LEGEND WILL LIVE ON

Philip Knight, via Facebook

Blue runs strong in my veins. Growing up in the ’60s and ’70s, Bathurst was the annual highlight and Allan Moffat was THE man!

The legendary GT-HO, especially the Phase III, set the tone, followed by the underdog victory with Gossy in ’74 and then the famous one-two in ’77, the fabulous Dick Johnson-era (which included three laps around Lakeside with him in the ’84 Greenstuf machine) was the stuff of legend.

On a personal note, I’ve owned an XB GT Coupe, a series of XEs and then a number of B series cars –both XR6 and XR8. My current ride is a Herrod Performance-enhanced XR8, which epitomises the whole Falcon story – muscle for the man in the street to enjoy. It may no longer be manufactured here, but the legend will live on forever.