The great Australian sporting success story

Luke West


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V8 Supercars is a great Australian sporting success story, still going strong for over a quarter of a century. It was the first local race series to gain a mainstream national following, catapulting the likes of Peter Brock and Dick Johnson to fame against the backdrop of Mount Panorama, Bathurst. 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 motor sport into a globally recognised phenomenon.


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.