Open Letter to CAMS clubs
Conrod has spoken with Shane Rogers about his letter to all CAMS clubs. more...
Conrod has spoken with Mark McNally, a Fujitsu Series driver caught up in a large accident at Wakefield Park. more...
Out of the Woods
With Channel 10's V8 Supercar contract ending, Conrod’s Michael Shaw has spoken to Bill Woods to see how he's handling the loss. more...
Rules and Laws
In a follow up to last years pre-season interview with Adam Laws, Conrod’s Michael Shaw thought he'd have a chat to review last year, and see what the team has planned for this year. more...
Conrod's team all pitched in to rate the racers of the 2005 Bathurst 1000. more...
Adam Laws Interview
Conrod's Michael Shaw eschewed bad puns on Adam Laws' surname to do an interview with the Britek Team Manager. more...
Change for the Betta?
Conrod's new writer, Sapient, brings you the changes past and the season ahead in our first feature article of the year. more...
Brad Jones Racing Launch
Conrod attended the 2005 launch of Brad Jones Racing. Danielle Schwerin and Michael Shaw bring you all the info and photos. more...
Warning - this interview is not for the easily offended. Danielle Schwerin nailed Craig Gore down at Bathurst and let him tell it in his own words. more...
Chatting With Steve Owen
Steve Owen is a rising star in the motorsport industry. Michael Shaw spoke with Steve at Bathurst. more...
Photo Feature: 2004 V8 Supercar Series Round 10 - Bob Jane T-Marts 1000
Round 10 of the V8 Supercar Champsionship Series - Bathurst 1000. Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw captured the action.more...
Chatting With Yoong
Alex Yoong has arrived in V8 Supercars. Michael Shaw spoke with Alex about his plans for the category. more...
Chatting With Bargs
Having just been handed the boss #10, and with rookie Winterbottom as his co-driver, Jason Bargwanna seemed the perfect target for the first of Conrod's 2004 interviews (And no we hadn't forgotten the Ford switch). At Eastern Creeks' round 2, Michael Shaw and Danielle Schwerin nabbed him, to check up on the world of Bargwanna.more...
Round 2 - Eastern Creek Part 3 Race Report
All the action from Eastern Creek, Danielle Schwerin reports.more...
Photo Feature: 2004 V8 Supercar Series Round 2 - Eastern Creek
Round 2 of the V8 Supercar Champsionship Series - Eastern Creek. Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw captured the action.more...
Photo Feature: 2003 V8 Supercar Series Round 11 - Lexmark Indy 300
Round 10 of the V8 Supercar Champsionship Series - Lexmark Indy 300. Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw captured the action.more...
Triple Eight: Engineering The Future
As Triple Eight enter their first full season of V8 Supercars, Danielle Schwerin takes a look at the team. more...
Photo Feature: 2003 V8 Supercar Series Round 10 - Bathurst 1000
Round 10 of the V8 Supercar Champsionship Series - Bob Jane T-Marts 1000. Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw captured the action. more...
Photo Feature: 2003 V8 Supercar Series - Oran Park
Oran Park hosted Round 8 of the V8 Supercar Championship Series. Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw captured the action. more...
Rodney Forbes Questions & Answers
Sheryl-lee Raggatt speaks with battling driver Rodney Forbes more...
Jase the ace with pace: Jason Richards interview
The people of Adelaide have a new racing hero - and he's a Kiwi. Conrod.com.au Managing Editor Michael Shaw spoke with Team Dynamik's Jason Richards at Oran Park. more...
Photo Feature: 2003 V8 Supercar Series Round 2 - Phillip Island
Phillip Island hosted the second round of the 2003 V8 Supercar Series. Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw captured the action. more...
T2: Ride of the Machine
Michael Shaw gets to be passenger once more, this time in something a little different to a V8 Supercar. more...
Chance of a Lifetime Racing
Few will ever get the chance of being strapped into a V8 Supercar and hurtled down the main straight at Eastern Creek Raceway at more than 250km/hr. But one very deserving V8 Supercar fan did, writes Brett Jurmann. more...
Photo Feature: Konica V8 Supercar Series - Wakefield Park
The first round of the 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series. Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw captured the action. more...
Photo Feature: 2003 OzEmail Brad Jones Racing Launch
Not even Ray Martin could resist an invitation to OzEmail Racing's 2003 launch in Sydney. Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw captured the first shots of Ford's BA race car.
Richo's World: Softening up the saddle
Steven Richards is in the middle of a frantic push to make the grid for next month’s Australian Grand Prix support races in Melbourne. In this exclusive column for Conrod.com.au, he gives us a progress report.
Judge Bond: Mr Versatile teaching V8 stars all he knows
Few are more qualified to judge the behaviour of a new generation of V8 Supercar racing heroes than Colin Bond, as Brett Jurmann writes.
Photo Feature: V8 Supercar Series - Bathurst 1000
The 2002 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000. Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw captured the action.
Editorial: Skaife rewrites record books...but does anyone care?
Rockers Ben Folds Five used to sing of a Battle of Who Could Care Less. It could soon become the new anthem for V8 Supercar racing, writes Conrod.com.au News Editor Jason Whittaker.
Photo Feature: Konica Series - Oran Park
Paul Dumbrell took a strangehold on the Konica V8 Supercar Series during round three at Oran Park Raceway. Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw captured the action.
Rick Kelly: A steep learning curve
R Kelly believes he can fly...or at least drive really fast. Conrod.com.au’s Michael Shaw caught up with Todd ‘the toddler’ Kelly’s even younger brother at Oran Park for a progress report.
Cameron McLean: A hard year, a hard game
In the right car, Cameron McLean, former privateer pacesetter and twice top-four finisher at Bathurst, can beat just about anyone. Conrod.com.au’s Michael Shaw caught up with McLean over a toasted sandwich at Oran Park for an update.
Photo Feature: V8 Supercar Series - Eastern Creek
Mark Skaife triumphed while his rivals fell over themselves to catch him at the third round of the series at Eastern Creek Raceway. Conrod.com.au's trigger-happy photographer Michael Shaw captured the drama from every angle.
Photo Feature: Konica Series - Wakefield Park
Conrod.com.au's Michael Shaw went west to document the opening round of the 2002 Konica V8 Supercar Series at Wakefield Park Raceway in three big photo galleries. more...
Photo Feature: OzEmail Racing and Lansvale Racing Team launches
Conrod.com.au was invited to the season launches of new Ford 'super-team',
OzEmail Racing, and Sydney's own Lansvale Racing Team. Michael
Shaw captured the stars and the new-look cars. more...
Photo Feature: V8 Supercar Series - Eastern Creek
Relive last year's action, with photos from a frantic - and controversial
- V8 Supercar round from Eastern Creek Raceway. Conrod.com.au's
Michael Shaw captured the drama. Gallery
One and Gallery Two.
Photo Feature - V8 Supercar Series - V8 Ultimate Sandown
It was an ultimate weekend of racing, as the V8 Supercars turned
it on at the season finale in trying conditions. Michael Shaw
braved the rain to snap the action. Gallery One
and Gallery Two.
Ride of his life: Shaw's lap with Lowndesy
He boldly went where no man from Conrod has ever been before - and
loved every tenth of it. The intrepid Michael Shaw takes
us on a hot lap or two of Oran Park Raceway, chauffeured by three-time
champ Craig Lowndes. more...
Junior comes of age: Steven Johnson interview
Just when it seemed Steven Johnson would all but capitulate in the
imposing shadows of his famous father, the 26-year-old silenced his
critics with some inspired driving in the early rounds of this year
- none better than his breakthrough Canberra win in June. Michael
Shaw spoke with Johnson midway through his GMC 400 triumph on
Saturday about racing - and winning - for his dad. more...
Three Hundred Up
Konica Series Pics
Touring car racing in Australia celebrates a milestone at Oran Park
- the 300th Australian Touring Car Championship (now Shell Championship
Series) round. Mark Jones reviews the history of Australia's
most famous motorsport series. more...
In 2001 the Konica V8Supercar Series has provided action in the outdated
three race format that would make it's big brother SCS jealous. Mark
Jones snapped that cars at the recent Lakeside round, while Michael
Shaw caught them earlier at Oran Park. Lakeside,
Oran Park 1, Oran
Tassie tearaway's fast getaway: Marcos Ambrose interview
What do Button, Raikkonen, Dixon and Courtney, Skaife, Lowndes and
Radisich all have in common? Journeyman Marcos Ambrose has defeated
them all. Michael Shaw talked to the forthright Stone Brothers
rookie in Canberra a month ago about his attention-grabbing start
to the year and the challenges that lie ahead. more...
Canberra Photo Feature - Did somebody say "Panel
Tight street circuits can only lead to one thing - broken
panels. Michael Shaw snapped the action as the drivers negotiated
Canberra's concrete canyon for the GMC 400. more...
V8Supercars in Canberra - so cool, it's freezing!
The nation's heart is palpitating at an increasingly-accelerated
pace as Canberra's GMC 400 nears. Jason Whittaker looks at
the race that stops a nation (its capital, at least) - now just
a week away. more...
Tensions rise as pit stops prove telling
Contrived? Perhaps. Dangerous? Without doubt. Thrilling?
You bet! As Jason Whittaker reports, pit stops could well
decide this year’s Shell Series champion. more...
Photo Feature: 2001 Shell Series - Phillip Island
Michael Shaw was at Phillip Island to see the kickoff
of the 2001 Shell Series. more...
Season 2001 - The Year of Tipping Dangerously
Mark Jones looks at the changes between the Shell
Series of 2001, and the 2001 championship. With changes in teams,
drivers, manafacturers and race formats, picking winners this year
will be harder than ever. more...
Photo Feature: 2001 Konica Series - Wakefield
Michael Shaw was at Wakefield last month where he
took pictures of the upcoming cars and stars of the 2001 Konica
V8Supercar Series. more...
Richo's World 1: Changing to a blue AU
How Seto "got Richo Quick"!
While Holden turncoat Craig Lowndes captured much of the off-season
attention, another popular Holden renegade was doing some moving
of his own - new Ford-Tickford Racing employee, Steven Richards.
In his first editorial for conrod.com.au, Richo put pen to paper
exclusively for us to explain a tumultuous summer leading to his
own dramatic General Motors defection. more...
the silliest V8 off-season yet
Jason Whittaker reviews the silly summer of 2000/2001,
highlighting the hatches, matches and despatches of the offseason.
All fans can hope is that the action on the track will be as absorbing
as that which occurred off it. more...
Welcome to conrod.com.au
... a new era in Australian Motosport on the Internet
In our first feature, Managing Editor Shane Rogers
welcomes you to our new website. Shane lists the new features being
introduced on conrod.com.au, compared with the old V8Supercar
Pick 10 project. Changes include forums, and the introduction
of the Conrod network. more...
Click here to see our features from last year