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MSR & SP Tools go Retro…


…but you’ll have to wait.

The Bathurst 1000 race will see Matt Stone Racing’s partner SP Tools as the round naming rights position on Todd Hazelwood’s #35 Championship ZB Commodore with a famous Retro SBR Livery in celebration of their long partnership with the Stone Family.


The Stone Brothers signed on a naming rights deal with SP Tools back in 2008. Their bold logo adorned the SBR car #9 piloted by Shane van Gisbergen during his tenure. This same vehicle was worked on by Matt Stone for the entire period of the SP Tools naming rights sponsorship until the conclusion of SBR in 2012.

Since MSR’s establishment in 2011, we have always had SP Tools as a minor sponsor on our cars. SP Tools ramped up the sponsorship for the Perth round back in May, and again for the upcoming great race at Bathurst.


“It’s almost instinctive to go back to retro SP Tools livery for Bathurst, considering the historical connection with the Stone family. In my time at SBR, working on Shane’s #9 SP Tools car was my sole focus so this is pretty significant for me. It’s great to see this partnership with SP Tools perpetuate through the generations.” – team principal, Matt Stone.


SP Tools will be running a promotional limited addition tool box range in the lead up to Bathurst along with a Facebook competition for fans to engage in guessing the famous SBR Livery that will be revealed on car #35 at Mount Panorama.


“Our relationship with the Stones has quite some history and we are excited to give back to the long serving SBR/SP Tool fans with one of our most famous SBR Liveries to go around the mountain.” CEO – SP Tools Kevin Davis.


The Retro Livery will be revealed the week of Bathurst 1000.