Victorian Supercars Championship squad Team 18 will open its doors to the public for the first time, with a family open day at their Mount Waverley headquarters on Sunday 27 November, a week out from the season-ending VALO Adelaide 500.
The team’s main-game drivers Mark Winterbottom and Scott Pye will both be in attendance to meet and greet with the public, with autographs and photograph opportunities throughout the day.
Fans will also have the chance to check out Winterbottom’s #18 IRWIN Racing Holden ZB Commodore and Pye’s #20 car in the flesh, which will have a new naming rights partner onboard for the final round on the streets of Adelaide.
The team will offer up the chance to purchase a range of team merchandise and memorabilia, plus spare panels and various workshop equipment as the team transitions to the upcoming Gen-3 era.
Team 18 members will be treated to an exclusive meet and greet with the drivers and a tour through the race headquarters.
Workshop tours will also be offered throughout the day for the public, allowing fans to check out the build of the team’s Gen3 Chevrolet Camaros up close. A Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 show car will also be on display on the day.
Fans can also view the 2010 Supercars Championship winning Ford Falcon, owned by Charlie Schwerkolt, in the team’s showroom.
The open day will also feature a jumping castle, food and coffee vans, plus a wheel change activation for fans to test their skills at a pit stop wheel change.
“We are excited to open up the doors of Team 18 for the public to check out our Mount Waverley race headquarters for the very first time,” said Team 18 Owner Charlie Schwerkolt.
“This is a rare chance to give fans the chance to see behind the scenes of our race team and not something we’ve done for the public at our Mount Waverley base before.
“There’s so much going on at the moment. We’re getting ready for a big season finale in Adelaide and our Gen3 builds are underway, so there will be plenty to see and do on the day.
“We have a few race-worn panels from the workshop that we’ll be selling off, as well as a host of race gear that would look great in any motorsport fan’s man cave.
“It’s an exciting time as we get set for the season finale and get our Camaros ready to hit the track, so we’re looking forward to seeing our members and fans at our open day in a couple of weeks’ time.”
The Team 18 Family Open Day will take place from 11am to 2pm on Sunday, November 27 at their race centre located at 3/21 Lionel Road, Mount Waverley, with free entry to all guests.