Motorcycle racing with the Continental Circus

1920 to 1970 by Chris Pereira

Written in English
Published: Pages: 96 Downloads: 420
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A fascinating history of European motorcycle racing, going back to a period far removed from the world of Moto GP today: a time when many young men from all walks of life decided to give up their livelihoods in favour of earning their living by racing motorcycles on the dangerous public road circuits of the European Continent. It was a nomadic existence that involved travelling from circuit to circuit, circus fashion, hence the title "Continental Circus." Motorcycle Racing with the Continental Circus 1920 to 1970 begins with the pre-war period, when many young British riders travelled to the Continent to take part in the Grand Prix races, held from around 1920 and across Europe. British riders such as Alec Bennett, Stanley Woods, Jimmy Guthrie and many more, gained notable success and established their reputations on the European circuits. Moving on to the post-war era, the book details the riders from around the world who joined the Circus - self-financed "privateers" from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The 1950s and "60s were the days of the true Continental Circus, when private riders earned their living riding all over the continent. The book also covers the development of the machines that became the essential tools of the private riders, and the eventual demise of the Continental Circus in the 1970s, due to new safety regulations and the escalating cost of racing. Chris Pereira"s historical account is sourced both from first-hand experience of racing, and from his own vast library of racing history records and photographs.

Edition Notes

StatementChris Pereira
The Physical Object
Pagination96 pages
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26964039M
ISBN 101787112748
ISBN 109781787112742
OCLC/WorldCa1014441230

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Being the daredevil passenger, leaning out of a motorcycle sidecar outfit at km/h, was not how dress-cutter Jean Kilpatrick saw her future when she left Melbourne with her racer boyfriend Ray Foster late in She became part of the free-wheeling professional motorcycle racing scene known colloquially as the Continental Circus.

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