Fresh air start

Australian Muscle Car - - Moffat's Keepsakes -

Then as now, noth­ing hap­pens in pro­fes­sional mo­tor rac­ing with­out spon­sors. But while mo­tor rac­ing is a sport that runs on money, the cor­po­rate sup­port teams rely on some­times comes in in­di­rect fash­ion. Here is cor­re­spon­dence from the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Inger­sol­lRand con­firm­ing the sup­ply to the team of an air starter mo­tor – along with a mes­sage of best wishes for suc­cess at Bathurst. This item was pre­sum­ably re­quired to fire up the Mof­fat team trans­porter’s diesel en­gine. It wasn’t go­ing to make any dif­fer­ence to the per­for­mance or re­li­a­bil­ity of the Mof­fat Ford Deal­ers’ Fal­cons at Bathurst but, dated as this doc­u­ment is, one week out from the Great Race, it prob­a­bly played the equally-cru­cial role of en­sur­ing the two race Fal­cons could ac­tu­ally be trans­ported north from Mof­fat’s Malvern head­quar­ters in Vic­to­ria to Bathurst.

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