QUEANBEYAN favourite son and Formula One racer Mark Webber will make a whirlwind stop into town next week as part of the town's 175th anniversary celebrations.
Mr Webber will attend the official launch of City of Champions, an illustrated historical account of Queanbeyan over the 175 years since it was proclaimed a township, written and produced by local women Nichole Overall and Trudy Taylor.
He'll be joined by some of Queanbeyan's local lights, including Australian squash legend Heather McKay, Masterchef 2013 finalist Rishi Desai, Australia's Next Top Model selection Dajana Bogojevic, and Brittany and Courtney Menegon of RubyIce fame, all overseen by ABC's 666 breakfast host Ross Solly.
Air Marshall David Evans AC, DSO, AFC (ret.), Senior Commander of the RAAF from 1982 until 1985 and former Chairman of the National Capital Authority will also be on hand to launch the book.
The launch will be held Thursday night, September 26 at the Airport International Motel.