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Racing Humpy Holdens

The 48-215's Golden Decade and LegacyWith insights from Spencer Martin, Barry Seton and Others by Wakely, Joel Code: 61754 Format: Hardback / 180 pages Publication date: 01/08/2022 Availability: Price: AU $39.99
Joel introduces us to the 48-215, the Humpy, and describes how this modest car, designed for a particular time and place, burst the boundaries of its expectations. He tells the tale of how it became a much-loved road car, for a decade a fearsomely competitive racing car, and ultimately a definitive model Holden that helped define Australian culture and history. There is a touch of the miraculous about this story: a simple car that broke its boundaries to define a motoring era, and a bunch of mates that built a racing car on a shoestring but through hard work, skill and sheer nerve still reached the pinnacle of their sport.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 180
Illustration: COLOUR THROUGHOUT
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Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS
Publication date: 01/08/2022
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 215.00mm X 215.00mm
Code: 61754
THE AUTHOR FOREWORD 1. THE BIRTH OF THE 48-215 2. TEN SUPERLATIVE EXAMPLES 3. ENGINEERING A RACING 48-215 4. HUMPY RACING IN THE 1950s 5. INTO THE ‘60s: APPENDIX J RACING 6. THE GREAT 48-215 RACING CIRCUITS 7. THE GREAT 48-215 RACING DRIVERS 8. TEAM BOOMERANG 9. OUR GOLDEN YEARS OF RACING 10. WHAT CAME NEXT 11. KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND SOURCE MATERIAL
Joel Wakely has worked with and been around cars almost his entire life, owning several significant and very rare models. These include the ‘Boomerang’ 48-215 that his team (Spencer Martin, Barry Seton, Bob Gray and himself) raced with dominating success during the 1962-64 Appendix J touring car seasons, and is a major focus of this book. Joel has previously written four popular books for Woodslane Press, including The Passion for Holden.