For 20 years, Graeme Cocks has been researching the early history of motorsport in Western Australia. It began with a fascination for the cars and the drivers who raced at the Lake Perkolilli racetrack near Kalgoorlie from 1914 but it soon expanded to include the arrival of the motor car in our state.
Now, to celebrate 100 years of motor racing at Perkolilli, Graeme has turned this passion into a new book, “Red Dust Racers” which documents the stories of early motorsport in WA and the glory days at the legendary track. It covers motor car and motorcycle racing, the early years of the bicycle in WA and even the Perth to Perkolilli air race. It’s a big book: coffee table format, hardcover, gilt edged with 488 pages and 1200 photographs, many in colour. Only 1000 copies have been printed and every copy is individually numbered. It is set to become a collector’s item, the kind of book that becomes a family heirloom.
Please find below an invitation to the launch of one of the most informative books about the history of motor racing in Western Australia.
The launch will be on Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Mulbberry on Swan Function Centre, 34 Hamersley Road Caversham between 3pm-6pm. Please RSVP by 15th August to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are wanting to attend the launch.
The cost of Red Dust Racers is $149.50, which is excellent value for a limited edition, high quality publication of this kind.
As a special incentive, the first 500 books sold will come with a complimentary reproduction Goldfields Motor Club badge from 1914, valued at $30.
Red Dust Racers, On Sale August 2016, Order Your Copy Now-www.motoringpast.com.au