PAYCE Consolidated Limited Motor Racing sponsorship
PAYCE Consolidated Limited, have been actively involved with Australian Motor Racing as a sponsor since 2006
Since December 2013, long-time motor racing supporter Brian Boyd has joined forces with legendary Australian Motor Racing team Dick Johnson Racing.
Mr Brian Boyd, Managing Director of PAYCE
Dick Johnson Racing is the longest-established motor racing team in Australia. Dick Johnson Racing was founded more than 35 years ago, when Dick Johnson earned his first commercial support from long-time sponsor, Shell Australia.
Mr Brian Boyd, PAYCE managing director stated, "Key components of all of our apartment development, commercial revitalisation and urban renewal projects are focused around quality, people and community".
"Surprisingly, motor racing and DJR in particular, as a family business, also embodies these principles with both PAYCE and DJR having a strong commitment to the Queensland community."
Mr Boyd said he was delighted to be involved with DJR.
"Dick is a genuine legend in motor sport and has made a great contribution and we are pleased to be able to support his team," Mr Boyd said.
The Queensland-based team will run the number #16 and #17 cars – the latter made famous by Johnson during his successful career, said Mr Boyd smiling.
During the early 70's, Johnson came to the fore when a change in regulations introduced the XD Falcon to the series, elevating him to 'top driver' status overnight.
Dick Johnson Racing Legend
Dick Johnson actually began his racing career in Holdens, but had his first start in a Falcon in 1975.
Dick Johnson`s ties to the Ford motor company name came in 1980, after he hit a rock while leading at Bathurst and Edsel Ford - then the marketing chief at Ford Australia - offered to a dollar-for-dollar deal to match donations from his fans.
Since then he has raced American Mustangs and British Sierras, and even a production-class Laser, before returning to Falcons in the V8 Supercar era. He also rallies in an Escort.
This is arguably the most talked about incident in Bathurst history. It propelled the then relatively unknown Dick Johnson into the national spotlight.
Dick Johnson`s curious career making incident involving the now legendary 'Rock' and his Ford privateer XD Falcon, for which Johnson had mortgaged his house, nearly saw an end to his fledgling racing career. Johnson started the 1980 Bathurst 1000 from the front row and while easily leading the pack in Car #17, at Lap 17, disaster struck, writing the legendary event into Bathurst history.
The rock appeared on the track, and debate remains to this day as to whether it had fallen or had been thrown. A spectacular crash ensued and the car was all but destroyed, Dick Johnson emerged from the wreckage visibly shaken.
Johnson's 1980 campaign seemed done for. But Aussie race track fans could see the heartfelt emotion from his impromptu interview immediately after the accident, and public donations to get his race team up and running again began to flood in.
Ford promised to match the donation dollar for dollar, $70,000 was raised by the Australian racing fans and Ford matched it for a grand total of $140,000 and Dick Johnson`s Ford racing team was back on the track.
Inspired by the support and feeling a great sense of debt to the Australian public, Johnson went on to win the 1981 Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) in a thrilling duel with Peter Brock.
Then again in 1982, Johnson won the ATCC championship in his Tru Blu XD Falcon Car #17.
In 1983, in the horrifying aftermath of Dick Johnson's monumental crash during Hardies Heroes on the Saturday. Johnson emerged from the passenger side door with a headache and a scratch, remembering nothing about the crash, or the wild ride into it, or being picked up by team mate Peter Brock.
Dick Johnson`s car was rebuilt overnight by TAFE using a second car Johnson's sponsor, Ross Palmer acquired (buying a third to replace to the team, the car he had bought), and in that year the TAFE organisation at Bathurst finally came to be recognised fully for their tireless efforts and seemingly magical skills. Johnson would joke later that the warm up lap of the race would be used to dry the paint which was not far from the truth.
PAYCE joins the DJR team in sponsorship
Mr Johnson said he welcomed PAYCE's involvement in the new look team.
"PAYCE has had a long association with motorsport and we welcome Brian Boyd as a key partner in the coming season's racing."
DJR has locked in drivers David Wall & Scott Pye, with PAYCE Consolidated Limited and Wilson Security as the major sponsor.
Wilson Security have been sponsoring Australian Motor Racing for some time, with some minor sponsorships dating from 2004 and 2005. Occasional Sponsorship of Porsche GT3 Carrera in 2006-07 and again in 2011 with David Wall driving the #38 Wilson Security Porsche GT3 Cup S at the Armor All Bathurst 12-hour Enduro.
Wilson Security have been major sponsors of V8 Supercar Racing Teams since 2009.
Brian Boyd Backs Dick Johnson Racing
Motor racing enthusiast Brian Boyd has joined forces with one of Australia's sporting greats – Dick Johnson.
Mr Boyd – who is managing director of PAYCE Consolidated Limited Limited – has signed a sponsorship deal with V8 Supercars team Dick Johnson Racing.
Mr Boyd said he was delighted to be involved with DJR." Dick is a genuine legend in the sport and has made a great contribution and we are pleased to be able to support his team," Mr Boyd said. "I am really looking forward to building a great relationship with the whole team. There are lots of changes in the sport and it is exciting to be a part of that." The Queensland-based team will run the number 16 and 17 cars – the latter made famous by Johnson during his successful career.
Mr Johnson said he welcomed PAYCE's involvement in the new look team. "PAYCE has had a long association with motorsport and we welcome Brian Boyd as a key partner in the coming season of racing."
The team has locked in David Wall as a driver for the season, along with Scott Pye. Wall – a two–time GT champion who formerly raced under the Brad Jones Racing team – is considered a genuine talent. Mr Boyd said he was pleased that Wall had signed with DJR. "I think with David and the strong team around him the team has a good chance to perform well this year."
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