He took part in two events, winning the second. As was commonplace for the 50s and 60s, Dick's race car was his road car... But he didn't exactly drive it to the circuit.
Here's the story in condensed form as told by motoring journalist Bill Tuckey. A mate called Jackie Simpson volunteered his 179-engined FJ as a tow-car, and they made up an A-bar... On the way out to the race on Sunday they were in an enormous traffic jam. Simpson had said he would loan Johnson his'gun' radiator... To take the place of Johnson's rusting ancient.
But they started running short of time, so as the traffic jam crept into Lakeside there was Johnson perched on the front of his FJ pulling out the radiator to save time in swapping it for the radiator from the car in front before the race. Dick Johnson :'' I had one lose in the first race, which was because everyone had tried it and I thought, damn it, they can't do it but I can. The idea was from halfway through the Carousel you'd hold it flat all the way out, but I lost it. I won the last race of the day outright, beating a guy called Kevin Johns in a Cortina and another FJ. CHECK OUT MY OTHER ITEMS.
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