An award-winning journalist and writer for over thirty years, Wayne Webster has worked for some of Australia's leading newspapers and magazines and has been a contributor to a number of prestigious international publications. A friend of Peter Brock since the mid-1970s, he witnessed the highs and lows of the Australian sporting icon on both a professional and personal level for the best part of three decades. In 1998 he was held captive by Brock in a Holden Jackaroo for more than three weeks while they contested a Round Australia rally. They finished second. He blamed Brock for not winning. Brock blamed him. They also finished second in the Australian Safari, the nation's premier cross-country rally. It was the same story.
Webster is an accomplished driver in his own right, having raced at Bathurst and in the Australian Rally Championship. Although he admits to finding himself faster on the word processor than on the track these days, he is happy to lie about his sporting abilities. He lives in Sydney.