In 1983 Dick Johnson’s dream of a Bathurst win was shattered by an event now part of V8 racing history.
Going flat-out in the Top 10 Shootout, Dick's vivid green Falcon clipped the wall coming out of Forrest Elbow, causing him to crash heavily and totally destroy the race favourite’s immaculately prepared V8.
Now, 30 years later, a Dick Johnson Racing green Falcon is back at Bathurst, with Chaz Mostert and Dale Woods driving a modern day V8 decked out as a retro replica of the original racer.
Same colour, same stickers and with the famous #17 on the doors, this tribute car will bring back memories for racing fans. And all will agree it deserves a long overdue place in the winner’s circle.