Tue, 16 Apr 2019 - Penguin Random House NZ signs explosive new autobiography from Hayden Paddon

Penguin Random House NZ is excited to announce the August release of Driven, the explosive autobiography from New Zealand’s most successful rally driver, Hayden Paddon.

The book will cover Paddon’s commitment to racing from a very young age, his many highs and lows on the local and international circuits, and his latest Paddon Rallysport initiative out of its base at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell.

Driven will provide rare insights into Paddon’s formative years growing up in Geraldine, his entry into competitive racing, success locally and ascendency on the international circuit, the 2017 accident in which a spectator was killed, his controversial axing from the Hyundai Motorsport team in 2018, and how he is regearing his career and maintaining a future focus.

Paddon will also offer unvarnished reflections on the highs and lows of his personal life.

Marking the first time Paddon has gone on public record about much of the above, Driven will chart a life story that celebrates self-belief, determination, work ethic and thinking big – following one’s passion and turning dreams into a reality.

Jeremy Sherlock, Senior Non-fiction Publisher at Penguin Random House NZ, says of the acquisition: “It’s not overstating matters to say that Driven will be New Zealand’s biggest motorsport biography in over a decade. Hayden’s story, both personally and professionally, is captivating, complex and inspirational. We’re massively proud to be partnering with Hayden to share his story, one that will enthral so many New Zealand readers, young and old.”

Hayden Paddon says: “I’m really excited to be working with Penguin Random House and our writer Catherine Pattison to put ink to paper and detail the real story behind our journey. I want to tell my story to show people what is possible, against a lot of odds, and that things are not rosy all the time, like they might appear from the outside. I hope it will encourage and motivate people to keep striving towards their own goals.”

Paddon will undertake a nationwide tour to promote Driven on release.

Driven by Hayden Paddon | Published by Penguin Random House NZ | 20 August 2019 | $40.00

2019 Points
1AustraliaJohn Ireland195
2AustraliaGreg Burrowes160
3AustraliaMichael Nordsvan130
4AustraliaAngus Kennard100
4AustraliaStephen O'Neill100
6AustraliaDavid Blunden95
6AustraliaBarrie Smith95
8AustraliaDamian O'Halloran90
8AustraliaSteve Bowen90
8AustraliaRobin Lowe90
8AustraliaMichael Harding90
12AustraliaRichard Perini85
13AustraliaAllan Hines80
13AustraliaDean Coutts80
15AustraliaMark Clair75
16AustraliaPeter Gluskie71
17AustraliaGreg Bass70
18AustraliaSteve Spada61
19AustraliaSteve Van der Brug60
20AustraliaDavid McCrow45
1AustraliaGlen Raymond222
2AustraliaRichard Shimmon206
3AustraliaTristan Kent199.5
4AustraliaTony Sullens181
5AustraliaAndrew Penny179.5
6AustraliaGlenn Brinkman125
7AustraliaBethany Cullen121
8AustraliaTom Clarke105
9AustraliaThomas Dermondy89
10AustraliaPeter Dimmock74
11AustraliaNathan Quinn68
12AustraliaStephen Duthie62
13AustraliaMichael South53
14AustraliaWayne Stewart52
15AustraliaClayton Hoy47
16AustraliaLuke Sytema44
17AustraliaStuart Collison42
18AustraliaRon Moore39
19AustraliaJamie Neale38
19AustraliaGavin Croker38
1AustraliaShane Clarke103
2AustraliaNigel Bland69
3AustraliaJonah Summersell50
4AustraliaNathan Quinn45
5AustraliaMark Fitton38
6AustraliaDarren Mather36
7AustraliaMichael O'Hagan25
7AustraliaTaylor Gill25
7AustraliaMichael South25
10AustraliaMichael Stewart22
10AustraliaDavid Opie22
10AustraliaPaddy Carey22
10AustraliaDaniel Maurer22
10AustraliaDave Darby22
15AustraliaAaron Casmiri20
16AustraliaEvan Bollard19
16AustraliaJukka Ylinen19
18AustraliaJames Collits18
18AustraliaDavid Catt18
18AustraliaAaron Mowett18
1AustraliaNathan Quinn189
2AustraliaPeter Dimmock161
3AustraliaThomas Dermondy153
4AustraliaStephen Duthie152
5AustraliaLuke Sytema131
6AustraliaRobert Gorst125
7AustraliaCraig Aggio109
8AustraliaRon McKinnon91
9AustraliaClay Badenoch80
10AustraliaBrian Semmens78
11AustraliaRyan Smart75
12AustraliaTony Jordan61
13AustraliaPeter Vlandis60
14AustraliaPatrick Cole54
15AustraliaPhil Thomas50
16AustraliaPeter Stringfellow sr44
16AustraliaKevin Millard44
18AustraliaStuart Bowes42
18AustraliaKade Barrett42
18AustraliaMichael O'Hagan42
1AustraliaDarkie Barr-Smith45
2AustraliaRussel Winks44
2AustraliaPeter Dimmock44
4AustraliaJohn Sparkes43
5AustraliaDavid Stephens39
6AustraliaTony Jordan36
7AustraliaChris Stilling32
8AustraliaRon McKinnon31
9AustraliaRobert Gorst29
10AustraliaNeil Roediger26
11AustraliaMichael O'Hagan25
12AustraliaMichael Heuchan22
13AustraliaJack Mobbs21
14AustraliaDamien Frizell19
14AustraliaTerry Gunter19
16AustraliaAndy Pierce18
16AustraliaMatthew Thompson18
18AustraliaAndrew Chapman17
18AustraliaNathan Senior17
20AustraliaCarlos Casmiri16
1AustraliaJack Mobbs61
2AustraliaChris Stilling50
3AustraliaMichael Stewart25
4AustraliaPatrick Cole22
4AustraliaJames Dimmock22
6AustraliaTreise Mcllhatton20
6AustraliaTom Easton20
8AustraliaSean Casey19
9AustraliaEmily Jackman18
10AustraliaScott Taylor17
1AustraliaAndrew Penny50
2AustraliaJamie Neale49
3AustraliaJames Price40
4AustraliaBethany Cullen39
4AustraliaNathan Quinn39
6AustraliaDarkie Barr-Smith35
7AustraliaStephen Duthie34
7AustraliaRussel Winks34
7AustraliaPeter Dimmock34
10AustraliaDoug Wright32
11AustraliaDavid Stephens30
12AustraliaJohn Sparkes23
12AustraliaTony Jordan23
14AustraliaRon Moore22
15AustraliaChris Stilling21
16AustraliaMichael O'Hagan20
17AustraliaJoe Chapman18
17AustraliaRon McKinnon18
19AustraliaRobert Gorst16
20AustraliaMichael Heuchan15
1AustraliaBen Van Zyl25
2AustraliaTom Easton22
3AustraliaEmily Jackman20
2017 Archive