Go Fast Or Go Home: The Garth Hogan Story

New Zealand 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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  • : 9780473528874
  • : David Bateman Ltd
  • : David Bateman Ltd
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