For some, a passion for cars begins with the eyes: sleek lines, attractive designs and elegant profiles. For others, it’s more of a full sensory experience: the growling throb of unbridled horsepower, the smell of burnt rubber, the feeling of wind in the hair as the highway unfolds ahead. And since Ford rolled out the world’s first mass-produced automobile back in 1908, cars remain an enduring symbol of freedom. Here are some books that celebrate life on four wheels.
It's an unforgettable combination of feelings on music, thoughts on politics, and insight into wonderful lyrics, from one of the most fascinating artists of our time.
How Alan Jones climbed to the top of Formula One
Firsthand behind-the-scenes stories of the most exciting victories, worst tragedies and biggest controversies of Australian motor racing's holy grail, the Bathurst 1000.
A globe-spanning tour of the very pinnacle of automotive design from the experts at Top Gear – including 3D photography.
There's nothing quite like messing about on four wheels. In fact, there might be no better place to consider the madness of the world than from the driver's seat of something which is zooming by very fast indeed.
Bathurst is a richly photographed account of the most heart-stopping wins, worst tragedies and biggest disputes in the remarkable history of Australian motor racing's holy grail. The triumphs, tragedies and controversies of 75 years of racing at Mount Panorama.
The incredible story of Dick Johnson – the Aussie battler who became an all-time V8 great
The definitive visual history of the world's most iconic classic cars.
With every word, sentence, paragraph perfectly poised, these books are made to be savoured.