It was completely hand to mouth, and it was a difficult time with factions inside the company forever questioning my value to the corporation, reads moffat s new book. Click on the race name to see the results of that race. The car won 101 of 151 races it contested, and today it continues to thrill crowds as part of the incredible bowden car collection. Mazda rx7 v nissan bluebird turbo bathurst 1983 youtube. This led to a role as development driver for fords kar kraft special vehicles division, which involved plenty of track time sorting mustangs for the transam series and the occasional race drive.
Motorsport legend allan moffat battles health, legal. Moffat had competed in the atcc in 1965, but 1966 saw him challenge in the newly formed us. Morris was one of the leading touring car drivers during the 1970s and continued racing until 1984. Were proud to offer the 2020 version of allan moffats mustang in. He also won the australian touring car championship in 1979. He is one of the first two drivers to have won the the great race at bathurst in both the kilometer and 500 mile categories. Moffat and his longtime friend and rival and later co driver peter brock are the only drivers to have won the great race at bathurst in both its 500mile and kilometer formats.
Allan moffat racing career profile driver database. His works falcon gtho, the car which won the 1972 bathurst 500 and was flown to nz for wigram, recorded 1m 27. The 80yearold canadian race car driver has done well thus far. The following two years would see moffat come into his own as one of australias most dominant race drivers, and the falcon gtho as an almost unbeatable car. Allan george moffat, is an australian racing driver known for his four wins in the australian touring car championship, six wins in the sandown 500 and his four wins in the bathurst 500. Moffat then competed in 4 races, mercury lost the title to a ford mustang with the mercury cougar ceasing to race, but still remaining a highly respected and loved american muscle car, now apart of australias most iconic. The title, which was the twelfth running of the australian touring car championship, began at symmons plains raceway on 1 march 1971 and ended at oran park raceway on 8 august after seven heats. Allan moffat was inducted into the sport australia hall of fame on october 11. The canadian born driver took four wins in the australian touring car championship, six wins in the sandown 500 and conquered the bathurst four times, including that famous ford 12 in 1977.
The cars v8 engine was built by another longtime moffat associate, kar kraft, in the united states who had supplied moffat with. Alan stanley jones, mbe born 2 november 1946 in melbourne, victoria is an australian former formula one driver. Find out is allan moffat dating anyone right now and who at celebscouples. Allan moffats biography is a rare glimpse into the life. Never the most naturallytalented driver, he was ruthless about getting the best from himself, his team and his cars. With his expert teams support, allan moffats race car commanded every racetrack it drove on, inciting dozens of rivalries between the best of the best. Allan moffat with images racing drivers, racing, racer. Comes with a free period poster of from sponsor bp course plus oil.
Moffat was the first truly professional race car driver in australia and he was a ferocious competitor. In this except from his new autobiography moffat tells how he got the mustang. The team was highly successful, winning races on three continents including three australian touring car championships in 1976, 1977 and 1983, four bathurst 500s including a memorable 12 victory in 1977, and the 1987 monza 500, which was the. Allan moffat holds a special place in the history books of australian motor racing with his four wins at bathurst the banner head achievements. Allan moffats 1970 super ford falcon xw gtho youtube. Fourtime bathurst winner alan moffat is battling health and legal. In the ford mustang trans am boss 302 he wrote australias motor racing history. He was a runnerup in 1971, losing the title in the last round of the season by only 0. Founded in the mid1960s to support moffats touring car racing efforts, the team was closely. Allan moffats immortal 1969 trans am mustang is one of the greats of australian motorsport. Melbourne, victoria, australia fourtime bathurst winner alan moffat, known as mr ford for much of his career, is battling health and legal issues in the final days of his life. The 1971 australian touring car championship was a camssanctioned motor racing title for drivers of group c improved production touring cars and group e series production touring cars. Raced 151 times and won 101 of those from 1969 to late 1974.
He is a two time winner of both the australian sports sedan. The cars v8 engine was built by another longtime moffat associate, kar kraft, in the united states who had supplied moffat with his. Allan george moffat obe born 10 november 1939 in saskatoon, saskatchewan, canada is a canadianaustralian racing driver known for his four championships in the australian touring car championship, six wins in the sandown 500 and his four wins in the bathurst 500. His presence at a race meeting is enough to assure the promoters a full house. Moffat was inducted into the v8 supercars hall of fame in 1999 moffat and his longtime friend and rival and later co. The brut falcon project falcon b52 when the ford works team withdrew from racing at the end of the 1973 racing season allan moffat set about building up a falcon of his own which would become the most publicised and possibly the most expensive in the history of the race. The son of touring car legend allan moffat, james had a slightly unorthodox path to supercars. Classic car of the week allan moffats transam mustang. An icon of australian touring car racing during one of its most competitive eras.
Starting from 1969, his career began to rise upward. Brown wrote in his 1967 central division summary an interesting name further down the points table is that of allan moffat, a future australian touring car legend but then just a 27 year old canadianborn budding racing driver allan made quite an impression on the local scene in his two years as a local with online fans of. In 1969 allan moffat was gifted this bud moore built ford mustang boss 302. Allan moffat was born in canada on friday, november 10, 1939 silent generation. Indeed, it is hard to find a fan who is undecided of his loyalties.
Allan george moffat obe is an australian racing driver known for his four wins in the australian touring car championship six wins in the sandown 500 and his. If not for allan moffat, the falcon gtho would not command the same. Morris was inducted into the v8 supercars hall of fame in 2004. Allan george moffat obe is a canadianaustralian racing driver known for. He was the first driver to win a formula one world championship with the williams team, becoming the 1980 world drivers champion and the second australian to do so following triple world champion sir jack brabham. Moffat is now 79 and many of his toughest race rivals, including peter brock, bob jane and ian pete geoghegan have died. But very few drivers have been able to push them to their absolute limits. Ironically, after dabbling with mazda and turning its rx7 into a touring car contender, moffat answered a call from brock and became his holden commodore co driver. Allan george moffat obe is a canadianaustralian racing driver known. By 1970 ford had made significant improvements to the falcon gtho and moffat, racing without a co driver, took the car to two crushing victories in the 1970 and 1971 bathurst races.
Prodrive racing australia will pay homage to allan moffat and colin bonds famous 1977 bathurst onetwo with a special livery for this weekends great race. He has won everything there is to win, in a huge variety of machinery. Tickford confirms full eightdriver lineup for 2020. This page has been created on behalf of allan moffat to allow him to keep in touch with his fans and keep them updated on appearances. Motorsport legend allan moffat battles health, legal issues melbourne, victoria, australia fourtime bathurst winner alan moffat, known as mr ford for much of his career, is battling health and legal issues in the final days of his life. Most of allans money comes from being a race car driver.
The company continued to support its hero driver allan moffat through the back door via the moffat ford dealers team but the money wasnt abundant. The moffat mustang is the cornerstone of our muscle car collection, bowden claims. Interestingly the car moffat appears to have been considering and ordered was john surtees 1972 f5000 the ts11 which did end up a competitive car albeit the class of 1972 was the lola t300. Allan moffat is one of the true legends of australian motor racing. It was completely hand to mouth, and it was a difficult time with factions inside the company forever questioning my. History in pictures on australian paul hawkins flies into the harbor in the f1 race in monaco in 1965. Click on the site to see allan moffats career results at that track glossary.
Garage sale marks end of era for allan moffat speedcafe. Perhaps the most significant and best known race car of the era, as raced by canadian driver allan moffat. Following his retirement, he became the owner and manager of allan moffat enterprises and as well as a. He won four times at bathurst and also took four touring car championships, as well as national titles in sports cars and sports sedans, and was fords frontline fighter until dick johnson hit the big time. Allan moffats 1969 transam mustang motorsport retro.
Allan moffat, amazed when he saw the speed of leos car, said, that must be the fastest charger in the world. Allan moffatjohn french ford xw falcon gtho 1969 sandown datsun three hour. Moffats car in its grey undercoat at bud moore racing in 1969. In 1969 allan moffat was gifted this bud moore built ford mustang boss. The dollars had to make sense to allan as a pro driver. Am boss 302 ford mustang that would become the definitive race car in my. Allan moffat is a 80 years old race car driver, who was born in november, in the year of the rabbit and is a scorpio. The team cars were painted red and silver, but as allan moffat was an australian driver, they painted his green and gold. But he also claimed four australian touring car championships, the first of which he claimed in 1973, the very first year of the group c rules. Allan moffat racing was an australian motor racing team owned by multiplechampionship winning canadianaustralian racing driver allan moffat. He competed in a total of 117 grands prix, winning 12 and achieving. In recent years grant has taken moffat to america on a couple of racing trips and to new zealand where the former canadian was reunited with his bathurst winning co driver from 1977, the great.
Moffat was the first race winner in a nissan altima, at winton in 20, and took second place. For 1970, ford australia had made significant improvements to the falcon xw gtho phase ii over the previous years model and moffat, racing without a co driver, took the car to. He was the longtime rival of australian driver peter brock. By 1969 moffat was starting to go places in us racing, but he was smitten by his adopted australian home and saw a bright future here as the nation. Motorsport legend allan moffat battles health, legal issues. It also made the red mustang famous in aussie motorsport. Until 1972, driving a ford boss 302 mustang, allan moffat won 101 championship and nonchampionship touring cars races in 151 starts, all over australia, but failed to win a title in atcc. The following graph shows the change in the driverdb rating of allan moffat and dick johnson over time since january 1st 20. In summer of 2015 the legendary race car driver allan moffat visited north america, where he was born and launched his professional racing career. Nearly 50 years ago allan moffat pulled off an amazing coup, when ford gave him a priceless, irreplaceable, factorybuilt race car. Ford entered three works cars for the datsun 3 hour at sandown, a race that had been reborn the previous year and become the effective shakedown for what was then known as the. Motorsport legend allan moffat is living in respite care in melbourne as he battles.
He was born on november 10, 1939 80 years old in saskatoon. Races, wins, podiums, pole positions, fastest laps. So, it seems thus far on the evidence we have, that allan moffats singleseater career comprises a race in the lotus 35 at waterford hills in july 1966, three races in the brabham bt16 in 1967, an illfated attempt to race bob janes brabham bt23e repco tasman 2. Allan george moffat, obe is a canadianaustralian racing driver known for his four wins in the australian touring car championship, six wins in the sandown 500.
Motorsport legend allan moffat battles health, legal issues quote. Allan moffat with a fuel churn used by his team during the mid1970s fans will have the chance to snap up some rare memorabilia as racing royalty allan moffat prepares to close his famous workshop. Robert morris born 4 october 1948 is an australian former racing driver. This year is the 50th anniversary of the arrival of his most famous racecar, the cocacola transam ford mustang, a car which has just been recreated in a homage by tickford using.
George furys nissan bluebird chasses the allan moffat mazda rx7 driven by co driver yoshimi katayama during the 1983 bathurst. An icon of australian touring car racing, allan moffat obe was a resolute driver and a savvy professional who captivated audiences during one. Morris won australias premier touring car race, the bathurst in 1976. With his expert teams support, allan moffats race car commanded.
Allans birthstone is topaz and citrine and birth flower is chrysanthemum. Yet in 1969, the australian touring car series knew very little about allan moffat. V8 supercar hall of famer known for his multiple wins at events like the sandown 500 and the bathurst 500. Allan moffat racing was an australian motor racing team owned by multiple championship winning canadianaustralian racing driver allan moffat. Ferrari gilles villeneuve monaco grand prix f1 racing vintage race car indy cars car crash car and driver formula one.1022 503 1397 1319 1515 1446 1288 405 1134 928 1282 501 968 1144 1138 788 1297 276 933 1156 1441 1209 367 190 809 1010 1146 611 1311 181 687 777 96 142 915 1308 780 1332 959 1084 462 210