You’ve got… tele­grams

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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”.

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