Drag Bike Racing in Britain: From the Mid 60s to the Mid 80s

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Dec 15, 2010 - Transportation - 96 pages
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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Acknowledgements dedication
Drag racing establishes its home
The riders
American influence
The engines
The weird and wonderful
Still going

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About the author (2010)

A qualified mechanical engineering designer, Keith Lee has been actively involved in drag racing for 20 years. From being an impressed young spectator at the Drag Festivals, he went on to compete on one of the more unusual machines, before spending many years as a writer and photographer working for various national and international publications – most notably, as drag strip correspondent for Motor Cycle Weekly. Keith was also a commentator at Santa Pod Raceway for ten years, and served on the committee of the main organizing club of the period, the BDR&HRA. He now works as a professional photographer.

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