Sandown: Geelong Cat rides with Ford at Sandown

Ford's long and proud association with the Geelong Football Club will see factory backed V8 Supercar teams Stone Brothers Racing and Ford Performance Racing run a special livery at this weekend's upcoming Norton 360 Sandown event in celebration of...

Ford's long and proud association with the Geelong Football Club will see factory backed V8 Supercar teams Stone Brothers Racing and Ford Performance Racing run a special livery at this weekend's upcoming Norton 360 Sandown event in celebration of the AFL Cats 150th anniversary.

The Ford Motor Company has partnered the seven-time AFL Premiership team since 1925, the longest running sponsorship in the history of sport. Ford's relationship with the Geelong Football Club of over 80 years reflects the amount of time that the iconic motor company has been manufacturing vehicles in Australia.

During the Norton 360 Sandown event the Geelong Cats logo will appear on the front bumper bar of both the SP Tools and IRWIN Racing FG Falcons and will also feature on both FPR entries in place of the customary falcon on the rear quarters.

As part of the collaboration van Gisbergen and Davison spent some time in Pit Lane earlier today with FPR's Steven Richards and Mark Winterbottom sharpening their ball skills before six Geelong Cats players stop by on Sunday to watch the racing from the teams pit garages.

Ross Stone, SBR Team Principal

"SBR's relationship with the Ford Motor Company stems back as far as 10 years and to me that feels like a great achievement. To see a club like Geelong run the same sponsor for over 80 years is a great example of Ford's commitment to Australian sport.

"I enjoy AFL and have been a fan of the Brisbane Lions for years. That being said the Cats have had an amazing run in the AFL comp in recent years so hopefully running the clubs logo will bring us some luck at Sandown this weekend!"

Van Gisbergen and Davison show off the modified livery for this weekend at Sandown

Van Gisbergen and Davison had to fight off FPR's Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards for the ball

The Geelong cats will celebrate thier 150th anniversary this year

-credit: sbr

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Series Supercars
Drivers Mark Winterbottom , Ross Stone , Steven Richards