Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Walkinshaw racing is an Australian motor racing team based in the Melborne suburb of Clayton. It was founded by a touring car racer Tom Walkinshaw as an auto racing team and engineering firm in 1976, in Kidlington, near Oxfrod, England. After the death of Tom Walkinshaw due to cancer, the racing organization has been operated by the Walkinshaw family. Initially, the company handled privateer work before entering works with manufacturers of racing cars such as Mazda and Rover. In 1987, there was a joint venture between Tom Walkinshaw and Holden Racing team to form Holden Special Vehicles. Walkinshaw racing was to run Holden’s motor sport programme, they were responsible for designing vehicles.
Walkinshaw’s Australian operation is the most successful in touring car/ V8 Supercars history, winning about eight championships, 10 Bathurst, 1000 victories and more than 250 all-time race wins with the likes of Mark Skaife, Peter Brock, Jason Bright, Todd Kelly, Greg Murphy, Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander. They really enjoyed a rich history for over two decades when they were running joint venture as the Holden Racing Team and they were well-renowned in Australia.