V8 Supercars have been a huge Australian motorsport success story for over a quarter of a century. With huge crowds, multi-million-dollar TV rights deals and generations of household megastars - from Peter Brock and Dick Johnson to Craig Lowndes and Marcos Ambrose - the ‘V8’s have turned the sport into a globally recognised phenomenon.
In the new hardcover photography book, Supercars: The Holden VS Ford Era 1993-2020 (Gelding Street Press $39.99), former muscle car magazine editor Luke West has pulled together a comprehensive and absorbing history about this uniquely Australian sport.
West provides detailed insight into how each and every championship was won, tracking the development of the Supercars class between 1993 and 2020. He relives all the drama of each year's Bathurst race, the clashes, the smashes, the controversy, and the magic moments that coloured each year's title fight. He also 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.
With over 150 full colour photographs and fascinating anecdotes, Supercars is a true insiders-guide and a must- read for any diehard race fan.
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About the Author
Luke West is a life-long motorsport tragic who has turned his passion into his work – if you can call it work. Luke 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 oncourse announcer, including twice anchoring the Bathurst 1000 PA commentary team. He’s also dabbled in television commentary.