We sit with mild anxiety in the front room of Eddie's semi-detached Hertfordshire cottage. A shout goes out for "Eddie". A "Yeah" comes back. And then the sound of a wheelchair gingerly negotiating a cramped interior.A front trolley wheel on Eddie's 'chair refuses to get in line ...
THE INVENTOR of a 1920s light-emitting machine capable of stopping a running motorcycle engine has recently come into the limelight once again, thanks to a modern day science teacher. Author Jonathan Foster has written a book highlighting the work of eccentric inventor Harry 'Dea...
Want it all? You're not alone. The CBR600F is Britain's best-selling motorbike of all time and not without good reason: it really is all things to all men (and women). Plenty of people overlook it in favour of its racy stable-mate, the newer 'double-R' CBR600RR. The truth is most...
10. Barry Sheene 1950-2003 The Biography – Stuart BarkerThis biography is a collection of tales from one of the greatest British racers of all time. Barry Sheene was certainly an entertaining character and this book collects together the rise
“My worst Mackenzie memory? That would have to be the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka in 1987,” Rob McElnea muses. “I was fairly well established on the Grand Prix scene at that point and then this Niall Mackenzie bloke comes along for the first race in his first season of GPs and ...
Max Biaggi opens up to former 250GP rival Jamie Robinson on his 20 years at the top flight of motorcycle racing.Surprisingly, Max grew up in a home without motorcycles and didn't even come in contact with a racetrack until he was 18 years old.Visiting the Vallelunga circuit near ...
1968. 'Flower Power'. The Viet Cong launched the Tet Offensive in Vietnam. 2001 - A Space Odyssey and the animated Beatles film Yellow Submarine reached the big screen, Jimi Hendrix and Cliff Richard battled away for the top slot in the charts, Martin Luther King and Bobby Kenned...
Don’t know what was going on with the bum-fluff on my chin. I may have been going through a stage of trying to look cool with a bit of designer stubble... your guess is as good as mine on this one!This was my third ever outing in the Isle of Man. It’s the 1987 Senior TT. Here I’m...
Honda have always had great faith in the V-4 layout and there’s no denying that it’s been responsible for powering some great bikes over the past three decades.NR 'Never Ready' 500 race bikeTheir first attempt at V-4 victory was possibly best forgotten for while the NR500 racer p...
Do you remember the first time you heard about Guy Martin? For me, it was when I saw this pic of him at the Scarborough Gold Cup in 2004.It's a magical picture of the then 23-year old by renowned road-racing photographer Stephen Davidson.Since then, Guy's risen to become a househ...
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