Go Fast Or Go Home: The Garth Hogan Story

Author(s): Tim Hanna

NZ - Biography

This is the story of motor racing legend Garth Hogan and his quest for speed on the ground and in the air. Garth Hogan is a man who has been extraordinarily successful in his life. He is a big man with a quiet demeanour that borders on shyness. But that quietness masks a fiercely dedicated and competitive man who has achieved massive heights in life ― both in the business world and in personal achievement associated with fast and powerful machinery. • Hogan was the first NZ’er car to break the 200mph barrier • He raced Top Fuel Dragsters and held the NZ record for 25 years reaching a staggering 263mph (423kph) • He built up a large specialist automotive parts company from scratch • He spent 5 year as NZ’s delegate to a commission of the FIA World Motorsport Governing Body. • He took his Vintage Class 1934 Flathead Ford to Bonneville and set a 193mph record that has stood for 12 years. • He was involved in establishing NZ’s premier Classic Car Museum, Warbirds and Wheels, in Wanaka • He built up a business restoring Warbirds and was instrumental in the restoration of 10 aircraft over 10 years. • He restored a P40 Kittyhawk WW2 Fighter aircraft and for 10 years flew it at air shows throughout NZ • He was Chairman of the Warbirds over Wanaka Air Show Board.


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General Fields

  • : 9780473528874
  • : David Bateman
  • : David Bateman
  • : January 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tim Hanna
  • : Hardback
  • : 796.72092
  • : 479