Originally built by the Garry Rogers Motorsport team as a VX Commodore V8 Supercar, this car debuted at the Australian Grand Prix meeting in Melbourne in 2001, driven by Jason Bargwanna.
Rested by the team for the 2001 endurance races, Bargwanna drove the car again in 2002, before a huge crash at Phillip Island almost destroyed the car, and a full rebuild was undertaken by the GRM team. In the 2003 endurance rounds, the car was driven by Jamie Whincup on his debut at the Queensland 500, alongside Max Dumesny, and then with Mark Noske at Bathurst. This car would score a round victory with Jason Bargwanna at the 2003 Gold Coast event.
In 2003, Jamie Whincup used this car for the entire season, except the Bathurst 1000 where he paired with Garth Tander in the team’s other car, and another crash, this time at Pukekohe in New Zealand saw the car sidelined once more. For the next three years, the car was used as a ride car and pit stop practice car by the team, before being sold to Mal Rose in 2007, now configured as a VY Commodore and fitted with the sequential gearbox and 18” wheels as used on the GRM Monaro 427s raced in the Bathurst 24-Hour.
In 2008, Mal Rose took the car abroad, and with co-drivers Tony Alford and Peter Leemhuis contested the Nurburgring 24-hour, and also the 12-hour race at Sepang in Malaysia. For the 2009 season, the car raced again at the Nurburgring 24-hour, and also the Dubai 24-hour and Spa 12-hour with the same driver line-up. Further attacks on the Spa and Nurburgring endurance races followed during 2010 and 2011, as well as a run in the World Time Attack Challenge at Eastern Creek in 2010.
In 2013, this car also became the only V8 Supercar to contest the Bathurst 12-Hour race, and driven by Mal Rose, Aaron Tebb and Adam Wallis scored a victory in the Invitational over-3 litre class. The car wears a special livery highlighting its history in international endurance competitions and is in the same condition as last raced during the 2013 Bathurst 12-Hour.