Off-Road Giants! (Paperback)
Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport
Veloce Publishing, 9781845848354, 128pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
If you can recall watching motorcycle scrambles and trials on your black and white TV during the 1960s, then this is the book for you. It's a trip down memory lane as the author recalls boyhood journeys in his big brothers ex-GPO van to watch the stars in action, some of the world's best, including scramblers like the Sharp brothers, Badger Goss and Ivor England, trials riders Gordon Jackson, Max King and the Kendalls, and great all-rounders like Ken Heanes, Johnny Giles and the American Bud Ekins. Not only does it include the star riders, but also the main British manufacturers of the time like BSA, Triumph, James, Greeves, Metisse, Cheney and Wasp, the latter two of which are still in existence to this day. However, the book isn't just about bikes - it's about the people and their stories from illustrious and successful careers on two and three wheels, which makes for a thoroughly interesting and captivating read.
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Praise For Off-Road Giants!: Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport…
"A Who's Who of memories for those who were there, and essential reading for those who wish they had been. A welcome addition to the history of motorcyclists and their trusty steeds." - On The Level
"If off-road motorcycle sport is in your blood, and you enjoy reading motorcycle history, you'll find this entire series a must to have in your library." - Ultimate MotorCycling
"a great read for everyone" - Nacelle
"A really interesting read with terrific period photographs." - Old Bike Australasia