I published my first book, CRANKED UP: Confessions of a Petrolhead, in 2010. A few copies are still available – I’ll sign it for you as well. What’s it about? Here follows the original press release…
(Then) CAR deputy editor Hannes Oosthuizen is one of the most respected motoring journalists in South Africa. Renowned for his feverous enthusiasm, pensive personality and dry humour, the author has produced memorable features in the unbiased and purposely reserved style of CAR, South Africa’s biggest motoring magazine, for the past nine years.
But in CRANKED UP, Oosthuizen has carte blanche to present a no holds barred account of his passion for the automobile. Comprising humorous musings and frank insights to his life as a jet-setting motoring journalist, automotive aficionado and everyday motorist, Oosthuizen’s début book is written in his own inimitable story-teller style. Not only does it relate the author’s acquaintances with motor industry bosses, car designers, motor racing legends and other celebrities, but motoring enthusiasts can share in the thrill of driving a variety of rapid and otherwise extraordinary cars in a host of exotic locations.
Added to this witty and sometimes naughty collection of motoring tales is a bonus feature of the complete CAR magazine road test database – including nearly 3 000 vehicles tested between February 1957 and April 2010. It’s a must-read for automotive anoraks!
You can order the book here by using your PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, feel free to contact me directly to make arrangements.