Warrior theme for Heimgartner Darwin livery

09 Jun
Brad Jones Racing uncovers second Indigenous Round livery
  • BJR reveals Andre Heimgartner Darwin livery

  • #8 Camaro adopts warrior theme for Darwin

  • Heimgartner 11th in drivers' standings

Brad Jones Racing has revealed its second Indigenous Round livery, with Andre Heimgartner’s R&J Batteries Camaro adopting a warrior theme.

In Darwin, Heimgartner’s #8 BJR Chevrolet Camaro will carry the spirit of warriors and the strength of Aboriginal men carrying their culture through generations.

The #8 livery came to life courtesy of the Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) and their community groups, which combined to produce the artwork.

It is the second year BJR has collaborated with MAC to represent Wiradjuri country at the betr Darwin Triple Crown. The #8 reveal comes a day after BJR uncovered the new look for Jaxon Evans' #12 Camaro.

MAC aims to provide culturally appropriate services and to connect and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to become more confident, take control of all aspects of their life and create pathways to a better future.

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“The R&J Batteries car looks impressive in its Indigenous Round livery,” said Taupō winner Heimgartner, who claimed two Darwin podiums last year.

"The Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation does a terrific job within the Albury/Wodonga community and it’s awesome that we get to carry that representation in Darwin. Every year we’re able to learn through their artists and I’m humbled and proud to carry it into Darwin.”

MAC’s Carl Tunstall added: “When we were asked to continue this partnership for the 2024 Supercars Indigenous Round we were very happy to do so.

“We were able to see how beneficial it was to the men in our working groups who worked very hard to create these pieces of artwork and storytelling.


“For this piece the focus is on warriors. Warriors pass along Aboriginal culture between generations through stories, songs and dance. The symbol on the bonnet represents a meeting place for warriors.”

Heimgartner is 11th in the points heading to Darwin, with track action getting underway on Friday June 14.

#8 R&J Batteries Chevrolet Camaro artwork explained

Artist: Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation

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Symbolism of the ‘warrior’ can be seen throughout the livery, representing strong Aboriginal men who sacrifice themselves for the good of others.

These men are revered for their knowledge of culture, identity and customs and their willingness to pass it down through generations; keeping alive Aboriginal culture.

The artworks were produced with this year’s NAIDOC theme at the heart, ‘Keeping the fire burning - blak, loud and proud’.

Across the side of the car are the blue lines, symbolic of the life-giving Murray River which is of utmost geographical significance in the Albury/Wodonga region.

The artist has chose to include Badja Bayaderra, the long-neck turtle which is their own totem (Yorta Yorta) and can been seen on the boot lid of car #8.

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