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[赛车世界] Bathurst winner awarded Order of Australia medal

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aatest 发表于 2018-6-13 01:46:42 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式 打印 上一主题 下一主题
 
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Two-time Bathurst 1000 winner John Goss has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal as part of the Queen's Birthday honours.
The 75-year-old received the OAM for 'services to motor sport', the announcement of the award highlighting his pair of Bathurst 1000 wins and his Australian Grand Prix victory.
Goss began his Bathurst career back in 1969 when he debuted in a Ford Falcon GTHO, his first shot at proper success coming four years later when he and Kevin Bartlett started from pole and led handsomely, only to be taken out by a clash with a backmarker.
A year later Goss and Bartlett made good on their '73 speed, combining to win the 1000 in an XA Falcon. Goss' efforts were celebrated by Ford in 1975 with the release of the 'John Goss Special' XB Falcons.
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aatest 发表于 2018-6-14 12:15:37 | 显示全部楼层
 
John Goss OAM (born 2 May 1943, Glen Iris, Victoria) is an Australian retired motor racing driver who competed in his home country during the 1960s, 1970's and 1980's. He is the only driver to have won Australia's two most prestigious races, the Bathurst 1000 (1974 and 1985), and the Australian Grand Prix (1976).[2]

During his career, John Goss gained a reputation for long acceptance speeches, with many joking that his victory speech on the Bathurst podium following his 1974 win took almost as long as the race itself (the race, the first to be run in wet conditions, lasted 7 hours, 51 minutes and 43 seconds).[3]

Goss was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2018 for services to motorsport.
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