Dick Johnson Racing will step back in time at next weekend's Bathurst 1000

Dick Johnson Racing will revive an iconic livery for next weekend’s Bathurst 1000 endurance event, with the #17 Ford Falcon of Chaz Mostert and Dale Wood set to run in a Greens-Tuf retro livery at Mount Panorama.

The one-off livery will mark thirty years since team owner Dick Johnson ran the colour scheme on his Ford Falcon, which he crashed spectacularly during the Top-10 qualifying shootout for that year’s race at Bathurst:

While Mostert and Wood traditionally run the #12-plated DJR Ford, the pair will swap with teammates Tim Blanchard and Ashley Wall to take their #17 plate to complete the look.

The Blanchard/Wall entry will also sport a changed look next weekend, with their car attracting significant signage from credit card service provider ADVAM, who return to the role of the car’s primary sponsor for the first time since the season-opening Clipsal 500.

Last year, Dick Johnson Racing gave a rebirth to the 1982-era Tru Blu livery scheme, which was run on the Ford Falcon of James Moffat. That year saw Johnson cruelly robbed of a maiden Bathurst 1000 win when a spectator lobbed a huge boulder onto the track, which the hapless Johnson ran over.

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