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Shootout: Top 10 championship showdowns

Shootout: Top 10 championship showdowns

Ahead of the 2018 championship decider in Newcastle, reflect back on the great showdowns in the history of Australian touring cars in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #107.

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Newcastle 2017: The greatest finale

Newcastle 2017: The greatest finale

The inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500 produced the most dramatic championship-deciding showdown in the history of Australian touring cars. We reflect on that historic weekend in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #107.

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Analysis: Ranking the 2018 rookies

Analysis: Ranking the 2018 rookies

Five full-time rookies feature on the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship grid. We look at how they’ve fared this season in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #107.

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On sale now: ITM Auckland SuperSprint program

On sale now: ITM Auckland SuperSprint program

The 2018 ITM Auckland SuperSprint event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now!

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The year that was: 1973

The year that was: 1973

Australian touring cars united under the same technical regulations in 1973 in a season that saw the first head-to-head championship battle between Allan Moffat and Peter Brock, the first title success for the Falcon and the creation of the Bathurst 1000, as we profile in SupercarCarXtra Magazine issue #107.

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Kostecki Brothers Racing: Triple threat

Kostecki Brothers Racing: Triple threat

When Kostecki Brothers Racing arrived in Supercars three seasons ago, the limited fanfare was around the age of their young drivers. But with Triple Eight Race Engineering equipment, an expanded team, a talented engineering group and growing confidence amongst the drivers, it’s quite possible the team’s foray into the main...

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Analysis: Kiwis take flight

Analysis: Kiwis take flight

With two New Zealanders set to do battle for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship as we approach the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, we look at the reasons why Kiwis are dominating the Australian-based series in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #107.

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On sale now: Vodafone Gold Coast 600 program

On sale now: Vodafone Gold Coast 600 program

The 2018 Vodafone Gold Coast 600 event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now!

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Bright: Back in the driver’s seat

Bright: Back in the driver’s seat

After stepping down as a full-time driver at the end of last season, Jason Bright returns to drive a Supercar 20 years after he conquered Mount Panorama in 1998, as we profile in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #107.

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Poster: Lowndes, the Ford years

Poster: Lowndes, the Ford years

Craig Lowndes fans, grab a copy of Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #107 for the second in a three-part series of posters celebrating the career of the retiring Supercars great.

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Lowndes: The end of an era

Lowndes: The end of an era

Craig Lowndes’ full-time Supercars driving career comes to an end this season. It’s been a remarkable journey since he burst onto the scene as a championship-winning rookie. Supercar Xtra Magazine tells his story and celebrates his career in issue #107.

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Poster: Bathurst legends in issue #107

Poster: Bathurst legends in issue #107

SupercarXtra Magazine celebrates the greats of the Bathurst 500/1000 with the above poster in the print edition of issue #107.

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Flashback: Iconic moments of the Great Race

Flashback: Iconic moments of the Great Race

Mount Panorama Circuit was born 80 years ago and the Great Race 55 years ago. To celebrate the milestones, we look back at the iconic moments that helped create the legend of the Bathurst 1000 in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #107 and the 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 event program.

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Supercar Xtra Magazine #107 on sale now!

Supercar Xtra Magazine #107 on sale now!

The latest edition of Supercar Xtra Magazine, issue #107, is on sale now.

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On sale now: Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 program

On sale now: Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 program

The 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now!

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Back to the future: Two-door cars in Australian touring cars

Back to the future: Two-door cars in Australian touring cars

After two and a half decades of four-door sedans ruling Supercars, the category is returning to its roots with different body styles represented on the grid from 2019, as we analyse in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #106.

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Blue Oval: Will the Falcon take a farewell win?

Blue Oval: Will the Falcon take a farewell win?

The Ford Falcon enters its final endurance campaign looking to add to its storied history at Mount Panorama, Bathurst, and take a 17th drivers’ championship, as we profile in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #106.

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On sale now: RABBLE.club Sandown 500 program

On sale now: RABBLE.club Sandown 500 program

The 2018 RABBLE.club Sandown 500 event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now!

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PIRTEK Enduro Cup: Test of endurance

PIRTEK Enduro Cup: Test of endurance

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship goes into long-distance mode with the Pirtek Enduro Cup, which rewards the best-performing combination across the RABBLE.club Sandown, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Vodafone Gold Coast 600, with a preview in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #106.

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Pye: Third time lucky in Supercars

Pye: Third time lucky in Supercars

After starting out at Triple Eight Race Engineering and being pushed out for Scott McLaughlin at DJR Team Penske, Scott Pye joined Walkinshaw Andretti United at a time of crisis. And just 18 months later his fortunes and that of his new team have turned right around, as we examine...

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Poster: Lowndes, the Holden Racing Team years

Poster: Lowndes, the Holden Racing Team years

Craig Lowndes fans, grab a copy of Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #106 for the first in a three-part series of posters celebrating the career of the retiring Supercars great.

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Nissan: The return of the Kelly gang

Nissan: The return of the Kelly gang

Despite losing its factory status from Nissan at the end of 2018, Kelly Racing is fighting back with its best season yet running the Altima as Todd Kelly leads from outside the driver’s seat, as we examine in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #106.

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Fraternising with Foges: The joker in the pack

Fraternising with Foges: The joker in the pack

David Reynolds has emerged as genuine contender with Erebus Motorsport. One year one since his win in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Mark Fogarty sits down with the Supercars’ class clown on his progression with the Holden team in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #106.

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On sale now: OTR SuperSprint program

On sale now: OTR SuperSprint program

The 2018 OTR SuperSprint event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now!

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Track guide: Around The Bend Motorsport Park

Track guide: Around The Bend Motorsport Park

Tekno Autosports’ Jack Le Brocq was the first driver to win a race on The Bend Motorsport Park’s ‘International Circuit’, driving a Group A Ford Sierra in the Heritage Touring Car class. He talks us around a lap of The Bend Motorsport Park’s Supercars circuit in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #106.

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Editor’s note on #106: Ultimate test of endurance

Editor’s note on #106: Ultimate test of endurance

The onset of spring means its endurance time in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

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Supercar Xtra Magazine #106 on sale now!

Supercar Xtra Magazine #106 on sale now!

The latest edition of the new-look Supercar Xtra Magazine, issue #106, is on sale now in print and digital form.

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Shootout: Top 10 corners in Supercars

Shootout: Top 10 corners in Supercars

We rank the top 10 corners on the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship schedule in the shootout section of SupercarXtra Magazine issue #105.

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News: Brock cars to be auctioned at Bathurst

News: Brock cars to be auctioned at Bathurst

An extremely rare piece of motoring history is set to turn the clock back on a year that saw Australian car manufacturing close down.

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Analysis: The Bend is nigh

Analysis: The Bend is nigh

The Bend Motorsport Park will raise the bar for motorsport facilities in Australia when it hosts the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship for the first time on August 24 to 26, as we examine in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #105.

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On sale now: Red Rooster SuperNight 300 program

On sale now: Red Rooster SuperNight 300 program

The 2018 Red Rooster SuperNight 300 event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now!

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23 Red Racing: Seeing red in Supercars

23 Red Racing: Seeing red in Supercars

Phil Munday took over Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport and created 23 Red Racing, rolling the dice in Supercars with the experienced Will Davison and joining the Blue Oval brigade, as we profile in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #105.

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De Pasquale: Erebus’ rookie on the rise

De Pasquale: Erebus’ rookie on the rise

If the name is not eye catching enough then his results thus far should be. Anton De Pasquale was perhaps a surprise rookie selection at Erebus Motorsport this season, but he is already rewarding those who’ve placed faith in him as we exmaine in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #105.

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On sale now: Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint program

On sale now: Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint program

The 2018 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now! The Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint event program will be on sale at the event across the weekend and can also be found online. CLICK HERE to purchase the Coates Hire...

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Dunlop: The rubber soul in Supercars

Dunlop: The rubber soul in Supercars

Tyres are the only contact point between a Supercar and the circuit, so they are a vitally important ingredient to success. Dunlop has been the driving force of tyres in Supercars since 2002. Operations manager Kevin Fitzsimons explains the effort and philosophies behind the rubber in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #105.

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Tander & Golding: GRM’s master and apprentice

Tander & Golding: GRM’s master and apprentice

Garth Tander leads Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) in the second year of his second stint with the team, embracing the role of senior team leader and guide to James Golding.

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Fraternising with Foges: The Garry and Barry show

Fraternising with Foges: The Garry and Barry show

Father and son co-bosses Garry and Barry Rogers don’t take themselves too seriously, but they are very serious about being the custodians of the most enduring team in Australian motorsport, Garry Rogers Motorsport.  They chat with Mark Fogarty in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #105. 

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Lowndes column: Racing fire burns on

Lowndes column: Racing fire burns on

Craig Lowndes will retire from full-time driving in Supercars at the end of 2018.

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On sale now: Watpac Townsville 400 program

On sale now: Watpac Townsville 400 program

The 2018 Watpac Townsville 400 event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now! 

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Analysis: Coupe revolution coming to Supercars

Analysis: Coupe revolution coming to Supercars

The arrival of the Ford Mustang into Supercars sets a new template for other manufacturers looking to enter the category, with implications for Holden, a lesson in what could have been for Nissan and a saving grace for the V8 engine. 

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Pullout poster: FG X, the final Ford Falcon

Pullout poster: FG X, the final Ford Falcon

Ford fans, grab a copy of Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #105 for this pullout poster featuring the FG X, the final Ford Falcon. Ford entrants will replace their Falcons with the Mustang from 2019, bringing to an end the Falcon’s storied history in Australian touring cars. The commemorative poster features the 2015 championship-winning FG...

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Pony power: Mustang Supercars from 2019

Pony power: Mustang Supercars from 2019

The Ford Mustang will make its long-awaited debut as a Supercar in 2019, bringing Ford Australia back to Supercars alongside Ford Performance and giving DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing factory backing for the pony car’s arrival, as we examine in the cover story of Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #105. 

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Editor’s note on #105: Pony power in Supercars

Editor’s note on #105: Pony power in Supercars

The news that Ford Australia and Ford Performance is providing backing for the Mustang Supercar to be raced from 2019 is a huge win for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

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Supercar Xtra Magazine #105 on sale now!

Supercar Xtra Magazine #105 on sale now!

The latest edition of the new-look Supercar Xtra Magazine, issue #105, is on sale now in print and digital form.

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Shootout: Top 10 liveries of 2018

Shootout: Top 10 liveries of 2018

We rank the top 10 liveries on the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship grid in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #104. 

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Matt Stone Racing: Hazelwood’s double duty

Matt Stone Racing: Hazelwood’s double duty

Todd Hazelwood’s position is unique in combining his driving duties with being Matt Stone Racing’s (MSR) commercial manager. Essentially, he finds the budget with which he goes racing, as we discover in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #104.

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Sam Michael: From F1 to Supercars

Sam Michael: From F1 to Supercars

Sam Michael served his apprenticeship under Mark Larkham and spent 21 years in Formula 1. He now offers mentoring to Triple Eight Race Engineering’s engineering group, as we discover with an exclusive interview in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #104. 

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The year that was: 1985

The year that was: 1985

Australian touring cars re-invented itself in 1985, adopting the international Group A regulations, and the BMW 635CSi and Jaguar XJ-S dominating the championship and Bathurst 1000 respectively. 

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Iconic cars: Ford BA Falcon

Iconic cars: Ford BA Falcon

Holden ruled V8 Supercars from 1999 to 2002 with four straight championship and Bathurst doubles. Then along came new regulations – and Ford’s BA Falcon – to level the playing field, as we profile in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #104. 

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Group C: The greatest era of Australian touring cars

Group C: The greatest era of Australian touring cars

Forty-five years ago, Australian touring cars unified under the Group C regulations. Group C merged the Series Production and Improved Production rulebooks into one, meaning that for the first time the same regulations would apply to the Australian Touring Car Championship and Bathurst 1000. Cars sold in the local marketplace replaced the...

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Stanaway: The latest Kiwi in Supercars

Stanaway: The latest Kiwi in Supercars

While Fabian Coulthard, Shane van Gisbergen and Scott McLaughlin were creating history with the first all-New Zealand podium in the history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars at Winton, the latest Kiwi off the production line on the other side of the Tasman, Richie Stanaway, scored a breakthrough top-10 finish...

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On sale now: Winton SuperSprint program

On sale now: Winton SuperSprint program

The 2018 Winton SuperSprint event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now! 

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Matt Stone Racing: Stepping up into the main game

Matt Stone Racing: Stepping up into the main game

Reigning Dunlop Super2 Series champion Matt Stone Racing graduated into the main game in 2018, bringing the Stone family back into Supercars, as we profile in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #104.

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Fraternising with Foges: Jack attack!

Fraternising with Foges: Jack attack!

Jack Le Brocq entered Supercars on a full-time basis with high expectations that he was the rookie to restore Tekno Autosports as giant-killer. He chats with Mark Fogarty about his rise to the main game, racing for four different manufacturers over the last four years and working with Tekno Autosports...

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Column: The battle for a few tenths in Supercars

Column: The battle for a few tenths in Supercars

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is one of the most competitive motorsport categories in the world, which makes it such an exciting challenge for teams and drivers as Mark Winterbottom explains in his column in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #104.

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Heimgartner: Nissan Motorsport’s comeback kid

Heimgartner: Nissan Motorsport’s comeback kid

Seemingly consigned to the Supercars scrapheap after 2016, Andre Heimgartner has made a remarkable return to the main game – in a factory team no less – for 2018. We spoke to the young charger about how he turned his fortunes around in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #104.

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On sale now: Perth SuperSprint program

On sale now: Perth SuperSprint program

The 2018 Perth SuperSprint event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now! The Perth SuperSprint event program will be on sale at the event at Barbagallo Raceway and can also be found online. CLICK HERE to purchase the Perth SuperSprint event program digital edition. The...

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Column: Lowndes on the new Commodore

Column: Lowndes on the new Commodore

Craig Lowndes has made a strong start to the 2018 season racing the new Holden ZB Commodore, detailing his feelings of the new-generation car in his column in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #104. CLICK HERE for more information on issue #104. “The new car suits my driving style, which gives us great encouragement moving into...

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New Commodore: Under the skin of the ZB

New Commodore: Under the skin of the ZB

The Holden ZB Commodore has made a flying start as a Supercar. We go in-depth with Triple Eight Race Engineering to track the development of the new-generation Commodore in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #104.

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Pullout poster: DJR Team Penske 2018

Pullout poster: DJR Team Penske 2018

DJR Team Penske fans, grab a copy of Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #104 for this pullout poster featuring Scott McLaughlin, Fabian Coulthard and Dick Johnson.

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Supercar Xtra Magazine #104 on sale now!

Supercar Xtra Magazine #104 on sale now!

The first edition of the new-look Supercar Xtra Magazine, issue #104, is on sale now in print and digital form. Issue #104 features the new Holden ZB Commodore on the cover and is the first edition to be included within programs for Virgin Australia Supercars Championship events. These changes have prompted a...

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Analysis: A seismic shift in Supercars

Analysis: A seismic shift in Supercars

Two weeks ago, Holden was still committed to replacing its five-litre V8 with a new twin-turbo V6 powerplant and Ford runners looked set to continue running a Falcon that’s no longer sold in the marketplace. A change of heart from both Holden and Ford has resulted in a seismic shift for...

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On sale now: WD-40 Phillip Island 500 program

On sale now: WD-40 Phillip Island 500 program

The 2018 WD-40 Phillip Island 500 event program, produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now! The WD-40 Phillip Island 500 event program will be on sale at the event at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and can also be found online. CLICK HERE to purchase...

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Analysis: Go-karting to race fitness

Analysis: Go-karting to race fitness

With limitations on testing, Supercars drivers are increasingly going back to their go-karting roots to keep race fit, as we analyse in issue #103. Issue #103 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and...

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On sale now: Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint program

On sale now: Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint program

The 2018 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint event program, the first produced by Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine (formerly V8X Supercar Magazine), is on sale now! The Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint event program is on sale at Symmons Plains Raceway and can also be found online. CLICK HERE to purchase the Tyrepower...

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News: Our new masthead and expanded portfolio

News: Our new masthead and expanded portfolio

After 18 years and 103 issues, V8X Supercar Magazine will have a new name starting next issue. From issue #104 your favourite publication will be known as Supercar Xtra Magazine. This will bring the magazine into line with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship to reflect the opening up of the category...

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Shootout: Top 10 quirkiest touring cars

Shootout: Top 10 quirkiest touring cars

V8X Supercar Magazine celebrates the strange creations from a variety of different manufacturers by ranking the top 10 quirkiest racers in Australian touring cars in issue #103. Issue #103 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play)...

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Analysis: No support but more Fords on the grid

Analysis: No support but more Fords on the grid

Ford has the highest number of Falcons on the Supercars grid in the Car of the Future era with race-winning DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing FG Xs handed down to customer teams, despite the lack of factory support and retirement of the Falcon road-car model, as analysed in V8X...

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Column: Winterbottom on racing more in 2018

Column: Winterbottom on racing more in 2018

The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship schedule is the biggest in the history of the category with the addition of the Coates Hire Melbourne 400 at the Australian Grand Prix and The Bend Motorsport Park. Mark Winterbottom discusses the schedule and new events for this season in his column in V8X...

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Flashback: The great non-V8 Supercars

Flashback: The great non-V8 Supercars

A non-V8 engine will appear in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in 2018 for the first time in over two decades. And while we often associate the V8 engine with the series we knew as V8 Supercars until recently, other engines have been raced with great success in Australia, as...

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Column: Garry Rogers on James Golding

Column: Garry Rogers on James Golding

James ‘Bieber’ Golding is the latest youngster to get his break in Supercars at Garry Rogers Motorsport. Team boss Garry Rogers writes about his latest protégé in his column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #103. Issue #103 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app...

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Fraternising with Foges: Whincup, aiming for eight

Fraternising with Foges: Whincup, aiming for eight

Fresh from winning his seventh title in 2017, Supercars king Jamie Whincup opens up like never before about his most dramatic championship triumph and his surprising plans for the future to Mark Fogarty in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #103. Issue #103 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in...

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Available now! 2018 calendar fridge magnet

Available now! 2018 calendar fridge magnet

Our popular Virgin Australia Supercars Championship calendar fridge magnets are back for 2018! Subscribers to the rebranded Supercar Xtra Magazine will receive the fridge magnet with their copy of issue #104. If you aren’t a subscriber, sign up before the 31st of May to receive a magnet (while stocks last). The magnet will...

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Flashbacks: Decade-on anniversaries

Flashbacks: Decade-on anniversaries

As we settle into the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season, we take a look back at the key decade-on anniversaries in Australian touring cars in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #103. Issue #103 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the...

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Analysis: Generation change in Supercars in 2018

Analysis: Generation change in Supercars in 2018

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship grid has had an injection of new blood with one of the biggest generation changes underway in 2018, as we examine in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #103. Issue #103 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in...

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New season: Changes and entry list for 2018

New season: Changes and entry list for 2018

The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season gets underway with the Adelaide 500 this weekend. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #103 is your must-have guide to the new season with extensive team, driver and event profiles in addition to features and columns looking ahead to 2018. Issue #103 is on sale now in...

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Adelaide 500: Iconic moments from two decades

Adelaide 500: Iconic moments from two decades

To celebrate 20 years of the Adelaide 500, we look back at 20 iconic moments from the event on the streets of the capital of South Australia in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #103. Issue #103 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the...

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Twenty-years on: Sensational Adelaide 500

Twenty-years on: Sensational Adelaide 500

The Adelaide 500 turns 20 in 2018. The street-circuit event in the South Australian capital set a new standard for Supercars and established a template for marquee events that’s been repeated across the championship, as we examine in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #103. Issue #103 is on sale now in stores...

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Editor’s note on #103: Continuing on where we left off

Editor’s note on #103: Continuing on where we left off

The 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship decider will go down as the most dramatic in championship history. The battle between Triple Eight Race Engineering and DJR Team Penske went down to the final lap of the final race of the season in Newcastle. Triple Eight’s Jamie Whincup took the drivers’ championship, while...

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V8X Supercar Magazine #103 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine #103 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #103 is on sale now. Issue #103 is your must-have guide to the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship with extensive team and driver profiles, event guides and more. Included in the print edition of issue #103 is a two-sided pullout poster featuring Craig Lowndes’ 1999 Adelaide 500 win and...

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On sale now: Whincup seven-time champion poster

On sale now: Whincup seven-time champion poster

Jamie Whincup’s seventh Supercars championship win in 2017 was his hardest fought. The title battle went down to the wire when DJR Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin was penalised for his attempt to hold the 11th place he needed to secure the championship, while Whincup took maximum points. Whincup may have only won...

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Column: Winterbottom promises to fight on

Column: Winterbottom promises to fight on

Mark Winterbottom endured a winless season in 2017, though a pole position at the season-ending Newcastle 500 showed he still has the pace to compete at the front of the grid as he details in his column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in stores...

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Column: Rogers on the state of Supercars

Column: Rogers on the state of Supercars

Team owner Garry Rogers gives his assessment of the state of Supercars with the transition of leadership from James Warburton to acting CEO Shane Howard to the incoming Sean Seamer in his column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition...

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Analysis: Bathurst as the grand finale?

Analysis: Bathurst as the grand finale?

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is often referred to as Supercars’ own ‘grand final’. But what if it actually was and ended the Supercars championship season? We debate that prospect in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the...

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Column: Lowndes on his passion for Mount Panorama

Column: Lowndes on his passion for Mount Panorama

Craig Lowndes has won the Bathurst 1000 six times and the Bathurst 12 Hour three times. He describes his passion for Mount Panorama in his latest column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app...

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Book extract: Twist to Brock ‘Energy Polarizer’ fiasco

Book extract: Twist to Brock ‘Energy Polarizer’ fiasco

Thirty years ago, Peter Brock and Holden split in controversial circumstances following Brock’s claims around the ‘Energy Polarizer’. Kings of the Mountain. Inside Stories of the Legends of Bathurst by Gordon Lomas sheds new light on the saga with insight from Phil Brock with an exclusive chapter extract in V8X...

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Miss Supercars: Meet Sophie Budack

Miss Supercars: Meet Sophie Budack

The 2017 Miss Supercars Sports Model Search wass an official support event of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, which crowned Darwin’s Sophie Budack as the newest Miss Supercars, as we feature in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in stores...

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Motorsport legends: Sensational Sierra

Motorsport legends: Sensational Sierra

It’s 30 years since the Ford Sierra hit Australian touring cars by storm. Dick Johnson reflects back on the turbocharged weapon that turned his Dick Johnson Racing team into a dominator in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in...

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Shootout: Ranking the top 10 legendary team owners

Shootout: Ranking the top 10 legendary team owners

The likes of Harry Firth, Roland Dane, Tom Walkinshaw, Fred Gibson, Larry Perkins, Dick Johnson and more changed the face of Australian touring cars with their pioneering stints as team owners. V8X Supercar Magazine ranks the top 10 legendary team owners of Australian touring cars in the 'Shootout' section of issue...

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News: V8X publishers to produce Supercars programs from 2018

News: V8X publishers to produce Supercars programs from 2018

Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of V8X Supercar Magazine, is proud to announce a new partnership with Supercars to produce the official programs for the Supercars-promoted rounds of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The multi-year agreement will see the respected team that produces Australia’s leading specialist Supercars publication, V8X Supercar Magazine, provide...

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Fraternising with Foges: Rod Nash, the quiet achiever

Fraternising with Foges: Rod Nash, the quiet achiever

Newly-elected Supercars board member Rod Nash comes out of the shadows in a revealing discussion with Mark Fogarty about team ownership, the development of Tickford as a racing and automotive brand, the future of Ford in the series and the V8 debate in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is...

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Power on par: Engine parity in Supercars

Power on par: Engine parity in Supercars

How will Supercars manage engine parity when twin-turbo V6s go up against V8 engines from 2018? We quizzed key figures in pitlane to find out in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the...

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New dawn: Walkinshaw Andretti United

New dawn: Walkinshaw Andretti United

The American influence in Supercars increases in 2018 with Andretti Autosport and United Autosports buying into Walkinshaw Racing to create Walkinshaw Andretti United, a team Ryan Walkinshaw and his new partners will be hoping can follow in the footsteps of DJR Team Penske, as we examine in V8X Supercar Magazine...

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Analysis: Expanding horizons for Supercars in 2018

Analysis: Expanding horizons for Supercars in 2018

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship expands to 16 events in 2018 with the addition of The Bend Motorsport Park and Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, while Sydney Motorsport Park goes under lights for a ‘SuperNight’ spectacular. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102 gets you set for the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship...

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Analysis: New Year's resolutions for Supercars

Analysis: New Year's resolutions for Supercars

Supercars enters 2018 under new leadership and with a desperate need to steady the ship and settle on a future direction, as we analyse in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and...

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Castrol EDGE calendar: 2018 Supercars schedule poster in issue #102

Castrol EDGE calendar: 2018 Supercars schedule poster in issue #102

The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season is fast approaching, so lock in the dates for the new year with a Castrol EDGE Supercars schedule poster in the print edition of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X...

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Erebus Motorsport: Conquering Mount Panorama

Erebus Motorsport: Conquering Mount Panorama

Erebus Motorsport won the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and was often the next-best Holden team behind Red Bull Holden Racing Team in 2017. It’s an impressive feat for one of the smallest teams in Supercars, as we examine in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in...

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Caltex calendar: 2018 wall calendar in issue #102

Caltex calendar: 2018 wall calendar in issue #102

Get set for 2018 with an eight-page Caltex pullout wall calendar in the print edition of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102. Issue #102 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from V8X Supercar Magazine

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from V8X Supercar Magazine

V8X Supercar Magazine wishes you a very merry Christmas, a safe and happy New Year and special thank you for all your support in 2017. It was an incredible season of Supercars racing with a new generation rising to the fore, the Bathurst 1000 being won by one of the smallest...

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Blue bloods: The new generation of Ford stars

Blue bloods: The new generation of Ford stars

Holdens outnumbered Fords 16 to six on the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship grid, but that hasn’t stopped Blue Oval fans from having plenty to cheer about: Scott McLaughlin leading the way in his first season with DJR Team Penske, Chaz Mostert back to winning ways, Cameron Waters and Richie...

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Editor’s note on #102: New breed of blue bloods

Editor’s note on #102: New breed of blue bloods

The Ford teams will race on with the FG X Falcon next season off the back of a 2017 when their young chargers really made a name for themselves.  Scott McLaughlin led the charge with a record-breaking season of stunning qualifying performances with DJR Team Penske.  Over at Prodrive Racing Australia, Chaz...

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V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102 is on sale now in print and digital form. Issue #102 features Ford’s new-generation stars on the cover – Scott McLaughlin, Chaz Mostert, Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway – who delivered the Blue Oval its first teams’ and manufacturers’ championships since 2008 and 2009 respectively and form...

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Shootout: Top 10 driver-signature road cars

Shootout: Top 10 driver-signature road cars

There was once a time when the close relationship between manufacturers and motorsport produced a number of driver-signature road cars. We rank the top 10 driver-signature road cars in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #101. Issue #101 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X...

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Flashback: Super Touring manufacturers

Flashback: Super Touring manufacturers

Supercars is desperately seeking manufacturers to enter its series under the Gen2 regulations. The irony is that 20 years ago, multiple manufacturers raced at Mount Panorama in the Super Touring Bathurst 1000s, having been shut out of V8 Supercars. We take a look back at the rise and fall of...

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Analysis: Where to for Nissan Motorsport?

Analysis: Where to for Nissan Motorsport?

Nissan had the biggest factory-backed presence in Supercars in 2017, but that isn’t translating into results as head office weighs up its future in the category. We examine where to now for Nissan Motorsport in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #101. Issue #101 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available...

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Competition winner: Winterbottom’s Bathurst-winning helmet

Competition winner: Winterbottom’s Bathurst-winning helmet

V8X Supercar Magazine is proud to announce the winner of the giveaway for Mark Winterbottom's 2013 Bathurst 1000-winning signed helmet. New and current subscribers went into the draw to win the main prize of the helmet in addition to monthly prozes, thanks to Monroe Shock Absorbers and V8Race. The winner of the...

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Team 18: Punching above their weight

Team 18: Punching above their weight

In an era of super teams in Supercars, there is still room for privateer customer outfits that punch above their weight. Charlie Schwerkolt’s Team 18 and driver Lee Holdsworth are certainly doing that as we examine in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #101. Issue #101 is on sale now in stores with...

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V8X shopping: Christmas gift guide

V8X shopping: Christmas gift guide

Christmas is fast approaching! And V8X Supercar Magazine has you covered if you're looking for the perfect gift for your Supercars-loving loved ones. You'll find the following in the V8X Supercar Magazine online store: GIFT CERTIFICATE SUBSCRIPTIONS Give the gift that keeps on giving! Certificate subscriptions are available with 12- or 24-month options for Australian, New Zealand...

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Simona de Silvestro: Unlocking speed in Supercars

Simona de Silvestro: Unlocking speed in Supercars

This time last year Swiss superstar Simona de Silvestro completed her second wildcard appearance at the Bathurst 1000 and was preparing for her full-time stint in Supercars. One year on, we touch base with the 29-year-old to discuss her full-time rookie season in the category in V8X Supercar Magazine issue...

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Frosty column: Taking it to the streets of Newcastle

Frosty column: Taking it to the streets of Newcastle

The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will be one of the marquee events on the Supercars schedule, according to Mark Winterbottom. The Prodrive Racing Australia driver gives his thoughts on the new street circuit in his column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #101. Issue #101 is on sale now in stores with...

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Event preview: Welcome to the Newcastle 500

Event preview: Welcome to the Newcastle 500

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship has found a new home for its season finale, in New South Wales’ second biggest town in Newcastle. And the new street circuit along the coastline promises to be one of the most spectacular events on the Supercars schedule, as we preview in V8X Supercar...

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Lowndes column: Returning from racing overseas

Lowndes column: Returning from racing overseas

Twenty years ago, Craig Lowndes ventured to Europe to race in European Formula 3000, then the feeder category to Formula 1. Lowndes reflects on his season racing overseas and return to V8 Supercars in his column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #101. Issue #101 is on sale now in stores with...

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Greg Murphy: Once was a warrior

Greg Murphy: Once was a warrior

Twenty years ago, Greg Murphy got his full-time break in the Australian Touring Car Championship following Craig Lowndes' departure to Europe. It was the start of a glittering, sometimes controversial but always interesting career that intensified the generational change and the connection between talented Kiwis and our sport, as we...

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Rogers column: Moving on with new engines

Rogers column: Moving on with new engines

Supercars will get its first taste of the Gen2 era when Triple Eight Race Engineering debuts Holden's twin-turbo V6 engine in selected wildcard entries in 2018. And fellow Holden entrant Garry Rogers argues it's time for the category and its fans to embrace new engines in his column in V8X...

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Pullout poster: Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

Pullout poster: Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

It's 25 years since the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R last graced Australian touring cars by completing a dominant season in 1992. Nissan's mighty Skyline R32 GT-R featured a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine with a four-wheel drive/steer system that proved near unbeatable. It debuted in the late stages of the 1990 season and helped...

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Under the skin: Holden’s new Commodore

Under the skin: Holden’s new Commodore

The new-generation imported Commodore represents a seismic change in Supercars as the first Gen2-spec racer in the series complete with a non-V8 turbocharged engine. We take a look under the skin of Holden's new Supercar in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #101. Issue #101 is on sale now in stores with the...

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New Zealand rulers: Kiwis take flight

New Zealand rulers: Kiwis take flight

Is there something in the water in New Zealand? For a country with a population well south of five million there's no shortage of motorsport talent, as the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is witnessing in 2017. We spoke to Kiwi Supercars legend Greg Murphy and MotorSport New Zealand CEO Brian...

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Anniversary special: Moffat’s magnificent 1977

Anniversary special: Moffat’s magnificent 1977

For many Australian touring-car devotees who view the world through a blue tint, 1977 might just be the most sacred year of all in Australian motorsport. With the 40th-anniversary celebrations of Allan Moffat's magnificent season, we took the opportunity to pin the racing legend down for a chat for the...

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Editor’s note on #101: Fantastic Fords

Editor’s note on #101: Fantastic Fords

There may only be two Ford teams on the Supercars grid, no factory backing from Ford Australia and no FG X Falcon sold in showrooms yet the Blue Oval is having a standout season thanks to DJR Team Penske, ably supported by Prodrive Racing Australia. In fact, years ending with a...

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V8X Supercar Magazine issue #101 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #101 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #101 print and digital editions are on sale now! Issue #101 celebrates the 40th anniversary of Moffat Ford Dealers' iconic one-two formation finish at the 1977 Bathurst 1000 with an exclusive interview with Allan Moffat. Also, there's a preview of the inaugural Newcastle 500, a look at...

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Monthly winners: Monroe Mark Winterbottom competition

Monthly winners: Monroe Mark Winterbottom competition

V8X Supercar Magazine is giving away the 2013 Bathurst 1000-winning version of Mark Winterbottom's signed helmet. Simply subscribe or renew to V8X Supercar Magazine before November 30, 2017, to go into the running. The winner will be announced on our social media channels on December 1. CLICK HERE for the competition's terms and...

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Analysis: The Ford Mustang muddle

Analysis: The Ford Mustang muddle

The Falcon hasn't been part of the Australian marketplace since Ford ended production in October 2016, but the FG X Supercar will race on until the end of 2018 at the least off the back of winning the Blue Oval's first manufacturers' championship since 2009. Will it be replaced by...

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Analysis: Supercars’ relevance to manufacturers

Analysis: Supercars’ relevance to manufacturers

The three models of cars being raced in Supercars – the Holden VF Commodore, Ford FG X Falcon and Nissan Altima – are no longer manufactured and/or sold in showrooms in Australia. Holden has closed its manufacturing plant in Australia, moving from the locally-produced VF Commodore to the imported ZB Commodore...

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Event preview: 2017 Vodafone Gold Coast 600

Event preview: 2017 Vodafone Gold Coast 600

The Pirtek Endurance Cup will be awarded on the Gold Coast as the long-distance events wrap up on the high-speed and concrete-lined streets of Surfers Paradise. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 and Pirtek Endurance Cup, including event previews, team profiles, driver...

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On sale now: 2017 Bathurst 1000 winners’ poster

On sale now: 2017 Bathurst 1000 winners’ poster

Celebrate Erebus Motorsport's David Reynolds and Luke Youlden win in the 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with this commemorative poster. The poster is uncreased, unfolded, unstapled and printed on high-quality photographic stock, delivered in protective mailing tube. CLICK HERE to order the 2017 Bathurst 1000 winners' poster. The 2017 Bathurst 1000 winners' poster...

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Rulers: How the V8 engine came to dominate

Rulers: How the V8 engine came to dominate

V8 engines are at the heart of Australian touring cars, giving name to our premier motorsport category and this publication. With Supercars set to move away from the V8, we look back at how the engine configuration came to rule in Australia in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100. Issue #100 is...

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Issue #100: Celebrating V8X’s century

Issue #100: Celebrating V8X’s century

"Nothing but V8 Supercar!" – that was the title tag that featured on the first edition of V8X Supercar Magazine and it remains true 99 issues down the track. V8X Supercar Magazine is still the only publication covering Supercars exclusively, as we have done since that first edition. We first hit...

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Column: Frosty on the next generation

Column: Frosty on the next generation

Mark Winterbottom has a first-hand view of the rise of the next generation of Supercars with the likes of Chaz Mostert, Cameron Waters, Richie Stanaway and Garry Jacobson emerging from his Prodrive Racing Australia team. Winterbottom discusses the arrival of the next generation in Supercars in his latest column in V8X...

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Column: Lowndes on racing on into Gen2

Column: Lowndes on racing on into Gen2

Craig Lowndes is the most experienced driver in the Supercars field and will race on into the next era of the sport, explaining his reasons why he's signed with Triple Eight for a further two seasons in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100. Issue #100 is on sale now in stores with...

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Analysis: Will 'Big Bash' Supercars succeed?

Analysis: Will 'Big Bash' Supercars succeed?

Australian sporting codes are busily creating shortened versions of their games to replicate the success of cricket's Big Bash League, including the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. V8X Supercar Magazine explores whether the a 'Big Bash'-style event under lights at Sydney Motorsport Park will work in issue #100. Issue #100 is on sale...

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Event preview: 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

Event preview: 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

The big one! The Bathurst 1000 remains the biggest event on the Supercars schedule; the race all teams and drivers want to win above all the rest. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Pirtek Endurance Cup, including event previews, team profiles...

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Rogers column: On an upward trajectory

Rogers column: On an upward trajectory

Garry Rogers Motorsport heads back to Mount Panorama with Holden Commodores and Garth Tander, two ingredients to the team's only Bathurst 1000 win back in 2000. And team is confident following a number of close calls at Mount Panorama in recent years and a double top 10 at the Sandown...

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Shootout: Ranking the top 10 endurance masters

Shootout: Ranking the top 10 endurance masters

Brock, Johnson, Moffat, Richards, Perkins and more... these drivers became legends through their heroics in endurance races, particularly the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama Circuit. V8X Supercar Magazine ranks the top 10 endurance masters of Australian touring cars in the 'Shootout' section of issue #100. Issue #100 is your must-have guide to...

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Analysis: Doubling up at Bathurst

Analysis: Doubling up at Bathurst

Supercars looks set to commit to a second championship round in Bathurst at the proposed Velocity Park facility adjacent to Mount Panorama, as we explore in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100. Issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Pirtek Endurance Cup, including event previews, team profiles, driver line-up, records, statistics...

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Flashback! Decade-on endurance anniversaries

Flashback! Decade-on endurance anniversaries

In the midst of the 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup, we take a look back at the key decade-on anniversaries from the long-distance races over the years in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100. Issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Pirtek Endurance Cup, including event previews, team profiles, driver line-up, records...

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Going wild: Next-generation Aussie racers

Going wild: Next-generation Aussie racers

Supercars' wildcard initiative has been widely praised for good reason. In allowing wildcard entries into select sprint rounds, the series is not only harking back to the glory days of wildcards but also giving youngsters such as James Golding, Jack Le Brocq, Shae Davies, Todd Hazelwood and Macauley Jones a...

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Pullout poster in issue #100: Endurance masters

Pullout poster in issue #100: Endurance masters

Celebrate the masters of endurance racing with this commemorative poster in the print edition of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100. Issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Pirtek Endurance Cup, including event previews, team profiles, driver line-up, records, statistics and more. Issue #100 is on sale now in stores with the...

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Event preview: 2017 Wilson Security Sandown 500

Event preview: 2017 Wilson Security Sandown 500

The 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup gets underway at the home of the traditional Bathurst precursor, Sandown International Raceway. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Pirtek Endurance Cup, including event previews, team profiles, driver line-up, records, statistics and more. Issue #100 is on sale now in stores with...

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Editor’s note on #100: Bringing up our century

Editor’s note on #100: Bringing up our century

Seventeen years after the launch of V8X Supercar Magazine, here we are presenting issue #100! Reaching the century wouldn't have been possible without you, our readers. So thank you for your support in helping us reach this milestone. We look forward to continue providing independent and in-depth analysis of the Virgin Australia...

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V8X Supercar Magazine #100 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine #100 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100 is on sale now in print and digital form. Issue #100 is a special 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup edition with a detailed preview of the long-distance events at Sandown, Bathurst and the Gold Coast, while also celebrating our 100-edition milestone. Also included with the print edition is...

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Book extract: Alan Jones’ racing career after F1

Book extract: Alan Jones’ racing career after F1

Alan Jones is one of only two Australians to win the Formula 1 world drivers' championship and the first driver to do it for the now famous Williams team. His efforts brought Formula 1 to Australian television screens. He finished his racing career in touring cars in Australia in which scored...

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Bathurst 1000: Book the best seats with ASM

Bathurst 1000: Book the best seats with ASM

Join Australian Sports Marketing (ASM) at Mount Panorama for Australia's Great Race. Their VIP suite is located above pit garages 1-4 and provides spectacular balcony viewing of the start/finish-line, pitlane and all the first corner action. Three-day packages provide all the elements to make a great weekend of racing including pit tours...

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Fast facts: Endurance champions

Fast facts: Endurance champions

The Endurance Cup has run in various forms from 1981. The following are the rules for the competitions and the winners. 1981 RULES: Awarded to the manufacturer with the most points across all classes from four events, Bathurst 1000 not included. EVENT WINNERS: Adelaide 250: Peter Brock – Holden VC CommodoreOran Park 250: Dick Johnson...

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Team merchandise: Gear up for 2017 Bathurst 1000

Team merchandise: Gear up for 2017 Bathurst 1000

Get set for the 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with Red Bull Holden Racing Team and TeamVortex team merchandise now available from the V8X Supercar Magazine online shop. The shop includes the following: - Red Bull HRT 2017 Bathurst event t-shirt – men's, women's and children's - Team Vortex 2017 Bathurst event t-shirt...

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Entry list: 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup

Entry list: 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup

It's the best time of the year... the long-distance races, highlighted by the Great Race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. The driver pairing with the most points across Sandown, Bathurst and Gold Coast will be awarded with the Pirtek Endurance Cup. And with 900 points on the line across four...

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Father’s Day: V8X Supercar Magazine gift guide

Father’s Day: V8X Supercar Magazine gift guide

Father's Day is fast approaching! And V8X Supercar Magazine has you covered if you're looking for the perfect gift for a Supercars-loving father. You'll find the following in the V8X Supercar Magazine online store: GIFT CERTIFICATE SUBSCRIPTIONS Give the gift that keeps on giving! Certificate subscriptions are available with 12- or 24-month options...

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Monthly winners: Monroe Mark Winterbottom competition

Monthly winners: Monroe Mark Winterbottom competition

V8X Supercar Magazine is giving away the 2013 Bathurst 1000-winning version of Mark Winterbottom's helmet. Simply subscribe or renew to V8X Supercar Magazine before November 30, 2017, to go into the running. The winner will be announced on our social media channels on December 1. CLICK HERE for the competition's terms and conditions. There...

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New book: How Alan Jones climbed to the top 

New book: How Alan Jones climbed to the top 

Alan Jones is one of only two Australians to win the Formula 1 world drivers' championship and the first driver to do it for the now famous Williams team. His efforts brought Formula 1 to Australian television screens. AJ is the son of Stan Jones, the winner of the 1959 Australian...

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Shootout: Top 10 circuits we miss in Supercars

Shootout: Top 10 circuits we miss in Supercars

While Supercars is abuzz with the possibility of new international events, the expansion of Queensland Raceway and development of The Bend Motorsport Park facility in South Australia, V8X Supercar Magazine takes a moment to pay tribute to the circuits we miss in Supercars in issue #99. Issue #99 is on sale...

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Lowndes column: Pathway to Supercars

Lowndes column: Pathway to Supercars

Craig Lowndes discusses the current pathway to Supercars and compares it to his arrival in the series in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99. Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google...

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Lloyds Auctions: Iconic Fords go under the hammer

Lloyds Auctions: Iconic Fords go under the hammer

The towering legend that is Bathurst's Mount Panorama race track has been the cause of much celebration and disappointment for race drivers and teams alike since the first endurance race was held there in 1960. Lloyds Auctions has managed to capture the essence of the most evocative era of racing...

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Rogers column: Golding opportunity

Rogers column: Golding opportunity

Team owner Garry Rogers is a renowned talent spotter having given the likes of Garth Tander, Jason Bright, Steven Richards, Jamie Whincup, Lee Holdsworth, Michael Caruso, Scott McLaughlin and more their starts in Supercars. The latest Rogers protégé is 21-year-old Victorian James Golding, who made his Supercars debut with Garry Rogers...

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Frosty column: Favourite Ford Falcons

Frosty column: Favourite Ford Falcons

Mark Winterbottom has driven Ford Falcons exclusively throughout his Supercars career. In his latest column for V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99, he names his favourite Falcons. Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play)...

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Feature: How touring cars ruled over open wheelers

Feature: How touring cars ruled over open wheelers

Open wheelers are the most popular form of motorsport in most parts of the world. Yet in Australia touring cars reign supreme. This despite the fact great grand prix drivers descended to the region in the annual Tasman Series and the popularity of the local Formula 5000 category. So how...

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Double duty: LDM’s school-boy rookie

Double duty: LDM’s school-boy rookie

Teenager Alex Rullo is the youngest driver to ever race in Supercars and is combining his Year 12 studies in his native Perth with racing in the main game for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport in 2017. So how is the Western Australian coping at such a young age? We examine in issue...

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Uncharted Waters: Prodrive’s rising star

Uncharted Waters: Prodrive’s rising star

A gun in junior formulae, Mildura's Cameron Waters was brought back to earth last year with a tough rookie season in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. But he is making a giant leap forward in 2017, as we examine in issue #99. Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with...

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Undercard: Supercars’ support acts

Undercard: Supercars’ support acts

While Supercars looks ahead to Gen2 and Gen3, its support categories are undergoing their own transformations, led by the new-look SuperUtes series. We take a snapshot of how the main support categories are faring in 2017 in issue #99. Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition...

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Fraternising with Foges: Chaz Mostert

Fraternising with Foges: Chaz Mostert

Chaz Mostert tells Mark Fogarty why his big Bathurst crash in 2015 didn't slow him down following a long-awaited return to victory lane with Prodrive Racing Australia in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99. Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app...

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Rivalries: Greatest team battles of yesteryear

Rivalries: Greatest team battles of yesteryear

Triple Eight Race Engineering versus DJR Team Penske shapes as a rivalry set to dominate Supercars in the coming years. With this in mind, we take a look back at the greatest team rivalries of yesteryear in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99. Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with...

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Supercars Gen2: Fork in the road

Supercars Gen2: Fork in the road

Two of the three models raced in Supercars are no longer sold in the Australian marketplace. So where is the series heading with the Gen2 rules in effect? We examine in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99. Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the...

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Analysis: The case for a spec V8

Analysis: The case for a spec V8

Engines other than V8s will feature under the Gen2 regulations in Supercars. But as Prodrive Racing Australia's Mark Winterbottom and Jason Bright argue, is it worth considering a spec V8 platform to maintain the current engine formula? V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99 ponders the question. Issue #99 is on sale now...

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Analysis: Here comes the Kia Stinger

Analysis: Here comes the Kia Stinger

The changes to the Holden Commodore and end of production for the Ford Falcon are paving the way for other car manufacturers to target the four-door sedan market in Australia once dominated by General Motors and the Blue Oval. And South Korean brand Kia is leading the way with its...

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Exclusive: Dane questions Mustang’s place in Supercars

Exclusive: Dane questions Mustang’s place in Supercars

While most of us are getting excited at the prospect of the potential arrival of the Ford Mustang in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship when the series opens up to different body shapes and engine configurations under the Gen2 rules, Roland Dane does not share that enthusiasm, as he explains...

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French connection: Ludo Lacroix’s big move

French connection: Ludo Lacroix’s big move

Esteemed engineer/designer Ludo Lacroix shocked the Supercars pitlane when he left Triple Eight Race Engineering and accepted a position at DJR Team Penske. V8X Supercar Magazine chats with respective team bosses Roland Dane and Ryan Story to discuss Lacroix's departure/arrival and his influence on the teams battling for supremacy in Supercars...

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DJR Team Penske vs Triple Eight: Bring it on!

DJR Team Penske vs Triple Eight: Bring it on!

Triple Eight Race Engineering's place at the top of Supercars is under threat like never before from DJR Team Penske. V8X Supercar Magazine examines the titanic battle for supremacy in Supercars in issue #99. Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X...

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Editor’s note on #99: Ninety-nine not out…

Editor’s note on #99: Ninety-nine not out…

There's been a lot of focus lately on the decline of the Ford versus Holden rivalry. But here we are, in the final chapter of the Falcon versus Commodore battle, with Ford's DJR Team Penske taking the fight to Holden's Triple Eight Race Engineering. Issue #99 of V8X Supercar Magazine takes...

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V8X Supercar Magazine #99 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine #99 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99 is on sale now in print and digital form. Issue #99 features the Red Bull Holden Racing Team and DJR Team Penske on the cover, examining their battle for supremacy on and off the track in Supercars. Also included with the print edition is a Red Bull...

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Issue #100: Pre-order your copy now!

Issue #100: Pre-order your copy now!

V8X Supercar Magazine is fast approaching its 100th edition, due for release in August 2017. Issue #100 will also be the 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup/Bathurst 1000 preview edition, making for a bumper special edition not to be missed. We'll take a stroll down memory lane and look back at both Supercars and...

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Monthly winners: Monroe Mark Winterbottom competition

Monthly winners: Monroe Mark Winterbottom competition

V8X Supercar Magazine is giving away the 2013 Bathurst 1000-winning version of Mark Winterbottom's signed helmet. Simply subscribe or renew to V8X Supercar Magazine before November 30, 2017, to go into the running. The winner will be announced on our social media channels on December 1. CLICK HERE for the competition's terms and...

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Shootout: Open-wheel and touring-car stars

Shootout: Open-wheel and touring-car stars

Success in one discipline of motorsport is hard enough. Yet some drivers can lay claim to winning runs in very different forms of motorsport, such as open wheelers and touring cars. V8X Supercar Magazine ranks the top 10 open-wheel and touring-car stars in Australia in issue #98. Issue #98 is on...

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Glenn Seton: Baby-faced assassin

Glenn Seton: Baby-faced assassin

It's 20 years since Glenn Seton took his second championship win in 1997, the last success for a single-car team in Supercars. He reflects back on his career following on from his recent return to Mount Panorama in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98. Issue #98 is on sale now in stores...

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Beyond Simona: Australia’s female racers

Beyond Simona: Australia’s female racers

Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro's three-year full-time Supercars deal could be a watershed moment for Aussie female racers. With an influx of women competing in junior formulas and a talented bunch of females climbing up the motorsport ladder, we look at the careers of three young Australian drivers most likely...

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Icons: Best team/driver-sponsor combinations

Icons: Best team/driver-sponsor combinations

There are some familiar sponsors and team combinations on the 2017 Supercars grid: Shell with DJR Team Penske, Mobil with Walkinshaw Racing and more. In honour of these partnerships, we present the iconic team/driver and sponsorship combinations that netted success in the Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars and/or the Bathurst 1000...

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Frosty column: Racing the green machine

Frosty column: Racing the green machine

Mark Winterbottom is determined to get back into championship contention and regain the #1 plate, as he writes in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98. Issue #98 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and...

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Lowndes column: Still learning in Supercars

Lowndes column: Still learning in Supercars

Craig Lowndes may be the most experienced driver in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, but he is still learning and adapting as he goes on as he details in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98. Issue #98 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available...

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Rogers column: Welcoming back Tander

Rogers column: Welcoming back Tander

Garth Tander returns to Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2017 after 13 years away. Team boss Garry Rogers writes about Tander's impact in his second spell with the team in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98. Issue #98 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available...

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Analysis: Wildcards super-sizing the grid

Analysis: Wildcards super-sizing the grid

Supercars is opening up the main game to wildcard entries from the second-tier Super2 series, finally bolstering the grid beyond the current licence holders. The following analysis piece featured in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98: Grid size is often used as a barometer of a motorsport category's health. Supercars is at a healthy 26-car field...

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Analysis: How much does a Supercar cost?

Analysis: How much does a Supercar cost?

Supercars is an expensive game, on and off the track. We scoured pitlane to find approximates of some of the big cost items to run in the series in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98. Issue #98 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X...

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Analysis: Sustaining interest in Supercars

Analysis: Sustaining interest in Supercars

Into the third season of the current television deal, how is interest in Supercars tracking? As with most Australian sports, attracting crowds while also asking fans to pay for watching all events live on television is proving a challenge, as we examine in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98. Issue #98 is...

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Analysis: Kiwi invasion in Supercars

Analysis: Kiwi invasion in Supercars

Sixteen years ago, V8 Supercars first ventured to Pukekohe Park Raceway for a championship round won by local hero Greg Murphy. We are now witnessing the rise of New Zealanders inspired to race across the Tasman, as we examine in issue #98. Issue #98 is on sale now in stores with...

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Roundtable: The state of Supercars, Part II

Roundtable: The state of Supercars, Part II

In late 2016, V8X Supercar Magazine assembled a group of six to discuss the state of play in Supercars from their point of view. We looked to cover as many aspects of the sports as we could to get the broadest view possible for a feature concluding in issue #98. The...

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Vital link: Engineering success in Supercars

Vital link: Engineering success in Supercars

Hiding behind the stars of Supercars but no less important to success in the series are the race engineers, the vital link between the drivers and unlocking speed from their cars. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98 profiles the engineers working with the main-game drivers in 2017 and how they got there. Issue...

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Fraternising with Foges: The Bright stuff

Fraternising with Foges: The Bright stuff

Veteran Jason Bright tells Mark Fogarty why a return to his old Ford haunt was the best option to keep his Supercars driving career alive in issue #98. Issue #98 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and...

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Tander: Back to where it all began

Tander: Back to where it all began

Garth Tander's career has come full circle, returning to the team which gave him his V8 Supercars debut two decades ago and extending his record as Holden's most loyal driver. V8X Supercar Magazine speaks to Tander about his return to Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2017 in issue #98. Issue #98 is on...

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Walkinshaw Racing: Beyond the Holden Racing Team

Walkinshaw Racing: Beyond the Holden Racing Team

It may no longer be the official Holden Racing Team (HRT), but the hunger to win is still as strong as ever at Mobil 1 HSV Racing. V8X Supercar Magazine looks at the Walksinshaw Racing's off-season transformation from the Holden Racing Team to Mobil 1 HSV Racing in issue #98. Issue #98...

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Editor’s note on #98: When history repeats

Editor’s note on #98: When history repeats

Watching Supercars in 2017 is sure to spark a case of déjà vu for long-time fans. There's two Shell-backed Dick Johnson Racing Team Penske entries running at the front of the field, followed by two Mobil-backed HSV Holden entries and with Garth Tander back at Garry Rogers Motorsport and Jason...

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V8X Supercar Magazine #98 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine #98 on sale now!

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98 is on sale now in print and digital form. Issue #98 features Walkinshaw Racing on the cover, exploring the team's transformation from the Holden Racing Team to Mobil 1 HSV Racing. Included with the print edition is a Mobil 1 HSV Racing and TeamVortex Craig Lowndes pullout...

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Legends: When Davids beat Goliaths

Legends: When Davids beat Goliaths

With cars of varying size set to feature under the Gen2 regulations, V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97 looks back at the head-bashing little guys of Australian touring cars. Issue #97 is your must-have guide to the new season, including full-field driver profiles, team-by-team changes and event previews. Included with the print...

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Shootout: Biggest silly season moves of the V8 era

Shootout: Biggest silly season moves of the V8 era

The 2016-2017 silly season was headlined by Scott McLaughlin's move to DJR Team Penske and saw veterans Garth Tander and Jason Bright return to former teams. V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97 ranks the 10 biggest silly season moves of the V8 era. Here are the top 10: 10. John Bowe – Dick...

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Blanchard: Finding a cool drive

Blanchard: Finding a cool drive

After fleeting full-time stints at Dick Johnson Racing and Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, Tim Blanchard has finally found continuity with a second season at Brad Jones Racing with his own license, giving birth to Tim Blanchard Racing. We profile the second-generation racer in issue #97. Issue #97 is your must-have guide to...

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Percat & Slade: BJR’s South Aussies

Percat & Slade: BJR’s South Aussies

South Australian natives Nick Percat and Tim Slade have done the hard yards in Supercars. Now they reunite at Brad Jones Racing (BJR) to take the next step in their careers in one of the most exciting new driver line-ups of 2017, which we profile in issue #97. Issue #97 is...

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Analysis: Holden’s numerical supremacy

Analysis: Holden’s numerical supremacy

Holden was the first manufacturer to commit to Gen2 and has over half of the Supercars grid running its Commodores in 2017. But what impact is that having on Supercars? Issue #97 takes a look. Issue #97 is your must-have guide to the new season, including full-field driver profiles, team-by-team changes...

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Rogers column: Returning to Holden

Rogers column: Returning to Holden

Garry Rogers Motorsport has had a fraught 12 months with the departure of Volvo leading to a legal battle over the ownership of the Volvo S60 Supercars. Team owner Garry Rogers eventually opted to resort back to running Holden Commodores, detailing the decision-making and build process heading into 2017 in his...

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Lowndes column: Keeping fit for racing

Lowndes column: Keeping fit for racing

Craig Lowndes details how he prepares for a new season of racing in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97. Issue #97 is your must-have guide to the new season, including full-field driver profiles, team-by-team changes and event previews. Included with the print edition is a 2017 Freightliner-backed Supercars...

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Frosty column: Welcoming back Brighty

Frosty column: Welcoming back Brighty

Mark Winterbottom and Jason Bright reunite as teammates in 2017, over a decade since they teamed up for victory at Sandown in 2006. Winterbottom discusses Bright's arrival at Prodrive Racing Australia in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97. Issue #97 is your must-have guide to the new season, including...

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Analysis: Volvo in memoriam

Analysis: Volvo in memoriam

The Volvo S60 Supercars are no longer, benched following Volvo's withdrawal from Supercars and its legal stoush with Garry Rogers Motorsport. In V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97, we remember its brief but spectacular stint in the series and ask some key questions around Volvo's involvement in Supercars. Issue #97 is your must-have...

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Fraternising with Foges: Giving it some jandal, Scott McLaughlin

Fraternising with Foges: Giving it some jandal, Scott McLaughlin

Fan-favourite Scott McLaughlin explains the ins and outs of his move to DJR Team Penske in a typically candid and colourful conversation with Mark Fogarty in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97. Issue #97 is your must-have guide to the new season, including full-field driver profiles, team-by-team changes and event previews. Included...

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Roundtable: The state of Supercars, Part I

Roundtable: The state of Supercars, Part I

In late 2016, V8X Supercar Magazine assembled a group of six to discuss the state of play in Supercars from their point of view. We looked to cover as many aspects of the sports as we could to get the broadest view possible for a feature beginning in issue #97. The...

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Analysis: Ranking the movers and shakers

Analysis: Ranking the movers and shakers

The 2016 season saw close to half the grid swap teams in the silliest silly season in Supercars. Fittingly, then, the championship and Bathurst 1000 winners were new to their teams in 2016. And the changes from the last off-season will once again define the championship battle in 2017. One...

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Giveaway: Winterbottom’s Bathurst-winning helmet

Giveaway: Winterbottom’s Bathurst-winning helmet

V8X Supercar Magazine is giving away the 2013 Bathurst 1000-winning version of Mark Winterbottom's signed helmet. Simply subscribe or renew to V8X Supercar Magazine between now and November 30, 2017, to go into the running. The winner will be announced on our social media channels on December 1. CLICK HERE for the competition's...

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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

3656

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

3642

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

3175

 4

 Craig Lowndes

3117

 5

 David Reynolds

2918

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2669

 7

 Fabian Coulthard

2450

 8

 Scott Pye

2410

 9

 Rick Kelly

2377

 10

 Nick Percat

2221

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