Two-time Bathurst 1000 winner John Goss has today been awarded a medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to motor sport in today's Queen's Birthday Honours.
Goss was renowned as a Ford driver for much of his privateer career, where he clinched his first Bathurst win for the marque in 1974. The XB Falcon was then released as a limited edition John Goss Special, with the specials now highly regarded as collectables.
Open-wheel success also came for Goss in 1975 and 1976, with victory at the Sandown rounds of the Tasman Series and Australian Grand Prix respectively.
A decade later, Goss would be again victorious around Mount Panorama aboard a Tom Walkinshaw Racing prepared Jaguar XJS.
Goss' final Bathurst 1000 was in 1990, partnering Phil Ward aboard a Mercedes 190E.
CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca congratulated Goss on the honour.
“John has been a big part of Australian motor sport and this award is richly deserved,” Arocca said.
“On behalf of everyone at CAMS, we congratulate John and thank him for his service to motor sport over many years.”
Published: 11 June, 2018