Bathurst legend Moffat at open day

MOTOR racing personality and legend of Bathurst, Allan Moffat, will be making a pit stop in Yamba today to coincide with an open day planned by One Stop Tyre and Automotive.

Owners of the Yamba business, Ty and Cyndi Lynch, would like to thank the community for their support over the past three years by hosting a barbecue for the public, as well as a display of collectable and muscle cars on site.

While they are expecting motor enthusiasts and fans will come out of the woodwork to meet and greet the star attraction, Ty is also looking forward to the event for his own reasons.

“I’m Bathurst born and bred, and I’ve always followed motor racing and Ford,” Ty said. “So I’m quite excited to be hosting a racing legend here in Yamba.”

North Coast distributor of GT Radials, Phil Dehnert, said that Allan travels to promote the GT Radial Tyres brand, and his visit to Yamba would be his first official appearance on the North Coast in more than eight years.

With an impressive racing career spanning decades, Allan Moffat is best known in Australia for taking out the title of the Bathurst 500 in 1970 and 1971, following up with first place in the Bathurst 1000 in 1973 and again 1977.

In 1978, Allan was awarded in the Queen’s Birthday honours an OBE for exceptional services to motorsport.

He will be available for photos and autographs between 11.30am and 2pm.

The open day will include a people’s choice award and giveaways, barbecue and gold coin fundraiser for SIDS.

One Stop Tyre and Automotive is located at 1-2 Roberts Close, Yamba.

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