Racing cars brings out the best and worst in people. Winners are grinners and second place is the first of the losers, but motorsport is not just adrenaline, speed and clichés.
Over the past 70 years, the Australian Touring Car Championship has consistently produced the best and most competitive motorsport in Australia, from slightly modified road cars through to the current era of high-tech V8-powered supercars.
There have been many champion drivers, from Peter Brock, Allan Moffat and Dick Johnson through to Mark Skaife, Scott McLaughlin and the GOAT – the greatest of all time – Jamie Whincup.
Paul Gover has interviewed every touring car champion since David McKay in 1950, reported the pit lane since 1982, and seen the heroes and villains of supercar racing over the decades. He tells compelling stories, has a handful of genuine friends and a few enemies, but uniquely – and bravely – calls the shots in Supercar Superstars.