Few people have been as deeply involved in motorcycle sport as Chris Carter, a larger than life character and raconteur who was for a great number of years a journalist, commentator and broadcaster at the very top level of motorcycle sport.
This memoir is a funny, fascinating and unique insider view of professional motorcycling over more than six decades. From scrambling in the 1960s, to four decades of international road racing – including Daytona and Macau – and on to trials and speedway. Packed with remarkable stories and amusing anecdotes, as well as interesting reflections and astute observations, it is a light-hearted, highly readable autobiography which lifts the lid on an extraordinary world.
In past times, racing paddocks were open and friendly, and Chris felt part of a big, happy family. He lived cheek by jowl with the very top riders and shared their triumphs and tragedies; to many, he was a friend and confidante.
Honest, frank and direct, Chris tells things exactly as they were, and provides insights into a fast disappearing world.
• A book about remarkable human beings engaged in an extraordinary activity
• Stories from a lifetime in motorcycle racing
• An upbeat account of a long and quite extraordinary career
• Packed with unique insights, remarkable stories and amusing anecdotes
• A funny, fascinating, insider view of professional motorcycling across six decades
• Recollections and reflections by someone who was actually there
• Funny and engaging, but, nonetheless, a work of serious documentary value
• An honest, frank and direct book from an author deeply involved in motorcycle sport
• Includes forewords by Mike Trimby, Jeff Smith and Steve McLaughlin