The Immortals of Australian Motor Tacing
the Local Heroes
This book takes the Immortals concept made famous in cricket andapplies it to motorsport, choosing the best of the best from Bathurstand 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 Moffatand Dick Johnson along with modern-era championssuch as Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup: heroes who are not just high achievers but influential identities who set anew benchmark and changed local racing forever through skill, determination and sheer will. It tells 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. The Immortals of Australian Motor Racing: the Local Heroes is the third instalment in Gelding Street Press's 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.