone with a one-off livery,” he said.

This weekend marks the 47th time Sandown Raceway has hosted the Australian Touring Cars/Supercars, and to celebrate teams are bringing back the 60s, 70s and 80s.

“I’m certain I was born in the wrong era, as this era would definitely be my favourite,” Reynolds said.

“I’m looking forward to sharing the car with Bairdo, we have been friends for a long time and he has also acted as a mentor to me. I’m excited about the whole weekend.”

This weekend’s events also kick starts the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

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