Lakeside The Early Years

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In 160 pages, Lakeside... the early years covers the first 10 years and captures some of the stories of Lakeside's motor racing enthusiasts, of how they developed this challenging track and engineered their cars to race and win.

'I have so many great memories of Lakeside. It's a fantastic track in a fantastic location.., the track rewards brave drivers but still gives committed drivers in slower cars a chance to win races. I just wish I was still racing there today!'
Dick Johnson


Built more than 50 years ago by enthusiastic young volunteers from the Queensland Motor Sporting Club, Lakeside circuit is now one of the world's classic racetracks. Fast and technically demanding, it has earned the respect of everyone who has ever raced there.

Among the famous champions who have battled wheel-to-wheel on its hilly, twisting bends are some of the finest racers of all time, including the great Jim Clark, the incomparable Jack Brabham and his close friend Bruce McLaren, Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill, Chris Amon, Denny Hulme and Jochen Rindt, Lorenzo Bandini and Piers Courage. Whether driving a Lotus, BRM, Brabham or Ferrari, they have thrilled generations of Australian enthusiasts at Lakeside.

The roll-call of Australian drivers at Lakeside is headed by local heroes Dick Johnson and John French along with the likes of Kevin Bartlett, Frank Matich, the Geoghegan brothers, Frank Gardiner and Glyn Scott. Their stories and many others are related in lively and engaging detail by Richard Croston who has selected nearly 300 images from the camera of acclaimed photographer Brier Thomas to accompany the text.

Book Details:

Publisher Code: LAKESIDE
ISBN 13:
Author:  Richard Croston
Published: 2012
Pages: 160
Soft Bound, black and white illustrations

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    Posted by Donna S. on 22nd Nov 2017

    Bought as a gift for Xmas - have not read so unable to review

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