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Dick Johnson Racing reveals retro livery for 1000th race

A 1998-inspired retro livery for Dick Johnson Racing’s 1000th-race milestone at Bathurst.

26 September 2022

Dick Johnson Racing has revealed its retro livery for the Repco Bathurst 1000, in honour of the team’s 1000th race milestone.

The livery is a nod to the 1998 EL Falcon driven by Dick Johnson, John Bowe and Steven Johnson.

Dick Johnson Racing will become the first team in Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars history to reach the 1000-race milestone.

“Dick Johnson Racing is the first Australian motor racing team to reach the 1000 races milestone and to do it at the Repco Bathurst 1000 makes it even more special,” said team executive chairman Dr. Ryan Story.

“The 1998 Shell Helix EL Falcon was my favourite livery growing up and what better way to celebrate 1000 races with one of the most iconic liveries from the 1990’s.

The 1998 Bathurst 1000 was Dick Johnson’s penultimate Great Race start, teaming up with son Steven Johnson for the first time at Bathurst.

“To celebrate 1000 races at the Repco Bathurst 1000 is something that Jillie and I are incredibly proud of after all these years,” said Dick Johnson.

“We had no idea what would come of DJR in 1981 and celebrating all of the ups and downs with a tribute livery at the biggest event of the year is incredible.

“The 1998 EL Falcon livery is very special to me as it was the first year I drove the Bathurst 1000 with my son Steven. It’s fantastic to see the livery on the current Ford Mustang, it looks incredible. I can’t wait to see it take on the Mountain next week.”

Dick Johnson Racing’s 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 line-up features Anton De Pasquale and Tony D’Alberto in the #11 entry and brothers Will and Alex Davison in the #17 entry.

CLICK HERE to purchase the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 official program.