A Guide to Motorcycle Racing

by Hedley J. Cox



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/14/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781480816145
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781480816152

About the Book

United States motorcycle enthusiasts can learn a lot by looking to their peers in Europe, which has as rich a history as they do.

Hedley J. Cox was living in England when he became involved in racing in the early 1950s. An engineer of the first order, he raced and designed machines and traveled with a team to International Grand Prix meetings in Europe.

In this behind-the-scenes look at the world of motorcycle racing, you’ll learn the answers to questions such as:

  • How does management politics affect racing?
  • Why did British motorcycle manufacturers lose the spirit of adventure that is so necessary in racing?
  • What happened when that sense of adventure was lost?

He also examines the state of racing in the Canada, where he raced for a big manufacturer after moving to the United States. At every turn and curve, he encouraged others to embrace new ideas to beat competitors.

Join the author on a fascinating journey that spans thousands of miles with three different manufacturers with A Guide to Motorcycle Racing.

About the Author

Hedley J. Cox, a native of England, was an engineer when he first became interested in motorcycles. He began racing them in 1950, competing in the Isle of Man and other races. He immigrated to the United States in 1956, closing out his career with the U.S. Air Force.