Champion Australian touring car driver Allan Moffat has been inducted as a life member of the Australian Racing Driver’s Club (ARDC).
At the club’s Annual General Meeting last month, Moffat – a member of the ARDC board – was given the club’s highest honour, joining legends such as Sir Jack Brabham and Leo Geoghegan.
ARDC CEO Glenn Matthews said it was a simple decision to induct Allan as a life member, given his iconic status in the motorsport community.
“Allan Moffat has given over 30 years of his life to our club, and changed motor racing in Australia,” said Mr Matthews.
“Coming into our 60th year in 2012, the ARDC is taking steps to recognise the people who have shaped the face of not only our club, but also Australian motorsport in general.”
“Allan Moffat has lived and breathed motorsport for 50 years. He is one of the sport’s icons, and the ARDC is proud to have him on the board, helping to steer our club into the future.”
Moffat first joined the ARDC in 1976, the year he won the inaugural Australian Sports Sedan Championship and his second Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) crown.
Throughout his career, Moffat enjoyed incredible success – he is a four-time ATCC winner, four-time Bathurst winner and six-time Sandown enduro winner.
Moffat also enjoyed numerous successes overseas, specifically at Sebring, Le Mans, Daytona, Monza, and his famous class victory in the Rothmans Commodore at the 1987 Spa 24-hour.
“Allan is an Australian sporting great, and one extremely deserving of this honour. We hope that he sees fit to remain on the board of the ARDC for a long time to come,” said Mr Matthews.