Bob, what’s your favourite race car?
The Chevrolet Camaro and Monza. Your favourite track? Warwick Farm in Sydney and Mount Panorama at Bathurst.
Toughest rival? Ian Geoghegan.
Your favourite win and why? It was the 1972 touring car championship. It looked easy but with Moffat and CAMS bullshit, and me having to go back to the 350 motor and drum rear brakes on the Camaro, that win was sweeter than most others.
You put other drivers in your cars because? To help them, to help and promote the sport, to facilitate things to happen – like Alan Jones and Niki Lauda and Frank Gardner – and to help CAMS with the AGP.
Thoughts on winning the early Armstrong 500s?
The Great Race started in 1960 at Phillip Island and then went to Bathurst in 1963, so in a sentence it was a part of the beginning of viable motorsport in Australia. Remember it was for 2000-3000 pound production cars, not the $500,000 racecars of today. How do those Bathurst wins rank in your career?
Why did you stop driving so abruptly after Bathurst in 1978?
My tyre business had exploded and I had to travel more to deal with the demands of T-Marts.
Harry Firth was? A real fox, who helped me a lot. Harry helped me become a winner by slowing me down, and then to select my future racecars.
Allan Moffat was? Initially a friend, a good driver, but a strange person in some ways. Don’t forget he drove my F5000 at Warwick Farm.