JONES STRIKIK DARWIN LIVERY DETECTED
Macauley Jones will be hard to miss on the track as the Supercars Championship heads to Darwin with a distinctive orange hue combined with attractive Native American artwork.
For the Darwin Triple Crown at the Hidden Valley track, all teams will use Native livery, and driver Brad Jones Jones will also be supported by Kubota.
Kubota has sponsored BJR cars in the past, but not with the distinctive orange hue. The brand is a supplier of agricultural, construction and power equipment nationwide.
The indigenous artwork was created by Jedess Hudson, a young indigenous artist from Cairns.
Hudson also designed the cover for Andre Heimgartner’s ZB Commodore, which was released earlier today.
Kubota is known and trusted in Australia for its farming and construction equipment, and Jedess drew inspiration from these products and how the first people would have handled this work for millennia.
“Traditionally, fire has been used as a tool to run the country for countless generations,” Jedess said.
“The artwork on the Macaulay machine is called ‘Biri (fire) circles.’ Fire is an essential part of life. It allows the earth to regenerate, sprouting seeds and clearing the undergrowth of the earth.
“It allows new soil to grow and ensures that wild animals have fresh food to eat.
“Biri can leave such devastation, but it is very necessary and symbolic in our own life cycles.”
Kubota Australia and New Zealand general marketing manager Malcolm Owens explained that everyone at Kubota is looking forward to the event and seeing the car on the track.
“The design came out so smooth and we’re thrilled with how the car looks – another great job by the BJR design team and a young artist.”
Jones is currently ranked seventeenth in the Supercar Championship.