Speakers Profile - Dick Johnson, AM










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Australia's most successful Touring Car driver of the 1980's and now a major national sports personality, Dick Johnson is back behind the steering wheel of the car that made him famous ... the Ford Falcon V8.

Johnson won the Australian Touring Car Championship for the first time in 1980, and followed up with more titles in '82 and '84.

After winning the Shell Australia Touring Car Championship in 1988 and again in 1989, Johnson along with team mate John Bowe, led every single lap at Bathurst to win the classic for a second time.

Dick Johnson went into the 1994 season with renewed enthusiasm and, after early problems in the national championship, bounced back to claim motor racing's grand prize, the Tooheys 1000 at Bathurst.

It was Johnson's third Bathurst win, Bowe's second, the first for a Falcon at Mt. Panorama since 1981 when Johnson himself had won, and the first time in a decade that anyone had won the Sandown-Bathurst double!