A NEW book on Supercars Hall of Famer Mark Skaife is set to be released later this year.
‘Mark Skaife: The Complete Illustrated Autobiography’ is the latest book in Affirm Press’s Sport Legends series that has featured Adam Gilchrist, Dennis Lillee, Kevin Sheedy and Peter Brock.
The unique and intimate illustrated autobiography recounts the thrills, heartbreaks and epic feats of an unparalleled racing career, on the track and behind the scenes.
A six-time Bathurst 1000 winner and five-time Australian Touring Car Championship/ V8 Supercars Championship victor, Skaife was the sport’s benchmark as a driver at the height of the Holden Racing Team’s golden era across the turn of the millennium, the high water mark of a three-decade career behind the wheel.
Imposing, sometimes polarising and always revered, Skaife remains a pillar of Australian motorsport today as a media ambassador and presenter.
Featuring photos (including from the an1images.com archives) and memorabilia from his personal collection, a range of figures important in Skaife’s life have delivered a range of insights to produce a book that is the definitive account of the man behind the helmet.
The 336-page hardcover book is scheduled for release at the start of November and can be pre-ordered through the V8 Sleuth Bookshop.