Allan Moffat – Climbing the Mountain

Product of the week: Allan Moffat – Climbing the Mountain by John Smailes

Allan Moffat is one of the legends of Australian motor sport. His extraordinary driving career, which lasted from the mid-1960s to the late 1980s, coincided with the heyday of touring car racing. His achievements included 32 Australian Touring Car wins, four of them at Bathurst, and four Championships. His Trans Am Mustang, surely the definitive racing touring car of all time, claimed more than 100 victories. But Moffats impact went well beyond the winners podium. He brought a new level of business professionalism to motor racing, pioneering the use of sponsorship in a way that would change the sport forever. Moffat, intense, reserved and driven, has been known as a man of few words. For years motor-sport fans have wanted to hear his story, and now Allan is telling it for the first time. His book is the compelling account of a young Canadian who moved to Australia with his family as a boy and became one of our greatest racing drivers. Its a tale of the epic rivalry with Peter Brock, which surprisingly culminated in a driving partnership and huge mutual respect, and its about nostalgia for the glory days of motor sport in this country, when the concept of Holden versus Ford really did divide the nation, and when Mount Panorama was the true Mecca for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Australians. Filled with intense rivalries, huge egos, on-course stories and incidents, and all against the backdrop of our motor sport history over more than forty years, this is THE book for all fans of Australian motor racing.

Product Code: 49919

Format: Hardback

Pages: 320 pages

Publication date: 27/09/2017

Price: AU $39.99

If you would like to buy a copy of this extrodinary book, head to our Product of the Week link on our website or click on this link here – https://www.pitstop.net.au/browse/item/9781760296087/Allan-Moffat-Climbing-the-Mountain

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Road Racer: It’s in My Blood

9781782437796

Road Racer – It’s in My Blood by Michael Dunlop.

This weeks Product of the Week.

A new feature on our Pitstop website – https://www.pitstop.net.au/pitstop

Here is a snippet of the book to get you interested, because believe me, this book is one you will definitely be interested in, especially if you are a motorcycle fan!

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLER.Michael Dunlop is quite simply the greatest road racer on the planet. Brother of William, also an accomplished rider, son of the late Robert and nephew of the late great Joey Dunlop, Michael can fairly claim that racing is in his blood. Now for the first time he talks in depth about his family story, how he got involved in the family business and how he manages to keep getting back on his bike despite all he knows of the deadly risks he encounters every time he crosses the start line.The death of his uncle during a competition in Estonia in 2000 was followed just eight years later by the death of his father at the North West 200.

But despite these tragic losses Michael was undeterred and, two days after his fathers death, he returned to the North West, and won. The next year Michael won his first TT, joining both his father and uncle in the record books.Now with thirteen TT wins to his name Michael is a phenomenal competitor, and in this sensational autobiography he reveals the highs and lows of racing, what it was like growing up part of a motorcycle dynasty and how that made him the incredible racing driver he is today.

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Mount Gambier AutoFest

The Annual Mount Gambier Autofest & 40th Show N Shine makes a welcome return to the Showgrounds from January 19th to 21st 2018. Yep folks, that is this weekend!

The Action will kick off on the Friday evening from 5.30pm to 9.30pm and both Saturday and Sunday from 9am each morning.

Autofest is open to everything automotive from Cars, Trucks, Bikes in fact anything that has wheels is welcomed to join in on all the fun and with the theme of a Family Friendly Festival.

We have great pleasure on announcing that the Autofest Street Cruise and Display will again be a added inclusion of this year’s AUTOFEST Mount Gambier.

If you have any further queries:

Email : autofest.entries@outlook.com.au

Phone : 0417 511557

More information is available from https://www.shannons.com.au/club/events/mount-gambier-autofest/

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