If you remember off-road stars like the Rickman brothers Vic Eastwood, Lew Coffin, and John Avery, then this is a must-have book for your collection. Theyre big names who brought the thrills and spills of the golden era of motorcycle sport to a whole generation. For the author, its a personal trip down memory lane, as he was lucky enough to see many of these men and women at the height of their racing careers. Seventeen of the rider profiles in this book originally appeared over a three-year period in the pages of The Classic Motorcycle magazine, but the profile on the Rickman brothers - two of scramblings true greats - has never been seen in print before. Accompanied by a totally new set of over 100 stunning photographs, this is a book that will evoke fond memories for all who share the authors love of motorcycle sport in a golden age.
FOREWORD by Tim Britton ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS JOHN AVERY - HIGH FLYER LEW COFFIN - GRASS GREAT COLIN DOMMETT - A STUDY IN LONGEVITY BOB RAY - ARIEL ACE BRIAN CURTIS RON LANGSTON - GREAT ALL-ROUNDER TERRY COX - FOUR-STROKE FAN DEREK AND DON RICKMAN MARY DRIVER - AT THE TOP LEVEL ARTHUR AND LYN PULMAN - PRIZE PAIR BILL BROOKER - COMPETITIVE BUSINESS CHRIS CULLEN - CULLEN TIME BILL GWYNNE - OFF-ROAD PRINCE MIKE GUILFORD - GUILFORDS GUILE KEN SEDGLEY - TWO-STROKE STALWART VIC EASTWOOD - MULTITASKER NEIL & PAUL JARMAN PAT LAMPER - MASTER OF THE MUD INDEX
After nearly 40 years of riding motorbikes, Andy Westlake is one of the UKs 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. Andy has also toured extensively on Guzzi twins, including a coast-to-coast trip across the USA. His series of profiles on 1950s and 60s off-road stars in The Classic Motorcycle magazine have been hugely popular, and were the basis for his Off Road Giants book series, which now runs to three volumes.