Flamboyant team boss Garry Rogers is pleased with the new look and believes the team is capable of making a splash this weekend at Sandown.
“I remember clearly Robbie Francevic invading our shores with the Volvo – it’s ironic that 30 years later we still have a Kiwi behind the wheel of a Volvo,” Rogers said, referring to Championship contender Scott McLaughlin.
“Robbie achieved some remarkable results with the Volvo in 1986 and as much as I am not a superstitious person I pray that the 1986 livery provides us with some success.”
While he admitted changing the car wasn’t a small exercise for the team, Rogers was glad they made it happen.
“To be honest, I was a little skeptical of the retro round and this was mainly due to the cost and interruption to our business,” Rogers said.
“But, as a result of the enthusiasm of our sponsor group – particularly John McMellan from Wilson and their contribution – I was convinced that it was a good idea, I am very pleased that they did convince me because the cars look great.
“The Wilson Security Sandown 500 is an iconic event in our championship and it’s a place that provides me with many fond memories having first raced there in my early model (FX Holden) in 1967 and several years later launching my EH Holden off the causeway and into the dam!”
Both Volvos sport the new livery, and if you look closely the drivers were able to squeeze into the retro driving suits of Garry Rogers (McLaughlin) and Allan Moffat (James Moffat).