4.1 C
Mount Panorama
Sunday, May 26, 2024
HomeNewsPerkins' Australia Day honour

Perkins’ Australia Day honour

LARRY Perkins has been recognised as the Australian Performance Automotive Council’s Australian of the Year.

APAC was founded five years ago by Graeme Rutgers and Dunlop motorsport stalwart Kevin Fitzsimons.

As well as aiming to mentor up-and-comers in the industry, APAC is intent on celebrating long-time contributors including with its Australian of the Year award.

Criteria for the award includes at least 30 years of service in the industry.

Perkins was named yesterday, on Australia Day, as the fifth winner of the gong following John Crennan, Rob Herrod, Paul Gover and Kees Weel.

Perkins, 72, raced in Formula 1 in the 1970s and ran his own Supercars team for several years beyond his retirement behind the wheel.

NEWS: Supercars provides Gen3 engine update

SALE: Garry Rogers’ unlucky Bathurst Commodore

Want to read more?

Subscribe to V8 Sleuth to receive regular updates of news and products delivered straight to you.



Latest News

Want to read more?

Subscribe to V8 Sleuth to receive regular updates of news and products delivered straight to you.