Mof­fat’s scrap­books

Australian Muscle Car - - Moffat's Keepsakes -

Dick John­son fa­mously once said that the only thing you get from look­ing back is a sore neck. Not all re­tired driv­ers sub­scribe to Dick’s phi­los­o­phy on the past, though. In­deed, some do see worth in the lit­tle things, the flot­sam and jet­sam items of mem­o­ra­bilia from their time in the sport – the news­pa­per clip­pings, the con­tracts, in­voices, let­ters and even (in the pre-in­ter­net age), the telexes. Doc­u­ments which, of their own, might seem of lim­ited value, but which in fact tell a story of their own. And for us, the fans, these items are lit­tle snap­shots that pro­vide a wider pic­ture – a glimpse of the in­ner work­ings of a star rac­ing driver and his race team. We are for­tu­nate that Al­lan Mof­fat is one such driver who does value the ‘lit­tle things’ in a life in mo­tor­sport. Over the years not only has Mof­fat shown a de­cided re­luc­tance when it comes to fil­ing old pa­per­work in the prover­bial round file, but he has also metic­u­lously cat­a­logued so much of it in his per­sonal scrap­books. AMC was priv­i­leged to take a peek at some of Mof­fat’s per­sonal mem­o­ra­bilia col­lec­tion.

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