Apart from the title, I loved every minute of Jeremy Sims' surprising and entertaining film ... Sims concentrates on the human drama of Gardner's early years, and his relationship with his Wollongong sweetheart Donna Forbes. Gardner is an impish, funny presence on screen — a lot more mellow now than he was then.– Sydney Morning Herald critic Paul Byrnes in a four star review, 18 August 2018
...engaging, enlightening and sometimes riotously entertaining...– Stuff critic James Croot, in a four star review, 11 September 2018
I was in heaven, like a cat in the fish shop.– Wayne Gardner on enjoying his 1980s motorsports success
I'm the boy from the 'Gong.– Wollongong boy and motorcycle champion Wayne Gardner sums himself up.
A highlight of Gardner’s career was his win at the inaugural Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island in 1989. This race captured the hearts of the nation as the titanic battle between four of the worlds top riders resulted in a thrilling victory for one of Australia’s favourite sons. Against almost impossible odds, he repeated this victory in 1990, riding with a broken wrist bone as well as a broken fairing which had worked loose.– Excerpt from Gardner's biography in Sport Australia's Hall of Fame
I knew the Prime Minister, Pat Cash, met Kylie. All of a sudden I'm this national hero...– Motorcycle champion Wayne Gardner on finding fame in Australia in the 1980s