BATHURST: Cel­e­brat­ing 75 Years Of Rac­ing At Mt Panorama

Classic Driver - - HOLMAN -

(Lo­mas & Klyn­smith, pub­lished 2013 by Pen­guin Vik­ing. $60, re­viewer’s own copy)

This may be the best book ever writ­ten on Bathurst, its his­tory, the peo­ple in­volved and the rac­ing. Run­ning to 360 large pages with hun­dreds of pho­tos, this has got ev­ery­thing – in­ter­views with the ob­vi­ous peo­ple like driv­ers and team own­ers but also Bathurst May­ors, po­lice and hote­liers.

Each year’s races pro­vide the theme around which the book is wo­ven, but there’s so much more – how the cir­cuit was de­vel­oped and how it’s changed (which isn’t much at all), the so-called ‘ri­ots’ from spec­ta­tor and po­lice per­spec­tives, the con­tro­ver­sial in­tro­duc­tion of su­per tour­ers, DJ and the in­fa­mous rock, in­ter­na­tional driv­ers, the rise of Brock, the start of in-car TV, the day Jen­son But­ton & Craig Lown­des drove an F1 McLaren around the cir­cuit... and all this for a very rea­son­able price!

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