Jones' Hall of Fame tribute to Crompton

29 Nov 2017
'I know this is not meant to be a roast, but it's slightly turning into one…'
1 mins by James Pavey

One of the highlights of this year’s Supercars Gala Awards was Brad Jones’ speech inducting racer-turned-commentator Neil Crompton into the Hall of Fame.

The friendship between Jones and Crompton stretches back to their days racing motocross in the 1970s, and continued as they progressed into touring cars the following decade.

  • Neil Crompton joins Supercars Hall of Fame

Bursting with pride to see Crompton join the likes of Peter Brock, Allan Moffat and Dick Johnson in the Hall of Fame, Jones’ trademark wit made for an entertaining induction.   

Beechey, Brock, that we grew up with as our heroes.


But as a racer, he’s driven for factory Holden and Ford teams and in those days that was a hard old grind, to move from one to the other.

He almost won Bathurst a number of times and he successfully raced internationally for Steve Horne.

As a commentator he’s beyond reproach. He’s the greatest we’ve ever seen in this country and while I might be slightly biased, I would argue he’s the best in the world.

We’re extremely fortunate to still have him in this country and be the voice of our great sport.

Related News