Shell V-Power Racing Team have announced an exciting new partnership with premium collectable model car and products brand Authentic Collectables for the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
After an extremely positive response from fans to the limited-edition Scott McLaughlin 2017 Bathurst Pole Position print released by Authentic Collectables late last year, the announcement confirms Authentic as the exclusive model car partner for the team.
With extensive knowledge of the Australian model car and collectables market, Authentic Collectables is well advanced in their development of the Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Falcon FG X Supercars.
Manufactured in die-cast alloy, the 1:18 scale range will feature opening parts including the bonnet and all four doors with high attention to detail. Development is also underway for sealed body 1:12, 1:43 and 1:64 scale model ranges.
Ryan Story, Team Principal of Shell V-Power Racing Team said he was extremely pleased to be in partnership with a dynamic new brand in the collectibles market.
“There hasn’t been a new entry into the collectibles market in Australia for many years, so to have Authentic Collectables enter the market, and to be one of their first partners in Supercars is quite exciting. We’re looking forward to seeing the products that come from the partnership,” said Mr. Story.
Authentic Collectables Director William Hall said he is honoured to be continuing his personal relationship with Shell V-Power Racing Team.
“We are delighted to be able to announce our partnership with such an iconic brand in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Welcoming Shell V-Power Racing to Authentic Collectables is not only very exciting but also a great privilege and something we won’t take for granted,” said Mr. Hall.
“Our goal is to deliver great collectable products to the passionate fans of this iconic team. Tooling is well underway and we look forward to making some product announcements very soon.”
Further details and product announcements will be made throughout the year.
About Authentic Collectables:
Authentic Collectables are Australia’s newest premium collectable model car and products brand. They’re a team with decades of experience who are extremely passionate and committed to designing, creating and distributing high quality collectable products for Australian and International collectors. They sell their products to a network of over 100 authorised dealers across Australia and New Zealand, and also via their own website – http://www.authenticcollectables.com.au
About Shell V-Power Racing Team
Shell V-Power Racing Team is one of the most successful motorsports teams in Australia, with seven Australian Touring Car / Supercars Championships and three Bathurst 1000 victories. Team Penske’s U.S. motorsports entities are among the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, including NASCAR, INDYCAR and IMSA, the team has produced more than 470 major race wins, over 540 pole positions, 32 Championships and 16 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history.