Well over four decades since his untimely death, Bob McIntyre's memory lives on. Bob McIntyre was very much a self-made man; someone who started from the very bottom and reached the very top in his chosen profession. He was the first man to lap the Isle o
Wingham reunion: The book is specially about the reunion of Wi ngham Public School in ontario Canada of the class of 7 & 8 for 1955 and 1956: Bob McIntyre instigated the project and signed up for a website that specilised in this type of project: From a sluggish start it built up significantly with myself nd Dick Roorda - an immigrant from Holland - contributing the lions share of the stories: Indeed I sent so many that Bob put them in my own category - Brian Rider Chronicles. The stories were extremely varied and some suggested that they were outside the brief. The final result howver was that everyone enjoyed theM The project culminated in a reunon of, ost of the locally based schoolmates. Judging by the pictures published with the webiste everyone seemed to enjoy themselves: Remarkably the website hit 1000 quite quickly and soon thereafter the 2000; 3000 even 4000: I was very sceptical about reaching these dizzy heights but today is stands at nearly 10,000. Startlingly I was the key visitor at many target levels as I got used to logging in virtually every day. Bob published a reunion book locally but I a, not fully aware of the content but it contained only part of the contributions. I was hoping to receive a pdf version of the book but this did not materialise so I set about building a variety of ebooks from the web material plus my own Wingham tome which contained expanded versions of my stories: Having spent so many hours on the project I am now publishing a nu, ber of versions of the books in portrait and landscape including a fully featured book on one of the major on line stores: I am also giving a number of vouchers to Bob allowing him to distribute the super version to anyone he selects wth a mac. sincerely hope you enjoy one of these versions
Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-05
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 38. Chapters: Jock Taylor, Tom Herron, Bob McIntyre, Joey Dunlop, Daijiro Kato, Renzo Pasolini, John Williams, Michel Rougerie, Leslie Graham, Shoya Tomizawa, Ray Amm, Bill Ivy, Jimmie Guthrie, Jarno Saarinen, Patrick Pons, John Hartle, Robert Dunlop, Craig Jones, Tom Phillis, J nos Drap l, Peter Lenz, Gilberto Parlotti, Fergus Anderson, Santiago Herrero, Jack Middelburg, Peter Craven, Keith Campbell, Dave Chadwick, Roberto Colombo, Kim Newcombe, Rupert Hollaus, David Jefferies, Dario Ambrosini, Werner Giger, Ivan Palazzese, Robert Holden, Tommy Jansson, Richard Britton, Joe Abbott, Inge Stoll, Omobono Tenni, Alan Hunt, Ken Le Breton, Cal Rayborn, Tom Farndon, Dickie Dale, Zden k Kudrna, Ollie Bridewell, Manfred Stengl, Martin Finnegan, Vic Harding, Olivier Chevallier, Gianni Leoni, Andy Caldecott, Otello Buscherini, Billie Nelson, ric Aubijoux, Angelo Bergamonti, Ulrich Graf, Kenny Olsson, Guido Leoni, Wayne Garratt, Brian Steenson, Ben Drinkwater, Charlie Appleby, Frederick James Walker, Fabrizio Meoni, Yasutomo Nagai, G nter Bartusch, Sinan Sofuo lu, Hans Baltisberger, John Newbold, Michel Frutschi, Victor Surridge, Bob Brown, Ramon Torras, Marco Papa, Elmer Symons, Ralph Rensen, Ren Baeten, John Crellin, Graeme Ritchie, Robin Fitton, Richard Sainct, Ray Duggan, Norman Brown, John Deacon, Alessio Perilli, Paul Dobbs, Darran Lindsay, Marie Lambert, Archie Birkin, Mark Young. Excerpt: Tom Herron (December 14, 1948 - May 26, 1979) was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland. He specialized in road circuits such as the Isle of Man TT and the North West 200. Herron's career started in 1965 when he competed in numerous events throughout Ireland, building up his experience along the way. In 1970, he won his first major race, the 350 class at the North West 200. After winning the 1973 Irish...
The most famous of all British racing motorcycles, with an ancestry dating back to the very dawn of the internal combustion engine, the 'cammy' Norton is inseparable from the era of British domination in motorcycle racing. It is linked with the legendary heroes of the sport, Jimmie Guthrie, Harold Daniell, Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and the age when Britain had the world's finest motorcycle industry. This revised edition of the definitive history contains additional material and traces the design, development, the leading riders and tuners. It presents a superb collection of photographs, many previously unpublished. The Manx Norton covers not only the Manx itself, but also features boardroom battles, Norton's early history, record breaking, sidecars, Formula 3 cars, scrambling (motocross); the Domiracer; racing at Daytona and today's classic scene.
This full-color book covers every aspect of one of the best-loved classic racing machines, from its beginnings back in Small Heath though the Brooklands days, Trials, the Café Racer scene to the classic scene of today. Lavishly illustrated.
Racing Line is the story of big-bike racing in Britain during the 1960s – when the British racing single reached its peak; when exciting racing unfolded at circuits across the land every summer; and when Britain took its last great generation of riding talent and engineering skill to the world.
Author: David Wright
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Release Date: 2017-05-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation
For over 100 years the world's best motorcycle racers have pitted themselves against the gruelling 37-and-threequarter-mile Isle of Man Mountain Course at the annual event known worldwide simply as 'the TT'. The Tourist Trophy meeting - to give its proper name - represents perhaps the greatest challenge that the sport of motorcycle racing can offer. The top names in road racing - Collier, Wood, Duke, Hailwood, Agostini, Hislop, Jefferies, McGuinness, Hutchinson and the Dunlop dynasty - have all considered the pursuit of a Tourist Trophy to be the ultimate goal. From riding the earliest single-cylinder, belt-driven machines with outputs of under 10bhp, to coping with today's sophisticated four-cylinder machines giving well over 200bhp, generations of riders have risked their lives to satisfy the desire to go faster than the next man and to win a TT. In the process they have lifted lap speeds by almost 100mph. Exactly how that huge increase has been achieved is told within these pages, set against the background of the triumphs and the tragedies of the TT history. A comprehensive story of speed at the TT Races, superbly illustrated with over 200 colour photographs and maps.
Author: Thomas Byrne Edsall
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Political Science
One of our most prescient political observers provides a sobering account of how pitched battles over scarce resources will increasingly define American politics in the coming years—and how we might avoid, or at least mitigate, the damage from these ideological and economic battles. In a matter of just three years, a bitter struggle over limited resources has enveloped political discourse at every level in the United States. Fights between haves and have-nots over health care, unemployment benefits, funding for mortgage write-downs, economic stimulus legislation—and, at the local level, over cuts in police protection, garbage collection, and in the number of teachers—have dominated the debate. Elected officials are being forced to make zero-sum choices—or worse, choices with no winners. Resource competition between Democrats and Republicans has left each side determined to protect what it has at the expense of the other. The major issues of the next few years—long-term deficit reduction; entitlement reform, notably of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; major cuts in defense spending; and difficulty in financing a continuation of American international involvement—suggest that your-gain-is-my-loss politics will inevitably intensify.
In classic Hollywood tradition, Farley Granger, a high school senior, was discovered by Sam Goldwyn's casting director in an off-Hollywood Boulevard play. Granger describes how he learned his craft as he went on to star in a number of films, giving an insider's view of working with Hitchcock on Strangers on a Train and Rope, Luchino Visconti on Senso, and Nick Ray on They Live by Night. He is eloquent about his bisexuality and tells of affairs with Patricia Neal, Arthur Laurents, Shelley Winters, Leonard Bernstein and Ava Gardner and his involvement with Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, and Tyrone Power. Granger recreates his legendary struggle to break his contract with Goldwyn. He had to buy his way out to work on Broadway. He describes the early days of live television and working with Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Helen Hayes, and Claire Bloom. He captures the thrill of acting on the stage with Janice Rule, June Havoc, Larry Hagman, Barbara Cook, and the National Repertory Theatre, where his determination paid off with an OBIE for his work in Tally & Son. Granger's delightful and elegant memoir Include Me Out captures the extravangance of Hollywood's Golden Age-and provides colorful portraits of many of its major players.
Major league baseball has a long, rich history in Brooklyn. From the time Brooklyn started play in 1884 until their move west to Los Angeles following the 1957 season, the Dodgers and their predecessors were the emotional center of the borough's diverse population. But Brooklyn would be without a professional team until June of 2001, when the Cyclones took the field in Coney Island as the Mets' affiliate for the New York-Penn League. This work follows the rookie-level club from its formation through it first season. Brooklyn Dodgers Carl Erskine, Duke Snider, Clem Labine, Johnny Podres, Ralph Branca, Joe Pignatano and Clyde King comment on their own minor league days, and their days in Brooklyn. Also included are interviews of Cyclones players and fans of both teams.
Are you a fashionista? Do you love working with people? Do you dream of owning and running your own business? Take a chance and start a clothing business—all you need to get up and running is your dream and this guide. Whether you’re interested in selling today’s hottest fashions or you’d rather start a specialty boutique, such as a children’s store, bridal shop, vintage store, consignment shop or something of your own invention, this book helps you make it big. It gives you the inside scoop on starting a clothing store, including: • How to spot trends and take advantage of them before your competitors do • Valuable money-saving tips for the startup process • Whether to purchase a franchise or existing business or start your dream store from scratch • How to find, hire and train the best employees • How to skyrocket your earnings by branding your clothes with your own private label • The pros and cons of having an on-staff personal shopper • And more! If you know how to dress for success, let Entrepreneur help you turn your fashion sense into a clothing empire.
While the history of European ompetition motorcycles has been largely dominated by Italian, British, and German marques, other builders around the continent have also played significant roles from the turn of the century to present. Arranged by nation, this book examines more than two dozen important marques, including Bultaco, CZ, Elf, Husqvarna, KTM, Ossa, Peugeot, and many others. A wealth of rare photography, including a special color section, includes candid shots of the top personalities and the bikes both at rest and at speed.
This book examines the classic period of Grand Prix racing from 1960 to 1969, and the men and machines involved. A fascinating exploration of the last decade of ‘traditional’ Grand Prix racing, before significant events changed the nature of the sport forever.