VIDEO: Dick Johnson Interview While Racing the 1982 Bathurst 1000

Dick Johnson’s 1981 Bathurst 1000 winning Ford Falcon XD. Photo: Jeremy from Sydney, Australia via Wikipedia (CC by 2.0)

Watch a NASCAR race on any given weekend and the the broadcast booth dialing up a chat with a driver after a stage or before the race is commonplace. But conducting an interview while driving a 1000km jaunt around Mount Panorama Circuit is not something many drivers would be too keen on.

Though in 1982, three-time Bathurst 1000 winner and V8 Supercars Hall of Famer Dick Johnson did just that as he spoke with Mike Raymond & Gary Wilkinson while wheeling his Ford XE Falcon and talked viewers through the battle ahead of him. Johnson would later be disqualified after finishing fourth for an illegal cylinder head.