You’ve got… telegrams
If the ‘90s (and beyond) was the era of the email, and in the ‘80s it was the fax, then in the ‘70s was still the age of the telegram. And just as this year’s Bathurst-winning Supercars team will inevitably be inundated the next day with congratulatory correspondence via email and/or social media, back in the ‘70s there’d be reams of printed messages piled up on the workshop office floor underneath the telex machine on Monday morning – provided it didn’t run out of paper overnight. Here are some of the messages Moffat received after that famous 1-2 win from some of his suppliers and sponsors. One of the latter is a message from International Harvester’s John Parncutt sent on the Tuesday which begins with a flourish: “By now the tumult and the shouting should have died down… I offer you sincere congratulations for achieving one of your most important ambitions. I hope International muscle played its true part in your preparations”.