Drag Bike Racing in Britain: From the Mid 60s to the Mid 80s
This book showcases amazing machines and their riders in the ultimate acceleration sport – drag bike racing. Great photographs are combined with the author’s in-depth knowledge, to explore, for the first time, the sport in the UK, and chart its relentless pursuit for ever more speed. The diversity of motive power and machine design is examined, as is the influence of racers from the home of drag racing – America – in this unique and fascinating look at the most thrilling sports on two wheels.
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Drag racing establishes its home
The weird and wonderful
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