Five-time Australian Touring Car champion who was an active racer from 1970 to 2000.
He began driving as a kid under the instruction of his father.
He became the owner of Dick Johnson Racing, a V8 supercar team that helped get him inducted into the V8 Supercar Hall of Fame in 2001.
His son, Steven Johnson, also became a professional race car driver.
He briefly raced in NASCAR, where he competed with the legendary Dale Earnhardt.