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2016 V8 Supercars Social Media Guide

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2015 v8_supercars new logo

The new V8 Supercar season begins today so it’s time for  my updated 2016 social media list for the Season.

Below you will find the Facebook pages, Websites, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram  accounts for all the drivers and teams in this year’s championship. All the links can be clicked on and will take you straight to the appropriate page.

Feel free to pass this post on to your friends that may be also interested PHOTOS Courtsey of Team’s PR

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April 5th & 6th Weekend Motorsport Wrap


 

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This year I will be writing Motorsport Weekend Wrap stories for the team over at Daily Auto Fix 

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2014 V8 Supercars Teams & Drivers Social Media Guide


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With the new V8 Supercar season getting underway this today, its time to update my social media list for the 2014 Season.

Below you will find the Facebook pages, Websites, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram  accounts for all the drivers and teams in this years championship. All the links can be clicked on and will take you straight to the appropriate page.

Feel free to pass this post onto your friends that may be also interested.

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Volvo set to join V8 Supercars


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Yes that heading is correct.
Volvo is apparently about to announce that they will joining the 2014 V8 Supercar season.
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Erebus Motorsport Announce new sponsor for Tim Slade’s V8 Supercar


HHA & Erebus Sponsorship Deal

Exciting news for Erebus Motorsport this morning with the announcement that Heavy Haulage Australia will be the naming rights sponsor of Tim Slade’s #47 Mercedes Benz AMG V8 Supercar.

To some people the name Heavy Haulage Australia (or HHA) may sound familiar already ? The reason for that is John Kelly the owner of HHAis already well know to a lot of Australian’s as it is Kelly’s company that is the main feature of the Foxtel show MegaTruckers. This fly on the wall doco follows Kelly and his truckers on many different hauling jobs around Australia. Click after the jump to see previews of the show.

The team will now be referred to as Heavy Haulage Racing.

To see more images from todays launch  and to read the full press release follow the jump

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Ford Performance Racing to continue on unaffected by FPV announcement


Great to hear that things with Ford Performance Racing will not change with today’s Ford Australia & Ford Performance Vehicles announcement.

Should only mean great things for FPR with Prodrive now focusing more of their efforts on the race team.

The full release from FPR is after the jump

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Which car should Nissan enter in the V8 Supercar Championship ?


With the rumour circulating tonight, that tomorrow Nissan Australia will announce that they are entering the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship, it got me thinking which model of their current car range should they base their entry on ?

The obvious choice would be the GTR

Nissan GTR Road Car

Currently very popular with Tarmac Racer’s and GT racers all over the world.

Nissan GTR Race car

But the GTR is currently only available as a two door.
The more logical choice would be to use the Nissan Skyline Sedan currently sold in Japan, as this is a four door sedan same as the Commodore and Falcon currently run in the championship.

Nissan Skyline 250GT Four Door Sedan

But the Skyline Sedan isn’t sold in Australia, however Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti, which is launching in Australia this year, does sell a four door sedan. The Infiniti M

Infiniti M Sedan

So this would be the perfect opportunity for Nissan & Infiniti to work together to promote both brands and to help launch Infiniti to the Australian market.

The other options and the one that has been mentioned before, would be the Nissan Maxima which is sold in Australia, but the American version would be a better choice as its a nicer looking model.

US Version Nissan Maxima

Australian Version Nissan Maxima

Another model name being thrown around is the Altima, this is a model currently only sold in America and Japan and not Australia, so it doesn’t make sense to really base a race car off it.
But in saying that, there is a Hybrid version built of this car so it could be good to promote the green angle ?

US Version Nissan Altima

The final model being mentioned isn’t really made in any market currently but does have a long Motorsport history.
The Nissan Primera is alot smaller than the other cars mentioned but was successfully raced both in the UK and Australia in the 90’s.

Nissan Primera BTCC Race Car

But with the only similar model on sale today the current Pulsar, it isn’t really an ideal choice as its a lot smaller car compared to the Falcon and Commodore.

What will Nissan choose ? Its anybodies guess,  but by tommorrow afternoon we may have more of an idea.