The Rock

After being only a sporadic entrant in the Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) during the early 70’s, Johnson came to the fore when a change in regulations introduced the XD Falcon to the series, elevating him from everyday Joe to ‘rock star’ status overnight.

The tale of Johnson’s battle with the rock at Bathurst in 1980 is now legendary, and it is a true testament to the Australian character that over $70,000 was donated by the public and Ford Australia to get him back on track for the following season.

Inspired by the support and feeling a great sense of debt to the Australian public, Dick went on to claim his first ATCC crown and Bathurst the following year.