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Author(s): Allan Moffat; John Smailes (As told to)
Told for the first time in his own words, this is the gripping inside story of Allan Moffat, an Australian motor sport legend.
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 versus Holden wars. He is the author of a history of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Allan Moffat won the Australian Touring Car Championship four times, the Sandown 500 six times and the Bathurst 500/1000 four times. He is one of only two drivers to have won The Great Race at Bathurst in both formats-500 miles and 1000 kilometres. He was inducted into the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 1999, and became an Australian citizen in 2004. After he retired from racing he became an expert commentator on motor-sport telecasts for Channel Seven, Channel 9 and the ABC.