“On the last lap Bill takes a chance. With Rogliardo edging alongside as they enter the ultra-fast Malmédy bend, Beevers leaves his braking late to keep his opponent at bay but drifts slightly off-line and gets onto the marbles. The bike spins out of control allowing the Frenchman to sneak through to bag second place. Worse, the centrifugal force of the gyrating outfit throws Bill off leaving John heading for potential disaster with a trackside post looming up...”
A book of anecdotes, reminiscences and fascinating adventures based on John Chisnall’s experiences over two decades of motorcycle racing at the Isle of Man TT and major European and British tracks.
Our sole intention in writing this book is to amuse, to entertain and to tweak the strings of nostalgia.
Brought up in a poor family in an agricultural environment, John could never have imagined that he would become an international motorcycle racer and travel the continent, rubbing shoulders with the idols of the sport. In 1957 he achieved his ambition of riding in the TT and continued competitive motorcycling for the next twenty years. He retains a keen interest in the sport and is an active member of the Vintage Motorcycle Club, the Velocette Owners Club and the TT Riders Association.
Co-author Tony first took an interest in motorcycle racing watching John's exploits riding grass-track with Derek Yorke and other local stars. Little did he know then that he would one day be joining them. He too raced with some success and in 1968 rode in the Isle of Man TT. He now lives in France and writes as a hobby.
Click on the image for more info