Larry Perkins

A bespectacled Australian who made his name in Europe with some heady performances in Ralt Formula 3 machinery. He subsequently displayed credible Formula 1 form in a private Ensign and then in the works Brabham-Alfa team during the second half of the 1976 season before any further career progress was stopped in a disastrous partnership with the fast fading BRM team the following year, later switching to Surtees. He returned to Australia, winning its 1979 Formula 5000 Championship before starting a long and distinguished saloon car racing career during which he has won the epic Bathurst classic on no fewer than six occasions.