Ahead of this weekend’s Penrite Oils Sandown SuperSprint, Kelly Grove Racing has revealed a striking new black and gold colour scheme for the Penrite Ford Mustang of David Reynolds.
It’s the second Sandown event in a row that Reynolds and Penrite have worn a black and chrome-gold livery, produced in homage to the JPS-backed BMWs from the Group C and Group A Australian Touring Car era. The colours also tie in with Ford’s Hertz-edition Mustangs from the ’60s.
Penrite has been one of the most prolific supporters of Supercars’ ‘retro round’ festivities over the years, with past cars including Reynolds’ 2018 replica of the 1986 Bathurst 1000 winning ‘Chickadee’ Holden VK Commodore of Allan Grice and Graeme Bailey.
For 2021, the retro scheme has added ‘GT stripes’ in reference to its newfound ties to a Ford, as opposed to a Holden or BMW. It’s not the first time the JPS colours have found themselves on a Mustang, admittedly, with Dick Johnson running a JPS Group A ‘Fox Body’ Mustang in New Zealand in the mid-’80s.
“With Penrite Oil being the naming rights partner of this weekend’s Sandown event, it was only right that Penrite Racing do something special to celebrate,” said Reynolds.
“The team have put together an awesome looking black and gold-themed 1960s-style retro livery which looks amazing, and fast. We’ve gone with the full Ford GT stripes, the numbers on the doors.
“I have to say I’ve had a few retro liveries over the years but this one is by far the coolest. Hopefully the fans love it as much as we do.
“It’s great to be able to share the milestone with Penrite at their home event and have some of my Melbourne-based friends and family cheer us on,” he added.