DJR unveils new-look Indigenous livery

11 Jun
The Shell V-Power Racing Team will run a bold new Indigenous look in Darwin and Townsville
  • Dick Johnson Racing unveils stunning Darwin livery

  • DJR livery features striking new red look

  • Will Davison seventh, Anton De Pasquale eighth in points

The Shell V-Power Racing Team has unveiled its stunning new Indigenous livery for the Darwin and Townsville rounds, headlined by a striking new red look.

The new Dick Johnson Racing livery features the artwork of Zoe Raymond, a Perth-born, Queensland-raised, Yindjibarndi/Pinikura woman from Bunji Enterprises.

Raymond, who hails from the Pilbara region of Western Australia, has predominantly grown up within Gubbi Gubbi, Yuggera and Turrbal country in Queensland.

She also designed last year's Shell V-Power Racing Team look, which took out the fan-voted Supercars.com poll.

Raymond's experience in Aboriginal art spans 20 years, with her work seen across several sports team collaborations, products and commercial spaces.

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"I’m so excited to be back working with the Shell V-Power Racing Team," Raymond said.

"It was such a privilege last year to build those relationships and to be able to continue working on something so great is really exciting for me and somehow, I think we’ve been able to do something even bigger and better this year.

"As Australians there are a lot of things that bring us together and one of those is sport, particularly motorsport, so being able to bring Indigenous culture into these rounds, I think it gets conversations going, particularly during NAIDOC week and it helps us move forward together as a Nation. So, it’s a privilege to be able to do that.”

The vibrant and meaningful design honours and celebrates Australia's rich Indigenous culture, and aligns with the 2024 NAIDOC Theme, 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud'.

The special livery will debut at the betr Darwin Triple Crown and will remain on both Shell V-Power Mustangs for the NTI Townsville 500.

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“We’re incredibly proud to reveal our 2024 Indigenous Livery, which will feature on both of our Shell V-Power Mustangs," DJR CEO David Noble said.


"This marks the second consecutive year we have had the privilege of working with the talented Zoe Raymond from Bunji Enterprises, whose creativity and storytelling continues to educate and inspire us.

"Our team’s theme for 2024 is 'On the Hunt,' and to achieve that, we must keep our fire burning, symbolising an endless pursuit of excellence through resilience and perseverance.

"Our own storytelling is synonymous with the Indigenous people, honouring the legacy of those who have come before us. The 2024 NAIDOC Week theme 'Keep the Fire Burning' is a tribute to the rich culture and heritage of Indigenous Australia, representing our commitment to acknowledging and celebrating the diverse history of our nation.

"We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Zoe and Bunji Enterprises for collaborating with us on this project.”

Lachlan Pfeiffer, Chief Business Development and Sustainability Officer at Viva Energy, added: “The Indigenous Round continues to be a wonderful feature of the season, Zoe’s artwork looks fantastic, and we are delighted to continue to support this initiative at Viva Energy.

"NAIDOC Week’s theme of 'Keep the Fire Burning' is an especially relevant theme this year, and we continue to do so with our Indigenous engagement and employment opportunities across our national business, and aspart of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)."

Will Davison and Anton De Pasquale are seventh and eighth, and DJR fifth in teams' heading to the betr Darwin Triple Crown on June 14-16. Tickets for the event are on sale now. International viewers can follow all the action on Superview.

Shell V-Power Ford Mustang artwork explained

Artist: Zoe Raymond

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This year’s artwork features traditional motifs and contemporary elements, creating a visually captivating and culturally significant artwork.

The 2024 Shell V-Power Racing Team livery design incorporates two key elements. Some of these symbols are at the forefront and stand out strong. These are the achievements and milestones that everyone sees first and foremost. The symbols that are hiding in the background are representative of all the hard work that the Nation doesn’t see. Like our First Nations people, the Shell V-Power Racing Team showcases tenacity, hard work and determination to keep moving forward. That is the time when the fire burns even brighter; the determination to win keeps the team going. Just like the fire that keeps our people going.

There is a second design that adorns the side panels. The symbols represent the pitstops made throughout each race. The wavy lines symbolise the smoke that fills up the pit as the drivers speed off in determination with that burning desire to win. We will always be loud and proud, and so will the Shell V-Power Racing Team.

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