The dress code
Throughout in the 1970s, Allan Moffat Racing set new standards for how a professional motor racing team should conduct itself. This extended even to requirements for crew members and drivers regarding the wearing of team sponsor apparel during travel to and from the track, and at the track itself. As this team document shows, the instructions Moffat has laid out for his crew for the ’77 Bathurst 1000 are extremely specific: crew members must not wear their Camel jackets while working at the track on Friday and Saturday, for example, but they should be worn during travel to Bathurst. While this is exactly the way it’s done in Supercars today, this level of professional presentation was virtually unheard of in Australian motor sport in the mid ’70s.
It’s super important that AMC magazine credits the person who diligently created the scrapbooks all those years ago, AM’s first wife Pauline. How good are the handwritten results at the top of the scrapbook’s pages containing newspaper race reports and the date stamping of clippings?!