Muscle Car Mania

100 legendary Australian motoring stories

By: James Cockington


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Published: Oct/12 (AU/NZ)

A book that celebrates the proud history of Australian made Ford, Holden and Chrysler muscle car heritage. Wild legendary stories of 100 famous and infamous events and stunts that have amazed and entertained muscle car fanatics over the years. Muscle Car Mania recalls every aspect of Australian motoring, dating back to early last century, from beach sprints to the formation of Speedway hot rods, the Summernats and Around Australia rallies.
Features pictures and stories of some of the country's finest Fords, Holden's and other muscle car icons from Australia's car club scene. The content of the book is sourced from Chevron publishing, the #1 in its category magazine Australian Muscle Car to create a book that's made up of the who's who of Aussie muscle cars & drivers from the last hundred years.  
  • 100 legendary Australian motoring stories 
  • The same media & marketing team that bought you Holden vs Ford 
  • 200 full colour photos and great design 
  • Great $29.99 price point 
  • Content covers famous names such as Jack Brabham, Alan Moffat, Peter Brock & Dick Johnson 
  • Genuinely good content from the editors of Australian Muscle Car Magazine 
  • Christmas gift for that difficult to buy for Aussie Male!

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ISBN: 9781921878657

Published: Oct/12 (AU/NZ)

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 230 mm  x  230 mm

Extent: 224 pages

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About The Author

James Cockington

James Cockington


James Cockington has been writing the weekly Collect column in the Money section for the last seven years now called Quirky Investments), detailing the private passions of over 300 collectors. Subjects have ranged from studio pottery to yo-yos.

He has previously written for the Sydney Morning Herald’s Spectrum, Metro and Drive sections and was editor of the TV Guide. James has a passion for books and has written several on popular culture, including History Happened Here and Banned, both published by ABC Books. He has also worked in television as a writer/researcher on various projects including the 2001 music series Long Way To The Top and Bodgie Dada a history of Australian Jazz, 1998. He writes for magazines including Australian Muscle Car.


BANNED. Tales from the bizarre history of Australian obscenity. ABC Books. 2005. HISTORY HAPPENED HERE. Strange but true stories from Australian Suburbia. ABC Books. 2003. LONG WAY TO THE TOP. Stories of Australian Rock Roll. ABC Books. 2001. MONDO BIZARRO. Australia in the Seventies. Mandarin, 1994. MONDO WEIRDO. Australia in the Sixties. Mandarin, 1992

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