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V8s honour long-time marketer, photographer

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Monday 5th December, 2011 - 7:11pm

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Ray Berghouse with his V8 media award

Ray Berghouse with his V8 media award

Long-standing motor racing publisher and photographer Ray Berghouse has won the V8 Supercars Media Award at the V8 Supercars Gala Dinner this evening.

Berghouse, now semi-retired, specialised in marketing, advertising and publishing – mostly in the motorsports and aviation worlds. For many, though, his is best known for his skills behind his camera.

After starting his professional career at Sydney-based magazine house Casey Murray, before creating his own business in 1978. He then co-founded the Chevron Publishing Group.

Chevron, now owned by Next Media, is responsible for publishing over 70 motor racing-based books and thousands of racing-related magazine.

Berghouse has attended 52 consecutive Bathurst events.

“I am surprised and very surprised to have taken the award,” Berghouse told Speedcafe.com.

“I’ve been in the industry for more than 50 years, and it’s nice to be recognised by my peers.

“2009 was my 50th Bathurst race. I’ve long forgotten all the places I’ve been to and the places and I’ve seen, but I think I saw the best part of my career was witnessing the transition between amateur and professional motor racing.”

Berghouse is now semi-retired and is the chairman of the Chevron Group.

CLICK HERE for the full list of winners from tonight’s V8 Supercars’ Gala Dinner.

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