Street Machine - - Running Start -

THERE is surely no bet­ter sound to an ac­tor than loud ap­plause, and Richard Moir re­ceived plenty over the Co­bar week­end. This bloke was a reg­u­lar on Aus­tralian movie and TV screens in the 70s and 80s, star­ring in The Odd An­gry Shot and Round The Twist among oth­ers, but for us car nuts he’s Fox, the no-bull Chal­lenger-pi­lot­ing street racer from Run­ning On Empty.

Now in his 60s, for nearly three decades Richard has suf­fered from Parkin­son’s dis­ease, a bas­tard con­di­tion that af­fects mus­cle con­trol and its suf­fer­ers’ abil­ity to speak, walk – ev­ery­thing. But with the sup­port of car­ers, Richard made the most of the week­end, do­ing plenty of cruis­ing in the pas­sen­ger seat of the Chal­lenger while wear­ing the dis­tinc­tive black hat and tinted round glasses of his ROE char­ac­ter. It was an as­ton­ish­ing ef­fort and an hon­our to wit­ness. What a frickin’ le­gend!

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