Who are the best ever Australian motor racing drivers across different eras? It's a question motorsport fans endlessly debate and this new book will certainly set flame to the fire.
In Immortals of Australian Motor Racing: the local heroes, renowned motoring historian Luke West celebrates the stories of the greatest ever Aussie drivers across the decades. West takes the Immortals concept made famous elsewhere in sport and applies it to motor racing, choosing the best of the best from Bathurst, the Australian Touring Car Championship (now Supercars) and other competitions.
West delves into the careers of domestic racing icons Peter Brock, Allan Moffat and Dick Johnson along with modern-era champions like Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup. These heroes are not just high achievers but influential identities who set a new benchmark and have changed local racing forever. The book details 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.
Lavishly designed with full colour photos, Immortals of Australian Motor Racing is a must-read for any motorsport tragic, and makes a perfect Father's Day gift.
Immortals of Australian Motor Racing: the local heroes
Gelding Street Press