John Bowe joined the team the following year, and together Johnson and Bowe claimed eight of the nine rounds of the ATCC, finishing the year as national champions. Success continued in 1989 when the team claimed its second Bathurst victory.
As the new decade hit, so did the onslaught of Nissan, which made almost every other vehicle on the track obsolete with the introduction of its technologically advanced GT-R to the series. CAMS did its best to create an even field by adding more weight to the Nissan, but it quickly gained a reputation as the mechanical equivalent of Phar Lap – unstoppable!
DJR was kept busy in 1992, not only trying to combat the achievements of the Nissans, but also in developing its Falcons in readiness for the V8 Formula in 1993.