The complete history of Australia’s iconic Mount Panorama circuit, home of the famous Bathurst 1000, has been celebrated with a new book telling the full story of one of the most challenging and celebrated circuits in the world.
Bathurst: Celebrating 75 Years of Racing at Mount Panorama covers the venue’s complete history, starting with the city post-colonial settlement in the 1800s before kicking off with the around-the-houses racing in the early 1900s.
Today, the Mount Panorama circuit plays host to the hugely popular Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars race, an event that every touring car driver aspires to win at least once during their racing career.
Written by acclaimed V8 Supercars journalist Gordon Lomas with outstanding photography from Dirk Klynsmith, the book contains a wealth of never-before-read anecdotes from drivers, team figures and local organisers who helped put together what is now a ‘must watch’ race every October.
Readers will enjoy stories of famous wins and milestones, along with triumphs, tragedies and controversies that have formed the chapters of the event’s incredible history.
For all V8 Supercars fans, this book is a ‘must read’, and using the ‘Chequered Flag’ ratings unique to Bathurst: Celebrating 75 Years of Racing at Mount Panorama is awarded:
OUT OF A POSSIBLE FIVE
Bathurst: Celebrating 75 Years of Racing at Mount Panorama is available for purchase at major book retailers and online through Penguin Australia for $49.99.
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