More than 20 years after he hung up his helmet - although he never 'officially' retired - he is now the elder statesman on the test team at Ford Performance Vehicles. Moffat's advice and tweaks are part of the development program for every new FPV model these days, which is why he is caught by a Carsguide reader during a drive yesterday in a thumping FPV GT.
There is more to new-model development than straight-out track time, which is why the Moffat run is happening on public roads close to the FPV base at Broadmeadows and why the bonnet is up for investigation work in one of the pictures.
Moffat has only come back into the official Ford family this year despite his many successes for the blue oval brand at Bathurst and in the Australian touring car championship. His final season as a driver, in 1989, was spent driving a turbocharged Ford Sierra and he won his very last start - sharing the car with Klaus Niedzwiedz for victory in the Fuji 500 in Japan.
Although the GT is a regular production car, FPV is now into final development of the upcoming Coyote-powered V8 models which pick up the latest engine developments from the USA.