They have all proven to be iconic features of the Bathurst 1000 in years gone by and now Mark Skaife, Mike Raymond and Gregg Hansford have all been honoured for their contribution to the Great Race.
Skaife, Raymond and Hansford were announced as the three new inductees into Legends Lane on Friday, with Rhys and Ryan Hansford accepting the honour on behalf on their late father.
Supercars chief executive officer Sean Seamer thanked the three for their contribution they have made to the Great Race.
“Gregg, Mike and Mark are true greats of our sport in many ways,” he said.
“On behalf of Supercars and Australian motor sport we thank them for all they have done at this great place.”
Skaife is one of the most successful drivers at the Bathurst 1000, having won the Great Race five times.
He said his induction is a huge honour.
“It’s something that when you first start at Bathurst you don’t really think about,” he said.
“Winning Australia’s biggest race is hard. It’s a very easy to lose and very hard race to win.
“To have the success here is a massive achievement and to have this honour is fantastic.”
Raymond is one of the most unique people to be inducted into Legends Lane.
He is the only one of the 15 legends to have not raced at Mount Panorama, rather being the voice of Australian touring cars in the 1970s through to the 1990s, calling the Bathurst 1000 for more than 20 years.
“I feel different about it, being a commentator and being inducted,” he said.
“I’m quite happy and honoured that Supercars have presented it to me.
“I’ve always loved coming to Bathurst and it’s always been a part of my life, from the early days doing the races here for the Bathurst City Council to the Bathurst Regional Council.”
Raymond said he’s been very fortunate to have commentated throughout the years at the Bathurst 1000.
“I’ve been very fortunate to be a hall of famer in four different disciples and an AOM as well,” he said.
Hansford holds the unique distinction of being the only competitor to win on a bike and in a car at Mount Panorama.
In 1995, aged just 42, he died following a crash while competing in a Super Touring race at Phillip Island.