LOWNDES TRIPLE EIGHT FALCON AT AUCTION
A V8 supercar built by TRIPLE Eight Race Engineering and driven by Craig Lowndes is currently up for auction.
13and A V8 supercar built by the team from its origins as John Briggs Motorsport, superstition led Triple Eight to officially number the chassis 888A-012A rather than 013.
Built as a Ford Falcon FG, it debuted in the hands of Craig Lowndes at the 2008 Clipsal 500 – although its first weekend ended with the 012A badly damaged in a crash with James Courtney.
Once repaired, Lowndes raced the car for the rest of the season – with the exception of endurance racing, where this car was rested – and took his only solo race win for 2008 at Sandown.
The car was then sold to Sonic Motor Racing who campaigned it in the Fujitsu series, fielding rookies James Moffat in 2009 and Tim Blanchard in 2010.
The chassis won races in all three tiers of Supercars competition, adding V8 Touring Car success to its resume with Ryan Simpson in 2013-14.
It was then launched by Jake Kostecki in V8 Touring Cars in 2015, while Thomas Randle made his first Supercar start in the V8 Touring Car series aboard this car in 2017.
Randle’s appearance at Queensland Raceway marked the car’s final racing appearance, and it reverted to a TeamVodafone livery in 2020.
Bidding sits at $140,000 at the time of writing, with the auction due to end on Sunday evening.