Immortals of Australian Motor Racing - The Local Heroes


This book 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 Immortals 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 Presss Immortals of Australian Sport series. In it, motorsport writer Luke West gives readers insights into his 10 chosen immortals and their influence on the national scene.
ISBN: 9781925946987
Published: AUG/21 (AU/NZ)
Packaging Type: Hardback
Pages: 192

About the author

Luke West

Luke West is a life-long motorsport tragic who has turned his passion into a career. He is an Australian motoring historian with an eye for colourful characters, quirky content and significant moments. He has a special fondness for digging up previously untold stories and bringing them to life. He spent eight years as editor of Australia's favourite retro motoring magazine, Australian Muscle Car, which followed a stint at Auto Action.
He spent several seasons as a V8 Supercars on-course announcer, including twice anchoring the Bathurst 1000 PA commentary team. He's also dabbled in television commentary.
He lives in Sydney's Hills District and is married with two teenage sons, who, thus far, have not caught the racing bug off their old man.

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