NEW MODEL DEAL FOR SHELL V-POWER RACING TEAM
Published 05 February 2018
Authentic Collectables signs deal with reigning Supercars Team’s Champions …
Story: Dylan Gulson
Images: AN1 Images (Dirk Klynsmith)
SHELL V-Power Racing have announced emerging premium collectable model car and products company Authentic Collectables will partner the team for the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
The company is Australia’s newest premium collectable car and products brand having launched late in 2017 - and here at V8 Sleuth we are one of its stockists, meaning we’ll be the place to come for your DJR Team Penske model cars during this season.
The announcement signifies the exclusive rights for Authentic Collectables to reproduce the team’s Falcon FG X Supercars in die-cast form, with work well under way for near-future releases.
Authentic Collectables have begun work on a full range of models with their 1:18 scale cars featuring a high level of detail and opening parts, along with a range of 1:12, 1:43 and 1:64 scale models currently under development.
Team Principal of Shell V-Power Racing, Ryan Story, said he is looking forward to seeing the results of the new partnership.
“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,” says Story.
“We’re looking forward to seeing the products that come from the partnership.”
Following on from the successful release of a limited edition Scott McLaughlin 2017 Bathurst Pole Position print, Authentic Collectables Director William Hall said he is honoured to be continuing his personal relationship with the team.
“We are delighted to be able to announce our partnership with such an iconic brand in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship,” says Hall.
“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.
“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.”
V8 Sleuth is a proud Authentic Collectables stockist; so keep an eye out for details on when you can purchase DJR Team Penske models through our online store.