Allan Moffat OBE:
Allan Moffat is one of the most famous names in Australian motorsport history and a celebrated icon for Ford fans around the country. The Canadian born driver is famous for his achievements on track, primarily in Ford products, winning 4 Bathurst crowns, 4 Australian Touring Car Championships and countless other race wins and honours. Allan was inducted into the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 1999.
Biante Model Cars have always enjoyed a long standing relationship with Allan, dedicating an entire collection of 1:18 Scale model cars to him under the Biante Allan Moffat Collection seal. Allan continues to sign Certificates of Authenticity of models bearing his name and often attends events held by Biante for collectors and fans.
Dick Johnson is a household name in Australian motorsport. From the moment he hit “the rock” at Bathurst in 1980, the famous Queenslander has always had a deep affinity with the motor racing public and even though he was renowned for dominating in Ford race cars, we suspect that even the most staunch Holden fans would have a soft spot for this great man. Winning the Australian Touring Car Championship 5 times and Bathurst 3 times, his exploits on track and his race day rivalry with Peter Brock produced some of Australian motorsport’s greatest memories thus earning him a spot in the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 2001. Now a successful V8 Supercar team owner, there aren’t many other people in Australian motorsport who have had the career or following that Dick Johnson has enjoyed.
Biante Model Cars continue to honour the career of Dick Johnson with a dedicated collection of race cars featuring his name under the Biante Dick Johnson Collection, with Dick signing the Certificate of Authenticity for models in this collection and appearing at the occasional Biante event for collectors.
One of the few drivers who was prevalent during the “golden era” of Australian Touring Car racing during the late seventies and eighties who (as of 2014) still races with great success today. Gentleman Jim as he is affectionately known, started his motor racing career in New Zealand but it was in Australia where he found great success, winning 4 Australian Touring Car Championships, 7 Bathurst 1000 victories and many other titles and wins. His exploits at Targa Tasmania are also worth noting as a considerable achievement, taking home 8 crowns between 1996 to 2006 with co-driver Barry Oliver. Such is his standing in the motorsport fraternity, Jim was inducted into the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 2006.
Jim Richards is one our favourites at Biante Model Cars, he signs the Certificate of Authenticity with all of the models we make bearing his name and he is a fan favourite at Biante collectors evenings.
There will never be another man like Larry Perkins in Australian motorsport. The self taught engineer has lined up on the Grid in Formula 1 and won Bathurst 3 times in the early eighties with the legendary Peter Brock. He then formed the dominant force Perkins Engineering in 1986 which went on to become known as the team of endurance specialists which added a further 3 Bathurst wins to his name along with numerous other wins and plaudits. His ability as a driver and his engineering prowess can’t be disputed and perhaps there will never be another man like Larry Perkins in that sense.
Biante welcomed Larry Perkins in early 2014 to start the Biante Larry Perkins Collection, a collection of 1:18 Scale models featuring many famous cars raced by Larry over the course of his illustrious career.
Otherwise known as the V8 Sleuth, Aaron Noonan isn’t known for his exploits driving on track but his standing within the Australian motorsport industry can’t be disputed. A noted journalist, presenter, host and motorsport junkie, Aaron is a leading industry expert on all things racing with his knowledge and statistical databases being a prime resource for anyone involved in motorsport in Australia.
Biante Model Cars have enjoyed an association with Aaron for a number of years now, with him being one of our major technical consultants outside of Biante Model Cars. We also utilise his impressive hosting and public speaking abilities at various events and collector evenings.