Aussie V8 champion to join Stirling Moss and Murray Walker
14 January 2010

Australian V8 champion Craig Lowndes will guest star in an episode of award-winning children's show Roary the Racing Car.

Lowndes plays the part of Conrod, a character named after the famous straight at the Bathurst race circuit where the Aussie found stardom.

See pictures of Murray Walker, Craig Lowndes and Conrod as cartoons

The three-time champion is elated to be part of the show, saying: “I have moved into super cool dad status now I am involved in Roary the Racing Car – it is fantastic.”

He will be joined on the show by racing legends Sir Stirling Moss and Murray Walker, and comedian Peter Kay.

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16 January 2010

All you Dads need to watch this. Roary is like top gear for kids. My 20 month old is bowld over and transfixed when its shown on Channel 5. Father Christmas managed to find every thing Roary this year and it was worth every penny. Just cant wait till he is old enough to talk about the weekly copy of Auto Car.

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