The dress code

Australian Muscle Car - - Moffat's Keepsakes -

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?!

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