V8 SuperTourers: Pride in prototype

Garry Pedersen's company, Pedersen Wholesale, was fundamental in setting up V8 SuperTourers

Craig Baird driving the United Video Falcon at Hampton Downs. Photo / Lance Hastie
Craig Baird driving the United Video Falcon at Hampton Downs. Photo / Lance Hastie

What do you love about V8 SuperTourers and why?

The prototype car was the brainchild of myself, Mark Petch, Wayne Anderson and Paul Ceprnich and we love the result.

Why did you decide to get involved with the V8ST this year?

We just carried on from our first season with our car, which is the first car built and chassis number one.

How long have you been involved with V8STForever ... we won four titles in previous New Zealand V8 cars.

What are some of your highlights/success stories for V8ST 2013?

Watching the class grow and become the best ever sport sedan class in the country. What do you and your business bring to a motorsport fan?

Race car preparation and running our own V8ST car, No27.

What changes would you like to see implemented in the V8ST going forward?

This is a New Zealand car designed for New Zealanders, it is a brilliant concept and it needs to be left alone and only reliability issues attended to. Too many people want to mess with it.

Who will you be supporting in the last round of the V8ST?

The United Video, Mad Butcher, "the Sound" Strait Shipping, Redline Sign Writers, Puke Coal, Ferndale Farms, BOC Gasses, Ford, Michael Morton and our dedicated team.


Polishing the silver

Greg Murphy on the podium at the V8 SuperTourers round in Taupo . Photo / Supplied
Greg Murphy on the podium at the V8 SuperTourers round in Taupo . Photo / Supplied

V8 SuperTourer sponsor John Rennell, from Ellerslie Jewellers and Engravers, explains his
involvement.

What do you love about V8 SuperTourers and why?

As exclusive suppliers of awards to the V8 SuperTourers, we have enjoyed a close relationship since its inception. And how could you not love watching the V8 fun?

How many years have you been a sponsor of the V8ST?

This is our first year as the sponsor of the Overall Round Winner Awards.

What are some of your highlights/success stories for V8ST 2013?

At round 6 at Hampton Downs I presented another cup to Greg Murphy (pictured)
and said, ''This is becoming a habit'', to which Greg replied, ''It's a habit I love!''

What changes would you like to see in the V8ST?

More rounds equals more winners which means more cups!

- NZ Herald

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