This book is a tribute to classic cars and the devoted, determined, skilful, innovative and hilarious people who own, love and maintain them. Love an E-Type Jag, Mustang, Ferrari or Rolls-Royce? What about a Lamborghini, Austin-Healy, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, even a Mini Cooper? Idle Torque is for the avid collector, the unapologetic revhead, vintage Sunday driver or weekend restorer, for those who can appreciate the iconic design and engineering of cars from the golden ages of motoring. This is a collection of the most memorable stories told in the long-running column Idle Torque that appeared every week in The West Australian newspaper.
Number of Pages: 104
Publication Date: 3 Aug 2021
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Publication City, Country: North Fremantle, WA, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 26(H) x 24.7(L) x 1.6(W)768
Weight (gm): 768
Cutting out the printed words from his father's car magazines and sticking them on his bedroom wall because he liked their turns of phrase was an early sign of Alex Forrest's passion for cars and writing. In his final year at university, he undertook work experience at The West Australian. On his final day, he found himself in the right place at the right time and was offered the chance to write a brand-new weekly newspaper column called Idle Torque. The column would run in the paper every week for the next 21 years and kickstart an extraordinary career that would lead Alex to drive a tank, a DeLorean, an amphibious car and an $11m Jaguar.