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10 of the best from Autopics: Allan Moffat

Submitted by on February 19, 2012

74040Allan Moffat is one of the true legends of Australian motor racing. He has won everything there is to win, in a huge variety of machinery.

The Canadian born driver took four wins in the Australian Touring Car Championship, six wins in the Sandown 500 and conquered the Bathurst 1000 four times, including that famous Ford 1-2 in 1977. He is a two time winner of both the Australian Sports Sedan Championship and Australian Endurance Championship.

He tasted success on the international stage too, winning the 12 Hours of Sebring outright with Brian Redman in a BMW 3.0CSL in 1975. Moffat also raced twice at Le Mans, in an RX7 in 1980 and Porsche 935 in 1982.

Moffat’s last race and indeed last race win was in 1989 driving with Klaus Niedzwiedz. The pair drive Moffat’s Ford Sierra in the Fuji 500km race in Japan. He retired from competitive motor racing after the Fuji win keeping a promise he had made to himself and wife Pauline that he wouldn’t race beyond his 50th birthday.

Moffat’s two sons Andrew Moffat and James Moffat have followed their father into motor racing.

These images continue our series of photo specials showcasing the stunning images from Autopics.com.au. The Autopics.com.au collection is based on the archives of Peter D’Abbs, Lance J. Ruting and David Blanch, and is part of a massive collection of over 750,000 motor racing photographs, many of which are available for purchase on their website.

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Images: Autopics.com.au©

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