After enjoying seven decades of racing, popular motor sport identity Murray Carter has confirmed his retirement from active competition.
Starting on two-wheels in the late 1940s, Carter has enjoyed a stellar career in Australia, racing and preparing a variety of machinery since the 1950s.
Carter enjoyed the privilege of racing alongside some of Australia’s most revered motor sport names, such as Peter Brock, Alan Moffat, Colin Bond, Bob Jane and Dick Johnson.
In recent times, Carter’s yellow Corvette has been a popular figure within the Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship’s Sports Car class.
CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca yesterday visited Carter’s workshop to present the 86-year-old with a Certificate of Appreciation.
The certificate was awarded in recognition of Carter’s many years of loyal membership with CAMS.
“Murray is one of the most endearing, humble and respected people in Australian motor sport,” Arocca said.
“CAMS is grateful for Murray’s passion and commitment to motor sport, and he is a shining example to all in the industry.
“On behalf of CAMS and the Australian motor sport community, we congratulate and thank you for your involvement in our sport.”
Up until his retirement, Carter was one of CAMS’ oldest competition licence holders.
Though Carter will no longer be seen behind the wheel of a race car, there’s no doubt he will continue to remain a popular paddock personality across car clubs and race meetings well into the future.
Published: 12 September, 2017