The media centre at Mount Panorama has been officially named the Bill Tuckey Media Centre.
Tuckey was a pioneering motoring and motorsport journalist who passed away earlier this year. The idea for the dedication was proposed by long-time motoring and motorsport journalist Gordon Lomas.
Mayor of Bathurst Gary Rush and members of the Tuckey family, Stewart and Elizabeth, officially dedicated the Bill Tuckey Media Centre today.
Tuckey was the founding editor of the Courier Mail in Brisbane and later became the editor of Wheels Magazine. As editor of Wheels Magazine he introduced the world’s first Car of the Year award.
He was also a prolific author, writing 32 books including The History of the Great Race at Bathurst. He also mentored many journalists in the industry.