Sandown Motor Circuit was built in the early 1960’s and for many Supercars liveries, the ‘Retro Round’ is significant on an aesthetic level. Matt Stone Racing’s round partner Sherrin Rentals share the same rich history, having been established in 1968 as one of Australia’s leading earthmoving equipment operations. To both parties, the significance of the livery is on many levels, all-encompassing.
Sherrin Rentals were onboard with MSR at the Bathurst 1000 with car #33 in the Super2 race, reliving a bit of history with their long-time friend David Russell behind the wheel. The eye-catching bold orange livery definitely got a lot of attention. “There’s been a lot of nostalgia in the last few weeks, and people at Mount Panorama were even saying they remembered the Sherrin Rentals car from back in 2009” enthused GM Grant Sherrin.
Team Principal, Matt Stone acknowledges the partnership as significant for the team, “after supporting MSR and David Russell at Bathurst recently in Super2 it’s great to have Sherrin Rentals join us in the main game for the Sandown 500. We hope to repeat the success they have had in the past at this event.”
Whilst the livery itself is not an exact replica of the Sandown winning Sherrin Rentals car from 2009 it certainly has that historical feel of some great race cars of the past and pays tribute to long time relationship between SS Signs and Vehicle Wraps who have been Sherrin Rental’s signage supplier since 1978. Both companies are still family owned and are leaders in their respective fields Australia-wide.
“Having worked with SS Signs for such a long time, it gives even more meaning for us to be a part of the Retro Round” Grant Sherrin said. “It’s exciting for Sherrin Rentals to be part of the Supercar Series again. We can’t wait to see the car out on the track at Sandown in our ‘Sherrin Gold’ retro design.”
Todd Hazelwood will be competing alongside enduro co-driver, Jack Smith at the final round of the Pirtek Enduro Cup at Sandown 500.