V8 Supercars – The Whole Story

July 12, 2011

V8 Supercars

V8 Supercars are launching a definitive illustrated history of V8 motor racing in Australia. Here’s the low down!

The Australian motor-racing landscape changed forever in 1997 with the birth of V8 Supercars. Since then, there has been a mountain of growth in motor racing which now attracts an international spectacle dominated by two manufacturers: Holden and Ford. Today, the series fields eighteen teams at each of the year’s fourteen rounds.

V8 Supercars details all aspects of V8 motor-racing; the key players, race circuits in Australia and overseas, political controversies, the colourful characters, loyalty debates, team-ownership disputes, on-track clashes, and asks some important questions about the future.

An officially licensed product by V8 Supercars the book features fact pages that detail everything from driver training, fitness and gear, to what’s in the cockpit and what happens during a pit stop. Plus exclusive behind-the-scenes images from a number of premier V8 Supercar teams.

Gordon Lomas is a freelance writer specialising in motorsport and motoring. He worked for News Limited for twenty-six years under various newspaper mastheads. During his career he has covered some of the world’s leading motor races, including the Le Mans 24-hour Classic, the Indy 500, the CART series and F1. He first reported on Australian touring-car racing in the Group A days, saw the transition to the V8 Holden and Ford formula, and has regularly covered the V8 Supercar Championship since

Dirk Klynsmith has been involved in photography since his schooldays. In the army during the late 1970s, he was the unit photographer. He began his racing photography career in 1993 and has been involved with V8 Supercars from its beginning.

Stephen ‘Sarge’ Sargeant became involved with the media of motor racing in 1983 and has witnessed the growth of the sport over 27 years. After working on Peter Brock: How Good is This! he took on the challenge of putting together a team to produce a definitive history of V8 Supercars.

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