By now, most car enthusiasts have an idea who Magnus Walker is.
This wild, total rock star-looking guy with a raspy British accent burst into the limelight a few years ago with a short film on Youtube called “Urban Outlaw”.
Walker flipped a lot of people’s understanding of Porsche ownership on its head. He didn’t meet the normal understanding of what a Porsche owner was.
Walker’s autobiography was ghost written by Martin Roach, but reading it, you can hear Walker’s voice in the book.
The original Urban Outlaw short film was intoxicating. Hs passion for Porsches shown in the film was so relatable, it could have been any type of car. It doesn’t really matter.
Gearheads are about passion. It’s literally and figuratively what drives us. Walker’s autobiography is a story about hard work, passion, and seizing opportunity. The cars are just secondary.
I sort of knew Walker’s background and I could have easily googled him, but I hadn’t—and reading the book was a real treat to learn his story. It’s an inspirational gearhead tale that’s easy and fun reading.
If you’re looking for a good book to read this summer. You should check this one out.