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For more than 50 years, a team of dare-devil drivers have thrilled audiences at shows all over Australia with spectacular precision driving demonstrations, featuring high-speed drifts, handbrake turns, hair raising head to head crossovers and driving the cars on two wheels.

1962

The Canadian Hell Drivers visit Australia. Utilising the Holden EK Special sedan they perform demonstrations of precision driving and daredevil stunts.

1964

The Canadian Hell Drivers return to Australia. Sponsored by General Motors Holden they put four EH Holden sedans through their paces.

1965

Inspired by the Canadian Hell Drivers, 19 year old Queenslander, Lloyd Robertson forms Australia’s own precision driving team utilising VW Beetles.

1969

General Motors Holden becomes naming rights sponsors of Robertson’s outfit. Driving the Holden HT Monaro, the team is named “Monaro Precision Driving Team”.

1978

Holden Commodore launches. Team begins driving the VB Commodore and is renamed “Holden Precision Driving Team”. Team will go onto drive every model of Commodore released between 1978-1999

1999

VT Commodore SS becomes the last Commodore driven by the team.

2000

Hyundai becomes naming rights sponsor. Driving a front wheel drive Hyundai Sonata the team is named “Hyundai Precision Driving Team”.

2003

General Motors Holden returns as naming rights sponsor. Driving VY Holden SS utes the team is named “Holden Stormriders,” to align with marketing for the Holden Storm ute.

2006

Team founder Lloyd Robinson retires and sells the precision driving team to Elite Motorsport Group (EMG).

2008

Toyota becomes naming rights sponsor. Driving V6 Toyota Hilux utes the team is named “Toyota Hilux Heroes”.

2013 - present

Isuzu UTE Australia becomes naming rights sponsor. Driving SX Crew Cab D-MAX utes the team is named “Team D-MAX”. The Isuzu D-MAX becomes the first diesel powered vehicle in the team’s history.