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Open day at Garry Rogers Motorsport- Home of Volvo V8 Supercars

[caption id="attachment_2389" align="alignright" width="300"]Volvo_Polestar-V8 Supercar Garry Rogers celebrates Volvo's first win since 1986[/caption]

Garry Rogers has invited all the Volvo Polestar racing fans to come down to their Dandenong South race shop and celebrate their first win with an Open Day.

The Race Shop will be open from 10am to 2pm on May 31st.

Scott McLaughlan will be there to meet and sign autographs, along with the team's newest addition, Swede Robert Dahlgren.

You’ll also see the prized trophy cabinet and a blast from the past – the Holden Commodore VT Garth Tander and Jason Bargwanna drover to victory in the Bathurst 1000 in the year 2000 lives there.

 

The best part?

 

“The biggest highlight – they’re going to see me!” Rogers jovially told v8supercars.com.au. “That in itself will be enormous – that’s why we’ve got the crowd control coming!” he laughed.

 

“It’ll be good – free access to the workshop, the build process, the whole race team that’s here. But it’s not restricted; you don’t have to buy a ticket.

 

“You can wander around, meet the drivers, the workforce – they’re all friendly blokes and will be here.

 

“The cars obviously will be here, so basically everything in our race team will be on display.

 

“The merchandise truck will be here as well, so people can get hold of that, spend their money wisely, and adorn themselves in the beautiful GRM clothing.”

Source http://www.v8supercars.com.au/news/championship/garry-invites-fans-to-workshop

[caption id="attachment_2389" align="alignright" width="300"]Volvo_Polestar-V8 Supercar Garry Rogers celebrates Volvo's first win since 1986[/caption]

Garry Rogers has invited all the Volvo Polestar racing fans to come down to their Dandenong South race shop and celebrate their first win with an Open Day.

The Race Shop will be open from 10am...

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Volvo Wins in Australia

[caption id="attachment_2380" align="alignright" width="300"]S60_Polestar_Volvo-V8 Supercar Scott McLaghlan brings the new Polestar Volvo S60 home in first place at Barbagallo race track in Perth.[/caption]Scott Mclaughlin drove the new Volvo V8 Supercar to its first win in Perth last weekend after gaining pole position in qualifying. The win was Volvo's first win in Australia since Robbie Francevic won the Australian touring car title in a 240T in 1986. McLaughlin said the win would mean the world to team owner Garry Rogers, but also for his mum, dad and sister."It was a big decision to be with Volvo and just to continue my career at GRM," he said. McLaughlin had previously completed a fabrication apprenticeship with Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM). "We went through some rough times while doing that and it was a bit emotional." "So to do it and to show that I've made the right decision is a big thing in my life and my career."The 20-year-old has been one of the standout drivers in 2014 - his first season in V8 Supercars. Before Saturday, he'd already claimed three podiums and as many poles in the new S60 - plus a non-championship triumph at the Australian Grand Prix. But McLaughlin isn't about to get complacent and predicts there'll more wins are on the cards for his factory-backed outfit."Yeah for sure, we're not slowing down," he said. "We just want to keep going and we'll keep working hard to do that." “I am very stoked to have it (the win) happen. For everyone back in Gothenburg (Volvo), for everyone at Valvoline and for everyone back at our (GRM) workshop in Dandenong South this is awesome.His win overshadowed a comeback-of-sorts for Holden veteran Craig Lowndes, who took race two honours later in the day.
[caption id="attachment_2380" align="alignright" width="300"]S60_Polestar_Volvo-V8 Supercar Scott McLaghlan brings the new Polestar Volvo S60 home in first place at Barbagallo race track in Perth.[/caption]Scott Mclaughlin drove the new Volvo V8 Supercar to its first win in Perth last weekend after gaining pole position in qualifying. The win was...
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