Sunday, 10 September 2017 16:51

Editor’s note on #100: Bringing up our century


Seventeen years after the launch of V8X Supercar Magazine, here we are presenting issue #100!

Reaching the century wouldn't have been possible without you, our readers. So thank you for your support in helping us reach this milestone.

We look forward to continue providing independent and in-depth analysis of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship into triple-digit editions of this publication.

We celebrate our milestone with a look back at the very first edition of V8X Supercar Magazine from 2000, track the history of Supercars over that time through our covers and reflect on what's changed from then to now.

It's perhaps fitting that the first cover star of V8X Supercar Magazine, Garth Tander, is back racing at Garry Rogers Motorsport. In a nod to his return to his former team, he stars on this issue's poster.

This issue also looks ahead to the 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup with a team-by-team preview of the long-distance events, along with a full rundown of the record books for the endurance title and the Sandown, Bathurst and Gold Coast events.

There's also a special 'Masters of Endurance' poster featuring the drivers to win both the Sandown and Bathurst endurance events multiple times.

Remember, you can also purchase these posters and others printed on high-quality photographic stock, uncreased, unfolded, unstapled and delivered in protective mailing tube, from our online store.

CLICK HERE to view and shop for the posters.

Elsewhere in this issue, we chat with the rising stars that drove in the main game as wildcard entrants in 2017, James Golding, Macauley Jones, Shae Davies, Jack Le Brocq and Todd Hazelwood.

We investigate how the V8 engine came to be so prominent and popular in the Australian motorsport landscape, which is a timely reminder heading into the Gen2 era and given our 100th edition celebrations.

You'll also find the latest columns from Mark Winterbottom, Craig Lowndes and Garry Rogers, analysis of the key issues in Supercars and a nod to the best endurance racers.

Remember, V8X Supercar Magazine is also available in digital form in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at and in the Magzter app store.

Thank you for your support. Here's to the next 100 editions!

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #100 within Australia.

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #100 within New Zealand.

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #100 for the rest of the world.

CLICK HERE to find the nearest store selling issue #100 in your area.


Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November







 Scott McLaughlin



 Shane van Gisbergen



 Jamie Whincup 



 Craig Lowndes



 David Reynolds



 Chaz Mostert



 Fabian Coulthard



 Rick Kelly



 Scott Pye



 Nick Percat


 Full points table