When Dick Johnson hit The Rock at Mount Panorama in 1980 his Tru-Blue Falcon won an instant place in Australian motorsport history.
Now, on the 50th anniversary of the Bathurst 1000, the Tru-Blue Falcon is back - with a twist. It's one of a series of retro liveries that will be run this October including, if rumours are true, an FPR Falcon for David Reynolds that will mimic an XR Falcon from 1967.
The Tru-Blue livery is unveiled today thanks to Dick Johnson and the current sponsors of James Moffat's DJR Falcon, including Norton.
They have agreed to the retro look that includes the same bright blue bodywork and Tru-Blu sign writing on the sides, although the use of Johnson's signature racing number - 17 - is likely to be changed to Moffat's regular number by Bathurst time.
The Rock is also likely to make an appearance at the press call this morning, as it lives in a display case at Johnson's workshop and museum on the Gold Coast.