Great Holiday Season Gift for the Motorcycle Drag Racer!
With the holidays fast approaching, we all find ourselves scrambling for just the right gift to give—or get. “Motorcycle Drag Racing: A History” is the answer.
With 250 pages and more than 200 photographs, this four-pound, coffee-table format book captures the earliest drag bike racing through the latest, and profiles many of the legends of the sport. Among them: Clem Johnson, Joe Smith, Leo Payne, Boris Murray, Sonny Routt, Larry Welch, Elmer Trett, Russ Collins, Terry Vance and Byron Hines, George Bryce, Dave Schultz, Angelle Sampey, John Myers, Ray Price, Pete Hill, Sam Wills and Larry “Spiderman” McBride.
The book is available from author John Stein for $40 from gearheadpublishing.com. Or call (310) 459-7542.
Motorcycle Drag Racing: A History.
John Stein, author.
“At 244 pages, this book is quite large. With so much to explore it, had to be. Organized motorcycle drag racing began nearly 60 years ago, and an incredible amount has happened since then.
While much of the change has involved the machinery, it is the people that make the sport so fascinating. And in the book, more than 500 of them are discussed. In the words of former Cycle editor, Cook Neilson, “Stein gives dimension and warmth to the people who built and rode these bikes, some of whom are still banging their heads against the quarter-mile reality. Geniuses all, innovators all. John Stein has done them -- bikes and men -- proud.”
As Terry Vance, 14-time National Drag Racing Champion, put it, “The entire drag racing community owes John a debt of gratitude. This book is the first place where our history has been gathered in one place. Great reading for anyone who loves or wants to know more about the sport of motorcycle drag racing.”
Motorcycle Drag Racing: A History is available through Schnitz Motorsports, Vance and Hines, MTC Engineering, and J&P Cycle.