Dick Johnson Chats On RaceCam Bathurst 1984
I love this time of year because the long weekend in October was traditionally the Bathurst 1000. Now it’s held a week later, but as a kid i never missed a race and remember being glued to the TV watching the likes of Brock, Johnson, and Moffat blast around Mt Panorama for 6 hours.
For me some of the most memorable moments were delivered by Dick Johnson on Channel Seven’s pioneering RaceCam. Here is Tricky Dicky in the 1984 event racing his trusty Greens Tuf Ford Falcon XE . Having raced at Bathurst myself, albeitt in a Formula Ford, it really shows what talent he had with the ability to chat whilst racing at such an uncompromising track.
Dick was famous for his one liners and he doesn’t disappoint here! You have to love “They’re bloody hopeless down the hill some of them guys”. Classic! Johnson was the 1984 Australian Touring Car Champion, but the ’84 Bathurst 1000 was won by his arch rival, the late Peter Brock and co driver Larry Perkins.