Dick Johnson: The Autobiography of a True-blue Aussie Sporting Legend

Publisher details

Dick Johnson: The Autobiography of a True-blue Aussie Sporting Legend
Authors
Dick Johnson, James Phelps
Publisher
Random House
Genres
Biography and Memoir, Sport
Released
01 August, 2013

Synopsis

Ford legend Johnson did not get his break in motorsport until he was famously smashed out by a rock in the 1980 Bathurst 1000. But true to his never-say-die attitude, he went on to establish one of Australia's most successful V8 Supercar teams, amidst a dramatic career that, on many occasions, almost saw him lose his home, his team and even his life.Through intimate revelations and blistering accounts of the motor racing industry, Johnson reveals the incredible strength and commitment it took to win three Bathurst titles and a record five Australian Touring Car Championships in a remarkable career spanning almost 50 years.
James Phelps
About the author

James Phelps

James Phelps is an award winning senior reporter for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph in Sydney. He began as on overnight police rounds reporter before moving into sport where he became one of Australia's best news breaking rugby league reporters.  James became News Australia's Chief National Motorsport's Writer and travelled the world chasing F1 stories as well as becoming Australia's No.1 V8 Supercar reporter. James is also a senior feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph.Following the best selling Dick Johnson: the Autobiography of a True-Blue Aussie Sporting Legend, James has returned to his roots to delve into the criminal underworld with his first crime book: Australia's Hardest Prison; Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail. James is a twice V8 Supercar media award winner and a former News Awards 'Young Journalist of the Year'' and 'Sport Reporter of the Year''.

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Dick Johnson
About the author

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson is a five times Australian Touring Car Champion and three times Bathurst winner. He now runs Dick Johnson Racing, the most successful team in the history of V8 Supercars.

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