Fine (New) in Fine (New) jacket. 4to. HEAVY. 256pp, b/w photos throughout, appendices, index. Blue boards in dust-jacket. The biography of the man who set new standards and dominated the World Championship scene, first on British Nortons and later Italian Gileras, during the first half of the 1950s, gaining six titles in all. This is the fifth book in a series covering the careers of the world's greatest motorcycle champions.
Very Good/Very Good. 256 Pages 9781859835456 This, the fifth in a series aimed at covering the careers of the world's greatest motorcycle champions, highlights the man who was the first post-war superstar on two wheels, Geoff Duke. Geoff Duke: The Stylish Champion in the story of the man who set new standards and dominated the World Championship scene, first on British Nortons and later Italian Gileras, during the first half of the 1950s, gaining six titles in all. Duke was the first man to win three 500cc world titles in successions, the first motorcylist to win the coveted Sportsman of the Year award and only the second motorcyclist to honoured with an OBE. Additionally, he set new standards of smoothness to to the present day, and pioneered the use of a one-peice leather racing suit. Upon his retirement from racing at the end of 1959, he was to remain closely involved with the sport and at various times carried out the tasks of consultant, team manager and clerk of the course-he was ture ambassador. Geoff Duke: The Stylish Champion is lavishly illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, making it a must-read for any motorcycling fans. Black and white illustrations.
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