Jul 08, 2020
Dick Johnson Autobiography
Posted by James Phelps Dick Johnson

The incredible story of Dick Johnson the Aussie battler who became an all time V8 great.Ford legend Johnson did not get his break in motorsport until he was famously smashed out by a rock in the 1980 Bathurst 1000 But true to his never say die attitude, he went on to establish one of Australia s most successful V8 Supercar teams, amidst a dramatic career that, on many oThe incredible story of Dick Johnson the Aussie battler who became an all time V8 great.Ford legend Johnson did not get his break in motorsport until he was famously smashed out by a rock in the 1980 Bathurst 1000 But true to his never say die attitude, he went on to establish one of Australia s most successful V8 Supercar teams, amidst a dramatic career that, on many occasions, almost saw him lose his home, his team and even his life.Featuring intimate revelations and blistering shots at those who have stood in his way, Johnson reveals the incredible strength and commitment it took to win three Bathurst titles and a record five Australian Touring Car Championships in a remarkable racing career spanning almost 50 years.

  • Title: Dick Johnson Autobiography
  • Author: James Phelps Dick Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781742759777
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dick Johnson Autobiography The incredible story of Dick Johnson the Aussie battler who became an all time V great Ford legend Johnson did not get his break in motorsport until he was famously smashed out by a rock in the

    Jeff Johnston

    Loved the early life stuff Genuine reminder of days past Felt like the last 100 or so pages was a real rant with one debacle after another leading him close to bankruptcy on multiple occasions Still he comes across as a pretty straight shooter and as much as I hate to say it, a damn talented driver.


    Escape into a Booksite

    Wow This book is an emotional read The current era of V8 Supercars is the era of my generation, but growing up in a family that loves Motorsport and with family friends who do as well, there was no way I wouldn t grow up knowing who Peter Brock and Dick Johnson, among the other greats were Being Ford supporters in our family, of course I knew about Dick Johnson, but being younger I didn t really understand a lot of things to do with Motorsport and how great these drivers were However following t [...]


    David Masi

    James Phelps and Dick Johnson I stand up and applaud you both, what a brilliant read, as a long time Ford motoring car enthusiast man, what an all inspiring read, as a kid watching Tru Blu Greens Tuf Falcons racing Bathurst was incredible and now reading behind the scenes was both emotional and satisfying that you deserved every single bit of recognition as one of our best Australian motoring legend ever to be producedWhen I m cruising on the weekend with my EBXR8, I ll have a tear in my eye kno [...]


    Marc

    As a long time fan of Dick Johnson it was sad to read about the financial trouble that has plagued him in recent years.Finding out about his early life and his start in motor racing made this book a worthwhile read His insight into other drives like Peter Brock, Jim Richards, John Bowe and all the other greats was interesting, and also his inside knowledge of V8 Supercars now makes me understand why I no longer watch this category of motor racing.I hope V8 Supercars can fix all there problems an [...]



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