Off-Road Giants!: Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Nov 15, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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A fascinating and nostalgic compilation of rider profiles written over a three year period, which originally appeared in Classic Motorcycle magazine, and is now accompanied by a new set of over 100 photographs. All of the riders featured became top achievers in their field, although, for some, it was their first interview. During the 1950s and 60s, scrambling especially drew huge crowds to meetings all across the country, and, thanks to TV coverage such as BBC Grandstand Trophy, and ITV's World of Sport, many of the competitors featured in this book became household names. Each chapter includes the competition years of the riders, and also gives an overview of their careers, and conveys their enthusiasm for the sport.
  

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User Review  - dirtflier - Overstock.com

A very good book that covers motocross and trials riders in England during the 50s and 60s. The onlyforeigner is American Bud Ekins. There has been plenty in print about more famous star riders but ... Read full review

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I went with bryan goss to buy his first bike, my brother named him badger, we lived next door to him for years,

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Contents

CONTENTS
5
GORDON JACKSON
20
CHRIS HORSFIELD
38
FLUFF BROWN AJS COTTON
59
JOHN BURLY BURTON
72
IVOR ENGLAND SMOOTH OPERATOR
87
MAX KING
100
WASP A STING IN THE TAIL
117
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About the author (2008)

After nearly forty years of riding motor bikes Andy Westlake is one of the UK’s leading motorcycle magazine journalists. He contributes to leading monthly magazines such as The Classic Motorcycle, Classic Dirt Bike and Motorcycle Sport and Leisure in the UK and also classic and off road magazines in France, the USA and Australia. He attended his first motorcycle sports event as an eight year old in 1961 and it is the bikes and people of that era that he writes so passionately about. He has competed with great success in classic long distance trials and as recently as 2006 won a gold medal in the Lands End trial on his Cheney Triumph. He has also toured extensively on Guzzi twins including a coast to coast trip across the USA.

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