Sidecar Champions since 1923
Mick Walker - leading authority on all forms of motorcycle sport - sets out to cover the world's leading sidecar competitors, in no less than 26 chapters. It is also the first to cover more than a single personality in one book.
It is a subject that Mick Walker had wanted to cover for many, many years, because he had always thought that the sidecar boys (and a few girls!) seemed to get a raw deal, both with the organisers and the press.
In actual fact the sidecar event was often the highlight of a days racing and were generally loved by spectators. Once the motorcycle had become firmly established, the next question was how could it carry more people?
The earliest examples of the 'sidecar' arrived just after the turn of the 20th century, and by 1903 a couple of firms were already offering them for sale. The first sidecar world records were established in 1922 by Cyril Pullin at Brooklands
Learn all about the history of sidecars racing and its competitors from the beginning in Mick Walkers latest book.
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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