A Drive On The Wild Side – Twenty extreme driving adventures from around the world. By Alistair Weaver
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 to the Artic, 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, the stories 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 Faroe Islands in a Lamborghini Gallardo, then slide into a semi-legal street race.
Tales of derring-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. They will delight both the casual tourist and the seasoned globetrotter, as well as all enthusiastic drivers.