PRE ORDERS OPEN FOR DICK JOHNSON CARS BOOK
Published 16 April 2019
STORY: V8 SLEUTH STAFF
IMAGE: V8 SLEUTH, AUTHENTIC COLLECTABLES
THE limited edition collector’s hardcover book documenting the history of every Dick Johnson Racing and DJR Team Penske race car is now available to pre-order via the publishers.
Available here to pre-order, the 400 page book will feature all of the team’s Ford racecars from the famous ‘rock’ Falcon XD of 1980 through to the Shell V-Power Racing Team Mustangs competing in this year’s Supercars Championship.
More than 40 individual cars will be covered within its pages, including detailed historic information, comments and recollections from former team drivers and comprehensive statistics.
Previously unpublished photos covering the entire range of Falcons, Sierras and Mustangs raced by the team over the last four decades will also be a major highlight of the publication.
The team’s three Bathurst winning cars - the 1981 Tru-Blu Falcon XD, 1989 Shell Sierra RS500 and 1994 Shell-FAI Falcon EB - are among the star-studded line-up of machines to be documented as well as its various championship-winning Sierras and Falcons.
Every car’s racing history will be presented in a stunning layout with special focus placed on each car’s performances in ‘The Great Race’ at Bathurst.
Officially licensed and endorsed by Dick Johnson and DJR, the book will be published by V8 Sleuth in association with Authentic Collectables, the official supplier of model cars and print memorabilia to DJR Team Penske.
Supercars.com contributors and respected writers Aaron Noonan and Will Dale are compiling the book, with each copy to come with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity signed by the three-time Bathurst 1000 winner Johnson.
The new book (printed in Australia) will be released in early 2020 so as to fully include 40 years of the team’s cars covering 1980 to 2019, including its evolution into DJR Team Penske and the cars built and raced by the team in this new era of the organisation.
DJR and DJRTP fans with photos, information or details they’d like to pass on for consideration for the book should contact the publishers via the V8 Sleuth website HERE.