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The Resource Climbing the mountain, Allan Moffat with John Smailes

Climbing the mountain, Allan Moffat with John Smailes

Label
Climbing the mountain
Title
Climbing the mountain
Statement of responsibility
Allan Moffat with John Smailes
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Allan Moffat sits high in the pantheon of Australian motor sport. Through the heyday of touring car racing in the '70s and '80s his rivalry with Peter Brock was legendary. Over a 17-year period, either Brock or Moffat won at Bathurst on 13 occasions. Moffat won four Australian Touring Car Championships, Brock won three. But whereas Brock was the charismatic crowd pleaser, Moffat was notoriously taciturn and intense - a man of few words and most of them gruff. Now aged 76, Moffat is telling his story 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. It's a tale of the great rivalry with Brock, that surprisingly ended with a driving partnership and huge mutual respect, and it's about nostalgia for the glory days of motor sport in this country, when the concept of Holden vs 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
Biography type
autobiography
Biographical or historical data
John Smailes is a journalist, motor sport commentator, publicist and until recently the proprietor of a specialised communications agency. He was co-commentator with Will Hagon on the ABC's national coverage of the Australian Touring Car Championship at the combative height of the Ford vs Holden wars. His most recent book was a massive 560-page authorised history of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moffat, Allan
Dewey number
796.72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smailes, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moffat, Allan
  • Automobile racing
  • Automobile racing
  • Automobile racing
  • Ford Falcon automobile
  • Automobile racing drivers
  • Autobiographies
  • Automobile racing drivers
  • Motorsports
Target audience
adult
Label
Climbing the mountain, Allan Moffat with John Smailes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060944611
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
432 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760296087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)999615072
Label
Climbing the mountain, Allan Moffat with John Smailes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060944611
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
432 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760296087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)999615072

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