Touring Car Masters legend John Bowe will once again race with the famed number 18.
Bowe carried the number 18 on his door panel for 11 years during his highly-successful partnership with racing icon Dick Johnson.
The Tasmanian’s best achievement driving with #18 on his doors was winning the 1995 Australian Touring Car Championship.
Coinciding with his return to #18 is his return to Ford. Having raced the past two seasons in the Touring Car Masters in a GM-built Camaro, Bowe will be back in a Ford product this year, driving the 1969 Mustang.
“I ran the number 18 for 11 years and I had some really good memories from that period,” he said.
“My time with Dick and DJR was an important part of my racing life which I hold very dear.
“There is a lot of nostalgia tied up with the Touring Car Masters series, and this idea just seemed to make sense.
“Having the 18 back on my door feels right. I guess it’s like being back in a Ford this year – it’s what people remember me for.”
Round 1 of the 2010 Touring Car Masters kicks off on March 11-14 in Adelaide at the Clipsal 500.