Erebus uncovers retro-inspired Penrite Holden

David Reynolds and his Penrite Holden

David Reynolds and his Penrite Holden

Erebus Motorsport will celebrate sponsor Penrite’s 90th anniversary with a one-off livery for Supercars’ retro round at Sandown this weekend.

The team has elected to create a new design for the event, which has seen several others adopt famous liveries from past years.

Erebus’ scheme for David Reynolds and co-driver Craig Baird features branding used by Penrite from the late 1950s to the early 1980s.

It is the second time that Erebus has played on Penrite’s heritage following a similar promotion at Sydney Olympic Park last season.

Reynolds and Baird will switch from #9 to #90 for Sandown to coincide with the latest livery.

“They (Penrite) have been around for a long time and it’s really cool to be able to celebrate their milestone with a one-off livery,” said Reynolds.

“I’m certain I was born in the wrong era, as this era would definitely be my favourite.

“I’m looking forward to sharing the car with Bairdo, we have been friends for a long time and he has also acted as a mentor to me.

“I’m excited about the whole weekend.”

Penrite had earlier floated two retro livery concepts on social media that paid tribute to legendary privateers Peter Janson and Murray Carter.

Erebus will warm-up for Sandown with a test at Winton tomorrow, sharing the track with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.

Erebus will test at Winton ahead of Sandown

Erebus will test at Winton ahead of Sandown

Penrite's unused Peter Janson livery concept

Penrite’s unused Peter Janson livery concept

A Murray Carter-inspired scheme was also floated

A Murray Carter-inspired scheme was also floated

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