CATCHING THE FOX
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!