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The Fred Opert Story

Peter Hill

Paperback

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Description

The engaging story of Fred Opert, whose brief time in a New York jail led him into a roller-coaster life of automobiles and motorsport.

Opert’s journey took him from a brief stint in a New York jail, to a successful career as race-car importer/dealer, race team owner and F1 team manager, before tragedy caused him to walk away from the sport he loved. This fascinating biography follows Fred Opert’s whirlwind lifestyle, talent-spotting successes, and the trials and tribulations of managing the ATS F1 team. Detailing the drivers who came up through the ranks with Opert, the book features interviews with many of those who worked with him. It has been written with the co-operation of Opert’s family, friends and ex-employees.

Forewords by Nico Rosberg, Alan Jones MBE and Keke Rosberg.

Veloce Publishing, 9781787115651, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2020



About the Author

Born in Bolton in the UK, Peter Hill has been a motoring journalist since 1970. He started as a freelance journalist in New Zealand. As well as covering motor sport, Peter did new car road tests and had a monthly column in the country’s largest selling motor magazine. After returning to Australia in 197,9 Peter continued to write for NZ magazines covering Australian events as well as specialising in Historic Racing, penning a regular column for the USA historic racing magazine, Victory Lane. Peter has written for more than a dozen motoring publications in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. He also writes fiction, and has had a number of short stories published. He has an MBA and a Certificate of Professional Writing and Editing, and is a Board Member & Secretary of Writers Victoria.