Reg Everett - From Rocker to Racer
"Rocker to Racer" is the exciting story of one man's motorcycling career, from a cafe racer and gang member to a top line competitor, who rubbed shoulders with the world's top riders, including Mike Hailwood, Phil Read and Bill Ivy.
Reg Everett was an unknown club racer with just two years experience when he marched into the Greeves factory and asked for works' backing.
Greeves, then top of the moto cross tree, laughed at him, but Reg managed to persuade them to give him an engine. He bought a frame and built a bike - and it resulted in the birth of the famous Greeves Silverstone.
But the Greeves saga was only one of many in his racing career - he also rode BSA, Velocette, Ducati and Yamaha bikes. And it was on the Japanese two-stroke that Reg Everett really set the racing world alight.
Besides the British short circuits, Reg also rode in the Isle of Man TT, Thruxton 500 Miller and the legendary Barcelona 24 Hours marathon.
About the Author
Mick Walker is acknowledged as one of the world's leading motorcycle authorities. In a career which has spanned over 45 years, he has written over 100 books and curated several exhibitions.
He has also been a successful racer, tuner, team manager and talent scout. In 1998 he was involved in The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
There is virtually no aspect of the motorcycle industry in which he has not been involved. During the 1980s, he was editor of Motorcycle Enthusiast magazine and, in 1999, Ducati presented him with a lifetime achievement award, the first ever of its kind.
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