Built for the Longhurst Racing team to debut in the 1998 V8 Supercar season, this car first debuted at Lakeside in Queensland that year.
Driven by 1980 Formula One World Champion Alan Jones, he drove this car all season, including the endurance races where he was paired with the 1998 Formula Ford champion, Adan Macrow. At the 1998 FAI 1000 Classic at Bathurst, Jones would qualify the car in 11th position, but would retire on lap 58 of the race after being caught up in a major accident at Forrest’s Elbow involving six other cars.
For the 1999 season, the car moved on to Alan Heath, and raced in a handful of V8 Supercar rounds, including Bathurst with Mick Donaher as co-driver. Qualifying in 30th place, the car would again record a DNF at Mount Panorama. After being replaced in the early part of the 2000 season, the car continued to be raced in the Konica Series by Heath, until changing hands and running at Bathurst driven by Gary Baxter and Layton Crambrook, and finally recording a finish in the Great Race, in 28th position. In 2001, the car was again racing in the Konica Series, before running as a ride car with Mal Rose’s Supercar Experience from 2005.
In 2011, the car’s current owner purchased the car from Mal Rose and returned it to the 1998 Komatsu colours carried by Alan Jones and Adam Macrow in the FAI 1000 Classic that year.