In April 2021, Boost Mobile Boss (and racing fan) Peter Adderton seemingly light heartedly floated the idea of forming a wildcard entry with Erebus Motorsport to compete at Bathurst featuring an all Kiwi driver lineup of 4x Bathurst 1000 winner Greg Murphy and young gun Richie Stanaway.
It wasn’t long before the idea became very serious and an all out effort to get the pair racing at Bathurst ensued which included an incredible livery reveal featuring a stylised Kiwi bird down the doors with the entry planned to be raced under Murph’s old number, #51. A matching sister livery was also created as part of the overall plan for the Boost Mobile Racing #99 entry of Australian pairing Brodie Kostecki and David Russell which featured a similarly styled kangaroo down the doors (and ultimately finished on the podium).
However, the plan unfortunately fell through due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the issues it presented around quarantine for the drivers, they simply couldn’t make it work and the car never hit the mountain in anger that year.
The idea was in motion though and the wildcard dream was eventually realised at the Bathurst 1000 in 2022.
The 2021 Murphy/Stanaway Wildcard Commodore never actually raced, yet it’s still a very interesting and integral piece in the whole story and will make a great pairing with the 2022 Wildcard and the 2021 #99 sister livery models.
Don’t miss this 1:18 scale model which has been produced as a sealed body with clear windows and detailed interior in a limited edition with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.