A Drive on the Wild Side

A Drive on the Wild Side

A Drive on the Wild Side

In our series of Christmas Gift Ideas for the Motorist

An Armchair Adventure!

  • A book for all adventurous automotive and travel enthusiasts
  • Experience the thrill of driving some of the most extreme roads on earth!
  • Get behind the wheel of some of the world’s finest cars in extraordinary situations
  • Explore lands that don’t feature in guide books
  • Potent mix of extraordinary cars and extraordinary personalities
  • By a multi-award winning journalist
  • Explores motoring culture across the globe
  • Illustrated by some of the world’s leading automotive photographers

Written by award-winning journalist and television presenter, Alistair Weaver, and illustrated by some of the world’s leading automotive photographers, A Drive on the Wild Side, takes you on an extraordinary journey along some of the world’s most challenging roads. Experience the heat of the Laos jungle, the loneliness of the Arctic, and the bullet-marked streets of Beirut from behind the wheel of some of the world’s finest cars. Find out what it's really like to drive a Ferrari 612 across the forgotten wastelands of western China, or to chase poachers on the slopes of Mount Kenya. This book recounts the fascinating, hair-raising and moving stories experienced during a career of automotive adventure, helped by 400 stunning photos. This book will appeal to adenturous car and travel enthusiasts across the world.


Alistair Weaver is a multi award-winning journalist and television presenter who contributes to a wide range of global publications. Having worked as a road tester for Autocar and What Car? magazines in the late 90s, Alistair turned freelance in 2000 and has since developed a reputation for delivering unusual and challenging features. He has a taste for the extreme, always determined to 'go the extra mile', and is a former holder of the world speed record for blindfold driving.


Hardback. 176 pages. 250 tall x 250mm (97⁄8in tall x 97⁄8in). Around 400 original colour photographs.

10 October 2007 Staff

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