First hand experience of some of the most extreme roads on earth
Behind the wheel of some of the world's finest cars
Illustrated by some of the world's leading automotive photographers
Exploring lands that don't feature in guide books
Author's passionate interest in foreign cultures
Author's determination to 'go the extra mile'
Potent mix of extraordinary cars and extraordinary personalities
Multi-award winning journalist (winner of six awards)
Will appeal to both automotive and travel enthusiasts
Exploring motoring culture across the globe
Written by award winning journalist and television presenter Alistair Weaver, and illustrated by some of the world's leading automotive photographers, A Drive on the Wild Side, takes you on a fascinating journey across some of the world's most challenging roads. Experience the heat of the Laos jungle, the loneliness of the Arctic and the bullet-marked streets of Beirut from behind the wheel of some of the world's finest cars. Find out what it is really like to drive a Ferrari 612 across the forgotten wastelands of western China, or to chase poachers on the slopes of Mount Kenya. This book tells the fascinating, hair raising and moving stories experienced during a career-spanning automotive adventure in style, with 400 stunning photos. This is a book that will appeal to car and travel enthusiasts across the world.
A Drive on the Wild Side takes you on an exciting journey along some of the world's most fascinating roads. Discover what it's like to drive a Ferrari across the wilds of western China, take a Smart car to the Arctic, and dodge bullets on the mean streets of Soweto. This is a book that will appeal to anyone with a thirst for the open road. Written by the multi-award-winning journalist and television presenter, Alistair Weaver, A Drive on the Wild Side is a compendium of stories from a life spent behind the wheel. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, they are illustrated by some of the world's leading automotive and travel photographers. Each chapter takes us on an intriguing journey into the unknown. Hop aboard a Range Rover Sport and explore the depths of the Laos Jungle before turning south to Thailand and the lurid charms of Bangkok. Open a scissor-door to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and catch up with Sir Stirling Moss on the route of the famous Mille Miglia. Explore the Faroe Islands in a Lamborghini Gallardo, then slide into a Mini and hurtle past Moscow's Red Square in a semi-legal street race. Tales of daring-do in some of the world's greatest cars are mixed with moments of thought-provoking sensitivity. In a drug-ridden Brazilian Favela, we meet Maria Jose Clemente, who runs an orphanage supported by the Ayrton Senna Foundation. In Tanzania, we lunch with a Masai tribe, and north of the Arctic Circle, we discover the ancient Sami people. Combining a passion for all things automotive with a keen interest in the human condition and a determination to 'go the extra mile', these journeys paint a fascinating picture of life beyond the reach of the guide book. This book tells the fascinating, hair raising and moving stories experienced during a career-spanning automotive adventure in style, with 400 stunning photos. They will delight both the casual tourist and the seasoned globetrotter.
Alistair Weaver is a multi-award winning journalist and television presenter who contributes to a wide range of global publications. Having worked as a roadtester for Autocar and What Car? magazines in the late ï¿½90s, Alistair turned freelance in 2000 and has since developed a reputation for delivering unusual and challenging features. He has a taste for the extreme and is a former holder of the world speed record for blindfold driving.