Over the years the Manning-Great Lakes has produced some very successful authors, but I can't actually recall a motoring author who has succeeded to the degree Harrington's Joel Wakely has.
With three books already under his belt and sales exceeding 30,000, Joel's books have proved very popular.
A number are now out of print.
On Friday, August 30, Joel will release book four at the Harrington library.
The fun kicks off with a car show that will include some of the stars of the book.
The show starts at midday followed by the official book launch at 2pm.
The new book titled A Passion For Utes is a beautiful coffee table book covering something very close to Aussie hearts - the iconic 'ute'.
With the demise of Holden's and Ford's manufacturing plants in this country, Australian-built utes are history, making this book even more relevant as you celebrate a lost gem of Australian motoring.
The Japanese who dominate the 'ute' market these days haven't been forgotten with some interesting personal stories from owners and some great photos.
Joel will also be signing books at the Cundletown Motor Show on September 8, with a number of the star utes from the book on show and their owners up for a chat.
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