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Old 11 Oct 2017, 11:43 (Ref:3773645)   #31
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apologies that its off topic (in a way) but seemed a logical place to put this

THE BOTTLE-O PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE FAMOUS FORD VICTORY!

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Part 2 went up today as well (in the same link)

Had to laugh when Moffat talks about sending Bond a psychedelic message when he pulled alongside telling him who is "paying the bills"... Didn't Bond take legal action against Moffat towards the end of 1978 over non-payments dating back to 1977?
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Old 11 Oct 2017, 22:48 (Ref:3773779)   #32
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Part 2 went up today as well (in the same link)

Had to laugh when Moffat talks about sending Bond a psychedelic message when he pulled alongside telling him who is "paying the bills"... Didn't Bond take legal action against Moffat towards the end of 1978 over non-payments dating back to 1977?
He does have a way with words.

The legal action is in the book. Moffat writes he doesn't hold any blame against Bond for doing so.
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 01:55 (Ref:3773790)   #33
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He is a very strong-willed and driven bloke but you can't help but wonder if his rigorous philosophies didn't make it more difficult for him along the way. He does mention a couple of occasions where a crew member's mistake has seen him finding his own way home from the meeting, and while he was very professional in servicing his sponsorships, he had several pull out on him over the years, often without discussion or amicable parting.
Then, as now, I find him a fascinating study and very much a one-off.
Interesting book though, and although it is co-authored by John Smailes you can easily imagine hearing Moffat uttering every word.

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Old 12 Oct 2017, 02:13 (Ref:3773791)   #34
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[QUOTE=Razor;3773642]Yep, this year's 1000. Was at a meet and greet. I don't really want to get into specifics but what he did to me plus a young family behind me was beyond disrespectful and rather disgusting.


I had a similar run in with him earlier in the year at Phillip Island. I was a big fan and had several models of his cars, inlcuding the Rx7, Capri, Coke Mustang and 935. I had heard rumours that he asked for money for his signature, which I was ok with, however when I approached him to say hi, that I was a fan and had some models to sign he simply looked at me, rubbed his fingers, and said bring the money. No hi, nice to meet you, btw I charge for my signature-just nothing but a request for money. So with that lack of respect for a fan I sold my models, and vowed not to buy anything else Moffat related. They say you should never meet your heroes, how true!!
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 02:24 (Ref:3773793)   #35
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So what's the going rate for a Moff signature nowadays?
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So what's the going rate for a Moff signature nowadays?
I got it for free a few weeks after Bathurst in 2014 on a FPR flag. but as i walked up it was like he was checking me out and then mentally approved the signature, however he was very professional about the signature putting time and effort into assuring it was good quality
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 03:28 (Ref:3773797)   #37
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Where do most things that get autographed end up?
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Where do most things that get autographed end up?
mostly in the bin is my observation, alternately on shelf and sometimes they fly a bathurst from the grandstand
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I got it for free a few weeks after Bathurst in 2014 on a FPR flag. but as i walked up it was like he was checking me out and then mentally approved the signature, however he was very professional about the signature putting time and effort into assuring it was good quality
Given his signature is high quality, is it then unreasonable if he should charge for it?
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Given his signature is high quality, is it then unreasonable if he should charge for it?
It is a tricky one, a fine line between a fan and a hustler and even some of the fans know that it adds value

But Moff was, as long as i can remember, considered a bit prickly. The opposite to brocky
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Where do most things that get autographed end up?
This is covered in the book.

Clearly at times he may get it wrong and refuse an autograph (or charge for it) if he believes it is for resale.
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So what's the going rate for a Moff signature nowadays?
I got my VIP Lanyard Signed by Moff last year
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 07:16 (Ref:3773822)   #43
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Apparently the ANZ Sierra finished second at Bathurst in 1990 but with the 1 minute penalty for jumping the start they were classified 10th!

Who checks this stuff before it goes to print?
You'd think John Smailes?


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He does have a way with words.

The legal action is in the book. Moffat writes he doesn't hold any blame against Bond for doing so.
Thanks for that, I've got Moff's book but am still finishing off Damon Hill's book at the moment, Moffat is next on the list

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So what's the going rate for a Moff signature nowadays?
I'm not a big autograph hunter myself, but I have been told that quite a few of the legends from Moffat's era charge for an autograph, so he isn't alone....and it sounds like it might just be the done thing?
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 11:52 (Ref:3773848)   #44
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I think Mr Skaife handled the autograph-hunting profiteers the best:

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I can see their point of view of others profiteering from their signatures but usually I get signatures for something that raises money for a charity or a friend in need. (Such charities like Bid4Jase/Jason Richards, Bushfire appeals, etc) I explained to Allan that the XC lid was for a friend and his project car that's a family heirloom. The only signatures I've kept was on a cap that Jason had signed as a thank you for a shirt I ultimately gave his wife and kids (and he tearfully hugged me after signing the cap) a few model cars of Jase and Peter Brock (which I swore I would never sell) plus a custom painted guitar signed by actor Karl Urban. In other words, I've never profited from these with the exception of making new friends from the people who autographed the stuff.
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