In a project led by Repco, a supporter of the car in its heyday, Kim Jane Chevrolet is back to its racing-winning break of two decades.
The car will now head to the National Motor Racing Museum at Mount Panorama for a special exhibition throughout the month of October to celebrate Rypco’s centenary.
Jane will also drive at a military parade on the morning of the 2022 Bathurst 1000.
The car is significant because it won the final NASCAR race in Australia at Albert Park in 2000, just before the series closed.
Jane was one of NASCAR’s top local drivers, winning four consecutive titles between 1996 and 2000.
Chevrolet was a regular winner at Calder Park Thunderdome and took second place in the 1998 NASCAR 1000 in Bathurst.
She also competed on the Winston West NASCAR Tour in Motegi, Japan in 1999.
It is now owned by Zac O’Hara who races in the National Car Series.
It’s a great car, and it has a lot of great history,” Jane said.
Repco’s sponsorship began in the 1990s with David Tennant, who was director of marketing at the time. Repco started as a small sponsor when the car was running in Bob Jane T-Marts colors, and we had the opportunity to sell Repco’s full sponsorship for what turned out to be the final season of NASCAR racing.
“To see her now again in that look as she races for the last time is an amazing feeling.”
Mitch Wiley, Head of Care at Repco, added: “Once we were alerted to the fact that this car was still around, we contacted owner Zac via the team in the V8 Sleuth and arranged to have it returned to the last winning livery from 2000.
“Seeing the car reunited with Kim at Calder Park Thunderdome and having it as part of the show in Bathurst is really special. The NASCAR era is an amazing chapter in Australian motorsport history, and one we are very proud to be part of.
“The display at the National Motorsport Museum is set to showcase some of the important cars from the history of Repco motorsports and we will reveal more of them in the coming weeks.”
Other cars that will be included in the “Repco Racing, 100 Years In The Making” exhibition will be revealed in the coming weeks.
“We celebrated Craig Lowndes, Dick Johnson and Larry Perkins at recent shows and 2022 is the perfect time for us to celebrate the incredible history and legacy of Repco racing on its centenary,” said Brad Owen, curator of the National Auto Racing Museum. museum.
“The collection of cars being assembled is exciting and will give fans of the Repco Bathurst 1000 one more reason to visit the museum in October.”