Python #98 and Python #99
The original GV Garages
Young George in blue Cobra
Cobra in driveway
Cobra in shed
The cowboy with his Shelby Cobra Racing car #racing #cobra #racing

THE STORY SO FAR

1979

THE BEGINNING

 

1979 saw a young George Vidovic establish GMV Garages in the back of a one-car Brighton garage. A brash and eager teenager he didn't realise it would be the start of a motoring journey that would last a lifetime...

GMV PERFORMANCE AND CHROME SHOP

In 1981 GMV Garages expanded to include the GMV Performance and Chrome Shop. In response to the demand for chromed automotive parts George used this to establish and build his strong relationships and friendships within the hot-rod fraternity.

1981

1982

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL MOTORSHOW

1982 was the first time a Python Sports car appeared at the Sydney International motor show. That original Python S/R can still be found in the possession of python vehicles australia in there new location in hallam victoria 

PYTHON VEHICLES AUSTRALIA

 

In 1983 GMV Garages became Python Vehicles Australia, a business selling cobra Replicas and spare parts.

pythonvehicles.com

1983

1984

GV RESTORATIONS

 

In conjunction with GMV Chrome Shop and Python Vehicles, George set-up GV Restorations to deal with restoring classic, veteran and all sorts of vehicles.

SOUTH MELBOURNE

 

After much hopping between Melbourne suburbs Python finally made the move to South Melbourne, setting up a retail workshop and showroom.

1995

1997

PYTHON RACING

 

Python Racing launched in 1997

and hasn't looked back. The original race car was the #98, seen here tearing up the track at  the inaugural race event "the race of a thousand years" on the street

circuit in adelaide

FIRST PLACE

 

Python Racing's very first championship win came only a year later. George finished first in the Victorian Sports Car Championship as driver of the Python #98.

1998

2000

...AND AGAIN

In 2000 George won the championship again, this time acting in the role of team owner and crew chief.

OUR SECOND RACE-CAR

After the recent year's successes Python Racing introduced a second sports car into the team. This year George also saw a podium finish 3rd place in the  Victorian Sports Car Championship, and this time back behind the wheel.

2001

2005

PYTHON CHOPPERS

Python Choppers was introduced in 2005 as a motorcycle division of the Python brand. It has since gone on to become one of the top motorbike custom shops in Australia.

python-choppers.com

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER

In a definite career highlight George constructed a Python Sports car for the one and only, and at the time leading, F1 driver  Michael Schumacher.

2006

2009

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL MOTORSHOW

George in 2006 and 2009 was a spokesperson for the Python brand @ the melbourne international motor shows and established himself as the premium cobra replica builder in australia 

SIDCHROME/RAT ROD/

 

In recent years the Python brand has reinforced it's position at the top of Australian market giving George the opportunity to work on some very exciting projects, such as:

       all can be seen on python vehicles web     site

2010-2017

2018-2022

RACING USA

 

for the very first time George will be Campaigning the Python #99 race car in the United States.  To see how the Python race-cars stack up against America's best has been a dream for a very long time and in 2017 the race car will be shipped to the united states where  it will finally happen with an addition of a mclaren m6b can-am car we are now racing two cars in various events throughout the united states. So follow our journey on facebook and instagram @georgevidovic

 

And we are currently on the lookout for sponsors to help us with navigating the Americas. Whether you're new to racing sponsorship or an old hand, we'd love to have a chat to see what George Vidovic and Python Racing can do for you.