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The Great Race | Must-reads for the car racing enthusiast

Did you know 1.28 million fans tuned in live to last year’s Bathurst 1000? From V8 Supercars to Formula 1, rally cars and more, car racing is one of Australia’s most popular spectator sports. Whether you are a diehard Holden vs. Ford fan, enjoy the heart pumping action, precision driving or just love the cars, there are many factors that attract people to this sport.

In the lead up to the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000, Thursday 6 October – Sunday 9 October, it is a great time to brush up on your motorsport knowledge or learn about your favourite drivers.

Mountain man Mostert: The record 2.03.373s lap - Repco Bathurst 1000 | Supercars 2021

5 ways to get Bathurst ready

Relive some of the greatest moments in Australian car racing history with these great titles.

eBooks

Libraries love this eBooks:

To get started download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

eMagazines

Browse these car enthusiast eMagazines

  • Australian Muscle Car
  • TopGear Supercars
  • Wheels
  • Unique Cars Australia
  • 4 X 4 Australia

To get started using free eMagazines download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your library membership number and password.

eMovies

Libraries love this eMovie:

  • Journey to Le Mans: follows Jota, a small British privateer team as they prepare themselves for the experience of a lifetime. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.

First time customers, select sign up and choose Sunshine Coast Libraries. Enter your email address and select password to create account.

Music

Listen to these road trip playlists with Freegal

  • World’s Greatest Driving Anthems 
  • Driving Rock 
  • Road Trip 

First time customers, select sign up and choose Sunshine Coast Libraries. Enter your email address and select password to create account.  

More resources

  • Check out local historical car photos with the Picture Sunshine Coast collection – Type “cars” or “vintage cars” in the search bar and select “Picture Sunshine Coast” from the drop down menu 
  • Learn about famous motorsport drivers like Niki Lauda and Australian Jack Brabham with Britannica Library. Sign in with a free State Library of Queensland membership. Search “motorsport”. 

Listen on the go with these audiobooks and podcasts

  • Supercars Podcast: Welcome to the home of Supercars Podcasts! Listen to three different streams: Supercars Cool Down Lap, Supercars Rewind and Supercars Bonus Pods
  • Beyond the Grid: Formula 1's fastest stars slow down and open up, sharing untold stories and unrivalled insight.
  • Rev Head by Shane Jacobson (audiobook): In Rev Head, Shane puts his foot to the floor and takes us on a wild ride down the highways and byways of his motoring obsession. 

To get started with audiobooks, download the BorrowBox app. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. 

Bathurst 1000 Race History in HD. Narrated by Russell Crowe

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