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 Sydney's The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. He began as an overnight police-rounds reporter before moving into sport, where he became one of Australia's best news-breaking rugby league journalists. James was then appointed News Corp Australia's Chief National Motorsports Writer and travelled the world chasing Formula 1 stories, as well as covering Australia's V8 Supercar races. As well as writing bestselling and critically acclaimed biographies of Dick Johnson and Johnathan Thurston, James established himself as Australia's number-one true crime writer with his bestselling prison series, including Australia's Hardest PrisonAustralia's Most Murderous Prison, and Australia's Toughest Prisons. His most recent books are Australian Heist (2018), a dramatic retelling of the true story behind Australia's largest gold robbery, and Australian Code Breakers (2020), a gripping account of how Australian cryptographers helped bring about the most vital Allied naval victory of World War I.

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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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