Since Holden won their first Australian Touring Car Championship race in 1969 at the hands of Norm Beechey aboard a Holden HK Monaro GTS 327, 599 more championship race wins have followed, with the 600th win claimed by Shane van Gisbergen at Wanneroo Raceway during the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship.
To celebrate this historic milestone, Authentic Collectables are very proud to present new limited edition model and print collectables for fans.
First we have a stunning Holden VF Commodore model featuring a very special Holden 600 Race Wins Celebration Livery by renowned motorsport designer Peter Hughes.
This celebration model is scheduled to be produced in three scales, check out the details below:
Holden VF Commodore
Holden 600 Race Wins Celebration Livery Designed By Peter Hughes
1:18 Scale: Die-cast model car with detailed interior and opening parts. Limited edition with numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by Peter Hughes.
1:43 Scale: Sealed body die-cast with clear windows and detailed interior, presented in a display case. Limited edition with numbered backing board.
1:12 Scale: Sealed body resin with clear windows and detailed interior. Limited edition with numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by Peter Hughes.
Hughes, a GM Automotive Designer for many years and the man behind too many famous Holden liveries to mention, was the perfect person to design this model with us.
"When asked to create a celebratory livery for Holdens 600th championship win, my immediate thoughts were channelled to all the famous cues used on decades of winning factory Holdens," Hughes said.
"The iconic black rear/white front draws inspiration from early Holden Racing Team years and splitting those elements is the flowing red Racing Lion in all its historic glory."
"This is complemented by the VF type cropped lion on the hood giving the design even more of a factory feel. Red details tie everything together, finishing off a simple yet very dynamic livery, symbolising power, performance and success. I wish this car had raced, it just screams Holden Motorsport from any angle."
The stunning Holden livery also features numerous small details which have been incorporated into the design. The 600 race wins on the doors and windows are obvious, while the roof also features a bold 600 wins graphic which incorporates the 3 main model nameplates to have won - Monaro, Torana and Commodore along with the 1969-2022 dates signifying the years of the first and 600th win. Another interesting detail is the last names of the top 10 drivers with the most Holden race wins listed on top of the boot lid. A final touch that also had to be included is the Australian flags on the rear quarter windows!
As many keen Holden followers would know, the 600th win came aboard a ZB Commodore, but to celebrate the achievement of winning 600 championship races overall, we opted to use the VF Commodore due to it being the most successful race winning Holden model, taking out 108 of those 600 wins while also being the last widely recognised 'Australian' Commodore.
Should you wish to place an order for the models above, please do so at your local model stockist as soon as possible. Please view our current stockists here - if yours isn’t on the list, please make an enquiry with them.
Alternatively, you can also register your interest for these future release models on our website to be notified when they are released if you would like to buy them direct online. You can do this by visiting the product page for each model you're interested in and clicking on the black 'Register Your Interest' tab on the right hand side of the screen and filling in the form. Then when the model arrives, you will receive an advance notification email letting you know that it is in stock with a link to complete your order via our website while stock lasts.
Also now available to pre-order is an impressively designed large scale collectors print which celebrates the milestone of Holden's 600 race wins overall. It features an example of each championship race winning Holden model and the number of wins attributed to it, from the GTS 327 right through to the modern day Commodores, many of which were raced by legendary Holden drivers.
The main car images featured through the middle of the print highlight cars raced by the top 4 winning Holden drivers, for the two top winning teams with the iconic Holden Lion as the centrepiece of the design. Images of Holden's top 10 winning drivers with their number of race wins complete the print along the bottom.
It's the ultimate collectors edition.
Printed on 250gsm matte paper stock using offset print technology, it measures a large 1000mm x 590mm and will be produced in an individually numbered limited edition, officially licensed by Holden.
Place your pre-order here to ensure you don’t miss out or enquire at your local stockist.