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Freightliner Racing unveils retro Bob Jane livery

V8 Supercars team Freightliner Racing has adopted a Bob Jane retro livery it unveiled this week.

Kitted out as a throwback tribute to Australian motorsport icon Bob Jane and his Holden GTS350 HQ Monaro, the Commodore will be driven by Tim Slade at the next round of the championship, the Sandown 500.

Slade currently holds a place inside the top 10 leaderboard of the series.

Jane, a four-time winner of the Australian Touring Car Championship and Bathurst is also a member of the Supercars Hall of Fame.

Brad Jones, owner of Freightliner Racing, said the decision to replicate the Monaro came about through brother Kim Jones’ work on the car in the early 1970s.

“It was a stellar GM product and it will really resonate with the Holden fans,” he said.

“It’s been a busy week for our panel and paint team preparing the retro car in its new colours, and as always they have done a fantastic job to bring this car to life in PPG and I believe it will really shine on track,” Jones said.

Kim purchased his first Formula Ford from Bob Jane and competed in his Super Series at Calder Park and the Adelaide Raceway.

In 2017 Freightliner Racing offered tributes to legendary driver Norm Beechey.

Tim Slade said he believed the team had nailed the Bob Jane retro livery.

“It’s a simple design, and the history behind it is what really connects with the fans. The Jones brothers have many great stories to tell and this is another one of them,” he said.

Freightliner, the official hauler of Brad Jones Racing, became the naming rights sponsor of the team in 2014.

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