Alex Sidwell – Ozzie V8 Supercar with CMMCS in the UK

No.25 in our series on drivers with the CMMCS: Alex Sidwell

Alex Sidwell will be racing with the CMMCS Super Saloons again in 2021 in that mega-extraordinary and beautifully-presented No.8 2013 Holden VF Commodore 5 litre naturally-aspirated V8 with 620 hp. With continued support from Project Plant Scaffolding ltd, Fornscaff, Fuchs and NGK for his Holden Racing Team, you can be certain of a well-prepared car and Alex giving the quick guys a run for their money. You can find out all about the car and Alex’s team at

What livery is he going to bring out this year? His registration form says “black and white”. Is it this one with black, green and Holden in white? Or will it be something new?

Read Alex’s Q&A info form for CMMCS this year here

Did you know Alex raced in Australian V8 Supercars and has tackled the fabled Mount Bathurst circuit? Here’s some interesting history…

“Another Englishman who was attracted to the Australian V8 Supercar championship was Alex Sidwell. His racing bug first bit in 1989 and he has been racing ever since. First in 911s. then with some notable success in an ex Mark Hales Sapphire Cossie. He reckons that’s where the thirst for power might have really started. A trip to Oz in 2005 to see the race at Bathurst fed the flames of desire. That in turn led to the eventual arrival in the UK of his first Holden. Well each to their own and good on yer Alex for sticking to your guns. And actually good on Holden too for showing serious interest in this Pom wanting to export one of their home-grown racers back to the UK.

             “Since 2009 Alex has been campaigning his V8 around circuits that, to be honest, aren’t necessarily the natural hunting ground of a Holden. Silverstone is good for letting that big V8 off the leash. Brands less so. But racing in the QMN championship, Classic Thunder series and the Euro Saloons keeps Alex plenty occupied. And noticed quite a bit too. But that’s to be expected in a car as immaculately presented as this. Using the expertise Alex has built up racing Holdens, he now also offers servicing and maintenance of similar big engined cars from the GM stable including Vauxhall VXR, Monaro CV8 and VXR8 models.”

Admire his relaxed but very accurate driving style round Brands Indy in this YouTube video: Alex Sidwell – Holden V8 Supercar – QMN Saloons – Brands Hatch – Race 2 – 21/04/2013

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