Category Archives: V8 Books

Bathurst: Going Global – 10 years of Australia’s International Enduro 2011-2020

This book has been announced by V8Sleuth and can be preordered now.

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Preorders close 20th March and a phone number must be supplied.

 

It is priced at $100.

Currnet delivery is August but is subject to change.

FOR the first time, the ultimate history of the Bathurst 12 Hour is being published to mark 10 years of the event catering to exotic GT3 sports cars, a thrilling era of racing that opened the iconic Mount Panorama circuit to the world’s most revered and prestigious automotive brands.

Never-before-attempted, this 320-page, hardcover, limited edition collector’s book edited by long-time voice of the race Richard Craill and published by Aaron Noonan’s AN1 Media organisation, will chart the event’s rise in global esteem and importance across the last decade, with reflections from key players, winners and influencers throughout the period.

Illustrated by over 500 stunning photos, this book will also feature a photo of every car to have competed in the Bathurst 12 Hour from 2011 through to 2020 including non-starting and non-qualifier cars.

Complementing the recent publications by the publisher that documented every Holden and every Ford to compete in the Bathurst 1000, this book will also be a limited edition release and is bound to also be very popular – so don’t miss out!

The new ‘Bathurst: Going Global – 10 Years of Australia’s International Enduro 2011-2020’ book will feature:

– Rare and never-before-published photos of Bathurst 12 Hour race and practice cars from 2011 to 2020, headlined by the exotic, outright class entries including machines produced by Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, Nissan and Porsche.

– Driver names, team names, model details, race time/laps completed, qualifying times and grid positions and miscellaneous notes relating to each car.

– A dedicated chapter on each race, recapping the events from that year’s running plus its wider context in the growth of the race.

– A comprehensive list of results from each running of the Bathurst 12 Hour from 2011 to 2020.

– All of the iconic cars, teams and drivers to compete in the GT3 era of the Bathurst 12 Hour.

This book is a must-have for the collection of any Bathurst, motorsport, motoring or automotive enthusiast.

Racing the Lion: An Illustrated History of Holden in Australian Motorsport

This book has been announced by the V8Sleuth and can be preordered now.

This book is priced at $100.

Preorders close 20th March and a phone number is required.

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Racing The Lion

An Illustrated History Of Holden In Australian Motorsport

Please note: This book is available to pre-order. The current delivery estimate is September 2020, but is subject to change.

Holden has been a major part of Australian motorsport history and, in this special edition hardcover 400-page release from the V8 Sleuth team, we celebrate and honour the brand’s history in racing.

An illustrated racing history publication assembled by Aaron Noonan, Will Dale and the V8 Sleuth team, this book will feature a massive range of photos never-before-published.

Whether it’s the memorable Monaros, Toranas or Commodores or the star drivers that achieved great feats behind the wheel, there will be something for everyone in this book.

We also include a range of motorsport activities undertaken by Holden in racing from touring cars to rallying and trials, rallycross, production cars and much, much more.

With chunky captions outlining the history, statistics and interesting facts related to each image, this is the sort of book you’ll pick up, put down and pick up again many times over.

Our editorial team has searched high and low through our photo archives to find Holden motorsport history of all sorts, the book our tribute to the brand as it comes to an end prior to 2021.

This book is a must-have for the collection of any Holden or general motorsport enthusiast.

 

Shell V-Power Racing Team 2019 Season Review Collector’s Book

This Shell V-Power 2019 Season Review Book has just been announced and can be preordered now.
This book is due for release in March. It is priced at $70.

Please use the link below to place your preorders and include your phone number. Preorders close Friday 14th February.

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ACDJRTP2019SRB $70

Product Description: Limited Collectors Edition 192 page soft cover book covering the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Season for Shell V-Power Racing Team.

Limited Edition Number: TBC

Product Specifications:
A4 Size landscape soft cover book.
192 Pages.
Officially licensed by Shell V-Power Racing Team / DJR Team Penske.
Designed and printed in Australia.
Each book will come individually wrapped in protective plastic wrap.
Will be shipped in sturdy mailing box.

About This Product:

The Shell V-Power Racing Team 2019 Season Review is an impressive limited edition collector’s book for fans of the iconic Ford team competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Without a shadow of a doubt, 2019 was an incredibly successful season for the team, winning the Bathurst 1000 along with both the Drivers and Teams Championships.

Superstar driver Scott McLaughlin lead the way, breaking numerous records across the year to finish as not only a back to back champion but also as the driver to claim the most wins in a season in ATCC / Supercars history.

Of course, a team is only good as both its drivers and Fabian Coulthard was also a powerful force in 2019 adding numerous race wins, podiums and crucially stepping up in the final round of the season to help secure the prized Teams Championship.

Beautifully designed and presented, this soft cover book includes everything from the team’s 2019 season covered over 192 pages. A vast array of images from across the year, day by day recaps from each race weekend, full results for each session, driver quotes from Fabian Coulthard, Scott McLaughlin, Tony D’Alberto and Alex Premat, year statistics and more are featured.

All of Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard’s 2019 poles and wins are included backed up with impressive imagery along with expanded sections dedicated to covering the big endurance races at Sandown, Bathurst, Gold Coast as well as the final championship winning Newcastle 500 round.

Other notable highlights include a foreword from team co-owner and racing legend Dick Johnson along with an introduction from Team Principal Dr. Ryan Story.

This book has been printed in a one-off limited edition print run in Australia using green printing methods. Each edition will come in protective plastic wrap and will be shipped in a sturdy mailing box to ensure it arrives to you in pristine condition.

500 Championship Race Wins for Holden Commodore: The Official Photographic History

The following book has just been announced and you can preorder it now.

500 Championship Race Wins for Holden Commodore: The Official Photographic History

V8SB500 $120

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Preorders close Monday 5th August and a phone number is required.

 

500 Championship Race Wins For Holden Commodore: The Official Photographic History by Aaron Noonan and Will Dale

The Commodore nameplate has been a dominant icon of Australian motorsport since its first touring car racing appearance in 1980, and in 2019 it celebrated the significant milestone of claiming its 500th championship race win.
Never before attempted, this 360 page, hardcover, limited edition collector’s book by award-winning author Aaron Noonan along with respected journalist Will Dale and publisher V8 Sleuth will include over 500+ photos, featuring every championship race-winning Commodore and much more.

Hot on the heels of last year’s sold-out ‘Holden at Bathurst: The Cars: 1963-2017’ and the previously released award-winning ‘Holden Racing Team, The Cars 1989-2016’ releases by the same author, this book will also be a limited edition collector’s release and is bound to be very popular – so don’t miss out!
The new 500 Championship Race Wins For Holden Commodore book will feature:
• Rare and never-before-published photos of every Holden Commodore to win a championship race in the Australian Touring Car Championship / V8 Supercars / Supercars Championship series since 1980.
• Every winning car will be beautifully presented with a very impressive amount of data featured including:
o driver names
o team names
o model details
o race date, round and circuit
o starting position
o race time
o number of race laps
o second place driver/s
o margin to second
o race finish rate
o fast fact notes relating to each car
• Be produced in a numbered limited edition
• A detailed introduction chapter by Aaron Noonan
• Profiles and information highlighting the top 10 drivers with the most championship race wins in a Commodore
• Further statistical analysis and insights
• All of the iconic cars, teams and drivers to have ever won a championship race in a Commodore
Australian-made and printed in Australia via green printing methods, this book is a must-have for the collection of any Holden, motorsport, motoring or automotive enthusiast.
Currently scheduled to arrive in October/November 2019, this book can’t be missed. Pre-order your copy now to ensure you receive this piece of motorsport history!