NEW BOOK RELEASES

The following books have been announced by V8 Sleuth and can be preordered now.

They are both priced at $40. Preorders close Friday 11th June 2021

THE IMMORTALS OF AUSTRALIAN MOTOR RACING: THE LOCAL HEROES

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This 192-page hardcover book by former Australian Muscle Car Magazine editor Luke West takes the Immortals concept made famous in cricket and applies it to motorsport, choosing the best of the best from Bathurst and the Australian Touring Car Championship (now the Supercars Championship) and other local series.

It delves into the careers and characteristics of icons Peter Brock, Allan Moffat and Dick Johnson along with modern-era champions such as Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup: heroes who are not just high achievers but influential identities who set a new benchmark and changed local racing forever through skill, determination and sheer will.

It tells the remarkable stories behind each Immortal’s rise, from the fabled tale of rock star Johnson to the little-known facts surrounding Lowndes’ Bathurst arrival in 1994 that, a few hours earlier, teetered on the brink of disaster.

The Immortals of Australian Motor Racing: the Local Heroes is the third instalment in Gelding Street Press’s Immortals of Australian Sport series.

In it, motorsport writer West gives readers insights into his 10 chosen immortals and their influence on the national scene.

 

SUPERCARS: THE HOLDEN VS FORD ERA

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These days the sport draws huge crowds, attracts big-dollar TV rights deals and a new generation of heroes have appeared battling over old territory, plus a host of new street circuits, turning this Australian motorsport into a globally recognised phenomenon.

The ‘V8s’ have evolved into today’s Supercars Championship, creating household megastars such as Craig Lowndes, Marcos Ambrose, Jamie Whincup and Scott McLaughlin.

This book gives detailed insight into how each and every championship was won, tracking the development of the Supercars class between 1993 and 2020.

‘Supercars’ relives all the drama of each year’s Bathurst race, includes 12 fascinating profiles of star drivers that have shaped the sport and outlines the twists and turns of each championship season and the major off-track developments.

This comprehensive and absorbing account of a uniquely Australian sport is a must for any race fan’s bookshelf.

With over 150 full colour photographs it’s the perfect Father’s Day gift for any diehard race fan.