, 2022-12-01 23:49:52,
Scott McLaughlin has been reacquainted with his 2012 Dunlop Series title-winning Ford FG Falcon in Adelaide.
McLaughlin is on site at the VALO Adelaide 500 as event ‘fanbassador’ , and is also part of the weekend broadcast team.
The Kiwi won the 2012 development series aboard the Stone Brothers Racing-built Falcon.
The Falcon still races to this day in the hands of Jason Gomersall in the Super3 category.
The car has been restored to McLaughlin’s 2012 livery, complete with the now-IndyCar driver’s #93.
Matt Stone Racing co-owner Gomersall took McLaughlin’s number for the weekend in place of his regular #35.
MSR operates the car out of its Yatala base in Queensland.
The car had to be repaired prior to the livery restoration due to a heavy crash at Sandown.
Gomersall crashed late in the Sandown finale in August, with the car picking up hefty damage.
He then bounced back with third at the Bathurst round in October.
McLaughlin reunited with the car on Friday morning, and was impressed by the livery.
The 29-year-old was even taken aback by details such as the #93 — a nod to 1993, his year of birth.
It comes after McLaughlin was reunited with his 2018 Supercars title-winning Falcon in the United States.
“Thanks for doing this,” McLaughlin told Gomersall.
“It means a lot to me and my family… thanks for even thinking about it.”
The 2019 Bathurst winner signed the dashboard of the Falcon, and a set of overalls.
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