Harvey’s family confirmed the tragic news on Sunday after the latest news that he had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
« Unfortunately, last night at 8:45 am, our father, John Francis Harvey, died peacefully with his family by his side, » his family said on a social media post.
« Most people will have fond memories of Dad’s amazing racing career, and the great memories of him will live on forever. « .
« To us he was much more of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who supported us all whenever we needed his guidance and love.
“What a life he lived when he traveled the world with and against the best in the business, always a true gentleman.
“We all know we were his proudest achievement. We will miss him very much, but we know the time was right. ”
Harvey was best known for winning the Bathurst 1000 in 1983 for the Holden Dealer Team alongside Peter Brock and Larry Perkins.
He was on the famous Holden squad for ten years, which he joined in 1976 after a successful speedway career.
« I just want to sit back and look at photos and remember the good times I had with John, » Moffat told Speedcafe. com.
« I’ve had the pleasure of working and riding with John for a long time, » he told Speedcafe.
« John will be missed by everyone, his relaxed, stress-free style was a hallmark. RIP John, a true gentleman. ”
VALE John Harvey. An Australian racing driver, a kind man, the most loyal lieutenant. . . A real Australian icon. . . #HDT
Absolutely sad news, always one of those names you hear about when people talk about it back then. John Harvey is always one of those names you mention R.. I. P John Harvey https: // t. co / DoBv3WhWFX
Vale John Harvey – a true legend. Is that a picture of John with a Mobil HDT VL Commodore before the split in February 1987? That would be a rare photo, wouldn’t it?
I’ve never known anyone who had a bad word about John Harvey. A legend in Australian motorsport. Well done Slug lived an enormous life well. We knew that day was coming, but it’s still difficult. Love and condolences to his family and friends. #RIPJohnHarvey picture. Twitter. com / wTRLZt9Jig
#offtopic Sad day today with the death of Australian racing driver John Harvey. He was the only Bathurst 1000 winner I got to speak to when he kindly asked me for some of his recordings that I had in the archives. RIP, may you keep running in the sky, flat of course. image. Twitter. com / ompImP74vc
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