Red Bull Ampol Racing have revealed their Holden tribute livery to mark the iconic Australian brand’s
final Supercars Championship event at this weekend’s Adelaide 500.
The reveal took place in front of a large contingent of Holden owners and Trade customers at Peter
Page General Motors Trade Parts in Adelaide.
Red Bull Ampol Racing drivers Shane van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney were on hand to reveal the
striking livery, which features Holden logos and badges from its illustrious history on an all-white
design, designed by renowned motorsport livery designer and ex Holden designer, Peter Hughes.
Van Gisbergen, the 2022 Supercars Champion-elect, also announced that he’ll run #1 on his Holden
Commodore supercar for the final event as a fitting nod to the team’s success throughout the 2022
season, and a tribute to Holden’s return to the streets of Adelaide for the final time.
Triple Eight Race Engineering first raced for Holden at the beginning of the 2010 Supercars season to
immediate effect, with Jamie Whincup claiming a clean-sweep of race wins at the opening events in
Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. The team claimed a sensational one-two finish at the Bathurst 1000 in the
same year, kick starting a long and successful partnership between the two organisations.
Holden became co-naming rights partner of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team from 2017 – 2020,
before the brand announced its retirement at the beginning of the 2020 season.
Since the commencement of Triple Eight’s partnership with Holden, the team has claimed a staggering 189 Championship race wins, 137 pole positions, 420 podiums, six Bathurst 1000 wins,
eight Drivers’ Championships, 10 Teams’ Championships and 10 Manufacturers Championships.
Red Bull Ampol Racing’s Holden tribute livery will make its debut when cars hit the street of Adelaide
on Thursday, December 1. Adelaide 500 honours will be contested over two 250-kilometer races on
both Saturday and Sunday.
Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering, Managing Director
“There’s certainly no underestimating the significance of this year’s Adelaide 500 – the last Supercars
Championship event for the roaring Lion. Seeing the Holden badge cross the finish line for the final
time on Sunday on its home soil will no doubt pull a heart string.
“Triple Eight’s relationship with Holden started in 2010, and we’ve shared so much success over that
time; 189 wins, 10 manufacturers titles, eight Drivers’ Championships and six Bathurst 1000 wins to
name a few.
“Although it’s a time to reflect and celebrate the legacy of Holden, I want fans to be excited for the
future of the sport with the introduction of Gen3 and the Chevrolet Camaro. Triple Eight, General
Motors and Supercars have put in a mammoth effort over the past three years to get this project on
the track for the beginning of the 2023 season, and I can’t wait to be part of the Camaro vs Mustang
rivalry into the future.”
Shane van Gisbergen, Red Bull Ampol Racing Driver
“I think the Holden tribute livery looks awesome – everyone that has been involved in the design has
done a fantastic job.
“I’ve also decided to run #1 on my car for the final round of the season. We’re in a lucky position
with the championship wrapped up that we can do something cool like this. It’s a thank you to the
entire team because I know they’ve always loved running the #1 and have truly earnt it this year. It
also suits with the last race for Holden running the #1 on the side of the car.
“I’ve got memories of Jamie [Whincup] and Skaifey [Mark Skaife] running the #1 at the start of the
season and winning on the streets of Adelaide, and it was the manufacturing home of Holden, so
hopefully it will be a meaningful tribute to the many employees past and present. It would be great
to win the last race for sure, but if it can’t be me, hopefully it’s another Holden.”
Chris Payne, Chevrolet Racing & Holden Motorsport General Manager
“Feelings will certainly be high at the Adelaide 500 this weekend for the final appearance of a
Holden badged Supercar.
“Holden fans have been passionate supporters since 1948, and this Holden tribute livery from Triple
Eight, combined with the decision by Shane to run the #1, is a fitting way for the Lion to have one
“Over 50 years of spirited competition, and at times bitter rivalry between Holden and Ford, will
come to an end on Sunday; but the next exciting era will soon be upon us with Gen3, and we cannot
wait for the debut of the all-new Chevrolet Racing Camaro Supercar in 2023.”
Peter Hughes, Livery Designer/Director, Hughes Motorsport Art
“The idea of an all-white livery with a subtle watermark wasn’t unheard of within Triple Eight, with
Tom [Wilson, Triple Eight Commercial Director] and I floating the idea in the past with no luck on
more than one occasion, so when the opportunity to execute a ‘Final Triple Eight Holden’ livery
presented itself we knew this theme would work perfectly as a truly unique tribute.
“The concept allowed us to celebrate Holden in a very cool and respectful way, impregnating the
whole car with Holden logos and badges from its illustrious history, without taking away or
competing with our current partners. The overall feel is a livery that is Triple Eight DNA through and
through, but also with a tasteful extra twist celebrating Holden.
“I want to extend a huge thankyou to the primary sponsors; Red Bull, Ampol and all the others, for
letting us compromise their brand guidelines just a little to help celebrate an Australian icon. I hope
the fans enjoy and embrace the livery and the celebrations.”
Triple Eight x Holden: 2010 – 2022
Drivers’ Championships: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2017 (Whincup), 2016, 2021 & 2022 (van
Bathurst 1000 wins: 2010, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2022
Teams’ Championships: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022
Manufacturers Championships: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022