Indigenous Liveries

The 2023 betr Darwin Triple Crown will feature a grid of incredible artwork by First Nations artists. Here are the details from some of the teams who have already unveiled their liveries and explained the storytelling behind their unique designs.

Pizza Hut Racing

Brad Jones Racing - #96 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The goanna (Googar) totem is the inspiration behind the Indigenous livery for car #96.

One of the main totems for the Wiradjuri people, the goanna is all about finding one’s strength, both physically and emotionally.

The Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation Elders Working Group came up with the artwork for the design, in collaboration with Pizza Hut Racing.

The circles represent the meeting places of Albury-Wodonga and the arches symbolise the hills surrounding the twin cities.

Wavy blue lines on the design signify the Murray River, which separates Albury-Wodonga, and the symbols that look like an E on the side are the goanna’s tracks.



Tickford Racing - #5 Ford Mustang GT

Artist Jedess Hudson has brought the nomadic spirit of Indigenous people to life on Tickford Racing driver James Courtney’s Ford Mustang GT.

Drawing inspiration from the nomadic nature of Indigenous people, their rich cultural heritage and deep connection to the land, Ms Hudson worked in collaboration with Tickford Racing and Snowy River Caravans to create the artwork.

“The livery serves as a powerful representation of not only the way of life for Indigenous communities, but their strength, resilience and deep-rooted spirituality,” she said.

Courtney said car #5 “looks brilliant”. “Jedess has evoked a sense of movement and freedom, symbolising the nomadic spirit that has been an integral part of Indigenous culture for thousands of years,” he said.

“That spirit and freedom is also embodied in the Snowy River Caravans’ brand. It’s fun, adventurous and the artwork on the car for Darwin reflects exactly that.” 



Penrite Racing

Grove Racing - #19 Ford Mustang GT & #26 Ford Mustang GT

Stories of the freshwater crocodile and wild honey country are behind the extraordinary livery design for Penrite Racing.

Based on two artworks by Darwin-born artist Lorraine Kabbindi White, Ankung Kunred – Wild Honey Country and Modjarrki – Freshwater Crocodile, the wild honey country depicts Kabbindi’s family’s Mok clan country in the Territory’s Arnhem Land which extends over the upper catchment of the Liverpool River and encompasses a large body of water. Many honey dreaming sites run along the river with the white colour representing the bees.

The significance of freshwater crocodiles is also captured. “We use two names for the freshwater crocodile – Kumoken and Modjarrki,” she said.

“Modjarrki is the long-nosed crocodile, different from the short nosed Kinga saltwater crocodile. The Modjarrki are seen in the flowing water high in the stone country, they formed part of the traditional diet and don’t bite people.”



Wildcard Entry

Triple Eight Race Engineering - #888 Chevrolet Camaro ZL

‘Coming Together’ is the inspiration behind Triple Eight’s Supercheap Auto Wildcard livery.

Nine young team members from Racing Together collaborated on the design, which focuses on the roof being the meeting place.

At the centre of the roof is the Racing Together logo, with two rivers and two earth pathways flowing out to the wheels on the Chevrolet Camaro, which will be driven by Zane Goddard.

The bonnet highlights a ‘meeting circle’ which represents the original 10 members - six males and four females - of the Racing Together team.

The Larrakia totems of sea eagle, brown snake and crocodile, and footprints of local animals have also been integrated into the design.

They are a tribute to the Larrakia people, the traditional custodians of the Darwin region.

Former Holden designer Peter Hughes then interpreted the artwork to create the full livery for car #888.




Driver Declan Fraser will sport an eye-catching Indigenous livery on his #56 Ford Mustang GT at Hidden Valley.

In collaboration with Tickford Racing and Tradie Racing, emerging Indigenous artist Jedess Hudson created an artwork showcasing her ancestors’ skills as resourceful craftsmen and women.

“Our people had a deep understanding of (the) environment,” she said. “They developed sophisticated techniques for hunting, fishing, tool-making, shelter construction and resource management. I guess you could say they were the first ‘Tradies’.”

Daughter of renowned North Queensland artist and musician David Hudson, Ms Hudson is a descendant of the Ewamian and Western Yalanji people.

Fraser, who was raised in the North Queensland town of Mackay, expressed his excitement about the betr Darwin Triple Crown Indigenous round.

“I feel privileged to be driving a car that celebrates Indigenous culture at what is sure to be a highlight on the Supercars calendar,” he said.




Hometown hero Bryce Fullwood’s #14 car is set to be a show stopper at the Hidden Valley racetrack with an electrifying pink livery.

Designed by the Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation Elders Working Group, in collaboration with Middy’s Electrical Racing, the aqua green symbol signifies the elders in the community.

The purple symbol represents family, and the orange, yellow, red and brown earthy coloured symbols signify the Murray River and the hills around the twin cities of Albury-Wodonga.




Reconciliation is the inspiration behind the Indigenous livery artwork for Truck Assist Racing by Sydney artist Rhonda Sampson.

A proud Kamilaroi woman, her artwork Under the Stars is a visual representation of a commitment to and an ongoing journey towards reconciliation by National Transport Insurance (NTI), which has partnered with Truck Assist Racing.

At the centre of the artwork is the NTI team members who are committed to making a real difference in the community and strengthening relationships with First Nations peoples across the country.

Located in the four corners of the artwork are the four pillars of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP): Respect, Relationships. Opportunities and Governance.

The stars, which are scattered throughout the piece, represent the night sky and Southern Cross signifying NTI Truck Assist Racing’s people, customers and partners across Australia working together for a safer and more sustainable future.




Nulon Racing pair Tim Slade and James Golding will sport eye-catching, matching new looks on their Gen3 Camaros with a high-impact livery design by Larrakia artist William Hewitt.

Mr Hewitt, who belongs to the Wadjigan/ Yawuru/Karajarri /Bard clans, worked in collaboration with Nulon Racing on the artwork.

Called Sun Bliss Vibrations, the red on Slade’s #23 and Golding’s #31 Camaros signifies the sun burning with energy lines flowing in current reflections on the dusty earth.

“The white represents heat waves and clouds being pushed about by our deadly humidity and the colour black vibrations stand for our rich culture and acknowledging the Indigenous Round 2023,” Mr Hewitt said.




The story behind this livery, created in collaboration with Tickford Racing and Castrol, is personal to driver Thomas Randle.

Designed by Cairns artist Jedess Hudson, the art captures Randle’s journey, his support network, and his dedication to raising awareness for better access to cancer treatment and support.

As a member of the Victorian Youth Cancer Action Board and an ambassador for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Randle helps improve services and support for young cancer patients.

“This livery represents not only my own story, but also the stories of countless others who have faced challenges and fought their way back to what they love doing,” Randle said. “I hope this livery inspires others to persevere and pursue their dreams, regardless of the obstacles they face.”

Every day around five Indigenous people are diagnosed with cancer.

“We not only want to celebrate our Indigenous culture when we head to Darwin, but to highlight that more can be done to ensure better health outcomes for First Nations Peoples,” he said.

Ms Hudson wove the elements of resilience, healing and community support into the design. “The livery serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of promoting health, wellbeing, and unity within our society,” she said.



# 25 Ford Mustang GT

The eye-catching new look on driver Chaz Mostert’s mustang is by Kamilaroi artist Rhonda Sampson.

Optus commissioned the artwork, ‘Connected Communities’, for Walkinshaw Andretti United’s car #25 to reflect the company’s commitment to reconciliation.

At the centre of the livery design is Optus, surrounded by employees from across the nation who are committed to carrying out their duties with professionalism and integrity,

Guided by four pillars of their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP): Relationships, Respect, Opportunities and Governance, Optus’ journey of reconciliation increases, inspires and empowers ‘Connected Communities’.

Above and below the artwork is a representation of the Optus Network which is focused on creating a better and more connected future for Australia, and at the edges are various Optus programs and their participants.

The five Optus values of customer focus, challenger spirit, teamwork, integrity and personal excellence are also depicted in the artwork by five motifs.



#2 Ford Mustang

Reconciliation is the inspiration behind the Indigenous livery artwork for driver Nick Percat’s famous #2 Ford Mustang GT.

Sydney artist Rhonda Sampson’s artwork Under the Stars is a visual representation of a commitment to and an ongoing journey towards reconciliation by National Transport Insurance (NTI), which partnered with Walkinshaw Andretti United for the livery.

At the centre of the design for car #2 is the NTI team members who are committed to making a real difference in the community and strengthening relationships with First Nations peoples across the country.

Located in the four corners of the artwork are the four pillars of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP): Respect, Relationships. Opportunities and Governance.

The stars, which are scattered throughout the piece, represent the night sky and Southern Cross and signify people, customers and partners across Australia working together for a safer and more sustainable future.



#20 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Traditional and modern ways of travelling are behind the intriguing livery design for driver Scott Pye’s #20 car.

Designed by Indigenous artist Leah Cummins, in collaboration with Team 18, she was inspired by the importance of the land, songlines and bora rings in Indigenous culture for her artwork, Traveling on Country.

Grey lines on the car’s livery represent roads, showing the modern way of travelling, while the orange lines highlight the ancient pathways that have been travelled for generations.

A proud Mayi woman from north-west Queensland, Ms Cummins said the upside down U shape, which is the Aboriginal symbol for person, represents the communities sitting together, sharing stories, and passing on the knowledge of the land and its traditions to the next generation.

The stars in the art bring hope, optimism and dreams, and the person with the shield and spear is a symbol of strength.

“This piece of art is a beautiful reminder to always pay respect to those who have come before us and the land that has provided us with so much,” she said.




The stunning livery design for driver Jack Smith’s car #4 is by Goomeroi/ Kamilaroi woman Elenore Binge.

Inspired by Australia’s rail history and reconciliation, Eleanor gave SCT Motorsport permission to use her artwork, which was originally commissioned by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) as part of its Reconciliation Action Plan.

Eleanor’s work on the SCT Motorsport livery depicts Mother Earth, with the blue lines as her veins, representing rivers and waterways.

Railway tracks are shown throughout, and black and white hands symbolise the ongoing journey of reconciliation and engagement with the traditional owners.

The No Harm and Meeting Place symbols and the Five Spirit Guides are surrounded by the white footprints of the ancestors, and sacred sites on Country.



Brad Jones Racing #8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Driver Andre Heimgartner’s #8 car has been adorned with a new Indigenous livery design that symbolises the community work of the Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation.

Yellow and white circles surrounded by the four halfcircle symbols represent the corporation and its three operational sites – Wodonga and Wangaratta offices and Koori First Steps Preschool - as meeting places for the local and surrounding communities.

The Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation created the artwork for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s livery design, in partnership with R&J Batteries Racing and Brad Jones Racing.

The circles represents the 13 towns and communities in the Ovens Murray region that the Aboriginal organisation provides services to.

Wavy dot lines symbolise the hills and four major rivers in the Ovens Murray region – the Murray River in Albury-Wodonga, Ovens River and King River in Wangaratta and the Broken River in Benalla.




Supercars royalty Mark Winterbottom’s Chevrolet Camaro is adorned with a striking design that represents Team 18’s journey to race and win.

The livery for car #18 is by artist Chern’ee Sutton, a Kalkadoon woman from Mount Isa, in Queensland, and features the bright future of Team 18 and DeWalt and the support, passion and hope of fans.

At the heart of the design is a sun with the community symbol in the centre representing the wheels, and the yellow sun rays signifying race tracks and circuits.

“White lines are travelling lines and represent the communities and regions that Team 18 travels to, from the coast and the mountains to the outback and bush,” said Ms Sutton.

Kangaroo and emu footprints symbolise the drivers and racing teams always moving forwards, never backwards, and the handprint represents Traditional custodians.

“The boomerang signifies the teams and their supporters returning year after year to compete and the dots in the background symbolise the spectators and supporters,” she said.



Tickford Racing #6 Ford Mustang

Cairns artist Jedess Hudson drew inspiration from driver Cam Waters’ name and his connection to his hometown for the livery on his #6 Mustang.

In collaboration with Tickford Racing and Monster Energy, Ms Hudson created an artwork inspired by Waters’ connection to Mildura in Victoria, and the deep-rooted Aboriginal spirituality associated with the land to showcase the interconnection between all elements of the earth.

Ms Hudson said the artwork depicted the fluidity, power, and ever-changing nature of water, reflecting the dynamic and fast-paced nature of motorsport.

“Water also holds deep cultural and spiritual meaning for many Indigenous peoples. It represents life, purity, and regeneration,” she said.

“By incorporating the element of water into the artwork the team is paying tribute to the region and Traditional Owners of the land that Cam is so proud to represent.”

Tickford Racing CEO Tim Edwards said sport brings people together. “Through the liveries we are taking to Darwin on each of our cars, we aim to foster greater understanding and appreciation for the culture and history of Australia’s First Nations.”



Dick Johnson racing #11 Ford Mustang GT AND #17 Ford Mustang GT

The striking livery design for the Shell V-Power Racing Team is by contemporary Aboriginal artist Zoe Raymond.

Inspired by the 2023 NAIDOC Week theme, ‘For Our Elders’, the songlines in the artwork represent the passing on of knowledge at Dick Johnson Racing (DJR) by former racing driver Dick Johnson and other motorsports mentors over the years.

The central design represents the DJR workshop as a gathering place for the crew and their families, fans, and partners, with the meeting place symbols highlighting the different race events and milestone moments (40+ years, 1000+ races) in the history of DJR. The legacy of past teams and the current crew is also acknowledged.

Zoe is a proud Yindjibarndi / Pinikura woman born in Perth and raised in Queensland. She lives and works on Turrbal/Jagera country in Brisbane.




Supercars fans will be in for some fiery action when they spot the livery emblazoned across Erebus Motorsport’s cars #9 and #99 at Hidden Valley.

In collaboration with Coca-Cola Racing by Erebus, Gunditjmara and Tiwi Islander artist Kiewa Austin-Rioli featured two artworks in the design.

Travelling along the rear and front guards of the Chevrolet Camaros are lines and patterns which represent the team’s racing journey with the people symbolised by white semi-circles.

“Usually the semi-circles are drawn in uniform, but I made them different sizes to represent all the different people in the team,” said Ms Austin-Rioli.

At the sides of the car, in the middle, is the second background design which pays tribute to Kiewa’s Tiwi Islander heritage and represents strength and unity.




At the heart of the extraordinary design for the Red Bull Ampol Racing livery is the driver.

Based on the artwork by Warumungu artist Brock Compton, The Spirit of the Driver, kangaroo tracks represent the different paths and challenges of a driver’s career from the early days to the successes of the Supercars Championship.

Meeting circles throughout the design signify the driver and their families, showing how belief and encouragement helped the driver on the road to success.

Brock, from Ambrose Treacy College Clontarf Academy in Brisbane, said at the bottom of the artwork are the followers and supporters of Red Bull Ampol Racing with the dots symbolising the spirit of the driver.

“These dots are what bring everything together, from the family to the car and the track,” he said.


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