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For more than 50 years, teams 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 even 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. The team begins driving the VB Commodore and is renamed “Holden Precision Driving Team”. The 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 the naming rights sponsor. Driving a front wheel drive Hyundai Sonata the adopts the 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 team's ramps and equipment to EMG Precision Driving.

2008

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

2013

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

2017 - Present

The performance fleet is updated with the release of the MY17 Isuzu D-MAX.