The author’s grandfathers were both employed by the pre-war motor industry. His singer father, John Hanson, would test John’s knowledge of car makes on the long journeys between theatres. He has seen UK car numbers increase tenfold in his lifetime and this is a personal account of his love of classic cars before their success leads to their demise.
The motor car took him around Australia; ending up in Darwin 12 months after cyclone Tracy. He explored the wilderness, whilst as a lawyer he represented the Crocodile Dundees of the Northern Territory.
He has bought over 70 cars, enjoying their beauty, the aural pleasure of the exhaust note and addictive pleasures of oil and petrol.
From Coventry to Darwin and back – an Auto Biography with a difference!