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BJR reveals local hero's special Indigenous livery

Supercars
12 Jun
Darwin local Bryce Fullwood will have a new-look Middy's Camaro for his home round
3 mins by James Pavey
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  • BJR reveals new look for local hero Bryce Fullwood

  • Fullwood is the only Darwin-born driver on the grid

  • #14 Camaro unveiled at company's Electrical Woolner branch

Darwin local Bryce Fullwood will have a new-look Brad Jones Racing Camaro for his home round in the Northern Territory.

The covers were taken off the Middy’s Electrical Chevrolet at the Middy’s Electrical Woolner branch on Thursday in front of fans, staff and Fullwood’s family.

The livery was hand-created by community programs within the Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation (MAC), which aims to provide culturally appropriate services and to connect and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The special livery depicts symbolism of family, community, and the local region, where Fullwood carved out his path to Supercars.

MAC has worked closely with BJR to create its 2024 Indigenous Round liveries, with Fullwood’s the last of the four to be unveiled.

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“Darwin is obviously a very special race for me, being my home event but combining it with Indigenous Round — there’s just a bit of extra meaning,” Fullwood said.

"The design holds so much sentiment for me, Middy’s and the team so I’m excited to be able to have this livery in Darwin. I’ll have a lot of my family there and the team’s from BJR and Middy’s are so family orientated that this livery is representative of all of that.

"It’s a proud moment for me to be able to carry this artwork from the Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation this year and I can’t wait to get racing.”

MAC’s Carl Tunstall said: “We were approached by BJR to collaborate on the Indigenous Round liveries for a second time and we jumped onboard having seen the benefits from last year.

“It’s given our working groups the opportunity to showcase their artwork skills and connect back to country and culture.

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“This artwork is centered around family and was designed by our men’s group. Family is hugely significant in Aboriginal culture. The hands across the livery also support family values whereby traditional methods, crafts and artworks are handed down from generation to generation.”

Nicholas Middendorp, Middy’s Electrical Director, added: “My cousin and Co-Director, Anton Middendorp, and I are absolutely thrilled with the #14 Middy’s Camaro livery. The design beautifully connects our family heritage with the stunning Bungambrawatha region.

“We think the Camaro looks phenomenal! A heartfelt thanks to Brad Jones and the team at Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) for their exceptional work on this project and their valuable contributions to the community. We’re equally excited to support Bryce in his home race with the #14 Middy’s Camaro.”

#14 Middy’s Electrical Camaro artwork explained

Artist: Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation

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Returning to the Top End for his home round, Bryce Fullwood finds himself surrounded by the support of family, the pervasive theme in the design.

Family is a core value for Middy’s, with them being Australia’s largest family-owned and operated independent electrical wholesaler. They have extended their family to include Fullwood, supporting him for well over a decade, from his humble beginnings in karting to his journey to Supercars racing.

Symbolism across the entire car is representative of the values that are important to keep communities tied closely together.

There is also a proud representation of the beautiful Bungambrawatha region with running blue lines depicting the Murray River.

The #14 Camaro also carries the NAIDOC week emblem, celebrating the theme ‘Keep the fire burning - black, loud and proud’.

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